About three years ago I wrote a Life Checklist. After some time to reflect, and instead of a top 100, I'm gonna go for a top 10. The impetus was because I had seen this fax that Michael Crichton sent to Chip Kidd about the Jurassic Park cover done by Kidd, and I thought "I want something like that." And because I decided that I really want to read a certain book before I die, and from what I've heard, it's kind of long.
I'm going to refrain from writing things like "be a good father & husband" or "be a good/happy person," because, while those of extreme importance to me, there's no real event or time you can check off "good father" in the checklist, it's a continual process, and this is just about things I want to do that I can check off. I'm also not going to include other things that are extremely important to me (see my work published, perform for a full house, become a father) but have already happened.
Some are recycled, most are new, in no particular order:
1. Receive a fax like this re: a book cover I designed, from a best-selling author. I'd be ok with an email.
2. Read all of Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust.
3. Kiss the Blarney Stone.
4. Have a secret passageway in or around my home.
5. Hold all my grandchildren at once.
6. Create a masterpiece.
7. Meet Neil Gaiman.
8. Keep a secret.
9. Make peace with God.
10. Save a life.