My Discovery List- 100+ Things I Want To Do In My Life

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I’ve lived life as a shy girl with a free spirit. There were many things I wanted to do in life, but I let my fears keep me from doing them. Somedays I wished I could just wake up fearless and ready to achieve all the dreams that were in my heart. But life doesn’t work that way, sometimes to really live the life of your dreams, you have to go on a path of discovery. And that’s what inspired me to write a Discovery List.

Discovery List- a new kind of bucket list
What is a Discovery List?

The definition of music to my ears is something that is pleasant or gratifying to hear or discover. I’ve always loved this saying, hence my the name of my blog. Imagine a life that was the epitome of this saying! I see it as a life that follows the perfect rhythm; a rhythm you just want to get up and dance to! And so I give you the Discovery List; a journey of self-discovery, pushing past your fears, and doing things you never thought you could. Learn, grow, dream, discover!

  • A discovery list is a list filled with 100 or more things you want to do in your life. It’s your dreams, your goals, and your fantasies.
  • This list is broken up into 10 sections; Self, Relationships, Home, Aspirations, Fun, Learn, Dare Yourself, Travel, Contribution, and Overcoming Fear
  • It’s a blueprint to your life and your path to self-discovery.
  •  It’s a daily guide to who you want to be.
  • It gives each day purpose and direction.
  • It’s the ultimate to-do list!

It’s all about pushing past your fears to get to your dreams and discovering who you really are!  I invite you to write a discovery list too! When you write your list, I want you to take time and think about what you want in life, what are your dreams? What fears are keeping you from a happy life? It’s YOUR life, live it to the fullest!

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For a long time, I let life pass me by, but there comes a time in a gal’s life when it’s time to let go, and live. To be honest, most of the things on my list totally scare me, and some aren’t even in my control! But that’s what life’s about and that’s why I chose them. Some of them are my dreams, some are goals, some are weird, some are funny, some are shameless, and some are out of this world! Most of them are way out of my comfort zone and some I may never achieve, but at least I know I tried. I’m going on this path of discovery and I’m inviting you to come along with me.



(This was my first article on this blog! It is continuously being altered, updated, changed, and improved! Last updated: 5/22/17)
1. Start a blog CHECK!

