Explore the following countries/regions:

Lasting one month or longer
  • China Done: 2013/06
  • New Zealand
  • Thailand
  • Germany
  • Ireland, Scotland, and England
  • Iceland

Tour the following cities:

Spending a few days to a week
  • Venice
  • Paris
  • London
  • Rome
  • Tokyo
  • Hong Kong
  • Dublin
  • Jerusalem
  • Boston
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle Done: 2012/07
  • Vancouver
  • Chicago
  • Las Vegas Done: 2013/01

Take the following long-term trips:

Taking anywhere from a month to a year or more
  • Coast-to-coast trip across United States
  • Explore South America (Brazil, Peru, Argentica, etc.)
  • Travel through Baltic countries such as Estonia, Sweden, and Finland
  • Explore Africa (unsure which parts yet)

Acquire the following skills/knowledge:

  • Conversational Mandarin
  • Fluent Spanish In Progress
  • A martial art
  • Surfing
  • CPR
  • Drums Done: 2004/08
  • Dancing well
  • Snowboarding Done: 2001/11
  • Singing well
  • Golf
  • Conversational Russian
  • Guitar In Progress
  • Piano

Experience:

  • Flying first class
  • Planting and maintaining a garden
  • Snowboarding/skiing outside the United States
  • Helicopter skiing
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Rock climbing, on real rocks
  • Living in Colorado for at least a year
  • Dining alone at a restaurant
  • Wine sampling
  • Working for/on an agriculture co-op
  • Color run Planned: 2014/08
  • Sky diving
  • Bungee jumping
  • Seeing Cirque du Soleil
  • Attending Burning Man
  • Attending SXSW
  • Going skinny-dipping
  • Attending Lollapalooza
  • Thoroughly enjoying what I do for a living
  • Attending DEMF Done: 2007-8-9/05
  • Taking an overnight camping trip by canoe
  • Recording an album of my own music
  • Hiking in a rainforest
  • Being a bartender
  • Being a ski/snowboard instructor Done: 2007-8-9/12
  • Getting a professional, full-body massage Done: 2016/02
  • Getting a manicure/pedicure
  • Seeing the Northern Lights
  • Seeing Aurora Borealis
  • Seeing Daft Punk live
  • Becoming a ski bum for a full season Planned: 2016

Achieve:

  • Finishing a marathon Planned: 2014/10
  • Owning my own business that generates money (almost made it in 2011)
  • Earning a University degree Done: 2013/05
  • Speaking in front of a large audience (200+)
  • A location-independent income
  • Adopting a vegan diet for 30 days
  • Owning my own house
  • Going 30 days without complaining once
  • Writing a book
  • Going 30 days without caffeine or alcohol
  • Becoming financially independent
  • Writing my will
William A. Novak
William A. Novak