Life List

77 goals; 42 completed

Category #1: Love and Relationships

1. Fall in love. 

2. Build a strong, close group of friends (my “family”)

 

Category #2: Creative

Modeling

3. Have an amazing portfolio. (100+ high quality art nude images)

4. Have my own website.

5. Travel around the US as a freelance model.

6. Be published

7. Be a book cover model AND write a book

Work with the following “dream” photographers

             8. Art Silva

             9. Matt Blaise (wet plate)

             10. Alien Life

             11. Visioluxus (her images inspired me to try art nude photography)

             12.  Gary M. (first nude shoot)

 

Music

13. Try different types of music.  Possibilities to explore:

           * Play or record as a folk artist

            *Compass Rose Records  (netlabel with bandmate Bob Marshall)

            *Finish Fever Pitch album

            *Write my own solo album

            *Write and record “City Dreams” (piano album) PROGRESS

Musical Proficiencies:

14. Piano

15. Singing

 

Writing

Try different types of writing:

            16. Fantasy and sci fi novels PROGRESS

            17. Blog

            18. Short stories (goal: 50) PROGRESS

            19. Webcomic based on college years or other autobiographical work

20. Want to read my own writing/visit the characters

21. Develop my own working philosophical system, and write it down for others. 

22. Write my own epitaph

23. Fill a shelf with books that I’ve written (idea from: http://scottberkun.com/2014/the-goal-of-my-life-revealed-tattoo-included/)

24. Write a million words of fiction.  PROGRESS

25. Be a NY Times best selling author, or win the Hugo or Nebula

 

Category #3: Travel

26. See all 50 states (29/50) PROGRESS

CaliforniaOregonWashingtonNevadaArizonaNew MexicoUtahColoradoTexas, Oklahoma, Arkansas,  IdahoWyoming, Montana, North Dakota,  South Dakota, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin,  IndianaOhioKentuckyTennesseeIllinoisIowaNebraska,  Kansas,   LouisianaAlabamaMississippiMissouri, West Virginia, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina,  VirginiaMaryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Rhode Island,  MassachusettsNew Hampshire, Vermont,  Maine, Alaska, Hawaii

27. Road trip with best friend around the U.S.

28.  Road trip for as long as I want (no set return date)

29. Cheese shop Frisbee picture

            *There is a tiny deli in La Jolla, California called The Cheese Shop that makes the best sandwiches known to mankind.  They also sell Frisbees printed with their own logo. It’s become a tradition that, if a customer takes a photograph with their Frisbee in a suitably awesome location, the shop will post their picture on the wall.  There are pictures from all over the world, from famous locations to remote wilderness.  One smartass pilot from the local military base even took up a Frisbee and snapped a picture while flying his fighter jet.  So now I have to find a cooler background than that, travel to it, and take a picture. 

30. Resort at Sycamore mineral hot springs with my significant other for a long weekend

31.  Visit Prague.

32.  Backpack around Japan

33.  Go whiskey tasting in Scotland (Islay), and bourbon tasting in Kentucky   PROGRESS

34.  Visit Egypt and experience the nightlife in Cairo

 

Category #4: Other

35. Play with a tesla coil

36.  Kiss underwater

37. See the Northern Lights

38. See it snow

39. Own a pre-’55 (advance design) Chevy or Ford truck that I maintain myself and take it on a road trip

40. Earn $2,000/mo in reliable passive income PROGRESS

41.  Own a house with an amazing bathtub.  42.  And a window seat or wingback chair.  43.  And wood floors.

 

Art to Experience

44. See all of Shakespeare’s tragedies performed live. 

             Romeo and Juliet

             Julius Caesar

             King Lear

             Hamlet

             Macbeth

             Othello

             Antony and Cleopatra

             Coriolanus

             Troilus and Cressida

             The Life of Timon of Athens

             Titus Andronicus

Other amazing plays to see live:

             45.The Tempest

             46.The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Dr. Faustus; Marlowe

Amazing concerts to see live:

          47.   Ani di Franco

          * Silly Wizard (broke up before I was born, and then one of the most important members died, so this can’t actually happen.)

          48.  Green Day

          49.  A Perfect Circle

50. Hear a Stradivarius live (Joshua Bell in concert!)

51. See a Monet in person

52. Read the NPR Top 100 Sci Fi and Fantasy Books (81/100) PROGRESS

53.Conduct a chronological review of aesthetics and ethics (answers to the question “how to live the good life”), particularly in the realm of philosophy.  

 

Skills to Learn

     54. Rifle and Pistol

     55. Martial Arts; preferably Krav Maga

     56. Survivalism (ex: Sean Kennedy)

     57. Dance en pointe PROGRESS

     58. Blues Dancing   

     59. Basic First Aid

 

Physical Improvements

60. Have nice hair.   PROGRESS

             61. and breasts.  I think at 23 as pro nude model, these are as nice as they’re gonna get and I’ve come to terms with that.    

62. Get sterilized

63. Get a meaningful tattoo

64. Upside down twist sit-ups (because they look cool)

 

Horses           

65. Own a horse

66. Start a Thoroughbred rescue, volunteer as a trainer at one, or help one significantly monetarily PROGRESS

 

Adventures

67. Swim in the Hearst Castle Pool

68. “—then on the shore/Of the wide world I stand alone, and think/Till Love and Fame to nothingness do sink.” –Keats, When I Have Fears that I May Cease to Be

Hike out to a beautiful shoreline (preferably cliffs) and read Keats.

69. Attend a masquerade

70. Blow bubbles in sub zero temperatures—they freeze immediately, and you can catch them on your mittens without breaking them! (from http://mightygirl.com/2008/03/03/100-things-to-do-before-i-go/)

71. 6' sub sandwich sword fight

72. Get a lap dance from a hot stripper

73. Backpacking

     *This one's vague because I'm a beginner at backpacking.  It will expand into more concrete goals as I continue to backpack.

Throw an amazing party:

            74.  21st  birthday

            75.   The Great Katsby for 25th birthday aka "Party Noir"

            76. The equivalent of the House bachelor party for 28th birthday

77. Fly*

          *By this I don't mean fly in an airplane; I mean have the feeling of flight under my "own power."  I don't care if it's from hang-gliding, lucid dreaming, ballon in a ballet leap, or if we invent bird suits like in Blue Mars.