Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bucket List

What do you want to do before you die? I know, kind of a morbid question, but getting laid off has made me, or rather, allowed me to question where I stand in life in relation to where I'd like to be standing. The truth is, I'm not happy where I am. Don't get me wrong, there are parts of my life that I love (i.e. boyfriend, family, and for the first time in my life, hairstyle(!), but for the most part, I don't really feel like I can honestly say I'm LIVING my life as fully as I'd like to be.

But, I don't need to justify this post. Let's just say when I stumbled upon this site it got me thinking about what I'd like to do before I die. I couldn't fit it all on a polaroid, so here is another TO DO list. Before I die I want to:

1. be recognized internationally as a great graphic artist/design an internationally known brand.

2. live in a major city, i.e.: London, New York, Chicago

3. live in a foreign country, i.e.: France, Italy, Japan

4. shop at a market in India.

5. fluently speak another language/s. I'll be honest, this will probably never happen. I have the worst memory EVER.

6. have lots of really great friends, all over the world, with really comfortable couches. :) But first I have to get better at making them.

7. grow my own food. Backyard garden, fruit trees in the front yard, goat in the backyard (goat cheese...mmm) or farm, doesn't matter.

8. work at/own a bakery.

9. fall in love. check :)

10. live in a van down by the river--seriously! I've always wanted to throw away all my possessions and just live simply.

11. have a puppy/baby. For most of my life I've resisted the idea of being a mom, but we'll start with a puppy and see what happens. :)

12. learn how to walk in heels.

13. be healthy/in shape.

14. be genuinely, undeniably sexy/single digit size and keep it that way.

15. shave my head, but only after I accomplish no. 14.

16. own a Chloe bag.

17. find that perfect pair of jeans. I know it's out there somewhere.

18. be well read. I have a lot of time for reading now, so if you have any suggestions, I'm looking for something good.

19. be more articulate.

20. learn to work a letterpress.

21. bake a souffle.

22. knit a sweater.

23. learn to sew clothing.

24. go to a live taping of 1. Conan O'Brien, 2. Price is Right, 3. What Would You Do? (I kind of missed the boat on that last one).

25. see The White Stripes in concert.

26. find something at a garage sale for a quarter, then take it on Antique Roadshow and have one of those guys tell me how much they creamed their corduroys when they saw it 'cause it's so rare and worth way more than it should be.

27. stop giving a shit about what people think.

28. trust myself.

29. help as many people as possible.

30. love as many people as possible.

31. be as honest and genuine as humanly possible.

32. be able to say, "I could die right now," and actually mean it.

33. live.



jessica said...

You and your bf could come live in my attic in Chicago. Or just visit if you want. I cleared out that middle area so that could be, like, your living room or something.

Ana said...

good list. also i demand a haircut pic (or it didn't happen)