My Life List

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When I was a 17 I started a Life List which at that time mostly included school related items and travel dreams. I’ve been adding to and working on my Great Big Wish List ever since.

· ♥ WANDER · · · · · · ·

√ ] Get my passport.

[ √ ] Backpack in Europe by myself. (My longest solo trip was 2 months).

[IP ] Visit 25 countries and territories worldwide (Austria, Belgium, China, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, the US and Vatican City – 18 so far.) 

[     ] Visit the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada.

[     ] Go to New York City and visit the Statue of Liberty.

[ √ ] Travel to China (Beijing) and walk the Great Wall.

the great wall of china :: life list :: KarlaMae.com

[ √ ] Climb to the Top of the Eiffel Tower.

[ √ ] Tour the Vatican and see the Sistine Chapel.

[     ] Visit some ancient castles in Ireland.

[     ] Travel to Lhasa, Tibet.

[ √ ] Explore Paris. (6 times so far!)

[     ] Explore the historic city of Tallinn, Estonia.

[ √ ] Visit Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany.

visit neuschwanstein castle :: life list :: KarlaMae.com

[ √ ] Take the Chunnel.

[ √ ] Travel Throughout France (Paris, Versailles, Loire Valley, St-Germain-En-Laye, Mont-St-Michel and Carcassonne so far).

[     ] Tour the Greek Islands.

[ √ ] See a volcano up close. (Irazu and Poas, both in Costa Rica)

see a volcano :: life list :: KarlaMae.com

[ √ ] Tour chateaux in the Loire Valley in France (Amboise, Azay-le-Rideau, Chambord, Chenonceau, Langeais, Rigny-Usse, Saumur and Villandry so far).

[     ] Shop at a Christmas Market in Europe.

[IP ] Travel To Peru and Bolivia to visit Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, the Nazca Lines, Lake Titicaca and Tiahuanaco. (Lima and Miraflores, so far).

[IP ] Travel throughout the United States (23 states so far)

[ √ ] Visit Graceland.

[ √ ] Tour Elvis Presley’s birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi.

[     ] Travel to Slovenia to see the church on the island in Lake Bled.

[     ] See Niagara Falls.

[     ] Visit the Holy Lands (Jerusalem, Israel, the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee and Petra, Jordan).

[ √ ] Explore Costa Rica.

explore Costa Rica :: life list :: KarlaMae.com

[     ] Visit Moscow and St Petersburg in Russia.

[     ] Visit a ghost town.

[ √ ] Visit a historic Temple in Japan. (I visited Meiji Jingu Shinto Shrine and Senso-Ji Buddhist Temple).

[     ] Travel to Cuba.

[ √ ] Travel to Mexico and visit ancient cities/ruins (Cancun, Tulum, Chichen Itza, Mexico City, Teotihuacan and Playa del Carmen).

tulum mexico :: life list :: KarlaMae.com

[     ] Explore the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia.

[     ] Visit Transylvania, Romania.

[ √ ] See the Bayeux tapestry in northern France.

[     ] Visit the Great Pyramids in Egypt.

[ √ ] Travel throughout Italy (Alassio, Bologna, Florence, Genoa, La Spinea, Lago di Como, Menaggio, Mestre, Milan, Pisa, Rome, San Gimignano, Savona, Siena, Sirmione, Toirano, Treviso, Valleggia, Varazzo, Varenna, Venice and Verona).

visit venice :: life list :: KarlaMae.com

· ♥ TWIRL · · · · · · ·

[ √ ] Take a belly dancing class.

[     ] Learn a country line dance.

[     ] Learn to Swing dance.

[ √ ] Learn how to latin dance. (I can do the Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cumbia and Cha-Cha).

[     ] Take a Lindy Hop class.

· ♥ NEST · · · · · · ·

[ √ ] Have a 612 area code.

[ √ ] Live on the West Coast (I lived in Portland and currently reside in Southern California, just south of Los Angeles).

[     ] Live in Paris or Venice for a year.

[ √ ] Stay at a youth hostel. (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Portland, OR.)

[ √ ] Buy a home in Minneapolis.

buy a home :: life list :: KarlaMae.com

[     ] And pay it off early.

