My Life List

Blogging from a teeny tiny apartment in Paris, three blocks from Notre Dame - fabulous vacation checked off my life list.

A group of women from the town I live in recently started a book club. The first book we read was The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I enjoyed the book, although admit to skimming parts so I could move on to another book, but there was one passage in there that stuck out and really hit me like a brick.

I can do anything I want, but I cannot do everything I want.

I think of this quite often, trying to determine what I want to do and ultimately, what I will do.

Here are a few things that I would love to do.

Urban farm
Restore a barn and create a rustic place for parties

Restore a barn and create an amazing retreat center
Have a wood-fired oven at restored barn and create a destination restaurant/bakery
Have a brewery/cidery at restored barn
Grow a tea garden
Raise chickens
Travel the world for an extended period
Volunteer on farms to gain experience
Bike across the USA
Bike across Europe
Go to culinary/pastry school
Work at a bakery
Own a bakery
Live in the country, in a cottage, on land with a lot of trees, a stream and hills
Become a minimalist (or close to)
Be happy
Bitchin' Kale Farm
Take more backpacking trips
Earn a Masters degree
Become a food historian
Study food cultures
Food writing program
Climb the non-profit ladder
Own a cabin in a remote location
Eat at Maxwell Street Market in Chicago
Become fluent in Spanish
Become a Master Gardener
Camp often

Take a food styling course
Work on photography skills, or lack there of
Work at a butcher shop (for real)
Learn how to make really delicious cheese

and the list goes on and on and on....


  1. Love the list. Pick one and GO! :)

  2. I love your list, too! I don't know that I'll ever be cut out for the country life myself, but your rustic-restored barn restaurant/bakery/brewery/party-place sounds absolutely awesome and would definitely end up on my own list of places to visit. Go for it, Girl!