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I was inspired by this list to finally sit down and figure out my own list*. Mine is a life list though, not a year list. I'm sure there are lots of other things I would love to do, I just don't know about them yet.

*The list is subject to change or additions at any time.

  • Learn to speak Spanish (Mexican) fluently
  • Get driver's license
  • Learn to make a steel drum
  • Use that bag of scary doll parts
  • Visit Dominica. See where my grandmother is from.
  • Learn mycology (knowledgeable enough to pick my own wild mushrooms and eat them)
  • Visit a cacao farm. Eat fresh from the pod.
  • Find half sibling(s)
  • Buy a house with a yard and at least one tree
  • Raise chickens
  • Write and have published a full-colour, pretty pictures gardening book. Preferably by Chronicle Books or some such publisher that places value on the design and presentation of their books.
  • Collect sap for maple syrup
  • Pay off my insanely high student loan debt
  • Live on or near the ocean -- just about any ocean
  • Move to a warmer climate where I can grow either desert plants or epiphytic plants (tillandsia, orchids, staghorn ferns) outside... year round. I'll take dry or humid, just as long as it's warm without a snowy winter or temperatures dropping below freezing.
  • Heal my body (ongoing)
  • Get my Nepenthes to pitcher
  • Grow a cactus pear and then eat it
  • Participate in a community garden project
  • Make a film (even a short one)
  • Go on a botanical tour somewhere (probably Oaxaca, Mexico) with a bunch of plant people I can geek out with. Take pictures.
  • Visit a palenque (didn't do that on our last trip to Oaxaca) See mezcal being made.
  • Learn to scuba dive
  • Design a line of textiles
  • See carnivorous plants growing in the wild


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