Thursday, March 10, 2005

Our Checklists

The book NOW has inspired us to create our "Done That/To Do" checklists. These are lists that depend on a number of things, so they are always changing. Some things made the list because they were extremely difficult to do, whether due to obstacles or fears. Others made the list because of unique opportunities or chance. We hope that this will inspire other people to think about what they would like to do. Here are the current top seven items from each of our lists:

    Matt's "Done That" List

  • Earned a BSE in Aerospace Engineering
  • Has designed parts for the F/A-22
  • Ran the largest 10K race in the world
  • Got married
  • Had a son
  • Traveled to Thailand
  • Flew in a police helicopter and caught a criminal

    Patty's "Done That" List

  • Married Matt
  • Earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do
  • Kayaked with wild dolphins
  • Jumped into New River off rock about 30 feet high - twice
  • Ran the world's largest 10K race 8 1/2 months pregnant
  • Played Chopin's Ballade in F Major from memory
  • Bathed under a waterfall on a mountain in Thailand

    Matt's "To Do" List

  • Visit every continent
  • Write a book
  • Win "The Amazing Race"
  • Visit every major league baseball ballpark
  • Climb Mt. Everest
  • Visit Irish homeland
  • Plant trees

    Patty's "To Do" List

  • Visit every major league baseball ballpark
  • Climb Mt. Everest
  • Complete natural childbirth
  • Win "The Amazing Race"
  • Earn PhD
  • Obtain pilot's license
  • Snorkel Great Barrier Reef