Resources for Creating Your Own Life List

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What is a life list?

A life list is a list of things you want in life. Things you want to do, see, learn, accomplish, and experience. Simply, it’s a list of goals. They can be big goals or small goals. Quick goals or long-term goals. Focused goals or broad goals. The only thing that matters are that they are YOUR goals. A life list isn’t one-size-fits-all list. It’s personal.


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Life List Ideas

What should you put on your life list? Anything you want! There are no rules for what you should or shouldn’t add to your life list. The only thing that does matter is that whatever you do add, it should be personal to YOU. Don’t add things just because someone else has. Everyone has a unique personality, a unique life, and a unique set of goals. So no two people will have the same life list. Need some inspiration? Here are some places to find ideas.

My Life List - Choosing Figs

My Life List is an (incomplete) list of 1,000 things I want to do in my life. OK, so it may be closer to 250 items right now. But it will fill out someday. Need ideas for what to add to your life list? Check it out!

Life List Pinterest Board

Pinterest is a great resource for life list ideas. Check out my life list board or search “life list” or “bucket list” and you’ll find all kinds of images and articles.

Bucket List Ideas

A bucket list is a list of all the things you want to do before you die. They’re usually the biggest, craziest, scariest, most ambitious things you’ve always thought about doing, seeing, or experiencing but haven’t yet done. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Places to Learn New Things

What do you want to learn? Are you into art? Cars? Computers?Do you want to pursue new hobbies, follow your passions, or enhance your career? Here are some great places to learn new things, in person or online.


Skillshare is an online learning community where anyone can discover, take, or even teach a class. They have over 15,000 classes, so you’re sure to be able to learn whatever you want to learn! I’ve taken classes in everything from classes in map making to video editing to marketing!

Start your free month at Skillshare and get complete, unlimited access to all classes.


Dabble makes it easy to try something new through one-time experiences. They offer a wide variety of classes you only have to take once. Currently I’m learning calligraphy by taking random classes from different teachers, as my shcedule allows.

Sign up for Dabble and get $5 off your first class! 

Have you always wanted to learn to build your own website? Treehouse offers online classes to amp up your tech skills. I’ve taken classes in JavaScript, Bootstrap and more. Plus, since it’s all online you can learn at your own pace.

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Tell me, what is it you plan to do/With your one wild and precious life? – Mary Oliver
“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” Audrey Hepburn
“I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.” Jimi Hendrix

Inspirational Books

Inspirational Movies

Plan Your Next Adventure

Is travel on your life list? Whether you want to cross the world or cross town, here are some resources to plan your next trip!

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Viator has handpicked local tours and activities for wherever you travel! Whether your life list has “learn to surf” or “see the Norther Nights,” there is definitely an excursion to help you tick it off!

Red Hot Discounts from Viator! Find and book tours and activities ahead and have more time for fun.

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