Thursday, January 1, 2009

Welcome 2009

I wanted to reflect on where I am at this stage and my life as I get ready for the next year

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland /world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child - I'm trying!! I'm trying!!
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon -
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language -- sign language!
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied -
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing -
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person -.
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone -
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

If I am blessed to see this time in one year I hope to have done some of these things too.....

1. Finish Law School
2. Start my own Real estate company
3. Of course --- Lose 50 lbs!
4. Travel to Ethiopia
5. See the Pyramids of Egypt
6. Finish my book
7. Grow my own herbs
8. Plan to attempt to do #'s17,18, 27, 44, 60,80.83,86, 94
9. See my daughter's face

Nine great things for 09! I hope you have the same!




  1. Happy New Year!! I am looking forward to seeing your daughter's face too!


  2. Hey Robbin,

    You've done well for 2008 but I don't understand why you haven't built the snowfort with all the snow Detroit is having? lol!

    Happy New Year

  3. What, no skinny dipping?

    Happy New Year, my friend. May 2009 hold wonderful things for you!

  4. Happy New Year Robbin,

    I love your list! I hope that you have a surprising New Year with bright new beginnings and blessings.

  5. Wow Robbin, how long did it take you to compose that list. I don't even think I can think of all the things I did in 2008. I thought of trying but I know I will make my brain work over time just trying to recall. Maybe I will start a list for 09, sounds like fun, and a sure way to look back and say to yourself how busy you were for that year.

    Happy NEW Year and here is to good things to come for you.


  6. I especially like number 9 on your list of things you hope to do by this time next year. :-)

  7. Happy New Year, Robbin. Here's to achieving your new #9!!

  8. Happy New Year Robbin. I second to praying that your #9 is achieved, as well as your other heart's desires.


  9. Lol!! Lucky for me I used my husband's pic and still came out with Hill's baby...what are the odds.