The List

  1. Hold Bakasana for an extended period of time
  2. Kick into Handstand on my own
  3. Go to Yellowstone and see Old Faithful
  4. Eat at the crazy french fry place in Boise
  5. Learn how to cross country & downhill ski
  6. Go on an over night camping trip
  7. Poop in the woods and not be all girly about it
  8. Go to a hot springs
  9. Hike a lot-Wind Cave, Devil's Staircase, Sheep's Trail, Aspen Trail, Table Mountain, Alaska Basin, Jenny Lake, The Grand
  10. Teach a regular yoga class
  11. Finish my RYT-200
  12. Follow a mainly yogi/vegan diet
  13. Learn basic Ayurveda (learn how to spell Ayurveda)
  14. Lose 50 30 15 8 pounds
  15. Learn how to knit
  16. Ride the tea cups at Disney
  17. Swim with the manatees
  18. Watch a space shuttle launch (Can you even do this anymore?)
  19. Go to the library book sale
  20. Own a vintage Vespa
  21. Take a ballet class
  22. Go to a R. Wood ceramic sale
  23. Visit the Uncle Remus Museum
  24. Drive cross country and see silly things
  25. Ride in a hot air balloon
  26. See the butterfly migration
  27. Drive the BRP/PCH in a convertible wearing big sunglasses and a scarf
  28. Wear a big hat and pearls at the Kentucky Derby
  29. Become a yoga teacher
  30. Visit Pablo Neruda’s house
  31. Learn how to play Imagine on the piano
  32. Own my own business
  33. Run a marathon/hike Kilimanjaro (something physically challenging that I think I can't do)
  34. Visit all 50 states
  35. Grow vegetables + herbs
  36. Put together a book of mom stuff
  37. Have a wall of old family photos
  38. Canter a horse on the beach
  39. Have a hammock in my back yard
  40. Take a swing dance class
  41. Release sky lanterns at my wedding
  42. Ride a donkey in the Grand Canyon
  43. Learn how to can & make jam
  44. Get into grad school
  45. Learn to be bien dans ma peau
  46. Change someone’s life and have them thank me
  47. Have a house in the country off grid
  48. Be a mother (to a daughter)
  49. Grow old and have long hair
  50. Build a circle of dependable, creative, supportive friends
  51. Ride a bike without holding the handlebars
  52. Stay at the Plaza and have breakfast at Tiffany’s
  53. Start and this time FINISH The Artist’s Way
  54. Have a fat savings account of at least six months living expenses
  55. Pay everything off
  56. Learn basic sign language
  57. Join the Contemporaries
  58. Learn how to juggle
  59. Surprise visit Linds
  60. Join a book club
  61. Finish all the house projects (not my house, not my problem anymore!)
  62. Buy a pair of Manolos
  63. Go to South of the Border
  64. Be a keynote speaker
  65. Bartend/wait tables
  66. Go on a yoga retreat
  67. Have dinner at the French Laundry
  68. Learn how to shoot
  69. Go white water rafting
  70. Go to an art workshop
  71. Buy fun rain boots
  72. Start a supper club
  73. Get glasses I love
  74. Host a holiday at my house
  75. Throw out everything that I don't adore
  76. Carve my husband’s and my initials in a tree
  77. Picnic at a winery and do a tasting
  78. Do a cart wheel
  79. Own a Sabrina Ward Harrison
  80. Have a beautiful yard full of flowers
  81. Visit all seven continents
  82. Read all the MLA’s top 100
  83. Watch all the AFI’s top 100
  84. Fill out a grandmother’s tale with granny & nana
  85. Be a leader in my field
  86. Go on a safari in Africa
  87. Gamble in Vegas
  88. Go to Fashion Week
  89. Make a time capsule with my husband & open it on our 50th wedding anniversary
  90. Be on This American Life
  91. Graduate with honors
  92. Make (gluten free) biscuits, pancakes, and pie crusts by heart
  93. Kick my sugar habit
  94. Send birthday cards via snail mail for a year
  95. Do 500 grand loving gestures (1-balloons and flowers for Jenny, 2-tea towel for B, 3-package for Max)
  96. Build a wardrobe I love complete with lingerie
  97. Get my tattoo finished
  98. Hang a map put pins in all the places I’ve been
  99. Buy a piece of art every year (skateboard, mati rose)
  100. Find God
  101. Relearn French
  102. Learn Spanish
  103. Go back to Paris with my husband
  104. Back up all my files, clean my computer, update my software, get a freaking battery!
  105. Own a horse and some donkeys
  106. Create my own traditions
  107. Get measured for a bra
  108. Have my palm read
  109. Go to Ireland with dad
  110. Go on a cruise
  111. Throw a killer party when I finish this list
  112. Tip my toes in the Pacific
  113. Drink a bottle of Veuve Clicquot
  114. See a sunrise with a lover
  115. Quit my job
  116. Buy stock in a company I believe in
  117. Get over my fear of snakes
  118. See the real Compartment C Car 293
  119. Be featured in an article
  120. Buy a designer dress
  121. Take a partnered yoga class with my fiancé
  122. Be a Project Air volunteer
  123. Buy a Dyson
  124. Learn how to scull
  125. Have a balloon room bd party like in Patch Adams
  126. See the Pyramids
  127. Vacation in Hawaii
  128. See the Aurora Borealis
  129. Own a vacation house
  130. Learn how to kayak, buy one, and do it regularly
  131. Yell into the Grand Canyon
  132. Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
  133. Eat lobster in Maine
  134. Have a floor to ceiling library in my house with a rolling ladder
  135. Write a book
  136. Write thank you notes to my teachers (Stacey, Kelley, Sarah, Cate, Bridget, Bahiyyih, Dara, Jenny, Linds, Carroll, Dr. Sturm...) 
  137. Learn how to hula hoop
  138. Find the perfect shade of red lipstick
  139. Take a belly dancing class
  140. Model for Dr. Sketchy’s
  141. Go to SXSW
  142. Be in the audience for Austin City Limits
  143. Buy a pair of hot pink cowboy boots
  144. Go to the Alameda Flea Market
  145. Find a signature scent
  146. Run the Bay to Breakers
  147. Go to Cirque du Soleil
  148. Run a 5k-Bridge Run, Zombie Chase
  149. Learn how to skip a rock
  150. Train with Bessel van der Kolk
  151. Drive down Lombard Street in San Francisco
  152. Buy a Bando
  153. Fly 1st class
  154. Join the Peace Corps
  155. Open a bottle of champagne with a knife
  156. Get married to an amazing man
  157. Meet Maggie Mason
  158. Do a pull up
  159. Pick fresh berries and make a pie
  160. Rock a bikini
  161. Sing in a band
  162. Take an aerial class
  163. Study at Penland
  164. Own a Story Person sculpture
  165. Go diving
  166. Own a piece of Tiffany's jewelry preferably an engagement ring
  167. Learn basic herbal medicine
  168. Buy all the weird kitchen things I've always wanted-hot pink Kitchenaid mixer, Vitamix, Excalibur Dehydrator, Test tube spice rack from Dean & Deluca  
  169. Be published on elephant journal