“We are still masters of our fate.
We are still captains of our souls.”
– Winston Churchill –

  1. Do a Polar Plunge for charity – 2/5/11: Special Olympics Polar Plunge
  2. Become fluent in a new language
  3. Write a book – NaNoWriMo 2012
  4. Travel to Italy and Greece
  5. Climb a 14-er (14,000-foot mountain)
  6. Learn to snowboard toe-side
  7. Skydive
  8. Swim with dolphins
  9. Run a Half Marathon
    • 4/10/11: Go! St. Louis (2:13:22)
    • 4/7/13: Go! St. Louis (1:47:23) – Destroyed my PR by 25 minutes!
  10. Run a Full Marathon – 10/23/11: Rock n Roll St. Louis (4:13:47)
  11. Complete a Triathalon
  12. Relearn how to play the piano
  13. Fly a plane – Job fair, senior year of college. Made friends with a National Guard recruiter who took me up and let me fly for a few minutes.
  14. Drink butterbeer in the Harry Potter theme park
  15. Reduce my carbon footprint
  16. Drink beer in Germany
  17. Visit the Louvre
  18. Get inside the Sistine Chapel. Look up.
  19. See an Aurora Borealis
  20. Ride in a hot air balloon
  21. Witness a rocket launch
  22. Take a dance class – August 2012: Couple dance classes with my husband. A disaster but so much fun!
  23. Volunteer in another country
  24. Go to the Opera
  25. Learn to box – Summer 2012: One month of lessons. Wish I could do more, but it’s expensive.
  26. Set up a website – Fall 2010: www.allisonarchived.com