I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.*See Radiohead live in concert*
- Diane Ackerman
Everyone should make a Life List. Start with the things you've already crossed out. This list gives me something to smile about everyday as I know exactly where I'm going and where I have been.
Walk on the Great Wall of China(twice)*Visit all 7 continents*Be physically able to join a roller derby team (even if I don't actually join one)*Help to document a rare language*Go dog sledding*Visit reindeer herders in Siberia* Hike in a rain forest in Costa Rica*Write a historical fiction that is praised for its accurate description of the people and locations it is set in (and the wonderful writing and story, of course)*See the Aurora Borealis*Restore a historic property*Ride camels in the Sahara*Explore Morocco* Go to Tibet*Explore Eastern Europe on an extended, non-working vacation*Live and work in Chile/France/China/Mongolia* See camels roaming free in a desert*See Petra, with no other tourists around* See the Dalai Lama and listen to one of his talks*Travel the Korea/Russia/Mongolia/China Circle* Travel alone to non-English speaking country* Successfully communicate with people exclusively in their language*Ride horses well enough to be able to do multi-day journeys on them* See the Thaipusam Festival in Singapore* Participate in Loi Krathong in Thailand*Go to Carnival in Rio with Al*Participate in archaeological digs on six continents: North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania*Be able to fund other people's college educations*Be involved in a project that helps young girls have better self esteems.*Save enough money to retire in style and still be able to travel.* Snorkel with sharks.* Swim with wild dolphins* Go whale-watching*Find or create a career that combines my talents, interests, ethics, ideal work schedule, and makes me wild amounts of money!