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

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

my-discovery-list-cover-1

 

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!

Get Your Discovery List

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)

Self
(10+ things you want to do this year to take care of yourself, show yourself love, feed your soul, improve your health, and set your spirit free!)

  1. Grow my hair to waist length
  2. No tv for a month
  3. Start painting again
  4. Go on a juice cleanse
  5. Create a morning ritualCHECK!
  6. Write a letter to my future selfCHECK!
  7. Learn about my ancestry
  8. Go to Barbados and finally meet my family there

Do 1 random act of kindness a day

    Aspirations
    (10+ goals and dreams you want to achieve this year.)

    1. Make a living doing what I love
    2. Inspire people to live life to the fullest
    3. Win some sort of trophy or medal
    4. Get my passport
    5. Write a book
    6. Go surfing
    7. Meet a blog reader in person
    8. Travel abroad for the first time
    9. Hoop in front of the Eiffel Tower
    10. Live by the beach
    11. Visit the Great Wall

    Fun
    (10+ fun things you want to do this year.)

    1. Write a song
    2. Simulate a day in the 60s
    3. See the rockets
    4. Visit a Ghost town
    5. Ride in a hot air Balloon
    6. Take a class for something I’ve never tried before
    7. Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge
    8. Go camping
    9. Go to the top of the Empire State Building
    10. Hike to the Hollywood sign
    11. drive atv’s
    12. Release lanterns
    13. Toboggan down the Great Wall
    14. Go to a flow arts retreat

    Learn
    (10+ things you want to learn this year.)

    1. Learn how to play the ukelele
    2. Learn how to be a New Yorker
    3. Learn how to do a split
    4. Learn a new language
    5. Learn how to Hold a handstand
    6. Learn a skill that will advance my career
    7. Learn watercolor painting
    8. Read a Book in 1 Day
    9. Learn how to whistle with my fingers
    10. Learn how to play the guitar
    11. Take a gymnastics class

    Dare Yourself
    (10+ things you want to dare yourself to do this year.)

    1. Go to a music festival
    2. Go Bungee jumping
    3. Hoop with fire
    4. Have a hula hoop performance
    5. Go to the airport and catch a random flight to somewhere I’ve never been
    6. Swim with dolphins
    7. Jump off of a cliff
    8. Get a nose piercing – CHECK! Click To Read About It!
    9. Do something new every day for a month – CHECK! 
    10. live a day with no clocks
    11. Make everyday epic for 30 days
    12. Join the circus
    13. Sing I’m a tiny tiny bird in Mandarin 

    Travel
    (10+ places you want to travel this year. Local, national, or abroad!)

    1. Go on a road trip down the PCH
    2. South Africa
    3. Visit the Redwoods
    4. Explore Big Sur California
    5. Go to the Grand Canyon
    6. Go to Bali
    7. See Niagara falls
    8. Visit salvation mountain
    9. Visit San Luis Obispo
    10. Travel around Australia
    11. Go to China
    12. Road trip through America
    13. Go to Barbados and finally meet my family there

    Contribution
    (10+ things you want to do this year to help others and show some human kindness.)

    1. Stand on the street holding a free hug sign
    2. Plant a tree
    3. Host a meetup
    4. Give clothes to those who need them
    5. Feed the hungry on Skid row – CHECK! 
    6. Volunteer abroad
    7. Create a product that benefits a cause
    8. Compliment 100 people on social media
    9. Promote people who are awesome on this blog
    10. Walk around and compliment strangers
    11. Be Apart of a protestCHECK! Read About it HERE!

    Overcoming Fear
    (10+ things you want to do this year to push past your fears.)

    1. Speak in front of a crowd
    2. Ride a large zip line
    3. Go Skydiving
    4. Sing in front of people indie style
    5. Ride on a motorcycle
    6. Have a professional photo shoot
    7. Host a meet up
    8. Have an entire conversation in another language
    9. Hop on a plane to somewhere I’ve never been before
    10. Live in another country for at least a month

    Bonus List + Extras- If life had no limits, what would you do?

    1. Visit every beach on the California Coast
    2. Sing “The Girl from Ipanema” in Ipanema, Brazil
    3. Hug an elephant
    4. Be apart of a flash mob
    5. Walk across abbey road with 3 friends- If you’re a fan of the Beatles, you get it!
    6. Give a homeless person an obscene amount of money
    7. Shake hands with a monkey
    8. take a picture of a Quokka
    9. Take a picture with a kangaroo
    10. Hold a baby lion
    11. Watch baby turtles return to the ocean
    12. Meet Oprah
    13. Get a horse and name her feather
    14. Start a farm
    15. Film a documentary
    16. Be on the cover of a magazine
    17. Be interviewed on TV
    18. Model for A large brand
    19. 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”.

    Tasks I’ve Achieved

    1. Start a blog CHECK!
    2. Touch a dolphin CHECK!
    3. Learn how to surf – CHECK! (Read about it)
    4. Go vegetarian- CHECK! (Read about it)
    5. Get dreadlocks- CHECK!
    6. Adopt a dog –CHECK!
    7. Visit the Statue of Liberty CHECK!
    8. Start my own business – CHECK!
    9. Get a gopro – CHECK!

    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.


    Living the Muzic to My Ears lifestyle is all about freedom. Freedom isn’t just some magical thing; it’s something we all have to work toward!

    Follow the muzical adventure! You can follow my personal journey on Instagram and Twitter or subscribe to this blog!
    MyY discovery list tasks

    Live a life that’s Muzic to your ears!

    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.


     


    Join the tribe and never miss a beat! Subscribe to MTME’s Weekly Newsletter. Stay inspired, stay healthy, stay happy, stay muzical!

    Muzic To My Ears

    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.

    More Posts - Website - Twitter - Facebook - Pinterest

    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

    • Join the Tribe and Get Access to My Library of Ebooks, Printables, Workbooks, and Posters The Help You Discover Yourself, Love Yourself, And Improve Yourself!

      * indicates required