  1. Start a blog CHECK!
  2. Get My Passport CHECK!  Watch video HERE
  3. Touch a dolphin CHECK!
  4. Travel abroad for the first time CHECK! Watch video HERE
  5.  Do something new every day for 30 days CHECK! Watch video HERE
  6. Travel around Australia
  7. Learn how to play  Guitar
  8. Make a living doing what I love
  9. Release lanterns
  10. Go surfing CHECK!
  11. Hula Hoop on the Great Wall CHECK!
  12. Get my nose pierced CHECK!
  13. Ride the Toboggan on the Great Wall of China CHECK!
  14. Go on a road trip in a VW Bus
  15. Go to China CHECK!
  16. Go to a flow arts retreat
  17. Hoop with fire
  18. Have a hula hoop performance
  19. Live a day with no clocks
  20. Make everyday epic for 30 days
  21. Sing I’m a Tiny Tiny Bird in Mandarin
  22. Try Durian CHECK!
  23. Go to New Zeland
  24. Get my dream car- 65 Mustang
  25. Go to a music festival
  26. Get a Tattoo
  27. Try stinky tofu
  28. Write a book
  29. Learn how to surf – CHECK! (Read about it)
  30. Go vegetarian- CHECK! (Read about it)
  31. Get dreadlocks- CHECK!
  32. Adopt a dog –CHECK!
  33. Visit the Statue of Liberty CHECK!
  34. Start my own business – CHECK!
  35. Go to another country with no plan
  36. Visit the redwoods- I live in California, I don’t know why I haven’t been yet
  37. Go on a road trip down the PCH
  38. Explore Big Sur California
  39. Go to the Grand Canyon
  40. Go to Bali
  41. See Niagara Falls
  42. Visit salvation mountain
  43. Visit San Luis Obispo
  44. Road trip through America
  45. Go bungee jumping
  46. Surf along a wave
  47. Have a professional photo shoot – SCARY!
  48. Ride a two seat bike
  49. Move to another country for at least a month
  50. Write a letter to my future self – CHECK!
  51. Learn about my ancestry
  52. Get instagram famous- I love those inspiring famous instagram accounts. I’d consider 20,000 followers to be instafamous
  53. Go to South Africa 
  54. Try Jack Fruit CHECK!
  55. Make an entire video in Chinese
  56. Have an entire conversation in another language
  57. Take a picture with a kangaroo
  58. Go to Barbados and finally meet my family there
  59. Learn how to do a split
  60. Learn how to Hold a handstand
  61. Learn watercolor painting
  62. Read a Book in 1 Day
  63. Learn how to whistle with my fingers
  64. Take a gymnastics class
  65. Travel Greece
  66. Climb a mountain
  67. Learn the ukulele
  68. Ride a Jet ski
  69. Stand on the street holding a free hug sign
  70. Dance around a fire at the beach
  71. Go to the airport and catch a random flight to somewhere I’ve never been
  72. Visit every beach on the California Coast
  73. Write a song
  74. Sing on stage CHECK!
  75. Samba in Brazil
  76. Be a part of a protest CHECK! Read About it HERE!
  77. Go horseback riding in an open area
  78. Attend my first Opera
  79. Hoop in front of the Eiffel Tower
  80. Live by the beach
  81. Ride in a hot air Balloon
  82. Sing “The Girl from Ipanema” in Ipanema
  83. Inspire people to live life to the fullest
  84. Win some sort of trophy or medal
  85. Go kayaking
  86. Walk across abbey road with 3 friends- If you’re a fan of the Beatles, you get it!
  87. Give a poor person an obscene amount of money
  88. Shake hands with a monkey
  89. Run through a flower field
  90. Grow my hair to waist length
  91. No tv for a month
  92. Eat a pineapple in Hawaii
  93. Hug an Elephant
  94. Meet a blog reader in person
  95. See the northern lights
  96. Swim with dolphins
  97. Learn a language
  98. Get a pet pig
  99. Jump off of a cliff
  100. Plant a tree
  101. Host a meetup
  102. Feed the hungry on Skid Row – CHECK!
  103. Walk around and compliment strangers
  104. Public Speaking- CHECK!
  105. Swim deep in the ocean
  106. Get a horse and name her feather
  107. Go camping
  108. Drink coffee at a cafe in France
  109. Win some sort of trophy or medal
  110. Go to New Zealand
  111. Ride a camel
  112. Slow Dance Outdoors CHECK!
  113. Milestone: Hula Hooping for 1 Year
  114. Get an LED Hula Hoop
  115. Participate in a triathlon
  116. Drive across the Golden Gate Bridge
  117. Stay in an underwater hotel
  118. Swim in an underwater lake
  119. Go to Jamaica
  120. Eat a pizza in Italy
  121. Ride a large zip line
  122. Go Skydiving
  123. Go to San Francisco and wear a flower crown- inspired by the song, “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)”
  124. Move out of home
  125. Furnish my first place
  126. Go on a spontaneous adventure with my best friends
  127. Travel Iceland
  128. Ride on a motorcycle
  129. Ride a scooter/ Vespa
  130. Volunteer abroad CHECK!
  131. Plant a tree
  132. Host a meetup
  133. Walk around and compliment strangers
  134. Have a dance recital
  135. Visit the Holy Land
  136. Simulate a day in the 60s
  137. See the rockets
  138. Go to the top of the Empire State Building
  139. Hike to the Hollywood sign
  140. Drive an ATV
  141. Visit a Ghost Town
  142. See a manatee in person
  143. Go to the Holi Festival in India
  144.  Travel the Philippines
  145. Hike in the Amazon rain forest
  146. Do a color run
  147. Hold a baby lion
  148. Be apart of a flash mob
  149. Take a picture of a Quokka
  150. Watch baby turtles return to the ocean
  151. Get my licence
  152. Drive to the beach
  153. Meet the love of my life in a spontaneously romantic way
  154. Inspire people to live the life they want
  155. . Sit on a beach and not be able to remember the bad things that have happened in my life, only the good!- Inspired by Jhene Aiko’s song “Eternal Sunshine

Bonus List! If life had no limits, what would you do?

  1. Join the circus- (Don’t know if I really will but I had to put it on the list!
  2. Meet Oprah
  3. Meet a blog reader in person
  4. Be on the cover of a magazine- (hey why not!)
  5. Be interviewed on tv
  6. Film a documentary – This is one of this fantasy, out of this world, totally scary tasks but hey, why not.
  7. Start a farm
  8. Sit on a beach and not be able to remember the bad things that have happened in my life, only the good!- Inspired by Jhene Aiko’s song “Eternal Sunshine”.

Discovery List

Ok loves the challenge is set! Continue with me on this blog as I achieve these tasks on my discovery list one by one.  I will post about my experiences showing that we can all conquer our fears and get to our dreams! I dare you! Write down 100 or more things you want to do in life and let’s achieve them together. Share your adventures, when you achieve something on your list snap a pic and use #mydiscoverylist. If you share your Discovery List on your blog please credit muzictomyears.com.


