Saturday, January 11, 2014

My Life List of Fun

One day last year I sat down and started writing a list of all the fun things that I would like to do in my life. I don't like the word "Bucket List;" it just sounds final in a way. I guess, to me, it has a negative connotation when for others, it doesn't. I decided to call my list "My Life List of Fun." These are things that I would love to do some time in my life. Not all of them are big things, per se, just things that I think would be fun to try or experience.

This list is meant to be different than my Happy List I created back in October. That list was meant to be some goals that I wanted to accomplish in a matter of months, not over the course of my lifetime. I wanted to work on those things to maintain my goal of staying happy. I also wanted to stay true to my goal of doing the what I love and not losing myself again. This list is meant to be a more "lofty," long-term ideal for which I want to strive.

Here's what I've got so far...

1. Take a photography class and read about photography and practice.

2. Make an awesome lip-synced music video with my family.

3. Take a restaurant tour of Ohio with Bjorn--visiting all the places we'd like to try.

4. Go the the Ellen Degeneres Show.

5. Host a themed dinner party.

6. Volunteer consistently at a soup kitchen or somewhere help is needed.

7. Adopt kids who need forever homes.

8. Write a book.

9. Have a garden.

10. Host a tea party.

11. Dance in a flash mob.

12. Read 100 books in a year.

13. Go skydiving??

14. Place a $50 bet in Vegas.

15. Go to a Bengals game.

16. Go to New York City at Christmas Time.

17. Take a pottery class.

18. Take a painting class.

19. Attend an anxiety or OCD conference.

20. Go to the coast in Portland, Maine and eat lobster.

21. Work on Dad's genealogy research and website. 

22. Go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

23. Go to the Museum of Natural History in New York.

24. Go to Queens, NY (where Bjorn is from).

25. Take Bjorn to Germany.

26. Take Bjorn to see the house I grew up in. 

27. Learn to sew, knit, or crochet.

28. See Sara Bareilles in concert.

29. Take Japanese classes.

30. Have Bjorn teach me to play the ukulele.

31. Read a book once a year together with Bjorn.

32. Have a date night looking out at the stars through our car's sunroof. 

33. Write a song with Bjorn.

34. Create my own unique cupcake flavor combination.

35. Learn to swing on a trapeze. 

36. Go zip-lining.

The one thing about me is that I love to learn new things. I think a lot of my list has to do with trying new things, but I love that! 

I think doing these things would make me so happy! It makes me happy just thinking about them! So excited to started working on them and seeing what happens and where my adventures take me!

What would you have on your "Life List of Fun"?

Love and happiness <3 Holly


  1. I'm doing a 3 part bucket list on my blog

    1. Katie, I looked at your lists! I love how you have broken them up into themes! I especially love the travel section! I love to travel to new places. You have some great ones on your list! I love Europe! My sister would love to go to Italy and I would love to take her to Germany!!

  2. Love your list of fun! I really need to sit down and do the same thing :) If you need a buddy for a art, painting, or pottery class let me know! I always think - that'd be so fun and never wind up going or doing anything! A buddy is always helpful in those situations... ;)

    Good luck with your list!
    My Shoe String Life

    1. Hey, Amanda! It was so much fun thinking up things to put on my list! We should for sure go to a class together! If you see one too, let me know! I'd love to go to one, and I'll keep a look out! Thanks :)

  3. I love this Holly! This is a perfect combination of fun, creative and adventurous. Good luck completing it! And thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. You are so thoughtful.

  4. Thanks, Allison! I appreciate it! I have been thinking about you. :)


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