Pre-30 (2020)

  • Turn 30 on a mountaintop
  • Become a Registered Nurse
  • Run the Rut
  • Feature my photography in a coffee shop
  • Run the Nootka Island Trail and the Juan de Fuca Trail
  • Summit Mount Hood
  • Ski in South America
  • Kayak and camp in the San Juan Islands
  • Run the GOAT Marathon and Orcas Island 50K

Pre-40 (2030)

  • Compete in a Freeride World Qualifier event
  • Build my dream home: a cabin in the woods
  • Become a published, paid, contributing writer to a magazine
  • Circumnavigate the Three Sisters
  • Mountain bike from Telluride, Colorado, to Moab, Utah
  • Become a Nurse Practitioner and open my own private practice


  • Ski, as much as possible, in as many places as possible
  • Hike Oregon's Pacific Crest Trail section
  • Present a TED talk
  • Say "yes" to the man of my dreams on top of a mountain
  • Travel the world: as a nurse volunteer, a skier, a mountain biker, and a human
  • Rock a bikini at age 60
  • Summit the Grand Teton
  • Coach a volleyball team
  • Write and publish a book
  • Regularly donate 10% of my paycheck to a cause I believe in
  • Fill up a passport
  • Be a super-rad-let's-go-on-a-life-changing-adventure aunt