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Zoe Joy

So tell me loves! What’s on your discovery list ? Do you want to do any of the tasks on my list? Comment below.


 


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Zoe Joy Black

The Muzic To My Ears Lifestyle blog was created by a young free spirited girl in the pursuit of happiness. I love sharing life’s many adventures here on this blog. The Muzic To My Ears lifestyle was inspired by my own personal growth, and my desire to continue growing as well as inspiring others to do the same.

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About Zoe Joy Black

The Muzic To My Ears Lifestyle blog was created by a young free spirited girl in the pursuit of happiness. I love sharing life’s many adventures here on this blog. The Muzic To My Ears lifestyle was inspired by my own personal growth, and my desire to continue growing as well as inspiring others to do the same.

  • Great article! You have inspired me to make a list of my own!

  • Zoe Joy

    I’m so glad @boudewijn! I think it’s a necessary exercise to keep like fun and inspiring. 🙂

  • Great list! I remember how much I loved touching a dolphin the one time I got the opportunity to. Magical!

  • I love that you did this. I just turned 60 and only had one thing left on my list. No regrets, everything was a learning experience. I refuse to be one of those people who said I wish…. Nope I did it. Laughing. You have inspired me to do another list.

    I’m planning on another 30 years so I’d better get going on that list. Headed to Turkey in June hmm what else can I get into? Smile

  • Zoe Joy

    How inspiring! Life is an adventure and we need to treat it as such. I’m so happy your making another list! With your outlook on life your next 30 years will be a blast! Enjoy Turkey Love!

  • Zoe Joy

    Thank you love! Dolphins are amazing creatures! It was such an enchanting experience to connect with one.

  • May

    Great list! I definitely need to create something like this. I have a similar list for places i want to go to before 30. I have a ways to go with that one!

  • Zoe Joy

    I think the great thing about a list like this is that you can write down anything you want. Some of the tasks on my list are fun and off beat and that’s what makes it exciting. Plus there’s no time limit! I think travel’s good for the soul! I hope you get to all the places on your list! <3

  • This is such a lovely post/idea!
    I definitely feel inspired to create my own list now, though I love yours so much that I feel like a lot of it would be stolen haha!
    I love that first paragraph the most though, completely relatable! I totally love and respect that you know you’re pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and doing it anyway! <3
    I'll be sure to tag if I decide to write my own list!

  • Zoe Joy

    Your comment seriously put a smile on my face. I’m so happy you enjoyed this post! Feel free to write down some of the things on my list! It’s all fun and games 🙂 I think one of the biggest ways to break though fear is to tell your story. This post was a little scary for me to share since I was being vulnerable. But life is about pushing the limit and having fun along the way! I’d love to see your list if you do write one! <3 <3 <3

  • Robyn Clifford

    What a great idea! As an Australian I can vouch that it’s truly a place you must visit!!

    Robyn
    http://www.thetechgypsy.com

  • This is such an inspiring post! I loved reading your list, you have truly inspired me beyond words. I am definitely going to be posting this on my blog as well just to make it REAL.

    Thank you for the much needed inspo today.

    x
    Emily Jenny
    StilettoBeats

  • Zoe Joy

    Hey Emily I’m so happy you liked the concept. Reading comments like yours truly inspires me! It lets me know I’m not the only one chasing after my dreams no matter how quirky or random they may be. So happy you’ll be posting a list on your blog, that’s awesome! Please send me a link <3

  • Lila

    Just joined your life challenge post and I’m writing my life list! I’m literally going to steal everything on your list lol!

  • Veronica

    The 100 burpies is soo me! I’m up to about negative 100 lol. I want to do all of the tasks on your list!

  • i love making lists just so i can check them off haha. great list! Iceland and Bali are totally on my travel bucklist as well!

    Sher
    http://www.shershegoes.com

  • Do iiiit! Dreams are meant to be shared! Thank you for joining! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Haha! I’m just happy I’m not alone on that! We’ll get better ❤️

  • Oh I’m totally with you on being able to check things off lists. I’m a list whore. I’ll write the silliest lists every day to get to add that beautiful red check. I hope you get your lovely self to Bali and Iceland soon! 😊
    Zoe

  • Zoe Joy

    Do iiiit! Dreams are meant to be shared! Thank you for joining!

  • Zoe Joy

    Haha! I’m just happy I’m not alone on that! We’ll get better

  • Zoe Joy

    Oh I’m totally with you on being able to check things off lists. I’m a list whore. I’ll write the silliest lists every day to get to add that beautiful red check. I hope you get your lovely self to Bali and Iceland soon!
    Zoe

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