My life list

After you responded so well to my post about the book “The Life List”, I thought about actually creating my very own life list. This is not just any post, of course it´s not, I mean these are literally my dreams and goals on the internet for everyone to see…but that was not what I meant. I meant that this is a collaboration with the talented Juni Desirée.

The both of us want to encourage you to write a list of your own. Dream, brainstorm, talk and then write it. And hang on to the list! I really insist that you do it! I never thought writing this would make me so happy, but it did. So, go ahead and get inspired! I´d love to hear if you´ll make a list or if you made one! If you don´t choose to post it, because it´s too private, I totally get that, but for those of you who do post your life list, I´d really really love to read them! Let´s get this big. Everybody should have a life list. Everybody should dream. I really have the impression that a lot of people stopped dreaming! Let´s get them out of their hole! Enjoy life! Smile!

A few phrases that helped me find the things I really want to do in life, the spontaneous ones are great as well…just write down the first thing that comes to your mind. Then add the other things you´ve come up with and voilà, you´ve got yourself a life list! Here are the phrases:

  • What I would do if money weren´t the problem:…
  • I would be really happy when…
  • If I had endless time, I would…
  • What I really want to do before I die…
  • My dream is to….
  • I´ve always wanted to…

Now to my list:


  1. run a marathon
  2. run the Boston marathon
  3. write a book and publish it
  4. swim in the sea at night and look up at the stars
  5. watch a full sunrise somewhere at the sea
  6. sing solo on a stage
  7. write a song
  8. learn to dance really well
  9. sing in a band
  10. see the world, go on a world tour only with a backpack and a friend or alone
  11. buy a dog
  12. buy a house with a garden
  13. buy a horse
  14. marry the love of my life
  15. love my life
  16. take advantages of chances
  17. become a best selling author
  18. teach writing courses
  19. do NaNoWriMo
  20. open my own gym
  21. learn to do the yoga scorpion
  22. have a photoshoot for every season
  23. recreate these photos
  24. take a massage class
  25. act in a movie
  26. learn to be a Yogi
  27. climb Mt. Everest
  28. go diving in the great barrier reef
  29. swim in lake Titicaca
  30. stay friends with LM
  31. never ever let go of Ali and Theresa
  32. go to South Africa
  33. learn Italian
  34. visit my friend in China
  35. see Boston in the fall
  36. go parasailing in Jamaica
  37. go horse-back-riding in the Appalachian mountains
  38. drive highway 1 from the beginning to end
  39. paint 100 pictures in 100 days
  40. meet Demi Lovato
  41. Recreate these partner poses
  42. meet taylor swift
  43. cook through a cookbook and blog about it
  44. learn to do Acupuncture
  45. see the northern lights
  46. move to Chicago
  47. have a six-pack
  48. be a fitness model
  49. teach a fitness class (Yoga/Pilates/Spin/Dance)
  50. spend Christmas in Paris, France
  51. spend Christmas in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  52. spend Christmas in Napapiiri, Finland
  53. spend Christmas in NYC, USA
  54. see the ball drop on New Year Eve at New York
  55. bike through the alps
  56. move to New York or Los Angeles
  57. learn to tap dance
  58. shoot a cover of Style-Taylor Swift
  59. shoot a cover of Red-Taylor Swift
  60. shoot a cover of Same old love-Selena Gomez
  61. shoot a cover of “it” -Niki and Gabi
  62. help the poor
  63. be able to do a headstand
  64. do a handstand in the middle of a straight road and take a picture of it
  65. do this pose on top of a roof in New York
  66. Visit London
  67. see Whitehaven Beach, Australia
  68. see the Reed Flute cave, China
  69. see Glacier National Park, Montan
  70. see Antelope Canyon, USA
  71. swim with wild Dolphins
  72. Fairy Pools, Eye of Skye, Scotland
  73. write a love letter to Juliet in Verona, Italy
  74. visit the tunnel of love, Ukraine, with the love of my life
  75. recreate the video/shoot a video of Begin Again-Taylor Swift
    Visit these Places:
  76. Okavango delta, Namibia
  77. Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan
  78. Vienna, Austria
  79. Pargue, Czech-Republic
  80. Glowworm Caves, New Zealand
  81. Seven Colored Earth of Chamarel, Mauritius
  82. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Japan
  83. Pamukkale, Turkey
  84. Kjeragbolten, Norway
  85. Zhangye Danxia Landform in Gansu, China
  86. Giant’s Causeway, Ireland
  87. Danxia Landform, China
  88. Floating Lantern Festival, Thailand
  89. Santorini, Greece
  90. Victoria Falls, Africa
  91. Northern Lights, Alaska
  92. Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China
  93. Antelope Canyon, USA
  94. Haiku Stairs, Hawaii
  95. Tulip Fields, Netherlands
  96. Waitomo Glowworm Caves, North Island, New Zealand
  97. Shotover River in New Zealand


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I am a nature-loving, cooking, reading and writing sport-freak, who loves to travel and create things, dress pretty, eat fruit, drink smoothies, listen to music, read in cute cafés, talk, laugh, inspire people and enjoy life one day at a time.

