Dream Big List

Years ago I wrote a dream list of things I wanted to accomplish in my life, journeys I wanted to take, places I wanted to visit, things I wanted to learn and people I wanted to meet. I didn’t start living my dream list until July 26, 2008. Click here for the story.

Do you have a dream list? If not, let’s connect! I’d love coach you through the process and help you start living your dreams!

DreamAccomplished
See Aerosmith in ConcertBest live concert-Run DMC came out for Walk This Way!
Go to a Super Bowl game
Go to a World Series game
See Duke Basketball team win a National ChampionshipAmazing-They beat Bulter.
Visit Duke University’s, Cameron StadiumSnuck in through an open door:)
Start my own businessTwo!
Take kayaking lessonsYes and now I own one!
Visit Ground ZeroHeartbreaking.
Visit Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PAHeartbreaking.
Go rafting in South Bend
Complete the XYZ running series
Become a sworn police officer2007
Meet Duke University’s Basketball Coach KFumble my words but did chat with him!
Climb Mt. Laconte
Driving trip out West with my dad
Travel to all 50 states (4 to go!)
Run a marathon with my momChicago!
Become a certified scuba diver
Go to an Oprah ShowLA Academy Awards episode
Pay off house by 40100% Debt Free
Attend a live UFC Fight with my hubbyChicago
Publish a book The Giving Challenge!
Publish a book a year starting in 2017 Hopeful!
Meet Leigh Anne Tuohy of the BlindsideYes! At the Women’s Tea.
Own a kayakYep!
Cook something new every week for a year
See the Red Sox play at Fenway ParkMy favorite ballpark. And they won!
Take my father on a trip to Washington DC during police weekIncredible trip I’ll never forget.
Be an extra in a movie
Be a part of a world recordLeap Frog at Taylor
Girls Trip-Portland (Dream Givers Inn) and run the Steve Prefontaine 10kMaybe my hardest race.
Attend an Olympics
Learn how to SurfYes! And I have a video to prove it.
Volunteer 100 hours in one year2011
Plant a GardenMy green thumb is questionable.
Swim with DolphinsI could have stayed in the water with them all day!
See Daughtry in concertLove his voice.
Attend a NCAA Basketball National Championship gameYep and Duke won!
Audition for a TLC TV ShowNYC for Discovery-Didn’t get the role:(
Meet Former Secretary of State Condoleezza RiceDid this and helped a friend Live her List.
Take a hot air balloon ride
Walk 60 miles for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day with my momMaybe the toughest thing I’ve ever done. Walked all 60 miles and finished in the top 10%.
Start Master ProgramI started two!
Attend Albuquerque International Balloon Fest
Create a workout room in my homeIt’s done!
Learn how to knitNot very well, but I took a class.
Knit a scarf
Take a Rock Climbing ClassSo fun!
See Garth Brooks in concertAmazing!
See Pink in concertStrongest women I know!
Weekend Trip to Navy PierSurprise from my hubby for my birthday.
Go dogsledding
Give 10% of income to charityThis and then some!
Take Dance Lessons
Learn American History-Read Summer of 1787 or John Adams
Travel to Normandy
Convert Dad’s Negatives to video/pictures
Give a gift every day for a year2011
Interview Adam ShoenfeldHe’s amazing!
Take an Alaskan Cruise
Visit Niagara FallsI got soaked!
Swim with sharksTerrifying
Float down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon
Be near an active volcanoIt smelled.
Zip-line in another countryI survived.
Take my Pappy to a Cubs vs. Reds game at Wrigley FieldOne of my best memories.
See a Michigan Game at the Big HouseSo loud!
Become a Michigan Football Season Ticket holders
Learn to can Salsa, BBQ sauce, jalapenos, and applesauce
Travel to Ireland with my husband
Learn to decorate cupcakesThanks Toni!
Graduate Financial Peace UniversityDave endorsed The Giving Challenge!
Snorkel in Mexico cavesA bat flew in my hair!
Become a Certified Life CoachYes! I love my clients.
Run a 1/2 trail marathon with my momHurdled 48 downed trees.
Participate in Toastmasters for a year
Spend a month living in a villa in Tuscany
Speak on a national stage
Visit Australia and New Zealand
Become an adjunct professor
Help my husband accomplish 10 things on his bucket list
Write a children’s book with niece
Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
Go on a safari at Serengeti National Park
Take my nephew to a country concert
Quit my day job and read, write and travel
Attend the Tulip Festival in Holland MichiganTook my girls.
Stay at a 5-Star ResortI didn’t want to come back home.
Hear Billy Graham SpeakPowerful
Research Stenger Ancestry
Meet Marcus Lutrell-Lone SurvivorHe asked my husband permission to hug me. True gentleman.
See Taylor Swift ConcertI may have been the only one over 40.
Meet Taya Kyle-American WifeWhat a fighter.
Volunteer for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation
Hear a sitting President speakYes, George W. Bush
Sit in the Survivor Live audience with my Dad
Make a documentary
Go Paragliding
Go to the Telluride Film Festival
Go to the Sundance Film Festival
See the Silver Dollar City: Light Display