100 Things To Do While I’m Here

  1. Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
  2. See every movie ever to have won “Best Picture”
  3. Visit all 50 states
  4. Yell “Cut!” on a movie set
  5. Sponsor a child in a foreign country
  6. Fly First Class
  7. Write this book that’s in my head
  8. Climb a mountain with my husband
  9. Visit the Holy Land
  10. Pick apples from an orchard
  11. Visit all 7 continents
  12. Play the piano again
  13. Camp in my backyard with my family
  14. Take a Hot Yoga class
  15. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  16. Take a cheesy picture at the 4 corners
  17. Pan for gold in Alaska
  18. Hug a California Redwood Tree
  19. Enjoy a Tahitian sunset
  20. Play craps at The Monte Carlo Casino
  21. Stand at the edge of the Grand Canyon
  22. Hold my grandchildren
  23. See the Northern Lights
  24. Own a piece of furniture upholstered in animal print
  25. Ride a horse on the beach
  26. Stay up an entire night enjoying the company of a good friend, then watch the sunrise together
  27. Go all out for a costume party
  28. Experience the cherry blossoms in Japan
  29. Take a nap in a hammock
  30. Get another college degree
  31. Celebrate a big catch with alligator fishermen in Louisiana.
  32. Get a New Year’s kiss in Times Square
  33. Own horses 
  34. Attend an Olympic event
  35. Stand in the Oval Office
  36. Be an extra in a movie
  37. Run Run a 10K Run a Marathon
  38. Help deliver a baby
  39. Crash a wedding
  40. Build a sand castle with my son
  41. See the Pyramids
  42. Pick a winner at the Kentucky Derby
  43. Give a toast
  44. Stand inside the Taj Mahal
  45. Learn to play cribbage
  46. Train a puppy to roll over
  47. Plant a tree
  48. Attend Homecoming at West Point
  49. Have something named after me (a child, a building, a sandwich, whatever)
  50. Go an entire week without answering a telephone
  51. Try snowboarding
  52. Be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune
  53. Have my picture made with Jerry Seinfeld
  54. Go skinny dipping
  55. Sit on a jury
  56. Wear the Razorback mascot costume
  57. Chase a tornado
  58. Spend Christmas on the beach
  59. Cook and eat a fish that I caught
  60. Go to a drive-in movie
  61. Start a business
  62. Ride in a donkey cart
  63. Visit the Galapagos Islands
  64. See Belize
  65. Learn to throw a boomerang
  66. Take a polar bear plunge
  67. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  68. WIN something! 
  69. Stake out the Loch Ness monster
  70. Take a Volunteer Vacation
  71. See the Monarch Butterflies in Angangueo, Mexico
  72. Throw a surprise party
  73. Finally punch that ticket to Budapest
  74. Splash around in a fountain in Rome
  75. Ice skate on a frozen pond
  76. Have my caricature drawn on the Venice Beach Boardwalk
  77. Set a world record
  78. Spend Christmas volunteering in a soup kitchen
  79. Build a house of cards
  80. See the Razorbacks play on the road
  81. Own a DSLR camera and REALLY learn how to use it
  82. Backpack in Europe again
  83. Take a night dive with Manta Rays in Hawaii
  84. Learn to wear color
  85. Tour Washington DC
  86. Go snowshoeing
  87. Ride the tallest and fastest rollercoaster on earth (currently the Kingda Ka, at Six Flags in New Jersey)
  88. Learn to make my Mom’s peanut brittle
  89. See the Grand Ole Opry
  90. Climb the steps of the Acropolis
  91. Have a corn dog with Colt at Coney Island
  92. Meet the Duggars
  93. Go parasailing
  94. Pose in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre
  95. Take pottery classes
  96. Celebrate Groundhog Day in Punxsutawney
  97. Leave my mark at the Cadillac Ranch 
  98. Learn to whistle — the obnoxious, 2-finger type of whistle

Every man dies. Not every man really lives.  – William Wallace

Originally draftedApril 2010. If you’ve written your own list, please send it to me at sarah.martin.hood@gmail.com or leave a link in a comment — I love love love reading your lists. And if you’re interested in becoming a partner in crime joining me in accomplishing something on my list – by all means!

5 thoughts on “100 Things To Do While I’m Here

  1. I just found your blog through MomBlogs website and I love it! Really can relate to your life list (which is similar to mine!) So glad you didn’t call it a bucket list. I prefer life list myself! Not sure how to follow your blog. Did I miss a link?


  2. Concerning #5 on your list…did you know through the United Methodist Church you can save 100 kids’ lives for $28 a month in 3 years?

    The ministry is called Imagine No Malaria, which is an effort to eliminate malaria as a source of death in Africa by 2015. UMCOR does the work on the ground in Africa, and if you join Impact 100, you save 100 kidos from dying of malaria!

  3. I’m confused…..where is #99 and #100??? Also, count me in for #20. It’s only right that we return together…..should we invite those crazy boys? Mo, Michael Kubis, Bret and ???.

  4. This is an absolutely fabulous list. I may have to add to mine… Originally wrote it in January, posted it on my blog just recently: http://farewellstranger.com/2011/03/23/my-life-list/

  5. Found you from Run Faster Mommy. I see “visit the Holy Land” is on your list. I live here!!! Let me know if I can answer any questions or help you plan a visit. Israel is an amazing country. I grew up in the US but chose to move here a few years ago.

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