life list: 2019


you know the drill… i do a life list every year and have for the last 10+ – sometimes i publish them and sometimes i don’t. some things carry over from previous years and some don’t, it just depends. previous ones: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013

1. live in LA again full-time. i miss it and it’s always felt like home. visiting, even for extended periods of time doesn’t feel enough anymore.

2. practice TM 2x per day and not fall off of it

3. take an actual vacation without any work

4. take a good passport photo

5. take a good photo of the moon

6. give kristen b. a hug to thank her for changing my life, and quite possibly saving it

7. have a birthday party as a adult

8. get a traditional tebori tattoo in japan

9. run a 5k with little effort

10. see the northern lights in alaska

11. see the northern lights in montana

12. see the northern lights in finland again

13. visit the salt flats in utah

14. see a meteor shower

15. pay for someone to learn transcendental meditation so i can pay it forward

16. quit picking my cuticles so i’ll have nice nails

17. job with benefits or enough money to create my own, like for retirement. freelance life can be rough.

18. see the eiffel tower

19. own another vintage VW and restore it

20. do another cross country trip

21. visit all 50 states – 8 left: alaska, hawaii, north dakota, south dakota, maine, new hampshire, rhode island, and vermont

22. do a split again

23. pursue a crush

24. visit the eames house, farnsworth house, glass house, stahl house

25. stay at the madonna inn

26. drive the entire highway 1

27. take the tram to roosevelt island

28. watch the stars from the middle of nowhere

29. have a place to watch sunsets from

30. watch a sunset with someone important to me

31. learn to keep a hula hoop up

32. try dairy-free for a week \\\ try vegan for a week

33. learn more about my dad’s family

34. wear a swimsuit again and give zero fucks

35. learn to dive into a pool

36. pet another welsh springer spaniel because i miss mine so much

37. float in the dead sea

38. find my people, my friend family

39. look in the mirror and not have the first thought be negative every time

40. have a photo taken of me that doesn’t make me want to cry

41. learn to pose for a photo

42. have an indoor swing

43. have sex everyday for a year

44. write a book

45. own an eames lounge chair

46. see a concert at red rocks

47. rescue a dog from a shelter

48. have a spot for a hammock

49. have an organized closet

50. have someone fun sing ‘sweet caroline’ to me (again) because i secretly love it

51. master inbox zero

52. start a retirement fund

53. figure out how to do makeup on my face, dammit

54. make art again

55. walk across the brooklyn bridge

56. cross the golden gate bridge

57. become a million miler on one airline

58. do morning pages every day (ala the artist’s way)

59. find jeans that fit my weird body

60. be debt free

61. have apt finished

62. hug a st bernard

63. fall in love again

64. have zero pain in my feet

65. not blush every time i speak to someone new

66. let go of crippling self-doubt

67. make a huge life change by just jumping in

68. for sentences that come out of my mouth to not be negative

69. have someone to kiss on new year’s eve (lame, i know)

70. write something personal and publish it… with my name

71. do taxes before april

72. reduce medications

73. find an exercise i like and will continue

74. have a tech-free weekend with someone i love

75. learn to play guitar, or at least a song

76. send more letters via the mail

77. buy a piece of art

78. own a photo booth

79. organize my stuff in storage

80. visit NASA

81. make out with a stranger (again)

82. visit yellowstone

83. eliminate junk mail

84. find another necklace i love as much as i did the one that someone broke a couple of years ago

85. get lasik

86. say ‘i love you’ more and really mean it

87. initiate hugs more

88. see a concert at shoreline amphitheatre in mountain view, california

89. see a show at the fillmore in san francisco

90. visit japan again (i miss my family there)

91. visit the salt flats in bolivia

92. see the cherry blossom’s bloom in japan

93. swim in the blue lagoon

94. redo this website

95. volunteer on a major holiday

96. go away on a major holiday

97. rollerskate, as an adult

98. have a family, whatever that looks like

99. fall asleep at night and know i’m in the right place with the right person

100. live long enough to see 1-99 come true

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