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Life List – Things to Do Before I Die

“NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. THERE ARE ONLY DIFFERING DEGREES OF PROBABILITY.

~ Gael Baudino

“IMAGINE IT – IT IS A DREAM. WRITE IT DOWN – IT BECOMES A GOAL.” 

~ Unknown

“YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL, JUST NOT AT THE SAME TIME!

~ Oprah Winfrey

In keeping with the sentiments expressed above, I am sharing with you my “Life List” of things I’d like to accomplish before I die. Some goals have already been completed – yea! This list is neither exhaustive nor static. Some goals are more ambitious than others and may take the rest of my life to complete. In fact, I hope I die with my list incomplete, because one should always have more adventures to look forward to in life!

Goals Yet To Be Accomplished:

  • Celebrate my 50th birthday in Walt Disney World
  • Visit Big Bend National Park with my kids and sleep out under the stars
  • See an aurora borealis with my own eyes
  • Attend the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in person
  • Sing Handel’s Messiah in the chorus with Apollo’s Fire
  • Go skiing in the Alps
  • See the Tournament of Roses parade in person
  • Sing the soprano solo in Handel’s Messiah
  • View the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade live
  • Get SCUBA diving certified
  • SCUBA dive somewhere exotic, preferably with wild dolphins
  • Solo with the Masterworks Chorale or Chamber Singers
  • Travel to all 7 continents and all 50 states
  • Ride in an untethered hot air balloon
  • Go on a Disney cruise
  • Go on safari in the Masai Mara
  • Sing lead vocals in a small, for-hire group
  • Take tap dance and ballet lessons
  • Visit Mbita, Kenya
  • Design and build a house or vacation cottage
  • Send both my children to college
  • Celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary
  • Live to be 101 years old – with no dementia

Goals I’ve Attained!

  • Take private flying lessons (Done – July 2011)
  • Experience a flying trapeze (Done – July 2011)
  • Learn to SCUBA dive (Done – June 2011)
  • Swim with dolphins (Done – October 2009)
  • Join the DAR (Done – June 2006)
  • Become a CM Unit Leader (Done – June 2005)
  • Own my own business (Done – March 2000)
  • Have children (Done – 1999 & 2001)
  • Return to Europe by the end of 1998 when my passport expired (Done – June 1998)
  • Earn an MBA from Case Western (Done – May 1998)
  • Direct a choir (Done – Sept. 1995)
  • Marry the man of my dreams (Done – Oct. 1994)
  • Travel to Europe (Done – Jan. 1989)
  • Be admitted to William & Mary College in Virginia (Done – Fall 1988)
  • Sing a solo (Done – Fall 1981)

More about life lists here: https://12amusings.wordpress.com/2007/08/31/life-lists/

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Comments on: "Life List – Things to Do Before I Die" (2)

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  2. Great lists and you have already accomplished many things.

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