Tuesday, August 16, 2011

All I Wanna Do

Found this in a drawer back home. Not exactly the list I was looking for, but still goes with the theme! Amazing how fast time flies...can't believe I wrote this almost 5 years ago. I know I've changed and grown a lot, but it's comforting to realize I haven't changed who I am and what I want out of life. 

Stephanie Lewis
November 20, 2006
AP English
"Needs" Poem


I want to know where to go to college.
I want to attend my perfect college and have the time of my life.
I want to meet a boy who loves me and treats me like a princess.
I want to discover a career I love and am willing to spend my whole life doing.
I want to study abroad for a semester in Greece.
I want to graduate from my perfect college.
I want to marry my Prince Charming.
I want to find the perfect place to live and buy a house.
I want to be successful in my dream job.
I want to become a mother of four.
I want to go parasailing in the Caribbean.
I want to be the best mother and wife I can be.
I want to travel the world and experience new things.
I want to be a grandmother and spoil my grandkids.
I want to get the most out of life.
I want to live happily ever after. 

My teacher's only comment...Wow!...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Live a Little, Love a Lot

My "Life List"...or Bucket List as many call it...has been written on post-it notes, scraps of paper, text messages saved in my "drafts" folder, lost at times, hidden in places I'm sure to remember, just to be forgotten again...so it's time to write it out, all in one place, for easy access.

There are so many places I want to travel...I tried to limit it to the country/region as a whole. Unless there was a very specific place I want to go. There are other things on the list I can't necessarily control, but I still hope they happen in my life.

So here it is...in no particular order. I'm sure it will be updated from time to time as I think of new things. (Or when I find my hand written list....) But as of right now...this is My List.

-Skinny dipping
-Visit Santorini, Greece
-See the Northern Lights
-Own a house
-Go to Hawaii
-Cut my hair short

After we both got into X-Ray

-Visit the Gum Wall in Seattle
-Go in the Space Needle
-Get married
-Have children
-Become a grandmother
-Visit all 50 states
-Drive the entire Pacific Coast Highway (Hwy 101)
-Stay in a castle
-Graduate college
May 2011

-Be given a puppy in a box with a bow
-See fireflies
-Go a USC game in the Colliseum
Fall 2009

-Go to a Syracuse basketball game
-Swim with dolphins
-Eat a meal that I've made entirely from scratch and/or grown myself
-Be thrown a surprise party
-Ride an elephant
-Do an archaeological dig
-Tour a concentration camp
-Eat an entire meal with chopsticks
Chin Chin inside NY, NY: Las Vegas

-Stay up all night and watch the sunrise
-Golf 18 holes
-Travel to Europe
-Visit Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England
-Volunteer with habitat for humanity
-Go on another mission trip
-Volunteer in a setting allowing me to use my medical skills
-Fly in a hot air balloon
-Kiss in the rain
-Go whale watching and actually see a whale
-Revist Olympic National Park
-Donate blood Revised to: Donate blood 150 times (count = 5)
inspired by this man: http://www.ktvb.com/home/Idaho-man-reaches-blood-donation-milestone-109257504.html
-Hold a Koala
MAACO Las Vegas Bowl 2011
-Visit Australia and New Zealand
-Volunteer at the Humane Society
-Follow Boise State to a bowl game
-Run a 10K Revised to: Run a half marathon
Idaho Great Potato 10K, 2010

-Spend a vacation on a cottage on the Northeastern Coast
-Read the entire Bible
-See the Pyramids
-Swim in the Medditerranean
-Go ice fishing

To be continued....