“One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.”

Lewis Carrol, Alice in Wonderland

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100 Things To Do Before I go

I saw this on someone else’s blog and absolutely loved the idea. In the back of my mind I always have this fear that I’m not living life to the full and embracing each opportunity. Hopefully this will inspire me.
1. Have children 2. Foster a child 3. Get married 4. Do safari in Africa 5. Ride in a hot hair balloon 6. Star in a Broadway theatre production 7. Get a degree in English literature 8. Teach English abroad 9. Grow my hair long again 10. Speak French fluently 11. Ride a camel in the desert 12. Fall deeply in love 13. Climb the Eiffel tower 14. Publish an article 15. Adopt a rescue dog 16. Visit New York 17. Live in a boat 18. Cook all meals for a month 19. Live in London for at least six months 20. Learn to meditate 21. Pass my driving test 22. Read every single book written by Jodi Picoult 25. Play piano beautifully 26. Research family tree 27. Go backpacking across the States 28. Go clubbing in Ibiza 29. See the Pyramids 30. Blow one month’s wages on shoes 31. Host the most amazing house party 32. Get married in Vegas (or at least renew my vows) 33. Skinny dip at midnight 34. Sleep under the stars 35. Build a tree house 36. Watch the sunrise or sunset over the ocean with a loved one 37. Do voluntary work in Africa 38. Be debt free 39. Hold a snake 40. Read 100 books (from now) 41. Overcome my fear of creepy crawlies 42. Learn how to ice-skate like a pro 43. Master one particular style of dance 44. Send a message in a bottle 45. Make a big donation to charity 46. Be kissed in the rain 47. Pick up and move to a city just to start over 48. Swim with dolphins 49. Become conversationally fluent in Spanish or Italian 50. Take a romantic candle lit bath  51. Stop putting limits on myself 52. See the night sky through a telescope 53. Remove money as an issue 54. Fully trust somebody 55. Understand politics 56. Ask myself what I truly want and go after it knowing it’s already mine 57. Host a huge beach party in my home town 58. Watch one of my favourite bands live 59. Take wonderful photographs 60. Eat more Belgium chocolate 61. Quit smoking someday 62. Visit every capital city in Europe 63. Worry less about the future and concentrate on being in the moment 64. Have my makeup done by a professional 65. Stop focusing so much on the past 66. Pray more often 67. Write a novel 68. Go on a road trip with no predetermined destination 69. Find a way to have flawless skin 70. Try something new every day 71. Compromise less on core beliefs 72. Procrastinate less 73. Overcome extreme self-consciousness 74. Practice random acts of kindness 75. Help end racism and prejudice 76. Eat a pizza in Italy 77. Find the perfect hairdressers 78. Record my dreams 79. Identify at least 50 of my favourite songs 80. Overcome my fear of public speaking 81. Get rid of needless things 82. Exercise regularly 83. Blog/journal regularly 84. Learn to cook like my mum 85. Learn to knit or crochet 86. Make a scrapbook 87. Design my tattoo 88. Have professional photos taken 89. Always aim high 90. Re-read all the Harry Potter books 91. Have a moonlit picnic 92. Re-watch all my favourite Disney classics 93. Own at least five cats in my lifetime 94. Rent a log cabin in the mountains 95. Swim in the Dead Sea 96.Own a jacuzzi 97. Have a fish foot massage 98. Lay in a hammock on a tropical beach 99. Ride a speed boat 100. Try and carry out every goal on this list…
I’ll admit some of these are a little farfetched but I had fun writing them — it took me long enough! I’ll try to update this as regularly as possible. Seeing as a lot of these involve travel, and travel = money, I can’t see myself accomplishing half of them any time soon… But you never know!
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