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100 Things

On a daily basis I find it so easy to get caught up in the things that I HAVE to do or NEED to do that I forget to include the things I LOVE to do.  The point of this isn’t to create yet another list of things for me to feel pressured to complete.  But rather to serve as a constant reminder to include in my life the things that truly enrich it.  Maybe I’ll add stuff, maybe I’ll delete stuff, maybe 20 years from now I’ll think I was crazy.  I might do everything on the list, I might do nothing.  But just the thought of accomplishing even the most mundane of the items on my list brings a smile to my face.

  1. Travel to 20 countries.
  2. Ride a gondola in Venice.
  3. Learn to whistle.
  4. Take photographs for a charity.
  5. Ride the Orient Express.
  6. Visit all 50 US states.
  7. Celebrate Christmas on a tropical island.
  8. Cook a really amazing lasagna.
  9. Send handwritten thank you notes.
  10. Witness the Aurora Borealis.
  11. Take a RV trip across America.
  12. Grown a herb garden.
  13. Send flowers anonymously.
  14. Stand atop the Great Wall of China.
  15. Have 10 songs I can always play on the piano.
  16. Institute date night.
  17. Chop vegetables like a professional.
  18. Kiss the Blarney Stone.
  19. Buy coffee for the next person in line.
  20. Write a book.
  21. Throw 100 parties.
  22. Share a holiday in an Italian villa with my family.
  23. Find the perfect lipstick.
  24. Attend the Monaco Grand Prix.
  25. Be an advocate for healthier toxin free food.
  26. Host a slumber party.
  27. Attend a photography retreat.
  28. Get a treatment in 20 spas around the world.
  29. Take Little Monkey to see the real Santa Claus in Lapland.
  30. Make an oil painting.
  31. Organize a surprise birthday party.
  32. Exhibit my photos in a gallery.
  33. Make a sandcastle on 20 beaches around the world.
  34. Take a week holiday without electronics.
  35. Own a pair of Louboutins (even if I can’t walk in them).
  36. Treat a friend to a spa day.
  37. Have a dog (again).
  38. Live in a custom-built home.
  39. Watch every Best Picture Oscar winner.
  40. Listen to Little Monkey read me a book.
  41. Give my time to teach computer skills to the elderly.
  42. See the Egyptian Pyramids.
  43. Visit all the capitals of Europe.
  44. Bake Christmas cookies with Little Monkey.
  45. Be conversational in another language.
  46. Give loving gestures as a habit.
  47. Drive the Amalfi Coast in a Ferrari.
  48. Read 300 new books.
  49. Take a cooking class at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons.
  50. Make a Halloween costume from scratch.
  51. Call my friends on their birthday.
  52. Own a home overlooking the ocean.
  53. Create 100 playlists of new music.
  54. See Darwin’s Galápagos Islands.
  55. Build a treehouse.
  56. Create an annual family holiday tradition.
  57. Own a telescope and read the stars.
  58. Style my own hair in a trendy up-do.
  59. Attend the Super Bowl.
  60. Photograph 100 kids with bubbles and/or balloons.
  61. Hunt the Loch Ness Monster.
  62. Own a bike with a basket on the front and a kid seat on the back.
  63. Learn to play chess.
  64. Leave 100 inspiring notes in random places.
  65. Climb a mountain.
  66. Twirl atop the Alps like Julie Andrews.
  67. Cook every recipe in a cookbook.
  68. Have traditional family Sunday roasts.
  69. Attend a hip-hop dance class.
  70. Take and share portraits of my family and friends.
  71. Campout in the back yard and catch lightning bugs.
  72. Drink local wine in the top 10 wine making countries.
  73. See U2.
  74. Take an annual self-portrait.
  75. Organize a cheese tour of the UK.
  76. Make a time-lapse video.
  77. Take a portrait of someone famous.
  78. Cycle through the tulips in Holland.
  79. Have an annual girls only holiday.
  80. Make recognizable Play-Doh animals.
  81. Live without Crohn’s disease.
  82. Stay at the Hilton Bora Bora.
  83. Practice yoga.
  84. Go skydiving.
  85. Search for fossils on the Jurassic Coast.
  86. Fill my closet with clothes I love to wear every day.
  87. Learn to snowboard.
  88. Photograph a field of sunflowers in bloom.
  89. Celebrate Thanksgiving every year (even when not in America).
  90. Make a good latte.
  91. Ride in a hot air balloon.
  92. Walk the Thames Path.
  93. Have a granny flat.
  94. Stomp grapes to make wine.
  95. Write stories that make people laugh.
  96. Make a coffee table book of my own photographs.
  97. Eat dessert in 50 new restaurants.
  98. Win a tennis match.
  99. Travel to Land’s End.
  100. Have more cowbell.
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