Life List 2014


I've been adding to and working towards things on this list for the past couple of years. As previously mentioned, this year I was able to cross off many things. I'm so proud that I'm starting to believe in myself and I feel like accomplishing things on my list proves it to me. I don't think I've ever really believed in myself before, it's kind of awesome.

I've decided the art project I committed to doing to 2014 is going to be painting and illustrating the life list. This list has become extremely important to me and my growth and what a better way to meditate on it than taking the time to carefully illustrate each item? I'm going to be done by the end of July. This is my promise to myself.

Here it is! Newly abridged:

100 Things To Do Before I Die
  1. Graduate from graduate school
  2. Get a job I don't hate
  3. Procreate
  4. Marry
  5. Travel to Russia
  6. Travel to Greece
  7. Live in England
  8. Live in New York
  9. Go to a family reunion 
  10. Appreciate myself
  11. Get in really great shape
  12. Hot air balloon ride
  13. Go to the Grand Canyon
  14. Visit San Fransisco
  15. Visit Portland
  16. Visit Seattle
  17. Visit Vancouver
  18. Spend a winter up north (I'm checking this off because I'm currently doing it)
  19. Have a Roylls
  20. Love thyself
  21. Humble thyself
  22. Let go
  23. Act in a play
  24. Sing in a band
  25. Learn the guitar
  26. Learn the violin
  27. Metalsmithing
  28. Become a Master Knitter (it's a real thing) (I'm working on my skills to achieve this)
  29. Publish a novel
  30. See aurora borealis
  31. Move out of Atlanta for at least a year
  32. Speak another language fluently
  33. Get an MFA in creative writing
  34. Get paid to sing
  35. Get paid to write (something that I want to write)
  36. Stop smoking
  37. Accept Average
  38. Be a graphic designer
  39. Let go more quickly
  40. Learn to sew
  41. Visit Stonehenge 
  42. Camp out in the haunted graveyard where the Bell Witch haunted
  43. Go to the monastery in Conyers
  44. Go on a cruise
  45. See Machu Picchu (Boyfriend and I are planning a trip later this year)
  46. Use that geocache app and geocache some stuffs
  47. Own a Chanel purse
  48. Take my grandmother's life writings and convert them into one cohesive tale
  49. Know embroidery
  50. Get rid of stuff
  51. Become proficient in HTML and CSS
  52. Host and effectively design my own blog
  53. Do stand up comedy
  54. Become flexible (physically)
  55. Master (is this possible?) meditation
  56. Visit India
  57. Visit Norway
  58. Visit Japan
  59. Go to the Metropolitan Museum
  60. Stop feeling victimized by the past
  61. Get 10 years
  62. Finish my cross stitch