Mighty Life List
Dec 10 2009

Your Mighty Life List Ideas

If you’re working on a Mighty Life List, please send it my way: maggie at mightygirl dot com. If you haven’t started your list yet, here’s another set to inspire you (more over here). Cribbing encouraged:


Melissa of Suburban Bliss is going to:
“Buy fresh flowers for the house once a week for a year.”

Bea of Bea is going to:
“Take singing lessons.”

Danielle  of Knotty Yarn is going to:
“Restore contact with three people I’ve lost along the way.”

Eleanor Black of Pundit is going to:
“Hug an orangutan.”

Jackie of A Patchwork Life is going to:
“Take trapeze lessons.”


Raych of The Part of My Life that is Not on The Intrawebs is going to:
“Ring a church bell (the kind in a tower, with a rope).”

R. Glaves of Underoo is going to:
“Get rid of everything I own that won’t fit in a backpack.”

Jena and Jessi of Bouched is going to:
“Sneeze on a sneeze guard.”

The Littlest Bird is going to:
“Take the Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu.”

take luck is going to:
“Restore an old movie theatre.”


La Florecita is going to:
“Own a saltwater tank.”

The Takemoto Family is going to:
“Learn to throw pottery.”

Ms. Quarter of A Quarter Century in the Cream City is going to:
“Cook gulyas over an open fire.”

McGriddle Pants of Serenity Now!! Insanity Later is going to:
“Become proficient in the use of a plane, motorcycle, tractor, surfboard, rifle, pistol, canoe, football, basketball, bow and arrow, a guitar, lariat and boomerang.”

Charmed of Ramblings of an Idle Mind is going to:
“Go spelunking.”


Alliecat In A Beautiful Pea Green Boat is going to:
“Take my children to experience snow. Preferably a White Christmas somewhere very, very north of here.”

J. Murray – Szarvas of Murray-Szarvas.com is going to:
“Travel across Canada on my motorcycle.”

Cahilla is going to:
“Ride the trains in Darjeeling.”

KT of Review Notes is going to:
“Spend a day at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.”

Gail of Impolite Conversation is going to:
“Become involved with a gnostic community.”

Allison of Perknitious is going to:
“Wear red shoes in the summer.”

Pumpkin Soup is going to :
“Eat caviar.”

Dakotagrrl is going to:
Finish a New York Times crossword puzzle.”

Sandra Vahtel of The Sour and the Sweet is going to:
“Travel to over 50% of the globe.”

Stacy of Sassafras Mama is going to:
“Have a front porch so incredible it could be on the cover of Country Living magazine.”

21 Responses to “Your Mighty Life List Ideas”

  • Ariel Says:

    I’m shy, but I’ll share it with you since you started it and you are so terribly nice:)
    I haven’t got the full 100 yet:)

  • Laura Says:

    This is amazing, because I was *just* thinking about this. I spent half the morning looking at the archives and being inspired.

    I want to drink chaud vin in a Paris cafe at Christmastime… (!)

  • Kelly Says:

    Slowly working on this list – but one of the big things for me is to participate in a Murder Mystery weekend at a B&B or Plantation in LA.

  • Nichole Says:

    I haven’t added anything to my list, but I did make some cream soda. And it was phenomenal.

  • Jena Says:

    Swoon. I just love you, Maggie.

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  • Vee Says:

    I don’t have a whole “life list,” but there is one thing I’d like to do. I’d like to read “Les Miserables” in the original French. This means I need to learn French.

    And just like that, I have to items on my list!

  • Jen Says:

    I actually started my list because of you Maggie!
    Here is my list

    and here is the post I wrote the day I decided to put my list down in writing

  • Kristina Says:

    KT is going to spend a lifetime at the Hermitage. That place is bonkers huge, and so so exhausting. Heaven.

  • Elli Says:

    Here is the beginning of my list. Numbers 26-50 are written in my journal still, not having made it to the internets just yet. But, going back to the beginnings of my list just now, I realize how many of these things I’ve done just in the year since I posted it. Specifically:

    2. Visit British Columbia
    22. Learn how to knit a hat
    23. Make pottery again
    24. Take kids camping
    25. Have a job I love

    I think the universe was listening. :)

  • Molly Chase Says:

    I’ve spent the day at the Hermitage, a la KT of Review Notes. KT, you’ll always feel cheated unless you make it at least two days.

  • Laura Says:

    I can’t link to a list. :( Blog has been private for a long time. The trouble with being in the medical profession. So I’ll add on to my previous one (chaud vin).

    51. Go back to Nicaragua and lay in a hammock on the beach.
    52. Donate to charity on a regular basis.
    53. Stand in the middle of the marketplace in Marrakesh.
    54. Learn to salsa – really well, then stun friends with my moves.
    55. Go on a Central Park date.
    56. Go to an observatory and look through the telescope.
    57. Take an art history class.
    58. Fold 1,000 origami cranes.
    59. Stand in the middle of a crowd and yell, “The stars at night! Are big and bright!” and have bystanders clap their hands and sing, “Deep in the heart of Texas!” a la Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure. This might take several tries though. Best if not actually in Texas.
    60. Have a confetti party.

  • sheryl Says:

    It’s nothing special, but it’s mine =)

  • Katya (KT) Says:

    You found my list! I’ve actually already been to the Hermitage but sadly only had a couple of hours to spend there. I’d love to go back and properly explore it. Thanks for sharing mine!

  • Vanessa Says:

    My list is still in progress, and I haven’t posted it yet, but a few of the items that have not yet been crossed off are:

    8. Ride a gondola in the canals of Venice (the city, not the casino)

    43. Restore my great-grandfathers 1959 Chevy Biscayne

    49. Learn how to de-clutter

    55. Stand on the equator

    61. Watch the sunset over Victoria Harbor

  • Kat Says:

    I have started mine. It is nowhere near finished yet, but when it is, I’ll let you know. I’ve posted my first 23 items. My favorites thus far are as follows:

    3. play an unconventional instrument proficiently
    13. go to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
    20. start a monthly board game playing night/party
    22. own at least as many cashmere sweaters as there are days of the week


  • Marissa Says:

    I know I’m a butt for saying this but every time I see or read about red shoes I remember Carson Kressley from Queer eye saying, “Red shoes are for whores and little children,” according to his mother anyway…

  • widdershins Says:

    Hi Maggie!

    Your list inspired me to make my own bucket list a few months ago. I included a few things I’d already done because it didn’t feel right to leave them off. And then I thought that some day my kids would probably like to know about some of the crazy things their mama did in her day, so then I started a blog about my progress through my bucket list. I’m shy about sharing these things on the internets, so I won’t link to it here (though if you ask me nicely I’ll share it with you!), but here are some of my favorites:

    6. Become a mother
    12. Buy an original piece of art
    17. Create a childhood book for each of the kids
    18. Create my own cocktail
    23. Experience weightlessness
    27. Float in the Dead Sea
    39. Host a scavenger hunt
    40. Learn archery
    44. Learn to fly a plane
    57. Pick a favorite charity and donate more every quarter
    62. See Ayers Rock at sunrise
    91. Visit Petra

    Thx for inspiring me to do this – it has already impacted my life in a very positive way, as am now making concrete plans to do all these things. Since I made the list in July I’ve crossed 2 things off and 6 are in progress. So fun!

  • Maggeh Says:

    Marissa, me too! And I wore red shoes on my wedding day. Take that, Carson.

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  • la_florecita Says:

    So I hadn’t checked your blog in a while and ta da . . . there’s my life list! Thanks for checking it out! :)