Kendall’s Life List

I initially made this list in college and for a long time it lived in a Word document, hidden from the world. Over the years, it has been tweaked, added to, reorganized and many exciting things have been crossed off! After years of keeping it to myself, I finally decided to share my life list here on my blog. I’m hoping publishing my list to the world will accomplish two goals:

For one, I will feel more accountable. Having it published will make me want to update it more! Secondly, I can use my friends and readers to get ideas for new items to add. There might be some cool experiences that I don’t have listed that y’all can inspire me to include.

To me, this list is a very big part of what makes me who I am. It’s my goals, hopes and dreams for myself written down in one place. There are definitely things I’m sure I have missed, and I doubt the list will ever be final, but, for those who are interested, here it is! (Oh, and be sure to click on the links for pictures of some of the items I’ve completed!)

Friends, Love & Family

  • Be a (bridesmaid, maid of honor)
  • Find my lobster
  • Get married
  • Have children
  • Celebrate a 1 / 5 / 10 / 25 / 50 year wedding anniversary
  • Teach my kids: pig latin/how to swim/Spanish


  • Blog professionally
  • Own my own business
  • Support myself off the profits of my own business
  • Achieve location independence
  • Write a novel (and have it published)
  • Write an article and have it published in a print magazine (e.g. Martha Stewart Living, Budget Travel, Real Simple)
  • Write an article and have it published in a newspaper
  • Write/build a successful blog with 100 / 500/ 1,000 / 5,000 / 10,000 / 50,000 / 100,000+ subscribers
  • Be a contributor on the Today Show (Meet Matt Lauer!)
  • Teach a college course

Spiritual & Service

  • Join the Junior League of Dallas, become an active member, and volunteer regularly
  • Build a house with Habitat for Humanity
  • Read the bible cover to cover
  • Serve as a national officer for Pi Phi
  • Serve as President of the Dallas Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Clubs (Junior Night, Daylight Angels, Junior Day)
  • Run for public office


  • Graduate High School
  • Graduate College
  • Live outside of Texas
  • Become Fluent in Spanish
  • Get a Masters Degree
  • Become proficient in: Spanish, Italian, French
  • Learn to sew (well)
  • Learn to juggle
  • Learn to reupholster furniture
  • Take a flower arranging class/Learn to arrange flowers well
  • Take a photography class/Learn to shoot amazing stills & portraits
  • Learn how to do HDR imaging


  • Concerts: Colbie Calait, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Matt Wertz, Michael Buble, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift
  • Magic shows: David Blaine, David Copperfield, Sigfried and Roy
  • Attend or volunteer at the Olympics (Summer, Winter)
  • Attend all 4 Tennis Majors (Wimledon, Australian Open, French Open, US Open)
  • Meet a current or former President


  • Take a surf lesson (Argentina, Los Angeles)
  • Go snorkeling
  • White water rafting
  • Zip line through the rain forest
  • Horseback riding in the Andes
  • Take a hot air balloon ride (over Napa Valley)
  • Ride in a helicopter
  • Go on a cruise
  • See a movie at a drive-in
  • Serve jury duty
  • Participate in a flash mob
  • Sing karaoke in public
  • Be in a food fight

Travel & Food

  • Wine tasting: Argentina, Chile, France, Italy, Napa Valley, Washington State
  • Eat at the French Laundry, California
  • Gamble in Vegas
  • Eat/Drink: Beer in Germany, a Caipirinha in Brazil, Crepes in Paris, Tapas in Spain, Fish & Chips in England, Gelato & Pizza in Italy, a Bellini in Venice, Steak in Argentina
  • Tour: Colosseum, Graceland, Holocaust Museum, Library of Congress, Louvre, Musee Orsay, National Archives, Notre Dame, Pearl Harbor/USS Arizona Memorial, Tower of London, Smithsonian Museum of Nature & Science, The Vatican, The Whitehouse
  • Palaces & Castles: Alhambra (Spain), Carcassonne (France), Château de Chillon (Switzerland), Neuschwanstein (Germany), Palacio Real de Madrid (Spain), Schönbrunn Palace, Versailles (France), Warwick Castle (England)
  • Photo opps: Arc de Triomph, Eiffel Tower, Leaning tower of Pisa, Machu Picchu, Mouth of Truth, Iguazu Falls, Telephone Booth in London, Trafalgar Square, Trevi Fountain
  • See: Changing of the Guards at Buckingham Palace, Mona Lisa, Last Supper, The Spanish Steps, Ushuaia
  • Shop: Harrods, La Boca, Rodeo Drive,
  • US Cities: Anchorage, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Glacier Bay, Las Vegas, Miami, Key West, Los Angeles, Nashville, NYC, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Washington DC
  • Countries: Argentina, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, England, Fiji, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Monaco, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Scotland, Switzerland
  • World Cities: Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cinque Terre, Dublin, Florence, Guanajuato, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Monterrey, Milan, Munich, Paris, Prague, Quebec, Rio, Rome, San Jose, Sydney, Vancouver, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Zurich

Like life, this list is a work in progress! Is there something I need to add? Add suggestions in the comments below! Do you have a life list? Post a link in the comments so I can see what your list looks like!


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