Writing a life list

I first heard about the concept of a life list through my friend Jen, but I never felt inspired to write one of my own ’til earlier this month. Something about the convergence of the end of grad school finally approaching, finding a career path that feels right, and our impending move (to the Research Triangle area of North Carolina!) has made me really focus on what I yearn for in my life over the long term.

I published the life list as a page on this site, and I plan to update it as I think of more things to add or complete things and cross them off the list. I have about 80 entries right now, plenty of room to add things as I need.

Writing my list felt daring. Part of being daring is of course the fear that comes with it, which I seem to be having some trouble with of late. On the other hand, though, I love the idea of being intentional about what we want in our lives, and I believe in the power of dreaming, wishing, and manifesting. Even if things don’t go exactly as planned (and do they ever?), if we don’t dare to imagine how things could be, they won’t ever change.

What’s on your life list?

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2 thoughts on “Writing a life list

  1. Thanks for this post. I find it really hard to come with more than work-related things, which makes me quite uneasy. Have to think a bit more on this and maybe make one too! Good stuff to get me thinking about my life and where I want to go 🙂

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