[ √ ] Stay in a monastery. (I stayed at Conception Abbey in Missouri).

[ √ ] Sleep in a castle. (I stayed at Stahleck Castle, a 12th-century fortified castle built on hilltop along the Rhine river).

[ √ ] Live in downtown Minneapolis.

· ♥ BITE · · · · · · ·

[ √ ] Try sushi.

[ √ ] Eat escargots. (I first tried them at a cafe in Paris)

[ √ ] Order room service. (Lima, Peru)

[     ] Learn how to make homemade flan for José

[     ] Perfect my use of chopsticks.

[ √ ] Drink tea at a cafe in London.

drink tea in london :: life list :: KarlaMae.com

[ √ ] Eat breakfast at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.

[     ] Organize all my recipes in one book.

[     ] Learn how to make a really great quiche at home.

[ √ ] Eat a lengua quesadilla.

[ √ ] Dine at the Café des Deux Moulins (Amelie’s cafe in Montmartre).

[     ] Learn how to meal plan.

· ♥ STUDY · · · · · · ·

[ √ ] Travel to France and Switzerland for the School Study Program & stay with a French family.

[ √ ] Earn a 4 year degree in Interior Design.

[ √ ] Earn a Master’s Degree. (Textiles & Fashion)

[     ] Learn a magic trick and be able to perform it flawlessly.

[ √ ] Study web design and create a website from scratch. (Certificate in Web Design from Normandale Community College)

[ √ ] Learn how to use WordPress and set up my own blog.

[     ] Learn how to speak conversational Spanish.

[     ] Learn about types of retirement options and set up a savings fund.

[ √ ] Take a knitting class and make something I would actually wear. (I made a scarf!)

take a knitting class :: life list :: KarlaMae.com

[     ] Learn how to speak conversational Italian.

[     ] Study a variety of different philosophical schools of thought.

[ √ ] Take a yoga class.

[ √ ] Learn how to film and edit a video.

· ♥ HUSTLE · · · · · · ·

[     ] Write and publish a full length ebook.

[ √ ] Work in a skyscraper downtown. (15th & 29th floors of Target HQ, Mpls)

[ √ ] Be a hair model at a hair show.

[ √ ] Participate in a group art show.

[ √ ] Show my artwork in a solo show.

[ √ ] Sell a piece of my art to someone I don’t know personally.

[ √ ] Exhibit my artwork publicly in a gallery.

[     ] Create a body of creative work on my YouTube channel of at least 100 videos.

[     ] Complete a full year of memory keeping in my Happy Planner. (View a video of each month on my Happy Planner playlist.)

[ √ ] Teach a community education class.

[     ] Complete an Instagram challenge.

· ♥ MINGLE · · · · · · ·

[ √ ] Meet my penpals Monia and Elly in Italy.

[ √ ] Go to a Duran Duran concert.

[     ] Watch a movie at an old-fashioned drive-in theater.

[ √ ] Go on a blind date.

[ √ ] Party on New Year’s eve.

party on new year's eve :: life list :: KarlaMae.com

[ √ ] Participate in a speed dating event.

[     ] Attend a Star Party at the Griffith Observatory in LA.

[ √ ] Go skinny dipping.

[ √ ] Attend Philip & Fei-Chien’s wedding in Taiwan. (Bali, Danshuei, Taipei)

[ √ ] Attend a Planner Conference. (Atlanta, GA & San Francisco, CA)

[ √ ] Go to my high school reunion.

· ♥ INDULGE · · · · · · ·

[     ] Get behind the wheel of a vintage 1950’s car.

[     ] Experience a hot rock massage.

[ √ ] Swim in the ocean. (I swam in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Costa Rica)

[ √ ] Go for a ride in a limousine.

[ √ ] Visit a hammam. (I spent a day at the Hammam Mosqué Paris)

[     ] Have professional photos taken of J & I.

[ √ ] Buy a book at Shakespeare & Company in Paris and be sure to have it stamped.

buy a book at Shakespeare & Company in Paris :: life list :: KarlaMae.com

[     ] Have a mud bath at a spa.

[ √ ] Experience a past life regression.

[ √ ] Fly business or first class.

[     ] Get a mani/pedi at a salon with a girlfriend.

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