3.12.2010

mighty life list

I like to read Mighty Girl (Maggie Mason)'s wanderings through completing her mighty life list. It's fun and it inspires me to take joy in random adventures in life. I made a life list this summer and have crossed a few things off the list. Here's the list as it stands today. (I'm all for additions and deletions over time; goals change!)

Alaina's Mighty Life List
  1. Have photo taken by noah kalina or scott schuman or someone just plain amazing
  2. sail the Grecian Islands
  3. attend graduate school full time
  4. successfully manage finances
  5. bike the wineries along Katy Trail
  6. read a book by a Russian novelist in Russia
  7. solve mystery eye allergy problem
  8. dance with a famous salsero, yet to be determined
  9. be a kicka** MOH to my sister
  10. visit the MOMA in NYC
  11. Check off the last 8 states on my list:
    1. Maine
    2. New Hampshire
    3. Vermont
    4. Connecticut
    5. Rhode Island
    6. North Dakota (?)
    7. Hawaii
    8. Alaska
  12. Take pictures that friends would like on their walls
  13. Make 100 soups from scratch
    1. chicken noodle
    2. Gazpacho ala Concha
    3. minestrone
    4. beef barley
  14. Call my elected representative's office informed and concerned
  15. Hike El Camino de Santiago
  16. Go on a Silent Retreat
  17. Visit Montreal
  18. Go on a sister trip every few years (other people can come too)
    1. Chicago 2009--U2!
  19. Write thank you letters to my favorite teachers
  20. Visit the Holy Land
  21. Grow, Can, and Eat Vegetables
  22. Help someone realize their dreams
  23. Re-learn how to sew
  24. Take up Vermiculture composting
  25. Mentor a young person
  26. Read The Stranger in August and Franny and Zooey in October
  27. see the taj mahal
  28. visit the pyramids
  29. share life
  30. learn to dance salsa on2 not great, but i can do it!
  31. attend SXSW or other cool hipster music festival
  32. take a watercolor painting class
  33. Write a memior that more than just my mother will read
  34. listen to all of the music in storage
  35. read all of the books on my shelves
    1. 7 storey mountain
    2. dante's trilogy
    3. ayn rand anthem
    4. a tree grows in brooklyn
  36. learn how to bake bread
  37. eat ice cream for dinner at least once a year (2008, 2009, 2010)
  38. Go paragliding
  39. visit Prague
  40. See the Northern Lights
  41. Drink a Mojito in Cuba
  42. Live more sustainably
  43. hike to Machu Pichu
  44. Read the Bible cover to cover
  45. See U2 live as many times as possible
    1. September 09 Chicago!
    2. October 09 Las Vegas!
  46. hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back up
  47. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef
  48. Throw parties to celebrate friend's accomplishments
  49. See Chuck Berry in the Duck Room
  50. Make 1000 wonderful things
    1. tshirt scarf
    2. painting on the wall
    3. streusel topped banana bread cobbler http://bakingbites.com/2010/02/streusel-topped-banana-bread-cobbler/#more-4294

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