candy jar courtesy of Chirps & Cheers
Over the weekend, the hot weather finally broke; I cannot tell you how relieved I was to wake up on Monday and realize that it would only be in the 50s when I went out to run. I’ve been waiting for this.
The cool weather seems to have jump started some part of my brain that has been stuck for the last few months. I’m going to Camp Mighty in November, and I need to have my Life List ready to go, but all I’ve been able to think about is how damn hot it is around here — until yesterday, when I suddenly got inspired and came up with 100 things I want to do before it’s too late to do them (whenever that might be).
Because there’s no time like the present, I’ve already started tackling two things on my Life List: I’m wearing heels every day this week, and for the next month I’ll be drinking eight glasses of water a day. Next up: Paris! (I wish.)
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drink espresso in Paris | learn to waltz | learn to fox trot | run a half marathon | run a half marathon in under two hours | master false eyelashes | style a photo shoot | have a drink with Jenna Lyons | shop with Clinton and Stacy | write for Real Simple |
own the perfect Kate Spade dress | have a professional makeup lesson | do 20 real pushups | have Tim Gunn admire my shoes | learn to throw a punch | take a photography class | run a half marathon in Napa | go whale watching in the San Juan Islands | go to Fashion Week | write a book | have tea in London | knit a sweater | organized a girls’ retreat | learn to style a room | throw an amazing party | run a half marathon in Austin | run the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon half | take a wine class | give a TED talk | take Charlie to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament | take a video editing course | bake 100 delicious things | saber a champagne bottle | DIY an entire room | learn to use PhotoShop | create a serious inspiration board | find the perfect red lipstick | discover my signature scent | master the smoky eye | establish a yoga/meditation practice | travel with only a carry-on bag | makeover 10 women’s closets | wear heels every day for a week | explore an unfamiliar city, alone | discover 100 cool places in Oklahoma City | drink eight glasses of water every day for a month | have a coffee date with myself every week for six months | learn to strip wallpaper | redesign The Working Closet | get paid to explain Twitter and Facebook | teach a How to Style workshop | go 30 days without shopping | go thrifting (for clothes, not costumes) | shop at a flea market | buy a piece of furniture at a garage sale | reconnect with 10 old friends | raise money for autism research | wear a designer gown to a red carpet event | learn to hit a baseball | paint my fingernails black | give up sugar for a month | read all the Harry Potter books | have a proper bra fitting | wear a thong | run a sub-60 minute 10K | run a 25 minute 5K | ride a roller coaster with my sons | taste 100 cocktails | learn to swim | take Henry to Comic-Con | ride Pirates of the Caribbean with Henry and Charlie | go to a midnight movie premier | take one photo every day for a year | make 10 pretty things | create a beautiful closet | have a family portrait taken | have professional head shots taken | go back to Seattle with Wade | taste 100 chocolates | go to AltSummit | buy the perfect leather jacket | taste 100 kinds of candy | read all of the current year’s Man Booker Prize nominees | do one thing to pamper myself every month for a year | try on a pair of Christian Louboutins | style 10 women for a specific event | take someone else’s daughter to see the Nutcracker | wear a dress every day for a week | learn to cook three terrific meals | intern at Lucky Magazine | run 15 miles | drink Guinness in Dublin | buy a piece of original art | work in the fashion industry | plant a flower garden (and keep it alive) | take the waters at Bath | spend a (long) weekend at Canyon Ranch | drive a Porsche | take a ten day technology-free vacation | send holiday cards