103 Life Goals

For years I have been wanting  to compile a “Life List” and I’ve taken the past few weeks while globetrotting to collect some thoughts, scout the internet, and ask my beloved friends about their own personal goals.  I decided to do 103 goals for two main reasons.  First, I really wanted to make it lengthy enough that it would force me to consider ideas outside of my traditional thinking.  To really think about what matters enough to me to blog about and now be held accountable for.  Second, I also picked 103 because most lists I found online for inspiration were rounding out around 100 and, well, 3 is my favorite number so I added it together.   I have a sneaking suspicion that this list may grow and change as I continue living my life but without further ado, here is my current 103 life goals list. 

  1. 30 random acts of kindness for my 30th 
  2. Adopt a child
  3. Take my family on a vacation
  4. Write a book
  5. Live in a tiny house (or bus)
  6. Speak Spanish fluently with Kal-El’s family
  7. Read the entire Bible
  8. Help others succeed by using Kiva to make dreams realities
  9. Take another yoga teacher training
  10. Live overseas (again)
  11. Read a banned book
  12. Embrace social media free weekends
  13. Stay home for the holidays and invite all the young troops to our house for dinner 
  14. Run a 10k
  15. Become comfortable and confident in the kitchen and create a family recipe book with my favorite recipes
  16. Go on a safari 
  17. Attend a Murder Mystery Dinner
  18. Confidently use essential oils
  19. Make it a habit to pray before each meal and before leaving the house for the day as a family 
  20. Appear on a podcast
  21. Be an extra in a movie
  22. Make a bottle of wine
  23. Hold a handstand
  24. Get my Masters Degree/ complete Seminary 
  25. Pay off all debt, live debt free, and learn to invest wisely
  26. Travel to Europe (again)
  27. Bake a loaf of bread from scratch
  28. Become a penpal
  29. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  30. Get married
  31. Go on a cruise
  32. Snorkel/ scuba dive/ swim in the Great Barrier Reef
  33. Learn to play the piano or guitar
  34. Ride in  a hot air balloon and experience the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
  35. Take singing lessons
  36. Make care packages for the homeless
  37. Runners World Half & Festival
  38. Try a plant based diet for 30 days (Done–2017)
  39. Get involved with the local Big Brother Big Sister program (or something similar)
  40. Watch Anne of Green Gables (Netflix series and classic) (Done–2017)
  41. Help build a school in a developing country with BuildOn
  42. Stay at a bed and breakfast
  43. Drink from a fresh coconut(Done — Hawaii, 2017)
  44. View the Northern (or Southern) Lights
  45. Become an Air Force Chaplain
  46. Go snowshoeing
  47. Visit Grafton, VT — a throwback cheese-making village
  48. Go to a big tent revival with Sarah Liz
  49. Visit all 50 states and collect postcards
  50. Take surfing lessons
  51. Foster a pet for a deployed troop
  52. Complete 108 sun salutations in celebration of the summer solstice
  53. See Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro
  54. Take a photo at Platform 9 3/4
  55. Visit Harrodsburg, KY— a Shaker village of Pleasant Hill
  56. Make gift bags for the flight attendants (lip gloss, lotion, hand sanitizer, granola bars, gourmet tea bag, pack of honey, Starbucks instant coffee pack, emery board, Tylenol, mints..)
  57. Attend a festival with Sammi Sosa
  58. Tour the Great Pyramids
  59. Hike Machu Picchu
  60. Ride a steamboat down the Mississippi
  61. Touch all seven continents
  62. Fly first class
  63. Join a book club
  64. Watch a meteor shower
  65. Visit Stonehenge
  66. Go to Las Vegas (and see a Cirque du Soleil show)
  67. Go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  68. Learn to knit or crochet (Done–2017)
  69. Run a Disney Race (and watch the Cinderella Castle fireworks)
  70. Raft or hike the Grand Canyon
  71. Visit a Monastery for a weekend
  72. Go on a missions trip
  73. Pray in the Holy Land
  74. Experience New York at Christmas
  75. Write something freelance (Done)
  76. Learn how to handle and shoot a gun
  77. Do a PolarBearPlunge
  78. Go to the opera or symphony
  79. Go on a retreat (again)
  80. Spend the night in a haunted place with Kal-El
  81. Fast and pray for 48-hours
  82. Learn to snowboard
  83. Attend a TED event or conference
  84. Participate in the Contentment Challenge designed by Nancy Ray
  85. Join Toastmasters International
  86. $10,000 in emergency fund
  87. Write my will
  88. Plant and maintain a vegetable and flower garden
  89. Revamp my entire wardrobe to be fair trade and minimal
  90. Attend a book signing
  91. Go tandem skydiving
  92. Hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail inspired by this read
  93. Learn a type of self-defense
  94. Become an early riser
  95. Name a star
  96. Jump on the next flight available
  97. Visit/ sleep in a castle
  98. Stand in a cell in Alcatraz
  99. Pay my respects at a concentration camp
  100. Finish a sprint triathlon
  101. Read 52 books in 1 year (Done—2017)
  102. Visit India with Shafali
  103. Experience the Cherry Blossoms in full bloom


Ashley Marie


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