66 thoughts on “My life list

  1. Wow! I am so impressed! Your post absolutely blew my mind! You are full of inspiration and creativity! ❤ When going through your list, I don't know what I like more: your fitness or travel goals! -But that's just a personal preference, since I see myself putting those down as well.;) – I really wish that you will make most of your dreams come true! Good luck, you have an adventurous journey ahead! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much:-) I´m flushing from your compliments! Thank you! I can´t wait to reach these goals, they´re all pretty adventurous, you´re right..but that´s just me!
      I took a look at your blog and traveling sure looks like a big passion of yours. Why don´t you make a travel life list of all the places you want to see in your life!? I´d really love to read it once you´re done and then see you travel the world;-)
      Thank you for your wishes, I wish the same things for you! 🙂 XO

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      1. It’s my pleasure, sweetie. ❤ Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! I absolutely love to travel. In fact, the biggest thing on my list is becoming a teacher and teaching all over the world. That's why I am studying math and physics for teaching right now. 🙂 I'd say on the top of my travel list would be Bali, Thailand and Costa Rica. 🙂

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        1. I really like your blog:-) so no need to thank me;-)
          That sounds so incredibly amazing! Teaching physics and maths all over the world. Wow! I´m cheering YOU on!! I think that is an absolutely stunning goal! All the best:-)
          Oh yes, Bali…sounds fabulous! Thailand and Costa Rica as well:-)


  2. What a marvelous and ambitious list.
    It is admirable that you wish to give photo credit. Pinterest did not take those photos, credit goes to the original artists. I’ve been an artist most of my life…there is always someone around to step in and take claim for your work, writing, shooting, whatever and that is my problem with Pinterest. But thank you for trying to do the right thing. 🙂

    Have fun executing your list!

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    1. Thank you!
      That is so true. I find that whatever a person has created or captured is property of the artist him or herself.
      Btw. I really love your photography. Especially those close-up butterfly shots!
      Thank you, I´ll have the fun of my life with this list;-)
      (sorry for answering so late)

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    1. Hey:-) It´s so great to hear from you! Thanks for checking in!
      I´m taking little steps towards my life list goals, like taking singing lessons and running three times a week.
      My 2016 goals are actually going very well. I´ve mastered the crow and the splits are still some 30 days to go, but that time will pass too. I´ve been reading much and getting physically and mentally stronger. 🙂
      How about you? Your life list? Your 2016 goals? Really so happy to hear from you! XOXO


      1. Awesome! Go you! I’m not doing too well on the life list because I’m focusing on the 2016 goals as a priority. So that one’s going really well. I can do the splits, I made bookmarks, I sold a drawing, I wrote drawing descriptions, etc. Love the motivation! So glad we did those posts.

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        1. Thanks:-) Yeah me too. First 2016, but also with a slight side look at my life list, that´s what I´m doing…
          That´s just amazing! Great job! Go YOU! That is already so much, just amazing!
          Yes, I´m also so so happy we did that, thanks again for collaborating with me! XO


  3. Just Wow. We all have wishes running in our head but it makes a lot of sense to put it in writing and kind of remind ourselves so that our yearnings does not get lost in the daily run. I hope you accomplish all of them soon ❤ Loved your blog and the style of your writing and no second thoughts on clicking the Follow button 😉
    Please do visit my blog(newbie) when you have time 🙂

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    1. OMG you´re making me smile really broadly right now. Thank you so much for those words.
      It´s very true. I notice once a wish runs through my head or when I feel a deep desire for something, that I already wrote it down on here and it has a reason to be there. That´s true. We shouldn´t let deep desires get lost in our everyday lives. That’s why I am so in love with this. It also makes me realize what exactly I want out of life, not just I´d love that and this. But things like traveling… If you chose to do one, which I highly recommend;-), I´d love to read it!
      I am doing my best. Thank you! ❤
      Wow, thanks. That means so much to me. ❤
      Already did. I love your blog!

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      1. Heehee.. Glad I am one of the reasons you smiled today ❤ Hmm I would looove to do a life-list. But I am not sure where to have the borderline between the practical ones and not so quite possible ones. Like you said even I love travelling and exploring new places but there is a limit in achieving that. Anyways I will plan to do one for sure 😀


  4. Cool list! I pray you are able to accomplish all of that and more! Anything is possible. This list idea reminds me of something my friend and I did about 5 years ago. On New Year’s Day, I went over her house and we made dream books (it was totally her idea btw) where we cut out images and words from magazines that resonated with our hopes and dreams. We also wrote whatever we dreamed about in our books and then we traded each other’s books to pray over them. We both still have our books and we add to them every so often. It was such a cool experience and I felt that same excitement you did while writing the list. It’s so awesome to dream and to have the audacity to believe that the dream can come true. Best feeling in the world! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you so so much! You literally made my day. Wow, your words are like a warm blanket of comfort!
      That sounds so amazing as well. I did feel pretty excited writing that list. You´re so good:-)
      A dream book sounds like such a great idea and that experience with a! Yes, dreaming is pretty much keeping me positive in stressful times. Indeed the best feeling!
      I pray you are able to accomplish your dreams and make them come true! All that is written in that book!
      Thank YOU so so much for all your words. They mean so much to me! Thank you, dear! XOXO

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    1. You don´t need to make a list, if you don´t feel like it! It does help though…and I love lists…anyways…
      YAY for you! Go for them! I´d love to hear which ones you had in mind:-)
      Happy New Year!


  5. Wow what a nice post! Thanks for sharing your dreams and goals with us! While reading them I came up with some dreams that I have. I think it also helps with following certain goals I have for my professional life….
    I’ll keep writing them down and this is gonna be my last post of 2015.
    Thanks so much 🙂


    1. Thank you for commenting! That is so heartwarming to hear! I´m so glad I could inspire you:-) Thank you!
      What do you do professionally?
      Oh! I´ll definitely check out your post then! Looking forward to it!
      PS: Sorry I didn´t get back to you! Your comment slipped down in the notifications…


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