My Life “To-Do” List

my very first hike - Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles

my very first hike – Runyon Canyon in Los Angeles

UPDATE! I created a Life List Pinterest board!

Inspired by a post from my good friend Jenny Ingram, I have FINALLY started a life “to-do” list. I have been wanting to put these life goals together for a very long time, but kept putting it off. And putting it off.

Truth is, I have experienced so many wonderful things in my adult life that I never thought I would. From creating a business from nothing to seeing the country, my life has been a very, very blessed one. I do feel, however, that I am not quite done.

This list is just a start. I know that I will be adding more goals as time goes by, but for now, here are a few experiences I hope to enjoy before I leave this Earth. Some silly, some important, but all awesome. Here we go…

Amy’s Life “To-Do” List

Travel & Adventure

  • visit all US states (25 24 23 22 21 to go!)
  • visit at least 5 European countries (would love to see Italy, England, France, Germany and Greece) – (4 to go – I visited England!)
  • visit New Zealand and take the Lord of the Rings tour
  • take an Alaskan cruise
  • zip line (I can’t believe I haven’t done this)
  • ride in a hot air balloon (read my post!)
  • see a whale in its natural habitat
  • UPDATE! eat at an In-N-Out Burger (weird, I know, but I need to do it) (see my pic!)


  • help build a home or community center
  • visit and donate services in another country – Aremnia, coming soon!
  • pay off a debt to someone in need


  • become debt free but the house
  • become debt free INCLUDING the house


  • write a book – coming soon!
  • become a full-time travel blogger (when kids are older)


Do you have a life list? I would love to see yours, so please leave a comment with your link in the comments section of this post.

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Amy Bellgardt

AMY BELLGARDT is a wife and mom of two boys, as well as founder and lead blogger at Mom Spark. Amy also manages Mom Spark Media, a social media marketing firm, as well as a thriving essential oil business.

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17 Responses to “My Life “To-Do” List”

  1. #
    Desiree Fawn — October 29, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Great list! And I think our travel aspirations are quite similar! I’d love to drive across Canada – East and West of where I live. North too!


    • Mom Spark replied: — October 29th, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

      Thank you! Have you created a list?


      • Desiree Fawn replied: — October 29th, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

        Not officially, but I really should!

  2. #
    jennyonthespot — October 29, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    I think we should observe a whale in its natural habitat TOGETHER. Maybe we could find owl-shaped goggles to wear…

    P.S. I love your list!!! And you!


    • Amy replied: — October 29th, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

      It would be amazing if we could do that! Maybe take an Alaskan cruise together to see the whales? You see, I could knock out two…

      I love YOU!


  3. #
    Tonya Staab — October 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I love this Amy.

    I don’t have a life list. I have a year long list of things I want to accomplish throughout the year. It’s not going very well, although I am halfway through it :).


    • Amy replied: — October 29th, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

      Now that is an awesome idea! Off to read. :)


  4. #
    Nicole Feliciano — November 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Great list Amy! I have done a bunch of those but I want to do Alaska, Sky Dive, see Antartica (before it melts) and have my own show. Dream big baby!


    • Mom Spark replied: — November 12th, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

      Your own show, awesome! You’d be great. :)


  5. #
    Julie {Angry Julie Monday} — November 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    You had me cracking up at The Lord of the Rings tour. My husband actually went to the UK in March to visit Citadel Games, aka the maker of Warhammer 40K….


    • Mom Spark replied: — November 12th, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

      Hey, I’m a nerd, I’ll be the first to admit it. :)


  6. #
    Kim Constable — April 13, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Great list of things to work towards. I am currently adding to my own list, fingers crossed I manage to tick everything off! Thanks, Kim


  7. #
    this domain — September 3, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Awesome blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but
    I’m a little lost on everything. Would you suggest starting
    with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out
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