Life List – Version 2.0

This weekend I started reading The Business of Happiness by Ted Leonsis, and I was hooked immediately.  Ted is an extremely successful business person (one of the early executives of AOL and now owner of the Washington Capitals & Wizards) who offers very good advice about how to be happy in life.

One of the things that Ted suggests is to make a “Life List” of things that you want to accomplish before you die.  I’ve heard of this before (Chris has been working on a Bucket List for a while), but I never thought to create my own list.  So, I thought about it and decided to get started.  This is my first version and I’ll be adding to it as I think of things I want to see and do before I leave this planet.

Apparently crossing off these goals can make all the difference in happiness levels.  I will admit it’s been slightly difficult coming up with goals, but I plan on coming up with more in the future and think that YOU should, too.   Cheers!


Get Married

Have Children

Have grandchildren


Pay off  student loans

Make six figures annually

Donate at least $100 to charity every year

Save enough money to send my children to college


Go to the Superbowl

Go to the final match of the US Open of Tennis

Go to the Olympics

Take a picture with Alex Ovechkin

Visit at least 20 different baseball parks

See the Capitals win a Stanley Cup

Go to a World Series Game


Own a home

Own a glass fridge specifically for beverages

Own a second home on/near a beach

Buy and wear red converse sneakers

Own a Keurig Coffee Maker


Visit every state in America

Spend a week in a hut on the ocean in Tahiti

Go to Oktoberfest — IN Germany

Kiss in front of the Eifel Tower

Stand upon the Great Wall of China

Float in the Dead Sea

Visit the 4 corners of the United States

See a Broadway show…on Broadway


Plant and grow my own garden

Eat a genuine gourmet meal at a world renowned restaurant

See U2 in concert

Complete and pass the PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification

Shake Ted Leonsis’ hand (or give him a hug if he’ll let me)

Participate in a half marathon

Fly down a zip line

Learn to swim properly in the ocean/waves

Spend a full day at a luxury spa

Take a cooking class

Learn to sew a button and other basic sewing techniques

Take a hot air balloon ride

Fire a gun at a shooting range


Total Items on List:  32


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