Monday, October 09, 2006

Our Big List of Things

Here's what we'll be up to for the next five years. We're in the process of putting together a budget and timeline for each. My current question: how can we do these things in such a way that they make a difference for others? Of course there is the difference it always makes when someone fulfills on dreams and looks at the world seeing what is possible. But beyond that. For instance, is there a way to use some of the hikes to raise money or awareness for global health or environmental problems? How can our physical fitness be something that impacts people? I think we've got to move from the realm of "us" to the realm of the world...

  1. Own a house
  2. See Machu Pichu in Peru
  3. Visit Australia
  4. Teach someone something
  5. Be conversational in Spanish
  6. Be conversational in French
  7. See the Redwoods in California
  8. Visit Hawaii
  9. Have six-pack abs


  1. Have kids
  2. Visit New Zealand
  3. See the Grand Canyon
  4. Explore Alaska
  5. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro


  1. Visit the Ben & Jerry's Factory in Vermont (just did that this weekend!)
  2. Hike Mt. Katahdin in Maine
  3. Hike Mt. Washington in New Hampshire
  4. Trek to the base of Everest
  5. Complete one year of consistent meditation practice - one hour in the morning/one hour in the evening each day
  6. Complete a cross-country road trip
  7. Have four-pack abs
  8. Have well-defined arms
  9. Collaborate with Sam on some creative endeavor
  10. Go on a walking tour of France with Karen and/or Laurie
  11. Hike in Montana
  12. Learn to downhill ski
  13. Master breathing on both sides/my freestyle stroke
  14. Play a sport as part of a team
  15. Visit Taos, New Mexico
  16. Complete a sprint triathlon
  17. Own a real couch
  18. Go on a weeklong sea kayaking trip
  19. Host a fifth wedding anniversary weekend at OMNI Camp
  20. Visit Paris with Bob
  21. Publish some piece of my writing
  22. Get accepted into Breadloaf's Master's in English program