100 Life Goals

I'll be honest. Life has seemed pretty aimless for the past few weeks. It's been kind of hard. I never really expected post-graduation to be this difficult, but it is. 

In Sunday School this week, we talked about goal-setting and direction, and it really gave me pause. What am I doing with my life? I wondered. What do I want to do with my life? What do I want to experience? 

The teacher had us start writing up a list of 100 things we want to accomplish in this lifetime. It's an exercise that, when you do it, shows you what kind of a person you want to become and what your purpose in life is. It was kind of hard for me to stay at 100, because I have a lot. 

Since I feel like writing it down more than once will reiterate it even more (and since it's on my blog, it might give me more ownership and accountability), here are 100 things I want to do in my life (in order of how they came to my mind): 

*Side note: maybe you could help me discover that purpose. :) 

100 Life Goals

1. Have a book published 
2. Go on an African safari 
3. Run a marathon 
4. Bike the Logan to Jackson (Lotoja) Ride 
5. Visit New York City at Christmastime 
6. Start up a website 
7. Learn how to swim 
8. Learn a new language 
9. Exercise six days a week 
10. Read every book on a 1000 Books to Read Before You Die list 
11. See a play on Broadway 
12. Give a family Christmas every other year 
13. Adopt a dog from the Humane Society 
14. Make my own wedding cake 
15. Become good at snowboarding 
16. Climb a 5.12 route 
17. Visit Yosemite 
18. See Scotland/Ireland/Wales in real life 
19. Attend the temple every week 
20. Instinctively know what foods need what spices (like the rat on Ratatouille) 
21. Study the scriptures for an hour every day (if possible) 
22. Run for office 
23. Go to Washington DC on the 4th of July 
24. Learn how to play the piano 
25. Cage dive with sharks 
26. Visit Monument Valley 
27. Grow and make my own salsa 
28. Learn how to surf 
29. Learn how to scuba dive 
30. Camp in Zion for a whole week under the stars (or just see the stars someplace where there's nothing to block them out) 
31. Climb the Matterhorn 
32. Traverse the Grand Canyon on horseback 
33. Go on a date every single week with my husband 
34. Ride a ferris wheel on a pier 
35. Drive through every state on a road trip 
36. Visit Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello 
37. Visit every National Park in the United States 
38. Go to Rome and Venice 
39. Maintain my own garden 
40. Raise kids in a television-free home 
41. Help my parents pay off their mortgage 
42. Serve someone every single day 
43. Visit another country and write down/tell the story of at least one person who lives there 
44. Fill my house with DIY furniture and art 
45. Buy a painting 
46. See the ocean 
47. Read the biographies of all of the prophets 
48. Eliminate a bad habit every two months 
49. Landscape my own yard 
50. Learn basic car maintenance
51. Save $100 every month 
52. See van Gogh's painting "Starry Night Over the Rhone" at Musee d'Orsay in Paris 
53. Own my own business 
54. Visit water parks in Wisconsin 
55. Grow a flower garden 
56. Give my kids a book for Christmas every year 
57. Purchase a Cannon Rebel T5I (or whatever the newest Cannon Rebel camera is)
58. Go on a family vacation every other year 
59. Learn yoga 
60. Have a house by a lake 
61. Teach kids how to read at a very young age 
62. Bike whenever I can to places I need to be at 
63. Climb Mount Everest 
64. Go on a cruise 
65. Own an adventuring vehicle 
66. Protest something at the Capitol Building 
67. See the Supreme Court in session 
68. Visit a real life lighthouse 
69. Go whale watching (preferably Orca whale watching) 
70. Take a trip by myself to the desert/wilderness and do nothing besides write 
71. Go sailing 
72. Master styling long hair 
73. Visit the Louvre 
74. Eat at a corner cafe in France 
75. Visit the biggest zoo in the world 
76. See a live volcano 
77. Ride a cruiser bike down a beach 
78. Have an article published on the Huffington Post 
79. Stay up all night watching a meteorite shower 
80. Dance in the rain every time it rains 
81. See every Audrey Hepburn film ever made 
82. Master Bollywood dancing 
83. Walk in the places Christ would have walked in Jerusalem 
84. Ride a camel through a desert 
85. Cliff jump at Bloomington Lake 
86. Own a real life Christmas tree 
87. Master recycling foods as well as paper goods 
88. Visit Boston 
89. Go on monthly sibling dates with my brothers and sister 
90. Zipline through a jungle 
91. Visit the Amazon 
92. Refurbish an old house 
93. Go parasailing 
94. Visit Nauvoo 
95. See the Hill Cumorah Pageant as an audience member 
96. Go to Roswell New Mexico 
97. Be there when the ball drops on New Year's Eve 
98. Eliminate processed and artificial foods from my diet 
99. Build/create my own artist/writer studio 
100. Take names to the temple every time I go  

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