1. Live on the beach
  2. Own a house with a backyard and guest rooms
  3. Live a laid-back life on a laid-back island, in the Caribbean or elsewhere
  4. Marry someone who makes me laugh and think
  5. Know the best restaurants and bars (hole-in-the-wall, fancy, whatever) in every city I love
  6. Become a regular at a local restaurant or bar (Norm!) (preferably, within walking distance of the beach house I’ll live in)
  7. Live in a truly energy-efficient home
  8. Plant a beautiful flower garden and keep it alive for more than a year Travel
  9. Spend a month (or more) in Europe without everything planned out
  10. Fly first class on a long flight
  11. Go to Egypt; see the pyramids and the Sphinx, etc.
  12. Do a Pacific Northwest wine tour
  13. Hike and camp Machu Picchu
  14. Drive throughout the Northeast in the fall to see the leaves
  15. Attend a Final Four basketball game (TWICE!)
  16. Take a roadtrip with girlfriends
  17. Go on an African (photo) safari
  18. Ride public transportation alone in a major city
  19. Spend enough time in another country that people no longer assume I’m an American tourist
  20. Go to Hawaii and visit at least three islands
  21. Go horseback riding along the beach
  22. Zipline through a rain forest
  23. Visit the hometowns of my ancestors (which would probably involve finding out where they lived, I suppose, and also who they were, and gah, this sounds like a lot of work.) Good Stuff
  24. Help homeless animals in more ways than adopting
  25. Become fluent (again) in Spanish
  26. Learn French, German, and Italian well enough to get by
  27. Take a painting class
  28. Surprise my goddaughter with a really amazing, life changing gift
  29. Celebrate a major anniversary with good friends at a fancy party
  30. Start or join a book club with a wide variety of people
  31. Send my family on an all-expenses paid vacation
  32. Learn to be a better photographer and print, then frame and hang my favorite photos
  33. Own a nice camera
  34. Be a season ticket holder for the closet college’s football and basketball teams
  35. Hike a mountain and have a picnic of wine and cheese at the top
  36. Write down my parents’ stories
  37. Develop a pet product and donate proceeds to an animal-related charity
  38. Star in a play (in high school — Arsenic and Old Lace, I was Aunt Abby — but I’d like to do it again)
  39. Read the classics I missed in high school
  40. Commit favorite quotes to memory
  41. Organize a 5k to benefit charity
  42. Know the names of all my neighbors
  43. Send cards with a handwritten letter on people’s birthday Health/Fitness
  44. Start exercising first thing in the morning
  45. Be good enough at golf to play without constant embarrassment
  46. Learn to surf (thanks Erin)
  47. Be confident in a bathing suit, regardless of the size on the tag (without the help of any boozy drinks)
  48. Coach youth sports
  49. Waterski all the way around a lake
  50. Complete a sprint, Olympic, and Ironman 70.3 triathlon
  51. Win the swimming leg of a triathlon
  52. Learn swing dancing with my husband and be GOOD at it
  53. Play in a beach volleyball tournament
  54. Learn to breakdance
  55. Take an adult tap class (and perform!)
  56. Paddleboard (I mean, I did it, but not very far or for very long or very well, so I think it deserves another go) Food/Drink/Celebration
  57. Become an expert wine taster (Taste 1000 wines and KEEP NOTES)
  58. Cook a vegetarian meal that meat eaters love (I have yet to win over my Dad, but there are several meatless meals that Jared totally digs)
  59. Grow vegetables, then eat them
  60. Make a pie like my Grandma’s
  61. Dedicate one afternoon a week to drinking wine with a couple of friends (this would require not having to work every afternoon, so I guess I should add WORK LESS)
  62. Learn to identify 100 cheeses by taste
  63. Put together a cookbook of my favorite recipes to share with friends Organization
  64. Have a beautiful (and beautifully organized) closet
  65. Keep my house clean on a regular basis
  66. Print the good photos I have saved on my computer
  67. Create a travel file and keep notes on where I’ve been, what I liked best, what I would do differently, etc.
  68. Go through old home videos, edit them, and put all the keeper parts into a digital file Crafty
  69. Win a Halloween costume contest in something I created
  70. Wear something stylish that I sewed myself
  71. Put all my printed photos into albums
  72. Organize all my crafty supplies and keep them in one place (even the same room would be a start) Work/Writing
  73. Write a book that makes people laugh
  74. Write a book that makes people think (these can be the same book or different ones)
  75. Have someone recognize me (by name or sight) because I wrote something that resonated with them
  76. Interview a really, really famous actor (Sean Connery)/athlete (Misty May-Treanor, Aaron Rodgers)/writer/____
  77. Write for a living
  78. Have a column in a local newspaper
  79. Put all of my favorite articles/posts/stories together in one place Style
  80. Develop a signature style
  81. Find the perfect mascara
  82. Phase leather out of my wardrobe and own high quality, beautiful, cruelty-free shoes and purses and jackets
  83. Buy a pair of high heels that don’t hurt my feet, regardless of cost
  84. Decorate my house in a way that makes me smile
  85. Learn to mix patterns successfully
  86. Find the perfect perfume
  87. Own a DVF wrap dress
  88. Put together a collection of cool hats Huh?
  89. Throw out the first pitch of a baseball game
  90. Bid on and win a big ticket item at a silent auction
  91. Sing on key (so, um, taking voice lessons should probably be on there)
  92. Curate an enviable repertoire of jokes
  93. Be able to sew more than a button
  94. Get in a fight, and preferably win
  95. Walk a red carpet
  96. Perform a stand-up comedy routine
  97. Be an extra on a favorite TV show
  98. Watch an old movie outside, either at a park or on a beach
  99. Perform “We Didn’t Start the Fire” at karaoke
  100. Dance on a table in public