Life List


I have a bad habit of having a lot of dreams, but never writing them down. Sometimes this makes me feel like I have less goals than I really do. So, I decided to make an effort to write them down, as well as some things I’ve already accomplished. Looks like I’ve got a lot of really cool things to look forward to!

  • Live in England. July 2013 – present.
  • Explore a major city in the following countries. (France Paris, December 2013, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands Amsterdam, June 2013, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Belgium, Morocco, Marrakech, December 2015 Finland, Croatia, Iceland, Italy Rome, December 2014, Greece, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand)
  • Stay in the States for longer than a day. January 2013
  • Dance on stage at a concert by one of my favourite bands.
  • Meet JK Rowling.
  • Learn another language (perhaps Italian or Spanish).
  • Record a song and release it on iTunes.
  • See a show on Broadway.
  • Be interviewed on national television.
  • Take an art class.
  • Go to the Olympics (as a spectator, not an athlete! Hahahaha).
  • Meet Anderson Cooper.
  • Be on Saturday Night Live.
  • Compete in a swing dance competition.
  • Sail on a ship from Southampton, UK to New York.
  • Go in a hot air balloon.
  • Go to San Francisco Pride.
  • Visit historical landmarks related to World War Two.
  • Explore 50 museums. (Glenbow Museum, Calgary. CBC Museum, Toronto. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau. Musée de la civilisation, Quebec. V&A Museum, London. British Museum, London. Tate Modern, London. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. Mob Museum, Las Vegas. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. Sexmuseum, Amsterdam. Groninger Museum, Groningen. Roman Baths Museum, Bath. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton. National Gallery, London. London Transport Museum, London. Musée du Louvre, Paris. Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford. Oxford University Museum/Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. Natural History Museum, London. Science Museum, London. Musei Capitolini, Rome. Musei Vaticani, Vatican City. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome. National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow. Berber Museum, Marrakech. 29/50)
  • Explore 50 castles. (Muiderslot, Cardiff Castle, Warwick Castle, Lewes Castle, St Michael’s Mount. 5/50)
  • Explore 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (Dinosaur Provincial Park, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks, Historic District of Old Québec, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park, Rideau Canal, Schokland and Surroundings, Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht, Stonehenge, City of Bath, Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church. Tower of London. Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura. Edinburgh Old and New Towns. Medina of Marrakech. 15/50)
  • See van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” in person at MoMA in NYC.
  • Treat my family to a vacation.
  • Celebrate Canada Day in Trafalgar Square. July 1, 2013
  • Party at Glastonbury.
  • Learn to knit. November 11, 2012
  • Read 100 books in one year.
  • Volunteer at a hospital.
  • Get a triple helix ear piercing.
  • Write a book.
  • Be on some sort of list like “Top 30 under 30.”
  • Walk the red carpet at a big movie premiere or awards show.
  • Have over 1000 followers on Twitter. January 2016
  • Spend Christmas in New York.
  • Throw a big party.
  • Write a journal every day for a year.
  • Teach English in a non-English-speaking country.
  • Learn to play tennis.
  • Speak at a conference.
  • Own my own place.
  • Be in a financial situation where I have a minimum of $10K in savings at all times.
  • Learn to play the xylophone.
  • Rent a cabin in Muskoka.
  • Sleep under the stars.
  • Buy coffee for a stranger.
  • Fly first class.
  • Meet Britney Spears.
  • Spend another summer in La Pocatiere, QC.
  • Reunite with Katimavik group.
  • Go to culinary school.
  • Have breakfast at Tiffanys in NYC.
  • Dye my hair purple. Late 2015
  • Visit an Amish farm.
  • Set foot in 5 different countries in one year. 2013 Canada, United States, United Kingdom (England & Wales), Netherlands, France.
  • Set foot in 5 different countries in one year, not including Canada and the United Kingdom.
  • Pay for a girl in a developing country to attend school from her first year to graduation.
  • Learn to play “Where Is My Mind” on the piano.
  • Learn to walk/run/dance in obnoxiously high heeled shoes.
  • Meet Tom Hanks.
  • Write an article for Rolling Stone.
  • Fill my passport.
  • Write, photograph and design my own recipe book.
  • Crowd surf.
  • Take the train across Canada.
  • Learn to paint.
  • Work in an independent coffee/book shop.
  • Do a backflip.
  • Live in Vancouver.
  • Record a duet with my brother.
  • See my best friends get married (er, not to each other, unless they’re all into polygamy, I guess).
  • Go drinking with Amy.
  • Party with Craig and Neale.

Stuff I’ve Done That Deserves Honourable Mention

  • Travelled to England on my own. February 2012.
  • Lived in 4/13 Canadian provinces/territories. August 2007.
  • Recorded a song with Simple Plan as my mentors. August 2012.
  • Took a fun, expenses paid trip with friends (SASKATOON!). August 2012.
  • Learned to speak French. September 2001.
  • Made a speech for a large group of people. Many times.
  • Graduated from post secondary. May 2011.
  • Ran a blog for 5 years. May 2011.
  • Lived with 12 people in one house. November 2006 – August 2007.
  • Been interviewed for the news/on the radio. On multiple occasions.
  • Got a Tiffany key necklace. May 2011.
  • Visited the Library of Parliament. March 2007.
  • Met the governor general (and had some of the best food ever, at her house!) March 2007.
  • Re-read all the Harry Potter books in a row. Summer 2012.
  • Had my work featured on Smashing Magazine. Several times since October 2008.
  • Got a tattoo. December 2006.
  • Perfected the best mac and cheese recipe. May 2011.
  • Took the train to Platform 9 3/4 (well, the platform that played it in the films). February 2012.
  • Stood on a West End stage. September 14, 2013.
  • Stayed overnight at Stonehenge for Summer Solstice. Touch Stonehenge. June 20/21 2014.