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


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Hey there beautiful people of the internet! I am a young student studying Biochemistry in Germany and blogging as I travel the world in my free time. I have a passion for all things travel, fitness, books and getting to know the lives of people from all over the world. I blog mostly about my travels, honestly and openly sharing my experiences. Sometimes I sprinkle a little bit of Fitness content in there as well, as I am also a certified personal trainer. So come join me in the ride that is this weird and crazy thing called life. I'm happy to have you here :) XO Little Sunshine

67 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


          1. Awesome, sounds good. Love the motivation our lists are giving us. Definitely good to do updates, they help with motivation too, I’m realising.

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  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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