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I used to make lists of places I wanted to travel and things I wanted to do. Recently, I came across an old notebook that had a piece of paper tucked into it. I knew before I had even opened it what was on it. I carried that sheet of paper with me for years in backpacks, purses, and wallets. I made it just before going to Northland College. I was stunned how many things I had accomplished that were on that list. The collage above highlights some of the things on that list. I have realized the big things I have accomplished in my life came from writing things down and telling people what I wanted to do. It held me accountable to my dreams.  I realize some of these things are rather simple and others quite ambitious, some contradict each other and some of the links are to bizarre things, but hey it's my list!  I encourage you to create your own...
  1. Thru hike the John Muir Trail
  2. Kayak the Napali Coast
  3. Circumnavigate Lake Superior in a non-motorized way (walk, bike, kayak)
  4. Visit Lake Baikal
  5. Eat Macarons in Paris
  6. Hike Kesugi Ridge
  7. Move to the Coast
  8. Live in a foreign country 
  9. Hike the Santiago de Compostela
  10. Get Married
  11. Learn a Foreign Language
  12. Travel to South America
  13. Cross the Arctic Circle
  14. Cross the McKinley River
  15. Take a class at River Cottage
  16. Take a class at Ballymaloe
  17. Become the Executive Director for a Non-profit  (July 2011)
  18. Own my own business
  19. Have a classic drink in a fancy bar (Completed May 2011)
  20. Pick a quart of cloudberries  (Completed July 2010)
  21. Make (Great) Croissants
  22. Make my own set of ceramic dinnerware
  23. Knit a pair of socks
  24. Attend a U2 Concert (completed September 2017)
  25. Hike the Wonderland Trail at Mt. Ranier
  26. Try Winter Biking
  27. Ride my Bike 2,500 miles in one year
  28. Take a Botanical Illustration Course (Completed July 2012)
  29. Take a Bake-Cation!
  30. Learn to use a DSLR(August 2011)
  31. Take a Chocolate Tasting Tour of Paris
  32. Ride an organized Century
  33. Visit Iceland
  34. Hike the Chilkoot Trail
  35. Ride a Bike in Amsterdam
  36. Visit Baked in Brooklyn
  37. Purchase a LeCreuset French Oven (completed January 2011 it was a gift, even better)
  38. Take a Painting Class in France
  39. Eat some Gourmet Donuts (completed October 2011)
  40. Learn to play one song on the guitar
  41. Visit the Arctic-alpine Botanic Garden in Tromsø, Norway
  42. Attend the Marmalade Awards in Cumbria, UK
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