2020 Bucket List

Lyssa

Travel:

  • Sleep on an overnight train in a private room
  • Visit Irish Hunger Memorial in NYC
  • Go to Ugliest Dog Contest in Sonoma
  • Go to RuPaul’s Drag Con in NYC
  • Go to the Stonewall Inn in NYC
  • Visit the Sand Sculpting Challenge in San Diego
  • Fly in a plane on the Fourth of July to see fireworks below me
  • Go to a Dark Sky Sanctuary
  • Visit Billie Holiday statue in Baltimore
  • Go to Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland
  • Go to Washington DC’s Mormon temple when it’s briefly open to the public
  • Visit the Black Wax Museum in Baltimore
  • Visit the Peabody library in Baltimore
  • Go to the Harriet Tubman mural in Cambridge, Maryland
  • Get passport renewed

Eats:

Personal Enrichment:

  • Completing: Listen to a Ted Talks or Super Soul podcasts while getting ready in the morning
  • Completing: Look into voiceover work
  • Take a writing class
  • Become a sommelier
  • Write a Christmas story script for the Hallmark channel
  • Write stream of consciousness, not formatted

Aspirational:

  • Profit off of podcasting
  • Completing: Apply to be on Nailed It

Make a Difference:

  • Completing: No more single use plastic
  • Postponed: Attend a women Wikipedia edit-a-thon

Every day living reminders:

  • Live big (SMD)
  • Take things as they come and try not to get overwhelmed
  • Embrace, surrender, and meet huge lifestyle changes with patience
  • Live in honor of our ancestors and in service of our descendants
  • Think about all the time you’ve wasted on social media when you could be changing the world
  • Empower and support friends/women better throughout the year
  • Trust body knows what it’s doing
  • Say yes to new adventures, particularly with Kris, before April
  • Integrate baby into travel. No excuse to not travel.
  • Continue to practice presence
  • Choose love not fear

Goals for Kris

  • Attend Cirque du Soleil
  • See a physical therapist regularly
  • Submit poems as lyrics for songs
  • Disconnect from phone while home, designate phone time
  • Stop resisting me taking photos of you

Kris

Travel:

  • Go to Len Bias’ grave
  • Visit Kettle of Fish in NYC
  • Go to the York Barbell Retail Outlet Store in York, Pennsylvania
  • Go to International Wings Factory in NYC
  • Visit Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia
  • Completed: Become a member of an airline company
  • Go to DokoDemo Japanese Grill in NYC
  • Go back to San Fran and Muir Woods
  • Take a solo trip with baby

Experience:

Eats:

Personal Enrichment:

  • Take African ancestry
  • Take a 23 and Me test
  • Learn everything about retirement and Medicare and Medicaid
  • Become board certified in something
  • Publish my poems (old goal)
  • Become a notary
  • Read 12 CliffsNotes books
  • Take a class in wine
  • Learn to make vector files
  • Learn photoshop like Lyssa
  • Attempt to learn spanish again
  • Baking class with local baker

Make a Difference:

  • Start a scholarship foundation
  • Be on a city Board

Health/Fitness:

  • Hike at least one time
  • Exercise in DC one morning or afternoon
  • Take a class on nutrition
  • Failed (can’t): Get a colonoscopy
  • Completing: Get a Facial/manicure/pedicure/massage/chiropractor monthly

Every Day Living Reminders:

  • Treat others like they treat me

Misc. To-do:

  • Create a black and white photo of myself with white eyes and hang in our house
  • Completed: Get shoes with red soles
  • Finish my tattoo sleeve

Goals for Lyssa

  • Try SolidCore
  • Cook at least once a month for the family
  • Embrace the spotlight
  • Take a solo trip with baby