Friday, May 4, 2012

Things I want to do before I die.

I've been thinking a lot lately about what I want to get out of life. So far, the only conclusion I have come to is have a career that I can be happy with (or at least live with) in order to have the finances to do the things I enjoy. Making a top 10 of this list was VERY difficult, plus the list I make today may be different from the list I make tomorrow, a month, or years from now. Even still, I think it's a good idea to set my sights high and remember that we only have this one life to live and we never know how much time we'll be given. So, onto the list!

10. Run a half-marathon with Chris (Who saw this coming?! Not me!)

9. Spend the night in the Grand Canyon and in an over-the-water hut in Bora Bora. Seriously, who wouldn't want to spend the night here?
Grand Canyon - Colorado River

Over-the-water Hut in Bora Bora

8. Eat nothing but dessert, all day

7. Go SCUBA diving in the coral reef

6. Buy a black Cadillac SRX (isn't it pretty?)

5. Provide medical care in a disaster area or undeveloped country.

4. Fund a family vacation with a huge cabin for everyone, next to a ski lift in Colorado. I've probably seen way too many movies with this setting, but I can't help it. I want it for my family!

3. Host Thanksgiving Dinner - complete with traditional turkey, stuffing, potatoes, but with some Jessica flair in the form of unique alcoholic beverages!

2.  Buy a house in the country. If I die before I get my own house, then I want to be cremated and have my ashes scattered over my mom's parent's land. I love it there. Now it's in writing.

1. Have kids. But I'm in no hurry, well not too much of a hurry. I do have a ticking clock...

It's so much fun to day dream about the future. I should make a habit of doing this. :) Having a blog is like having a time capsule. I really want to look in the future and see what my list will look like in 10 years! Also, I LOVE lists of any kind. And I firmly believe that there are few things more satisfying in life than crossing off a task when it has been completed.



  1. I would like to be involved in 9, 8, 7, 4, and 3. And kind of 1. Thanks.

  2. Lynn totally stole the words from my mouth. Except #1...I'll pass on that one. :)