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!

Dream Accomplished
See Aerosmith in Concert Best 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 Championship Amazing-They beat Bulter.
Visit Duke University’s, Cameron Stadium Snuck in through an open door:)
Start my own business Two!
Take kayaking lessons Yes and now I own one!
Visit Ground Zero Heartbreaking.
Visit Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA Heartbreaking.
Go rafting in South Bend
Complete the XYZ running series
Become a sworn police officer 2007
Meet Duke University’s Basketball Coach K Fumble 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 mom Chicago!
Become a certified scuba diver
Go to an Oprah Show LA Academy Awards episode
Pay off house by 40 100% Debt Free
Attend a live UFC Fight with my hubby Chicago
Publish a book The Giving Challenge!
Publish a book a year starting in 2017 Hopeful!
Meet Leigh Anne Tuohy of the Blindside Yes! At the Women’s Tea.
Own a kayak Yep!
Cook something new every week for a year
See the Red Sox play at Fenway Park My favorite ballpark. And they won!
Take my father on a trip to Washington DC during police week Incredible trip I’ll never forget.
Be an extra in a movie
Be a part of a world record Leap Frog at Taylor
Girls Trip-Portland (Dream Givers Inn) and run the Steve Prefontaine 10k Maybe my hardest race.
Attend an Olympics
Learn how to Surf Yes! And I have a video to prove it.
Volunteer 100 hours in one year 2011
Plant a Garden My green thumb is questionable.
Swim with Dolphins I could have stayed in the water with them all day!
See Daughtry in concert Love his voice.
Attend a NCAA Basketball National Championship game Yep and Duke won!
Audition for a TLC TV Show NYC for Discovery-Didn’t get the role:(
Meet Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Did 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 mom Maybe the toughest thing I’ve ever done. Walked all 60 miles and finished in the top 10%.
Start Master Program I started two!
Attend Albuquerque International Balloon Fest
Create a workout room in my home It’s done!
Learn how to knit Not very well, but I took a class.
Knit a scarf
Take a Rock Climbing Class So fun!
See Garth Brooks in concert Amazing!
See Pink in concert Strongest women I know!
Weekend Trip to Navy Pier Surprise from my hubby for my birthday.
Go dogsledding
Give 10% of income to charity This 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 year 2011
Interview Adam Shoenfeld He’s amazing!
Take an Alaskan Cruise
Visit Niagara Falls I got soaked!
Swim with sharks Terrifying
Float down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon
Be near an active volcano It smelled.
Zip-line in another country I survived.
Take my Pappy to a Cubs vs. Reds game at Wrigley Field One of my best memories.
See a Michigan Game at the Big House So 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 cupcakes Thanks Toni!
Graduate Financial Peace University Dave endorsed The Giving Challenge!
Snorkel in Mexico caves A bat flew in my hair!
Become a Certified Life Coach Yes! I love my clients.
Run a 1/2 trail marathon with my mom Hurdled 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 Michigan Took my girls.
Stay at a 5-Star Resort I didn’t want to come back home.
Hear Billy Graham Speak Powerful
Research Stenger Ancestry
Meet Marcus Lutrell-Lone Survivor He asked my husband permission to hug me. True gentleman.
See Taylor Swift Concert I may have been the only one over 40.
Meet Taya Kyle-American Wife What a fighter.
Volunteer for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation
Hear a sitting President speak Yes, 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