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kerry's goals: all categories (30 out of 172 completed)

These are things that I'd like to accomplish or experience in my life. This list will likely evolve over time, and I reserve the right to change my mind!

The incomplete goals:

  • Attend a board gaming convention outside of North Carolina
  • Attend a film festival
  • Attend a NASCAR race
  • Attend an NC State vs. Kentucky sporting event
  • Attend as many of my kids' sporting events, recitals, concerts, school plays, and other performances as possible
  • Attend Spring Training
  • Attend the Jazz Festival in Montreal
  • Attend the Kentucky Derby and wear a fancy hat
  • Attend the Olympics (winter or summer)
  • Be a part of a studio audience
  • Be able to retire at 50
  • Become a millionaire
  • Celebrate our 10th anniversary in style
  • Celebrate our 25th anniversary in style
  • Celebrate our 50th anniversary in style
  • Chaperone school field trips
  • Check out books from the library regularly with my kids
  • Complete the H&R Block Tax Course
  • Create yearly photobooks for our family
  • Drive across the country
  • Encourage my kids to take lessons to further their interests
  • Ensure that my kids write thank you notes
  • Fund my kids' college education
  • Get a nice swingset for our backyard
  • Get a photo of myself with the Welcome to Las Vegas sign
  • Get paid to do other people's taxes
  • Go on an African safari
  • Go parasailing
  • Go skiing again
  • Go whitewater rafting in the Grand Canyon
  • Have a little book club with my family
  • Have a sandbox
  • Have regular date nights with my kids, individually
  • Help raise over $100,000 for the MS Society (running total: ~$54,327)
  • Host memorable birthday parties for my kids
  • Kiss the Blarney Stone
  • Learn how to drive a stick
  • Make a cross-stitched stocking for each kid
  • Make sure my kids know how to swim and enjoy and respect the water
  • Organize a charity poker tournament
  • Pay off the mortgage by 2027
  • Plant a tree for each kid while they are young
  • Plant some flowers
  • Play competitive bridge from time to time
  • Play games with my kids
  • Play in a casino poker tournament again
  • Play my trombone again
  • Play poker at Caesar's Indiana again
  • Play poker in a European casino
  • Prepare meals for families with new babies or illnesses
  • Read all the Michael L. Printz Award winning books
  • Read all the Newbery Medal Award winning books
  • Read at least one "classic" every year
  • Read Time Magazine's 100 Best English-language Novels (1923-2008)
  • Replace our remaining brass light fixtures
  • Ride a camel
  • Ride a zip line
  • Ride an elephant
  • Ride my bike again
  • Run a 5k
  • See a live performance of A Chorus Line
  • See a live performance of Mary Poppins
  • See a live performance of Rent
  • See a live performance of The Little Mermaid
  • See a live taping of Jeopardy
  • See Alhambra
  • See Bryce Canyon National Park
  • See Cirque du Soleil's Chris Angel Believe in Las Vegas
  • See Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
  • See my kids graduate college
  • See my kids graduate high school
  • See penguins in their natural habitat
  • See the 7 Wonders of the Medieval World
  • See the 7 Wonders of the Modern World
  • See the 7 Wonders of the Natural World
  • See the 7 Wonders of the World (the new list by the 7 Wonders Foundation)
  • See the ball drop on New Year's Eve in New York City
  • See the Macy's Day Parade
  • See the Taj Mahal
  • See Yellowstone National Park
  • Sing karaoke
  • Sleep in a Japanese capsule hotel
  • Stay active in at least one book club
  • Stay at a Ritz Carlton
  • Stay at the Canadian Railway hotels
  • Stay debt free outside of mortgages, car loans, and interest free loans
  • Stay in a Bed & Breakfast
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Take a pottery class
  • Take a self-defense course
  • Take a trip involving a sleeper car on a train
  • Take another CPR class
  • Take at least one family vacation each year
  • Take my kids to concerts
  • Take my kids to sporting events
  • Take my kids to the San Diego Zoo
  • Take our children to Sedona to show them where Mommy and Daddy were married
  • Take scuba diving lessons
  • Take singing lessons
  • Take swing dance lessons
  • Teach my kids about finances
  • Visit all 50 States
  • Visit all Canadian Provinces/Territories
  • Visit all Continents (except Antarctica)
  • Visit an ice hotel
  • Visit Cedar Point
  • Visit Easter Island
  • Visit Egypt
  • Visit England
  • Visit France
  • Visit Greece
  • Visit Italy
  • Visit Japan
  • Visit Kerry County, Ireland and the Ring of Kerry
  • Visit Mount Rushmore
  • Visit New Zealand
  • Visit Russia
  • Visit Scotland
  • Visit the Four Corners
  • Visit the Georgia Aquarium
  • Visit the Guggenheim
  • Visit the Louvre
  • Visit the Outer Banks
  • Visit Tikal
  • Visit Turkey
  • Volunteer as a family
  • Volunteer at a local library
  • Volunteer at an assisted living facility
  • Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity
  • Volunteer for the MS Society (in addition to the MS Walk)
  • Volunteer in a soup kitchen
  • Walk in the MS Walk every year
  • Watch the Angel series
  • Watch the Dead Like Me series
  • Watch the Dexter series
  • Watch the Firefly series
  • Watch the Veronica Mars series
  • Watch the Weeds series
  • Work in a bookstore
  • Write regular letters to my kids and compile them together in a book for them

Things kerry is thinking about doing, maybe:

  • Become proficient in a foreign language
  • Bungee jump
  • Fly first class
  • Go hang gliding
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Sky dive
  • Visit Antarctica

Completed goals (30 total):

  • Attend a home baseball game for the Cincinnati Reds - 2009
  • Attend a Jack Johnson concert - 2010
  • Cancel Netflix or take a break - 2009
  • Create a document with all of our account information and store it in a safe place - 2010
  • Encourage Gabe to get a professional massage - 2009
  • Find a new, gentle dentist - 2009
  • Find out where my closest library is located and use it - 2009
  • Get a professional massage (again) - 2009
  • Have another baby - 2010
  • Install more baby gates - 2010
  • Investigate whether refinancing the mortgage would be beneficial - 2009
  • Organize my games - get new shelving, get rid of a few, update database - 2009
  • Replace the kitchen sink - 2010
  • See a live performance of Les Miserables - 2012
  • See a live performance of Wicked - 2012
  • Sleep 8 consecutive, uninterrupted hours again - 2009
  • Take a cake decorating class - 2011
  • Take a Disney Cruise - 2014
  • Take a photo a day for the first year of each of my children's lives - 2011
  • Take another photography class - 2011
  • Take Gabe bowling - 2011
  • Take our kids to Disney World while they are young enough to believe in the magic - 2012
  • Try a cruise on a megaship - 2011
  • Watch the first season of the Dollhouse series - 2009
  • Write our will - 2009