99 Dreams to Accomplish in a Year (The Everything is Possible List)


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Do you need a little boost for your dream list? Want something awesome you can accomplish in a year or less? Let me present the ultimate short-term dream list! With careful planning and determination, all these dreams can come true in less than 12 months*. Just don’t hestitate, take the leap and start planning! And even if these aren’t on your top dream list, I can promise that you’ll never regret having cuddled lions in Africa or seen the sunrise over Angkor Wat.

*If you don’t believe me, e-mail me, I’ll help you see possibilities and make a plan!

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▲Save money and travel for 2 months
▲Visit New York City
▲Go on a road trip
▲Ride on an elephant
▲Volunteer at a lion orphanage
▲Swim with dolphins
▲Climb a vulcano
▲ See Angkor Wat or Macchu Picchu
▲Visit an Indian Ashram
▲See the sunrise in the desert
▲Island-hop in Greece
▲See wild gorillas
▲Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower
▲Visit a friend abroad
▲Go backpacking
▲Suntan on a white beach with turquoise water
▲Go snorkeling
▲Learn to surf
▲Go on a safari
▲Go paragliding
▲Rent an italian farmhouse
▲See a natural phenomenon like snow, northern lights, famous canyons or volcanos


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▲Host a fabulous dinner party
▲Save money and go on an epic spending spree
▲Eat at a Michelin star restaurant
▲Stay in a 5-star hotel
▲Buy a car
▲Fly first class
▲Buy a designer item
▲Change your wardrobe
▲Spend a weekend at a spa
▲Stay in a snow hotel


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Knowledge and skills

▲Learn french
▲Learn to ski
▲Learn to play the guitar
▲Learn to meditate
▲Learn to take better photographs
▲Get Scuba Dive Certification
▲Learn yoga
▲Get top marks on a test
▲Learn to dance ballet
▲Learn to belly-dance
▲Learn to paint or draw


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Mind & Body

▲Get in shape
▲Train and run a marathon
▲Start journaling regularly
▲Go back to university
▲Make a new friend
▲Get rid of a phobia
▲Change someone’s life
▲Re-vamp your diet
▲Get a pet
▲Get a tattoo
▲Spend a week in solitude
▲Raise money for charity
▲Learn to love yourself
▲Grow your hair
▲Tidy your whole house go minimalist
▲Connect with your grandparents
▲Forgive someone
▲Change jobs
▲Ditch a bad habit
▲Become happier
▲Re-connect with an old friend
▲Get a make-over
▲Learn to say no
▲Heal your emotional wounds
▲Build a group of close friends
▲Fall in love
▲Have a baby (just be careful with this one, it will change your life forever!)


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▲Bungee jumping or parachuting
▲Writing a novel
▲Learning build a successful blog
▲See your favorite band live
▲Climb a mountain
▲Skinny Dip
▲Fly in a hot air balloon
▲Bake a wedding cake
▲Record a demo and send it to record companies
▲Be an extra in Hollywood (or Bollywood)
▲Walk on fire
▲Get your writing published in a magazine or journal
▲Self-publish your novel, photo book, recipe book or life story
▲Meet your hero
▲Commit to a 365 project like a photo a day or no shopping
▲Fly a helicopter
▲Perform a striptease
▲Attend a fashion show
▲Start a band
▲Sleep under the sky
▲Start a book club


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Career and money

▲Get an internship
▲Start a business
▲Craft and start an etsy store
▲Quit school
▲Raise your income
▲Get out of debt
▲Get the perfect part-time job to finance other dreams


Is your dream not listed? Can it be achieved in less than a year?




{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Samantha July 21, 2011 at 1:03 am

Really great list. I have a ton of items on my bucket list, but saw a few on here that I would like to add.


Sara July 21, 2011 at 8:10 am

Ahh, so many of these are already on my to-do list! I better get started.


Krissy July 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Brilliant, brilliant list! I so wish I could do all of those things in the coming year! There are quite a few that would be unattainable to me right now since I’ve just spent a ginormous chunk of money on my trip to Australia, but the non-traveling ones I think I might have a go at. Maybe I’ll pick 12 form each section and try one a month. I might even try to add in a few of my own as well.

As always, thanks for the wonderful inspiration, Marthe! And hey – if you end up going to NYC for awhile, I can cross “visit NYC” and “visit a friend abroad” off the list. ;) Though I’m not sure the US counts as abroad when I’m just in Canada. :P


Andie July 21, 2011 at 6:24 pm

This is wonderful! Thank you for posting this just when I needed it!


Merry July 22, 2011 at 4:14 pm

This list is made of AWESOME! So many ideas that I can do. :D Thank-you for putting this together!


Ally August 6, 2011 at 10:31 pm

Amazing list! I would have probably said impossible to many of these things not so long ago but my sister’s stories from her recent travelling around southern Asia have made me believe that, indeed, anything is possible. Thanks for putting this together, my inspiration to put together a list for myself has grown.


Camille Consul May 15, 2014 at 1:56 am

Awesome list :)
I am currently in the process of compiling my own & your list gave me a couple more ideas to add to mine.



Micheal December 30, 2014 at 5:30 am

Seriously I have a ton of things I want to do on this list. Thank you for the list.


Danielle March 17, 2015 at 9:17 pm

This has seriously made my day! I just currently moved and left more than I would have liked to behind. So I’m currently on this soul searching, what am I doing with my life phase. Your motivation and ideas were perfect for getting me back on track! Thanks for reminding me dreams do come true, feel free to email me back I see your great vibes :) plur baby


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