tuesday’s girl: MIGHTY SUMMIT.
heya, readers! sorry about missing out on monday, but sometimes a girl’s just gotta get away, and when i got invited to mighty summit, well heck yeah, i had to get outta dodge and take an extra day off. so this tuesday’s girl, i want to recap about the special weekend we spent relaxing at the russian river boon hotel + spa — my kinda place — like summer camp for grown ups with good taste! i felt most honored, and more than a little bit humbled (tongue-tied, even) to be included in such an amazing group of women – smart (think super smart), talented, freakin’ fall on the ground funny, and maybe most of all, supportive.
i went, not really knowing to expect because i haven’t been to many blogging events, and came back feeling completely inspired and ready to take on all kinds of new challenges. we shared lots (and lots) of good wine, some amazing meals, and maybe best of all — our mighty life lists. i encourage you all to create your own mighty life list — 100 or so things you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime. putting it all down on paper makes all those dreams just a little less daunting, and sharing them with others, one step closer to accomplishing. you never know who might be able to help you cross something off your list, or who you might be able to help cross something off of theirs — that’s a pretty swell feeling, too! have you got a great group of women to round up and create some mighty life lists? do it – think of it as book club, but where you get to write your own happy ending.
My Mighty Life List
Read Infinite Jest cover to cover. • Be two weeks ahead on blog posts at all times. • Start a regular yoga practice. • Wear my hair in a beehive. • Meet Ira Glass. • Lose all the weight I’d like to and keep it off. • Visit Stockholm, Sweden. • Own a vacation home. • Dance in a flash mob. • Ride my bicycle on a regular basis. • Go to the beach and read all day until the sun goes down. • Try eating Vegan for a month. • Sleep in a tree house. • Host an outdoor movie night in my backyard. • Go swimming in a lake. • Spend a week in Lake Tahoe in the summer. • Find the ‘man companion’ of my dreams. • Make out with said man companion in Paris in the rain. • Own my own photo booth. • Go to the Rose Bowl Flea Market again. • Own a Camilla Engman original Painting. •
Make homemade preserves. • Learn how to make my own videos. • Visit Maine in the fall. • Learn how to bake my own bread. • Have a clambake on the beach at sunset. • Visit the beaches of the Outer Banks. • Go to New York at least once a year. • Visit the farmer’s market on my bicycle. • Write a design book. • Attend the Brimfield Flea Market in Massachusetts. • Listen to This American Life every weekend. • Sprinkle my father’s ashes over the Rivera Golf Course with my brother. • Own a home in San Francisco. • Have my home photographed by Todd Selby. • Run an online vintage shop. • Have a clean and organized garage. • Have a pint at a pub in Ireland. • Live in London for a while. • Go to summer camp in the Adirondacks. • Learn to speak Italian. • Go to Rome for a month. • Learn to ride a scooter. • Plant a thriving vegetable garden. • Learn how to harvest the vegetable garden properly. • Learn how knit properly. • Paint the exterior of my house so it looks awesome and not embarrassing. • Ride a bike through the streets of Amsterdam. • Get regular mani/pedis. • Have the perfect black Align dress made for me. • Make my own sushi. • Build a tent in my backyard. • Send snail mail to my friends on a regular basis. • Surprise friends with gifts in the mail for no special reason. • Read a least one book a month. • Take a piliates class. • Finally master the lighting on my camera. • Master taking photos the way I envision them in my brain. • Go camping on the Oregon coast in a yurt. • Go river rafting again. • Go surfing in San Francisco. • Go sailing in San Francisco Bay. • Take a road trip across the country with Lucy and my cameras. • Learn how to use my Polaroid camera. • Become comfortably proficient in Photoshop. • Be completely caught up with all email. • Visit Martha’s Vineyard with a group of friends. • Eat lobster & drink white wine on Martha’s Vineyard with friends. • Wear high heels more often. • Write a novel. • Find a great assistant to help free up my time. • Host a pancake breakfast. • Host Sunday night suppers at least once every six weeks. • Learn how to keep bees. • Meet Bill Cunningham. • Eat dinner at a different San Francisco restaurant with friends every month. • Learn to sew. • Read all the books on my bookshelves. • Paint my hardwood floors white. • Make homemade pasta. • Visit Barcelona, Spain. • See Bryan Ferry sing live. • Spend an afternoon in ABC Carpet & Home. • Own a vintage black leather sofa. • Go surfing in Costa Rica. • Grow Sunflowers in my yard. • Attend a yoga retreat. • Hang globe lights from my kitchen porch. • Take a train trip across Europe. • Host a massive yard sale. • Live with less ‘stuff’. • Visit SXSW in Austin, Texas. • Learn to meditate. • Build up my savings account. • Spend Christmas in Maui with my family. • Listen to every Terry Gross interview ever recorded. • Go on a private sailing yacht with friends anywhere warm. • Go night swimming.
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