Long Term Goals/Dreams


1. Fall in love

2. Get married to an amazing man

3. Have and raise children

4. Stay close to my parents, siblings and grandmother, even as I grow up


1. Write a thesis I'm proud of

2. Graduate from University with a 3.4 (fingers crossed for this) (if you round up I managed this :S)

3. Stay in the top 1/3rd of my law school class

4. Pass the bar on my first attempt

5. Find a job where I work hard but that I love


1. Travel to every continent (North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, Antarctica)

2. Live abroad (not UK/US)

3. Visit all the US national parks (Grand Canyon)

4. Visit 15 UNESCO sites (8 - Ironbridge, Stonehenge, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Maritime Greenwich, Dorset and East Devon Coast, Kew Botanical Gardens (I actually worked there for a summer!), Cornwall)

5. Spend time (3+ days) in a Buddhist Monastery

6. Visit Alaska

7. Travel around Asia (4+ countries)

8. Go on a round the world trip

9. Visit the "7 Wonders" of the Medieval World (from Wikipedia: Stonehenge, Colosseum, Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, Great Wall of China, Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, Hagia Sophia, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Taj Mahal, Cairo Citadel, Ely Cathedral, Cluny Abbey...yes I know there are more than 7 here!)

10. Visit ( & experience/engage with) the 7 Modern Wonders of the World (Channel Tunnel, CN Tower, Empire State Building, Golden Gate Bridge, Itaipu Dam, Delta Works/Zuiderzee Works, Panama Canal)

11. Visit Machu Picchu & Mayan Ruins

12. Visit the 7 natural wonders of the world (Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef, Harbor of Rio de Janeiro, Mount Everest, Aurora, Paricutin volcano, Victoria Falls)

13. Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway

14. Ride the Orient Express

15. Do a multi-day roadtrip

16. Visit Ayers Rock

17. See the Mona Lisa & The Scream

18. Visit 5 Festivals, both music and cultural count (Reading)


1. Cook my way through a cookbook

2. Change a flat tire

3. Take an improv comedy class

4. Learn how to ballroom dance

5. Get a pilots license

6. Learn basic ASL

7. Learn the major star formations

8. Learn to juggle

9. Learn how to solve a Rubik's cube

10. Understand (& enjoy) wine

11. Learn how to give a kick-ass speech

12. Learn Dvorak (a new keyboard style, it's meant to be faster and reduces repetitive strain injury)

13. Continue to learn Cantonese, so that I can communicate with Nicolas' family, especially his grandmother

Giving Back

1. Find a charity/scholarship I believe in and support it (by raising awareness)

2. Donate $5,000 to charity

3. Donate blood

Self Development

1. Cook a Christmas/Thanksgiving dinner by myself

2. Go for 24 hours with no electricity

3. Go for a week with no phone/internet

4. Wake up every day with a sense of purpose

5. Become a millionaire (joint with husband, real estate not included)

6. Get an article published in the newspaper

7. Get an article published in an academic (Science or Law) journal

8. Get a song/comment on radio

9. Get over my fear of public speaking

10. Get over my fear of flying

11. Get over my fear of ants

12. Try 100 new foods

13. Read (at least the first 200 pages of) all 100 of the books on this list: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/4248401/100-novels-everyone-should-read.html [Mostly fiction]


1. Take a photo every day for a year

2. See The Eagles in concert

3. Stay awake for 24+ hours

4. Live as debt-free as possible

5. Visit an abandoned tube station

6. Experience weightlessness

7. Fast for 24 hours

8. Own a house

9. Sing karaoke

Health and Fitness

1. Keep my weight below 150 lbs (apart from when I'm pregnant)

2. Go raw for 1 week

3. Bench press my own weight (130 lbs)

4. Be able to do 5 consecutive chinups

5. Be able to do 20 consecutive push ups

6.  Run 5 K in 25 minutes or less


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