Life List

What’s on your Life List? 

Over the last several years, I’ve randomly posted goals, resolutions and dreams right here on my blog. Some of the following items may have entire posts dedicated to them. Some of these items may never get crossed off — for example — I highly doubt I’ll be able to afford to cross off every destination I’d like to travel to unless I win the lottery. But I can dream, yes? 

This week, thanks to the brilliant idea from Alissa at Clever Compass, I’m linking up with several fabulous bloggers (check them out in the linky at the end of this post!) to share our Life Lists. Together, we are each answering the question What do you want accomplish in your lifetime? Maybe we can help each other cross a thing or two off our lists. 

Later this week, I hope to share a few things I’ve already crossed off my Life List over the years. 

A year from now, I hope to revisit this list and feel good about crossing off at least a few items. It is a LIFE list, after all, no pressure to get everything done in one year. Geesh. Can you even imagine?! 

For now, here is what I decided to attempt to accomplish from age 35 onward… 

  • Home-brew beer
  • Take my daughters to Arizona & explore for 10 days.
  • Watch the sun rise & set in the same day, potentially in the Leelanau Peninsula rustic campground.
  • Take my daughters to Mackinac Island.
  • Take my daughters camping in da UP, eh?
  • Take my daughters skiing. 
  • Chair or co-chair a school fundraiser.
  • Host a beer/food pairing party.
  • Host a brewery tour around Grand Rapids in a limo or party bus.
  • Speak at a conference.
  • Take my family on a train-ride across the country.
  • Play at least 2 gigs/year for 5 years straight (1 year down, 4 to go!) 
  • Play a gig at a brewery.
  • Learn to play the cello.
  • Learn to play a song on the guitar.
  • Learn to sew a dress/purse/skirt.
  • Learn to knit or crochet.
  • Learn to speak a foreign language fluently.
  • Learn to use my Granni’s potter’s wheel & kiln
    • Make a set of beer steins.
  • Learn to sail.
    • Sail Lake Michigan, Superior & Huron in one summer.
  • Swim in Lake Michigan, Superior & Huron in one summer.
  • Vlog a how-to French braid video.
  • Write a book… that gets published.
  • Write a song… that doesn’t suck.
  • Submit an ArtPrize Entry.
  • Perform on Broadway.
  • Attend a Broadway musical on Broadway.
  • Attend a Letterman taping.
  • See Saturday Night Live… LIVE in Studio 8H.
  • Appear on the Ellen show… somehow.
  • Build a chicken coop & raise chickens
  • Ride in a Hot Air Balloon.
  • Skydive.
  • Make my own sushi.
  • Shuck oysters.
  • Create a useful iPhone app.
  • Rent a big house with friends in the middle of nowhere… without the kids. 
  • Take a vacation with another family.
  • Plant an herb & vegetable garden… that actually grows enough to harvest & enjoy!
  • Talk about beer on TV.
  • Open up a brewery with kick-ass food to go with our mind-blowingly good beer.

See the following bands live, in concert:

  • Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • The Black Keys
  • Adele
  • Them Crooked Vultures
  • Joss Stone
  • Madonna
  • Paul McCartney
  • Get front row seats/backstage passes for the following bands I have already seen:
    • Queens of the Stone Age
    • Radiohead
    • Tenacious D


  • Asheville
  • Vancouver
  • Prince Edward Island
  • San Francisco
  • New Orleans
  • Seattle
  • Portland
  • Baltimore
  • Boston/New England area
  • Savannah
  • Washington DC
  • NYC
  • Yellowstone
  • Lake Tahoe
  • Napa County
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • St Lucia
  • Turks & Caicos
  • Bora Bora
  • Tuscany
  • Paris
  • London
  • Dublin
  • Tokyo
  • Australia

If you are a company or blogger and think you can help me check something off my list, please email me at MommaNeedsABeer {at} gmail {dot} com.

Make sure to check out the other awesome bloggers’ Life Lists below! 

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