100 Dreams

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  1. Get over my driving phobia
  2. Read an entire set of the Encyclopedia Britannica
  3. Visit an active volcano
  4. Learn to longboard
  5. Float in the dead sea
  6. See the Redwoods of California
  7. Stay at the Giraffe Hotel
  8. Eat lobster in Maine
  9. Eat oysters in the Gulf Coast
  10. Swing on the “End of the World” Swing
  11. Learn trigonometry
  12. Own a motorcycle
  13. Learn Spanish
  14. Learn German
  15. Learn French
  16. Learn Arabic
  17. Learn to play an instrument
  18. Make enough money writing to quit my job
  19. Get a degree
  20. Learn screenprinting
  21. Memorize a poem
  22. Memorize 100 digits of π
  23. Go on a cruise
  24. Make creme brulee
  25. Start a podcast
  26. Attend a TED Talk event
  27. Give a TED Talk
  28. Swim with humpback whales and whale sharks
  29. Stargaze from Death Valley National Park, California
  30. or Clayton Lake Dark Sky Park, New Mexico
  31. Ride an elephant
  32. Take a dance class
  33. Take a cooking class
  34. Finish a Massive Open Online Course
  35. Volunteer
  36. Donate 10% of my income
  37. Collect something
  38. Start running
  39. Join a gym, attend regularly
  40. Make meditation and yoga a daily habit
  41. Become a weekday vegetarian
  42. Find time every week to dream up plans and possibilities
  43. Figure out what enlightenment is
  44. Reach enlightenment
  45. Own some land, and a cow, and a pig
  46. Own a business
  47. Publish a sci-fi/dystopian fiction novel
  48. Publish a graphic novel
  49. Publish a book of essays/poetry
  50. Publish two blog posts a week
  51. Publish a zine
  52. Have an article printed in a magazine
  53. Learn to paint with oils or acrylics
  54. Bake a perfect loaf of bread
  55. Get married
  56. Have a kid
  57. Adopt a kid
  58. Own a better home
  59. Get my library card
  60. Journal every day
  61. Hand make all of my own journals
  62. Visit the Met, the Whitney, and the MoMA museums
  63. Visit the American Museum of Natural HistoryOwn a bull terrier
  64. Own a sphynx cat
  65. Read 30 books a year
  66. Read more philosophy books
  67. Write a children’s book
  68. Find a mentor
  69. Be a mentor
  70. Write and send letters
  71. Complete one year of a creative habit
  72. See the aurora borealis
  73. Start composting
  74. Start recycling
  75. Put up a wheatpaste poster
  76. Take a cross-country road trip
  77. Go camping every summer
  78. Try skiing
  79. Learn to rock climb
  80. Climb a mountain
  81. Meet an octopus
  82. Make a perfect espresso
  83. Visit Stonehenge during the winter solstice
  84. and during the summer solstice
  85. Finish a Crash Course playlist
  86. Learn to enjoy being alone
  87. Visit a place where the sun doesn’t set
  88. Take a train ride across the country, comfortably
  89. Earn a degree
  90. See the “Pancake rocks” at Paparoa National Park
  91. Visit every continent
  92. Earn a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing
  93. Send a finished sketchbook to the Sketchbook Project
  94. Microdose LSD

I shamelessly stole this list idea from Laura Vanderkam’s post “List of 100 Dreams

Photo by Leon Contreras on Unsplash