Ali's Lovely Life List*
Inspired by Maggie and the Mighty Life List, I've made a list of some of the things I check off before it is all over. For more details, check out my Life List post.
Some are crazy, some are not...but I think this is the recipe for a very lovely life.
*This list is a work in progress - I reserve the right to add or delete items as my little heart desires. Items in yellow are COMPLETE!
Quit my job and spend 6 months volunteering ● Adopt a sweet and charming miniature dachshund ● Run a half marathon ● Learn how to drive, again (me = city girl) ● Meet my best friend/be a best friend ● Take my mom on a fantastic trip to Italy ● Be a wife ● Be a mother ● Be the world’s coolest aunt ● Live in Los Angeles ● Figure out my goal weight and learn how to stay there ● Live in an adorable apartment in Greenwich Village ● Spend a few months backpacking in Europe ● Spend a long weekend at the Parker Palm Springs ● Learn enough Spanish and French to impress people ● Ride on the Orient Express ● Take a bike tour through Italy ● Learn to surf in Hawaii ● Buy my own little beach bungalow in the Hamptons ● Contribute something positive to the world and make a good living with a “Thank-God-It’s-Monday” fulfilling job ● Write a book ● Own my own business ● Have a drink with one of the writers of The Daily Show ● Be a Disney World Cast Member – spread pixie dust! ● Learn how to use all of the features of my DSLR and be a photography rock star ● Ride Dumbo at all 5 Disney theme parks ● Plan my own lovely and adorable Martha Stewart-worthy wedding ● Attend a red carpet movie premiere ● Go to the Oscars (maybe as a nominee!) ● Meditate in Bali ● Swim with that cool glowy plankton stuff in Puerto Rico ● Fall madly in love with the sweet, funny guy ● Go to the Sundance Film Festival ● Live in Orlando ● Fly on a private plane ● Compete in some kind of cooking contest - bonus points if there is a corny Food Network special about it! ● Attend a political rally in Washington DC ● Linger over dinner in Sorrento with my family, watching the sun set over Mount Vesuvius ● See the town in Ireland where my grandmother was born ● Ride on a zipline through the jungles of Costa Rica ● Take an African safari ● Have my picture taken in front of the Eiffel Tower ● Ride the Tower of Terror solo – and buy the picture this time! ● Run over the Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise ● Dive into the Mediterranean from a boat floating off of Capri ● Take a cross-country road trip across the US ● Get super dressed up and go to the Met Costume Institute Ball ● Learn to give myself the perfect blowout ● Dance all night in Cuba ● Flaunt some beads at Mardi Gras ● Pay off my credit card debt ● Earn another master’s degree ● Figure out my true creative calling ● Plan a summer volunteer bike trip ● Be Goofy (or some other costumed character!) ● Make someone’s wish come true ● Start a book club ● Do something that could get me arrested (but not get arrested for it!) ● Figure out my favorite book, movie, death row meal ● Win a hand of black jack in Las Vegas ● Spend the night in Cinderella’s Castle ● Cheer for Team USA at the Olympics ● Watch a movie under the stars at Bryant Park ● See Shakespeare in the Park ● Shop in a Moroccan marketplace ● Take a bike ride along the beaches of Goa ● Own a Chanel jacket ● Drive down Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible ● Have clothing custom-made in Vietnam ● Run a marathon ● Be photographed by Bill Cunningham ● Cheer loudly at my brother’s college graduation ● Make sure my mom and brother really know how much I love them ● Host a big Thanksgiving dinner ● Learn how to bake a dessert that people remember ● Run a race that raises money for something I care about ● Have my picture taken with Judge Judy ● Wear a bikini in public ● Buy a fixer-upper and flip it ● Sneak a peak in the Vogue accessories closet ● Be a clue in the NY Times Crossword Puzzle ● Be a mentor to someone ● Watch the Sound of Music at the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont ● Write a blog that inspires people ● Take Audrey to the South Beach Wiener Dog Festival ● Become the person who actually follows through on all of my good intentions…it isn’t only the thought that counts ● Have my place featured on Apartment Therapy ● Spend a day performing random acts of kindness – feeding meters, shoveling walks, buying a round of drinks ● Hang out at the tents at New York Fashion Week and see a fashion show ● Find a regular volunteer project ● Master a great smoky eye, a rosy pink blush, my perfect lipstick shade ● Learn to make amazing French macarons ● Solve a mystery ● Learn CPR ● Attend a blogger summit ● Make something pretty ● Learn how to tie a tie, sew a button, scramble eggs ● See all 50 states ● Take a cruise to Alaska ● Go skinny dipping ● Hang out backstage with the band ● Saber a bottle of champagne ● Be an extra in a movie/tv show ● Throw a fabulous party ● Dye my hair blonde ● Wear the most glamorous peacock Halloween costume ● Go to a state fair ● Meet an Imagineer ● Learn Photoshop ● See all of the Best Picture Oscar winners ● Understand the very basics of html coding ● Teach Audrey 3 new tricks ● Sing on stage at the Apollo ● Teach a class ● Eat many delicious 10pm dinners in Spain ● Make a gingerbread house ● Ride a unicorn (with thanks to Beatrice and Isabelle, truly great Life List makers)
|Dinner in Sorrento, June 12, 2010|
|Audrey the Dog, adopted July 3, 2010|
|Rally to Restore Sanity, Washington DC|
October 30, 2010
|On stage at the Apollo, September 9, 2011|
|Mom's birthday trip to Italy, June 5, 2011|
|First solo car ride, September 2, 2011|