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life list

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A list of things I would like/have/might achieve in life.

Major Life Achievements
Things that require a whole lot of effort and has a significant effect on my life (not that the other things don’t, but you’ll see what I mean. 

  1. become an interpreter for a certain event/talk
  2. get a short story published
  3. get a short story published and get paid for it
  4. get an article published
  5. get an article published and get paid for it
  6. get a book published
  7. be an official part of a worldwide organization

Travel: Indonesia
Because my country is very beautiful! Things that need to be specifically done somewhere in Indonesia.

  1. Set foot on each of the major islands: Sumatra, JavaBali, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Papua
  2. Visit Jakarta’s National Monument
  3. Visit the Ragunan Zoo

Travel: World
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page (St. Augustine). Things that need to be specifically done somewhere in the world.

  1. visit every country in South East Asia
  2. visit Paris
  3. kiss in front of the Eiffel Tower
  4. visit The Holy Land
  5. visit Vatican City
  6. visit the Taj Mahal
  7. drink a Singapore Sling at The Raffles Hotel, Singapore
  8. visit the USA
  9. see a Broadway musical on Broadway

Adventures and Experiences
Mostly travel related stuff that can be done whereever (not related to a specific place). Also includes eating, drinking and being merry!

  1. spend a year living in a country that has four seasons
  2. attend a teddy bear show or visit a teddy bear museum
  3. ride a hot air balloon
  4. go on a cruise
  5. fly somewhere in business/first class
  6. spend at least a night couchsurfing
  7. ride a horse
  8. ride an elephant
  9. take a trip on a train
  10. attend a world famous festival
  11. see a Cirque du Soleil show
  12. Go to a planetarium
  13. Participate in a flash mob
  14. Try ice skating
  15. Join a walking tour

I Spy with My Little Eyes
Things to do with my eyes, includes reading, watching something and taking photographs.

  1. read 52 books in 52 weeks
  2. read a book in one day
  3. attend a TED/TEDx event
  4. watch at least 10% of Steven Jay Schneider’s 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (7th edition)
  5. read at least 10% of Dr. Peter Boxall’s 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (2006 edition)
  6. go stargazing
  7. watch the sun rise and set on the same day
  8. watch the sun rise on January 1st
  9. complete a project 365
  10. take a picture of myself every day for a whole month
  11. Read through the Bible using Our Daily Bread’s Bible-in-a-year plan read through the NIV, and plan on reading other versions!

Lifelong Learning
Things to learn!

  1. be able to have a conversation in French
  2. learn enough Mandarin to understand songs by F4
  3. learn Esperanto
  4. earn a master’s degree
  5. earn a doctoral degree
  6. become a certified diver
  7. become a certified hypnotherapist
  8. attend a wine tasting event/course
  9. learn to waltz
  10. learn first aid and CPR
  11. learn basic sign language
  12. learn to drive
  13. learn to ride a motorcycle
  14. take a self-defense course
  15. memorize 15 bible verses

Mind, Body, Spirit
Personal stuff that has to do with my holistic well being.

  1. spend 24 hours not talking at all
  2. write a personal manifesto
  3. go to a meditation retreat
  4. spend a week at the Taize community
  5. write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
  6. journal in a moleskine notebook
  7. make a list of 101 quotes that inspire me
  8. make a list of 100 things about me
  9. create a vision board
  10. reach my ideal weight

Living Social

In relation to other human beings, animals, the environment, the universe.

  1. kiss someone who’s practically a stranger
  2. donate blood
  3. speak in front of a large audience (300+) the perks of being eligible to serve the pulpit 😉
  4. go on a blind date
  5. play a game of spin the bottle, preferably with newly met people
  6. participate in a charity run/walk/cycling event
  7. become a vegetarian for a week
  8. kiss someone at midnight on New Year’s eve
  9. do the 40 hour famine
  10. Get a hamster
  11. Get a dog
  12. plan a surprise birthday party for someone
  13. have 1000 visitors on the blog

Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Things that require the presence of a significant other.

  1. fall in love
  2. experience a heart break
  3. be in a relationship for at least a year
  4. fall in love with someone who ends up being my husband
  5. spend a winter night in front of a fireplace cuddling with a significant other and having a cup of hot chocolate
  6. get married
  7. have a child
  8. kiss in the rain

If Money Can Buy Happiness
Stuff I would like to own at one point in life.

  1. Toe Shoes
  2. iPad 2

Just Because
Whatever doesn’t fit the above categories but seem like something interesting to do.

  1. make a wish at 11:11 on November 11th, 2011
  2. send a postcard to Postsecret
  3. arrange a garage sale
  4. go skinny dipping
  5. spend a night sleeping naked

The MAYBE List
Stuff I wouldn’t particularly pursue but might do if the chance arises.

  1. tour a brewery
  2. tour a winery
  3. go on a hiking/camping trip
  4. go on a backpacking trip
  5. go paragliding
  6. go parasailing
  7. try indoor climbing
  8. go bungee jumping
  9. spend a night at a weird hotel
  10. ride a camel
  11. take a picture of a lightning
  12. swim with dolphins
  13. go whale watching
  14. become a pastor

Things I’ve Done
that is cool enough to be part of a life list 😉

  1. interpret for an event
  2. deliver a speech/sermon
  3. speak to a large crowd (more than 300 people)
  4. sing in front of a large crowd (more than 300 people)
  5. be in the same room as the president
  6. go parasailing
  7. ride a horse
  8. ride an elephant
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3 thoughts on “life list

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  3. yeah!!! someone else who calls it a life list 🙂

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