How many times have you said, “Oh I’d love to try…” or “I’d love to visit…” or “I wish I could learn…”? Well a life list is a nudge in the direction of achieving these things.
A life list or wish list is simply a list of all the things you’d like to achieve, and writing them down in a list is a way to gather these thoughts and encourage you to begin making things happen rather than just wishing your life away.
I wrote my life list just before my 30th birthday when I suddenly realised that I hadn’t done any of the things I had assumed I would have done, before turning thirty (at 29, 30 seems like some sort of huge mile stone).
So now I am beginning to achieve and experience these things and I’m still adding more to my list.
I have a list to the right of this page with hopes and dreams 🙂 All different experiences in their own right and all for different reasons and sometimes, one experience leads to another. For example; through studying Gaelic, I then learned about a Gaelic college on the Isle of Skye. instantly I thought, I want to go there and spend time in a gaelic speaking environment to help my confidence and ability at the spoken word.
So I went.
- Go to a TED conference
- Get a university degree
- Run 10k
- Cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh
- Be placed in a beer competition
- Win a gold in a beer competition
Travel based goals
- Visit New England
- Spend the holidays in a snowy country
- Renew my passport
- Order a meal in another language in the relevant country
Education Based Goals
- Learn another language
- Go to Sabhal Mor Ostaig
- Learn to drive
- Learn to make cool silver jewelry
- Learn to cook Thai Green Curry (from scratch)
- Learn to make pesto (from scratch)
- Learn to make bread
- Learn to snowboard
Do the World’s Coolest Activities
- Snowboard on a mountain
- Go microlighting
- Go paintballing
- Bunjee Jump
- Snorkel/scuba and see tropical fish
Events I wanna go to
- Beltain (The Fire festival)
- New York Pride
People I wanna Meet
- Meet Steven Fry
- Meet Bill Gates
- Meet Tom Kuhlmann
Just To Make Life Interesting
- Grow my own veggies
- BBQ on the beach
- Skinny dip
- Shoot a hand gun in a firing range