“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 – September 2016
  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 GermanyOktoberfest 2016 in Munich
  17. Visit the Louvre – September 2016
  18. Get inside the Sistine Chapel. Look up. – September 2016
  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