The Life List


  1. Fall unconditionally in love; be the one to say “I LOVE YOU” first
  2. Skinny dip at midnight in the south of France
  3. Skydive (July 23, 2016, Oceanside, CA)
  4. Complete a 5K (Revlon 5K Walk/Run, The Color Run, SBSD Mud Run)
  5. Complete a marathon
  6. Bike the Pacific Coast Highway
  7. Ride the top 10 tallest roller coasters in the world
  8. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
  9. Go white water rafting on the Colorado river
  10. Swim in the Victoria Falls Devil’s Pool
  11. Experience weightlessness
  12. Attend the Summer and Winter Olympic games, Super Bowl, World Cup, Indy 500, Wimbledon, and a TED Talk conference
  13. Be a live spectator at each type of major professional sporting event (so far: NASCAR, MLB, NBA)
  14. Go on a road trip from Los Angeles to New York City (or vice versa)
  15. Ride the Trans-Siberian Express
  16. Drive through the Pan-American Highway
  17. Throw a dart on a map and go to wherever it lands
  18. Dance with African warriors
  19. Ride a mechanical bull (August 2016, Austin, Texas)
  20. Own an 80lbs wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano
  21. Get inked (May 4, 2011; August 14, 2011)
  22. Go on a pilgrimage: Road to Santiago
  23. Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef and experience marine life up close
  24. Witness the Aurora Borealis in person
  25. Set foot in all 50 states – 30/50 + DC (so far: CA, NV, AZ, WA, OR, HI, CO, ID, UT, NY, NJ, MA, NC, NS, VA, PA, ME, RI, MD, CT, DE, NH, VT, MT, SD, WI, IL, WY, MN, GA, AK)
  26. Set foot on all 7 continents – 3/7 (so far: Asia, North America, South America)
  27. Set foot on at least 100 countries – 7/100 (so far: Philippines, USA, Canada, Mexico, Japan, S. Korea, China, Peru)
  28. Visit at least 25 national parks in the United States – 8/25 (so far: Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Sequioa, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Yellowstone, Joshua Tree, Death Valley )
  29. Visit major religious sites: The Holy Land, Vatican, Mecca
  30. Bathe and bottlefeed an elephant
  31. See all Seven Wonders of the World
  32. INDIA – visit an ashram, practice yoga and meditate
  33. TOKYO – wake up at 3AM and witness the tuna auction at Tsukiji Fish Market; watch a sumo wrestling match
  34. ITALY – cruise around Rome in a vespa, find the best pizza, gelato, and cannoli; drink wine while watching the sunset; ride a gondola in Venice
  35. Spend New Years’ Eve at Times Square
  36. Watch a concert at Carnegie Hall
  37. See a Broadway play live (The Lion King, Minskoff Theatre, New York – January 13, 2015)
  38. See a ballet live (The Nutcracker, performed by the Los Angeles Ballet at UCLA Royce Hall, December 19, 2015)
  39. Visit all Guggenheim museums
  40. Experience Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (April 17 – 19 2015! Click here to watch our video diary!)
  41. Participate in La Tomatina in Spain
  42. Plant a tree every year on from my 25th birthday
  43. Donate blood (so far: 7 times and counting)
  44. Donate my hair to Locks of Love
  45. Give 25 “just because” gifts (count to date: 7)
  46. Go to a drive-thru/toll booth and pay for the person behind me
  47. Leave a ridiculously big tip for a waiter/waitress
  48. Participate in a protest/rally (March 4, 2010)
  49. Give someone a heartfelt surprise
  50. Earn a college degree. (UCLA, Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies, June 2013)
  51. Earn a degree from the Culinary Institute of America
  52. Take a self-portrait everyday for a year
  53. Experience heartbreak. 
  54. Learn from failure (although this will span over my entire lifetime)
  55. French kiss a French guy at the top of the Eiffel Tower
  56. Kiss in the rain
  57. Dance in the moonlight
  58. Play in the mud (SBSD Mud Run May 2012, Tough Mudder Nov 2013)
  59. Ask someone out on a date
  60. Ride a hot-air balloon
  61. Learn to fly a kite (July 17, 2010)
  62. Watch a rocket launch, live
  63. Witness a meteor shower and a lunar eclipse
  64. Trace my ancestry
  65. Solve the Rubik’s cube in 3 minutes or less
  66. See a palm reader (for recreational purposes, of course)
  67. Send a message in a bottle (Newport Beach, May 7, 2010)
  68. Have a drive-in movie experience
  69. Make a time capsule
  70. Contribute to setting/breaking a world record
  71. Shower in a waterfall
  72. Straddle four states at once at Four Corners Monument
  73. Be an audience member on the Ellen Show! (March 24, 2011)
  74. Take a photo with a celebrity (so far: Josh Duhamel, Matt Kemp, Jonas Brothers, Adrian Grenier)
  75. Stomp grapes, make wine
  76. Have a picnic (June 2009) and go wine tasting in Napa Valley
  77. Dine at The French Laundry and Per Se
  78. Smoke hookah in the middle of the Sahara
  79. Buy myself the 5KG Nutella jar (September 25, 2011, thanks Henson!)
  80. Meet the guys of The Buried Life: Ben, Jonnie, Duncan, Dave (The Grove Los Angeles, CA, March 20, 2012)
  81. Photograph an endangered species
  82. Assist a birth of a large animal
  83. Milk a cow, then drink the milk
  84. Volunteer 100 hours at an animal shelter (so far: 42 hours and counting)
  85. Spend 30 days without meat
  86. Learn Sanskrit, Hebrew, Italian, and Latin (or at least, become conversational in them)
  87. Relearn to play the violin
  88. Parallel park in ONE try
  89. Learn to drive stick shift.
  90. Stargaze at Grand Canyon
  91. Go tree camping on the Pacific Coast in Elk, California
  92. Climb Half Dome at Yosemite
  93. Couchsurf across America
  94. Straddle the equator, with one foot on each hemisphere
  95. Experience the Hindu festival of Holi
  96. Participate in Warrior Dash/Tough Mudder. (November 9, 2013)
  97. Roast marshmallows over lava
  98. Experience zorbing!
  99. Witness The Human Tower of Castellers live
  100. Get published in newspaper, magazine, book etc. (Bloomington High School yearbook. That counts right?)
  101. Go paintballing! (May 15, 2011)
  102. Visit Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia to see the world’s largest salt flat
  103. Ride a zip line
  104. Watch a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheater
  105. Locks of Everlasting Love — go around the world and put one lock on each. (1)
  106. Watch a live performance of Cirque Du Soleil. (Dralion, October 27, 2012)
  107. Attend Stagecoach
  108. Experience Lightning in a Bottle
  109. Survive Burning Man

What do YOU want to do before you die? Feel free to share in the comments!


Anicka Nadine

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