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Saturday, January 23, 2010

MY Buried Life

Many of you have probably seen the MTV show "The Buried Life". It is a show based on 4 guys who created a list of 100 things they want to do before they die. They set off together across the globe to accomplish their 100 things and encourage others to create their own list. For every item they cross off their list, they help a stranger accomplish something on his list. The groups list consist of items as simple as "get a tattoo" to items as difficult as "go to space". Well Duncan, Ben, Dave, and Jonnie; you inspired me to write down my list. I have thought for years about places I want to see, things I want to accomplish, and people I want to meet. Now it's time to put them down and start crossing them off!

In no particular order....My List

1. Travel to Ireland and simply take in the beauty.
2. Climb to the top of Pikes Peak.
3. White water raft on a Class 5 rapids.
4. Sky dive (with a professional)
5. Spend a day at a spa (pedicure, manicure, massage, mud bath, sauna, etc.)
6. Attend Sunday morning church in one of the most architecturally significant European Cathedrals.
7. Learn how to downhill ski.
8. Stand in the Sistine Chapel and stare up in awe at it's beauty.
9. Sit under a willow tree on a breezy summer day reading a good book.
10. Swim with the dolphins.
11. Snorkle.
12. Lay on a white sand beach.
13. Vacation to Jamaica.
14. Take another mission trip to the Applachian region of Tennessee.
15. Join Habitat for Humanity and help build a house.
16. Give blood.
17. See the NYC skyline.
18. Tour Washington D.C. in the spring when the cherry trees are in blossom.
19. Take a photography class.
20. Win a shopping spree.
21. Lay on a hill on a warm summer night all night and stare up at the stars.
22. Watch the fireworks over Mount Rushmore.
23. Watch the ball drop in Times Square.
24. Go to the San Diego Zoo.
25. Build a Bear at Build a Bear Workshop.
26. Meet Torey Hayden and share experiences.
27. Write a book.
28. Have my own column in a newspaper or magazine.
29. Climb to the top of a tall building and scream until the world seems like a better place. :)
30. Be a stay at home mommy for 1 year.
31. See a show on Broadway.
32. Go for a hot air balloon ride.
33. Fly an airplane. (with a pilot!)
34. Parasail.
35. Sleep under the stars for one night with 1 sleeping bag and the one I love.
36. Visit a Chicago Art Museum.
37. Make a sick child's dream come true.
38. Get a tattoo as a symbol for my husband and babies.
39. Tour Hawaii.
40. Be on the "Kiss Cam" at a major league baseball game.
41. Explore an Amazon Rainforest.
42. Go on a cruise.
43. See the Grand Canyon.
44. Stand over the Hoover Dam and throw a coin in while making a wish.
45. Spend a week in Vegas with no limit on spending money :)
46. Attend an event in the Sydney Opera House.
47. See a sea turtle in the wild.
48. Explore a coral reef.
49. Provide my children with as many opportunities as possible.
50. Kiss the Blarney Stone.

I tried to create a list of things that are going to be possible for me to accommplish. Of course I want world peace, no starving children, and abuse to be a thing of the past, but I know that I cannot acheive that in my lifetime. I am 27 years old and cannot cross anything off of my list. Time to start living!

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