• Go on a week long writing retreat
  • Go on a cruise
  • Visit Alaska
  • Visit Hawaii
  • Visit Maine
  • Get accupuncture
  • Find a cure for migraines
  • Go snorkeling
  • See the Aurora Bourealis
  • Go on a week long silent retreat
  • Sail a boat
  • Blow glass
  • Learn a magic trick
  • Stand up paddleboarding
  • Visit Paris
  • Visit Redwood National Park
  • Soak in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
  • Go to Savannah, GA
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Tour the Japanese Gardens in Kyoto Japan
  • Visit cheese places in Wisconsin
  • Hike through Glacier National Park in Montana
  • Swim in all 5 great lakes (Still need Lake Superior and that will be a cold one)
  • Publish an article (done)
  • Publish a book (done)
  • Sing a solo (done, a few so far)
  • Be in a musical as an adult (4 so far)
  • Give a workshop – 2 so far (done)
  • Get married (done)
  • Have kids (done)
  • Go tubing (done, not a fan)
  • Swing from a rope into a lake (done)
  • See a meteor shower (done)
  • Walk on stilts (done)
  • Go wine tasting (done, multiple times)
  • Ride on a motorcycle (done, many times)
  • Go on a ghost tour (done)
  • Go inside a lighthouse (done, multiple times)
  • Get a caricature done (done)
  • Tailgate (done, multiple times)
  • Be featured on the Huffington Post (done)
  • Be on the radio (done, multiple times)
  • Go on a luau (done)
  • Climb a tree (done, multiple times)
  • Milk a cow (done)
  • Learn to crochet (learn is a strong word. I kind of did it)
  • Eat French and Creole food in New Orleans (done)
  • Attend a murder mystery dinner (done)
  • Air boat in Florida (done)
  • Go cave hiking in Tennessee and Kentucky (done)
  • Flip on a trampoline (multiple times)
  • Horseback ride in the Rocky Mountains (done)
  • Solar Eclipse (done)
  • Sing Karaoke (done a few times)
  • Learn HTML (done)
  • Work on a pottery wheel (done)
  • Write a song (3 so far)
  • Go to a book signing (2 so far)
  • Go to a Renaissance Festival (done)
  • Meet Oprah (done – well I ran into her on the sidewalk in Chicago)
  • See a ballet (done)
  • See the fireworks in Grant Park with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (done)
  • Attend a pig roast (done)
  • Bake a loaf of bread (done multiple times)
  • Make a gingerbread house (done a few times, none were very pretty)
  • Shoot a gun (done)
  • Take a self-defense class (done 3 times)
  • Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame and stand under the Hollywood sign (done)
  • Walk the Great Sand Dunes in Colorado (done – and ran down fast when a sand-storm hit)
  • Visited Walt Disney World and Walt Disney Land (done)
  • Go on the boat Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls (done)
  • Explore the Badlands and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota (done)
  • Listened to music at the Grand Old Opry in Nashville (done)
  • Visit the Alamo and the San Antonio Riverwalk in Texas (done)
  • Visit the museums, White House, Congress, Supreme Court and memorials in Washington D.C. (done)
  • Visited the Grand Tetons in Wyoming (done)
  • Tour a windmill (done)
  • Go camping (many, many times)
  • Hiked the Grand Canyon (done)
  • Build a house for Habitat for Humanity (done)
  • Make a Kiva loan (done)
  • Mentor a child (done for many years)
  • Climb the Chimney tops in the Smoky Mountains (done)
  • Visited Mesa Verde (done)
  • Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston (done)
  • Cross the Mackinac Bridge and explore Northern Michigan (done)
  • See Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park (done)
  • Go to a rodeo in Wyoming (done)
  • Eat Kansas City BBQ in Kansas City (done)
  • Saw a graduation at the United States Navy Academy (done)
  • Art Institute and all the other museums in Chicago, Sears tower (done)
  • Brandywine Valley (done)
  • Charleston, South Carolina (done)
  • Colonial Williamsburg (done)
  • Devil’s Tower (done)
  • Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains (done)
  • St. Louis Gateway arch (done)
  • Kennedy Space Center (done)
  • Lancaster Amish Country (done)
  • Monticello (done)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (done)
  • San Diego Zoo (done)

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