Dare to Live

before i’m no longer mortal …



Things to do or accomplish before I die. Not comprehensive and in no particular order. (Note: for some reason, I couldn’t get it to publish this post with numbered bullets. Argh! You’ll have to trust me that there are 100 here, if you even care about those kinds of things.)

  • Attend a silent meditation retreat.

  • Hike the Appalachian Trail.

  • Learn how to cook and be an appreciative cook.

  • If cannot accomplish #3, hire a cook.

  • Visit a nude beach.

  • Learn to slow down.

  • Make meditation and yoga a daily practice.

  • Travel to every continent (minus the Antarctica)

  • Meet Brad Pitt.

  • Visit every state in the U.S.

  • Live in a commune.

  • Grow my own food.

  • Live in the woods, on lots and lots of acreage, somewhere green with seasons.

  • Camp on the beach.

  • Birth a baby autonomously.

  • Live in sustainable housing/generate our own power.

  • Own a vehicle that runs on SVO.

  • Live to see a woman become president.

  • Live to see the day when marriage for ALL people becomes a reality.

  • Learn to love veggies and fruits.

  • Birth a baby head first.

  • Become a healthy, conscious connoisseur of food.

  • Take daily walks with my husband and/or children.

  • Invent and patent something. Preferably something useful.

  • Catch someone’s baby, other than my own. Just once. DONE!

  • Have an active sex life until the day I die.

  • Publish some writing.

  • Astral travel again DONE! and often.

  • Sky dive.

  • Scuba dive.

  • Create and own a wildlife/animal sanctuary.

  • Homeschool my children.

  • Volunteer for hospice.

  • Take a cross-country road trip.

  • Attend a yearly gathering with my tribe.

  • Run a half-marathon.

  • Donate money on a yearly basis.

  • Visit the great pyramids.

  • Visit Stonehenge.

  • Surf.

  • Learn reiki.

  • Become a certified childbirth educator.

  • Complete my DONA certification.

  • Get LASIK surgery.

  • Get hypnotized.

  • Learn to play the guitar (for real this time).

  • Attend a drumming circle. DONE!

  • Do 100 sit ups in a row.

  • Annually print a year’s worth of photos and place in albums.

  • Take up photography again.

  • Smoke a true peace pipe, ceremonially.

  • Foster a child.

  • Build a shelter with my own hands.

  • Soak naked in hot springs, high in the mountains, surrounded in snow (like MB did).

  • Go snowshoeing.

  • Go all gray or all-white when it’s time.

  • Sing in a musical revue.

  • Interview my family ala StoryCorps.

  • Become fluent in sign language.

  • Renew my wedding vows barefoot on a mountaintop at sunset.

  • Compost.

  • Grow an herb garden.

  • Ride a zip-line across a body of water.

  • Have a tire swing in our yard.

  • Build our dream home.

  • Help my husband build a hefty retirement account.

  • Ride in a helicopter.

  • Have no debt. For a long, long time.

  • Write down my nightly dreams.

  • Write a children’s book depicting each of my children’s births. Have it bound and illustrated just for them (not for publication).

  • Take more dance lessons with my husband.

  • Stay in bed all day (willingly, of course, and preferably sooner rather than later).

  • Learn archery (just for fun, not to hunt).

  • Learn to drive a stick shift.

  • Quit biting my nails. For good.

  • Have past-life DONE! and birth regression done.

  • Cry more often.

  • Attend Burning Man.

  • Flip a house.

  • Stop being a wuss and donate blood.

  • Build a really cool tree house.

  • Travel to a jungle.

  • Take my children to Havasupai Falls and camp for a week.

  • See Wicked. DONE!

  • Ride lots more rollercoasters.

  • Never be too proud to apologize. To anyone.

  • Meet Kate.

  • Conquer my true fear of roaches.

  • Finish reading “Atlas Shrugged”

  • Teach a college course.

  • Coach a speech team.

  • Honor my body.

  • Experience zero gravity.

  • Swim with a dolphin and sit with a gorilla (not in captivity).

  • Learn circular breathing and play the didgeridoo.

  • Indulge myself once a year in a $1000 shopping spree. Then come home and donate a bunch of stuff.

  • Create New Year’s “intentions” each year.

  • Learn to sew and make a dress.

  • Create and maintain a vision board with my family.

  • Visit the SETI institute and the Very Large Array.

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