Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Life To Do List

On a recent trip to the library I picked up a fun find based on the title: You Can Do It! The Merit Badge Handbook for Grown-Up Girls. In preparing for this post, I discovered that this book was produced in honor of Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, who was, as her sisters say, a "heroine of United Flight 93" to San Francisco on September 11th. This touched me in an extra special way because those who know me know that I also lost a loved one on September 11th. My grandfather, who worked in the World Trade Center with AON Corporation, like Lauren, was one who inspired others, especially me, simply through the way he lived his life. The message of the book, much like the one my grandfather inspired in me, is to dare to dream.

What better time to share my (ever-growing) Life To Do List:

All Part of my Journey
  • write a book
  • start a scholarship program
  • buy a house (BONUS buy multiple in various cities; EXTRA BONUS Circle House)
  • be a mentor
  • get a PsyD
  • receive an award
For the Fun of It (to make the journey even sweeter)
  • be a waitress DONE!
  • be a bartender DONE!
  • develop photography skills (BONUS work in a dark room)
  • do a cartoon voiceover
Be a Better Me
  • become fluent in another language
  • learn sign language
Where in the World is Miss Journey?
  • travel to every continent (I'll save my Travel To Do List for another post)
  • cross country road trip
  • Trinidad Carnival DONE!
  • go on a cruise
Go to New Heights
  • sky dive
  • ride in a hot air balloon
  • fly first class DONE!
  • fly in a helicopter DONE!
  • fly in a private plane (BONUS learn to fly a plane)
  • bungie jumping
I'm a Bad Chick
  • shooting range DONE!
  • learn to play the drums
  • learn to ride a motorcycle (BONUS buy a motorcycle)
  • learn to drive a manual car
  • drive on the Autobahn
Bare It All
  • get a tattoo (still debating)
  • go skinny dipping
  • go streaking
  • go to a nude beach

Living on the Wild Side
  • ride a camel
  • ride a horse
  • ride an elephant
  • swim with dolphins
Dare to Dream
  • work with Alicia Keys, B. Smith and Russell Simmons
  • meet Diddy, President Obama and Tyra
  • open a restaurant

Why Not?
  • hair highlights DONE!
  • ride a mechanical bull DONE!
  • Dinner in the Sky
  • date other races
  • vanity plate DONE!
  • 25th Birthday multi-city celebration
I'm excited just thinking about it!

What's on your Life To Do List?


  1. You're way ahead of the game. And i know you can and will accomplish all.

    From: Joanne Christopher

  2. love your life's to do list! i'll have to work on mine and post it. i'll shout you out as inspiration for it once it's done.
    great blog!


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