I want to do this:

  • read the entire Bible
  • have more appreciation for what I have, here and now
  • play more jazz and blues piano
  • have one of my songs professionally arranged and recorded
  • learn PHP
  • start working out regularly
  • get my entire house organized!
  • go on a cruise
  • learn a new language
  • become a certified diver
  • time travel
  • get a digital recorder
  • write more
  • get back into photography
  • document my life better
  • see all 50 states of the US (In the list below, states I’ve stepped foot in or driven through are crossed out. Those that are both crossed out and italicized are those where I’ve actually spent some meaningful time. I’m halfway done!)

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

  • complete at least one course from MIT OpenCourseWare
  • know exactly what I want when it matters
  • live on every continent
  • never ever stop learning

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11 thoughts on “I want to do this:”

  1. For Michigan…..ride a bike around Mackinac Island in the summer time, eat some fudge and drink cherry wine in Traverse City, ride a dune buggy at the Sleeping Bear Dunes near Grand Haven. Beautiful areas!

  2. I have so enjoyed reading your blog and admiring your photography. I noticed you haven’t been to Montana yet. I hope that when you make it here you take some time to not just drive through but to go to Glacier Park and stay a few days. If you want some beautiful breathtaking scenic shots you’ve just got to go there. The wildlife and the views are amazing, especially if you like to hike. Here are a couple of sites to maybe tempt you to come visit…http://www.nps.gov/glac/photosmultimedia/virtualtour.htm and http://www.nps.gov/glac/photosmultimedia/panoramas.htm. I like your list. I think I’ll have to make one of my own.

  3. I just want to second ErinM’s suggestion for Michigan. I was born and raised in Traverse City (although I no longer live there) and it’s a beautiful area (with lots of places to take wonderful photographs!).

  4. Great photos. I am thinking of buying a Nikon but one that is not too expensive. I love your pictures. Do you mind telling me what camera you use?

  5. Sigh. I had a list.. a list that I started when I was 12.. I’m 47 now.. it was a handwritten list.. until 5 years ago.. I decided to make a copy of it and put the contents on my computer.. as a “just in case”.. then I got divorced.. the handwritten list was.. uhmmm.. lost. Ahhhh but I had my computer list and the picture of the list.. then came the last two months.. roof leak that turned into roof replacement (insurance didn’t cover), car wreck (insurance did cover), hot water heater blow up, $1500 vet bill, on and on… then I had a dream my hard drive crashed.. not one to ignore “signs” I immediately went out and bought a router/back up system (time capsule).. I knew it’d take a while to set up and I was going to do it that weekend.. then BOOM… hard drive crashed before the weekend arrived.. no warning.. no clue.. just the dream.. lost everything.. ev-ry-thing! the picture of my list.. the list with all my editorial comments.. did I mention I’d had it since I was 12???.. and things even more precious that I still can’t talk about… And here I am.. reading your blog.. and remembering… life is short.. too short sometimes… yes, I’m alone now.. but the best of life is not behind me, it’s in front of me.. So, I will start a new list.. and I will live outside.. but I will still remember. Thanks so much for the blog!! sigh.. Just what I needed… God knew..

  6. You must come and spend time in NC. The coastlines and islands are wonderful, lots of lighthouses to photograph, then drive to the Smoky Mountains. Awesome, wonderful, breathtaking pictures can be phtographed there. We have the best of both worlds. Put it high on your US list.

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