Life Goals

Fish and Chips at Beshoff Restaurant in Dublin
Fish and Chips at Beshoff Restaurant in Dublin

I have been thinking about this for awhile now and figured why not start my own list of things I want to accomplish in my lifetime.  Some of these things might have already been accomplished and if they have then I will strike through them. This will be a work in progress since I will be adding to the list as I think of more. Who knows how many things I will have on this list by the time I get done.

As I accomplish each new thing on the list and strike through it, I will write about it and what I learned through the experience. How I felt and how the experience or adventure helped make me a better person or shape me more into the person I am striving to be. One who is more confident, more self assured and knows she can accomplish anything she sets her mind to doing. I feel I am already some of each of those things but can always learn more about myself.

Things to Learn

  • Zip lining
  • Learn to water ski
  • Learn to snow board
  • Learn to surf
  • Learn to windsurf
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Body Boarding (Completed June 23rd, 2012)
  • Learn to ride a moped
  • Do tandem skydiving


  • Walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain
  • Visit New Orleans during jazz fest or during the holidays
  • Visit Savannah, Georgia
  • Backpack through Europe (Completed June, 2001)
  • Visit the pyramids
  • Visit Machu Picchu
  • Visit Disneyland
  • Visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
  • Take a cruise
  • Rent a red convertible and drive along Pacific Coast Highway 101 with my sister
  • Attend the Venice Carnival in Italy
  • Swim in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Ride the Orient Express
  • See the northern lights
  • Swim with the dolphins
  • Live in Europe for a year
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Visit Jamaica
  • Visit Rio De Janeiro
  • Watching the cherry blossoms in Japan


  • Fish and chips in Dublin
  • Boxty and/or Shepherd’s Pie in Dublin
  • Scones in Dublin
  • Croque Monsieur in Paris
  • Coq au vin in France
  • Risotto alla milanese in Italy
  • Polenta and rabbit in Italy
  • Italian soda


  • Walk a half-marathon (Completed August 4th, 2012)
  • Take a walk in the rain (Completed)
  • Hike the Upper Yosemite Falls trail, Yosemite National Park – 7.2 miles
  • Go fishing
  • Go rock climbing
  • Take a hot-air balloon ride


  • Self-publish book written about my dad shortly after he passed away
  • Self-publish romance novel
  • Work on a documentary
  • Take a photography class
  • Create my dream home via computer software


  • Finish college and receive degree in Journalism
  • Work in a winery, art gallery, museum or bookstore
  • Work in a hostel in Europe


  • Treat myself to a day spa
  • Watch the sun rise (Completed March, 2012)
  • Lose weight