Life List

Everyone should make a Life List. Start with the things you’ve already crossed out. This list gives me something to smile about everyday as I know exactly where I’m going and where I have been.

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
– Diane Ackerman

*See Radiohead live in concert*Walk on the Great Wall of China(twice)*Visit all 7 continents*Be physically able to join a roller derby team (even if I don’t actually join one)*Help to document a rare language*Go dog sledding*Visit reindeer herders in Siberia*Hike in a rain forest in Costa Rica*Write a historical fiction that is praised for its accurate description of the people and locations it is set in (and the wonderful writing and story, of course)*See the Aurora Borealis*Restore a historic property*Ride camels in the Sahara*Explore Morocco*Go to Tibet*Explore Eastern Europe on an extended, non-working vacation*Live and work in Chile/France/China/Mongolia*See camels roaming free in a desert*See Petra, with no other tourists around*See the Dalai Lama and listen to one of his talks*Travel the Korea/Russia/Mongolia/China Circle*Travel alone to non-English speaking country*Successfully communicate with people exclusively in their language*Ride horses well enough to be able to do a multi-day journeys on them*See the Thaipusam Festival in Singapore*Participate in Loi Krathong in Thailand*Participate in archaeological digs on six continents: North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania*Be able to fund other people’s college educations*Be involved in a project that helps young girls have better self esteems.*Save enough money to retire in style and still be able to travel.*Snorkel with sharks.*Swim with wild dolphins*Go whale-watching*Find or create a career that combines my talents, interests, ethics, ideal work schedule, and makes me wild amounts of money!

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