Tell me, what is it you plan to do/With your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver
Travel & Adventure
Visit Ireland and drink a pint in a pub while singing an Irish bar song.
Visit Argentina and eat dulce de leche.
Visit Australia to see the bush and the great barrier reef, pet a koala.
Yell a secret into Niagara Falls.
Do really expensive tequila shots on a beach in Mexico at sunset.
Ride in a hot air balloon.
Witness the Northern Lights.
Eat a bowl of fish stew in an outdoor restaurant on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean.
Drive through the Tuscan countryside in a tiny two-seater car.
Cover myself in mud and float in the Dead Sea.
Stand on Maho Beach in Saint Martin and freak myself out watching the planes land.
Vacation at the Four Seasons in Bora Bora.
Get screeched in on George Street in Newfoundland.
Visit Joshua Tree.
Sleep in a yurt.
Ride a cow in Switzerland .
Live in Paris.
Ride in a helicopter.
Fly a plane.
Pet a tarantula.
Ice skate on a frozen-over lake.
Dance at Carnival.
Do a huge zip line.
Travel on a private jet.
Try indoor or outdoor rock-climbing.
Soak in the hot springs of Iceland.
Christmas in Hawaii, complete with hearty sing-a-long of Mele Kalikimaka.
Travel west around the world, and land back in New York.
Fly through the air with the greatest of ease – on a trapeze! – done
Hike in Hawaii, jump off a cliff, and yell “Geronimo!” on the way down. – done
Take a road trip solo. – done
Have my photo taken in front of the Eiffel Tower. – done
Take my grandma on vacation. – done
Visit a redwood forest and hug a sequoia. – done
Go parasailing. – done
Write a book and have it published.
Learn to throw pottery.
Learn to drive stick.
Learn French, conversationally.
Run a 5k.
Learn to play a song on ukelele.
Sponsor a child in a third world country.
Gallop a horse.
Speak fluent Spanish.
Have a vegetable garden.
Learn Italian, conversationally.
Join a singing group.
Become a person who exercises regularly.
Memorize ten works of poetry.
1. How to Build an Owl by Kathleen Lynch
2. i carry your heart by e.e. cummings
3. Wild Geese by Mary Oliver .
Learn the metric system.
Become a member of a spiritually like-minded community.
Be in a book club.
Live in a fantastic batchelorette pad.
Do something I absolutely love for a living. – done
Do another persons Life List item (that isn’t on my Life List, too). – done
Get to number 100 on my Life List. – done
Host a weekly or daily radio show. – done
Float on a row boat in the middle of a lake and star-gaze.
Catch fireflies in a jar on a summer night.
Shake Barack Obama’s hand.
Save a life.
Tell a story at the Moth.
Fly kites with friends.
Run naked through a field.
Throw a dance party.
Make music, or at least some sort of sound, with a trombone.
Scream as loudly as possible.
Get a matching tattoo with someone I love.
Have a ballpit.
Host a surprise party. – done
Rock the eff out of a one-shouldered dress. – done
Redesign The Amber Show. – done
Own a set of luxurious stationary. – done
Commission a piece of art. – done
Officiate a wedding ceremony. – done
Have a big party for my birthday. – done
Sing “Laid” by James in karaoke. – done
Have a sing-a-long with strangers. – done
Get that tattoo of a feather on my foot. – done
Interacting with Animals
Snuggle a manatee.
Go whale watching.
Kiss an elephant on the trunk.
Give someone a rescued cat or dog for their birthday.
Milk a cow.
Hold a koala.
See a sea turtle in the wild.
Adopt a dog from a shelter. – done
Photograph a music festival as press.
Document charity efforts in a third-world country.
Photograph a wedding:
Complete the boudoir-for-everyone project.
Do a gallery show and have people I love come to see it.
Be featured in a magazine.
Do a portrait session with a celebrity.
Publish a photograph. – done
Food and Drinks
Tap a tree to make maple syrup.
Host an all-trimmings holiday dinner.
Make a baked Alaska with Jen. – done
Pick an orange from a tree and eat it immediately. – done
Make a cake from scratch with homemade frosting. – done
Make eclairs from scratch. – done
Learn to cook a fish. – done
Finally see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Get into Gramercy Park and have a sandwich.
Afternoon tea at the Plaza.
Ice skate in Rockefeller Center.
See a Broadway play. – done
Live in New York City. – done
Row boats in Central Park. – done
Get good and kissed on top of the Empire State Building. – done
All The Completed Things Together
Host a surprise party
See a Broadway play
Rock the eff out of a one-shouldered dress.
Row boats in Central Park.
Redesign The Amber Show.
Have set of luxurious personalized stationary.
Do something I absolutely LOVE for a living.
Fly through the air with the greatest of ease – on a flying trapeze!
Hike in Hawaii and jump of a cliff while yelling “Geronimo!”
Officiate a wedding ceremony.
Pick an orange from a tree and eat it immediately.
Have a big party for my birthday.
Make a baked Alaska with Jen.
Commission a piece of art.
Sing “Laid” by James in karaoke.
Make a cake from scratch with homemade frosting.
Road trip somewhere fun by myself.
Take 1000 portraits. (cancelled)
Have a picture of me taken with the Eiffel Tower in the background.
Take my grandma on vacation.
Visit a redwood forest and hug a sequoia.
Do another person’s Life List item (that isn’t on my Life List, too) with them.
Get to number 100 on this list.
Make eclairs from scratch.
Have a singalong with strangers.
Learn to cook fish.
Get good and kissed on top of the Empire State Building.
Get that tattoo of a feather on my foot.
Publish a photograph.
Have my own weekly or daily radio show.
Live in New York City.
Learn to take great photos.
Fall madly, hopelessly in love.
Adopt a dog from a shelter.
Buy my grandparent’s house.
Own an old Volkswagen bug. (I bought a 1976 bus – close enough!)
Hike through a rain forest.
Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.
Make a blueberry pie from blueberries I picked.
Spend Christmas on the beach in a bikini.
See the bio-luminescent waters in Puerto Rico.
Play in the ocean until I am completely exhausted.