The Life List

As inspired by Early Mama, I have created a life list.  It's a "living document" (like the Constitution!) that can change as my goals change, but it creates some accountability to take control of our life and make the most of it.

1. Get my Ph.D. in American Studies
2. Teach American Studies abroad, preferably in England or Ireland
3. Visit all 50 states - 1. Alabama; 2. Alaska; 3. Arizona; 4. Arkansas; 5. California; 6. Colorado 7. Connecticut8. Delaware9. Florida; 10. Georgia; 11. Hawaii; 12. Idaho; 13. Illinois; 14. Indiana; 15. Iowa; 16. Kansas; 17. Kentucky; 18. Louisiana; 19. Maine; 20. Maryland21. Massachusetts; 22. Michigan; 23. Minnesota; 24. Mississippi; 25. Missouri; 26. Montana; 27. Nebraska; 28. Nevada; 29. New Hampshire; 30. New Jersey; 31. New Mexico; 32. New York33. North Carolina; 34. North Dakota; 35. Ohio; 36. Oklahoma; 37. Oregon; 38. Pennsylvania; 39. Rhode Island40. South Carolina; 41. South Dakota; 42. Tennessee; 43. Texas; 44. Utah; 45. Vermont; 46. Virginia; 47. Washington; 48. West Virginia; 49. Wisconsin; 50. Wyoming
4. Write a book and have it published
5. Take Elliott, and any and all subsequent children, to Disney World
6. Run a 5K
7. Re-learn to knit
8. Really learn to use a sewing machine
9. Learn to quill (it's a paper craft)
10. Continue researching my dad's family tree
11. Complete baby books for Elliott (and future child/children)
12. Keep handwritten book for Elliott with advice, recipes, notes
13. Attend a taping of SNL
14. Attend a taping of Conan
15. Help Jason open his own bakery
16. Compete on Jeopardy
17. Write my own Assassination Vacation-like travel-history-logue
18. Make an amazing steak
19. See all of the Oscar Best Picture winners
20. Finish all unfinished crochet projects