“The greatest discoveries are those that shed light unto ourselves” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Welcome to Project Light to Life! I’m Christine, a graduate student who hopes to help others achieve their goals, while documenting my journey to try and accomplish some of my own.

Since project is both a noun and verb, I hope to inspire you not only to project the light you can bring (whether through your sense of adventure, desire to help others, etc) onto the world, but also, to consider this project as the next step toward new experiences.

Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, writes, “’Be selfless, if only for selfish reasons’ is one of my favorite paradoxes. Generous acts strengthen our bonds with others, and what’s more, studies show that happiness is often boosted more by providing support to other people than receiving it.”

Building on this idea, along with the concept originally inspired by the four guys behind The Buried Life, I hope to do one kind act for someone else/help someone cross off an item from his or her bucket list each time I cross off several accomplishments on my list.

Urban Dictionary provides some definitions of a bucket list:

“You feel insecure about your life and therefore make a list of things to get busy on.”

“A list of hottie’s, MILF’s, and other strangers that you always had your eye on and you must now go conquer.”

I define bucket list as an adventure or an opportunity to consider what I want from life and what I want to give others in my life at specific moments. After crossing items off my bucket list for the past several years, I decided to share my journey as I continue my search for new experiences.

I also look forward to learning about others’ adventures too! If you want to know more about where I drew inspiration from for this blog, check out the Inspiration Page. Visit the Contact Me Page to keep me updated on your journey or provide suggestions!

2,017 Responses to About

  1. firecook says:

    Thanks for following me Have a nice Evening..

  2. teepee2014 says:

    Thank you for the follow, I really like your blog and look forward to reading it some more!

  3. Lori says:

    Thank you for your great posts, and encouragement. I am a social worker and would like to say hello…Lori

  4. Emma Marie says:

    Thank you for following me. Love the fact your blog is based purely on inspiration 🙂 keep up the good work x

  5. The Gisborne Gourmet says:

    Hey! You like my blog. That’s really cool. Thanks and keep on rocking.

  6. Thanks for the follow 🙂

  7. Myriam says:

    Hi 🙂

    First of : Love your blog ❤

    I am thinking of moving from wordpress.com to a self-hosted wordpress but sadly I will lose the WordPress Reader and my followers :/
    So if you still like my stories ( I hope you do :)), could you please sign-up via mail?
    My new sign-up link : http://eepurl.com/WPz5H

    Thank you so very much and I hope to hear from you soon

    Myriam @OffToWanderland

  8. Herman says:

    Hi Christine! Thank you for visiting and following HoB. Much appreciated!

  9. E says:

    Hi! I’m nominated you for the Very Inspiring blogger award. 😀

  10. catsntea says:

    Hello! Thanks for the follow. I love your blog, what a great idea. I think one of your notes would definitely brighten my day 🙂

  11. Pauline Hovey says:

    Thanks for following my blog, Christine. Just from the little I’ve read about you here, you seem like a wise young woman.

  12. dbzweier says:

    Thanks for the follow Christine!

  13. BamaBettie says:

    Thank you for following the PPP. And thank you for the work you do here on your blog and in life. I think I’m really going to enjoy following your adventures. Plus I think I need to set up a bucket list of my own. 🙂

  14. Erin Vest says:

    Thanks for following my blog recently. I am inspired by yours, keep up the nice work. Best wishes to you. 🙂

  15. braveheart91 says:

    Your blog has inspired me so I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. For rules and details, read this post: http://thoughtsofachristiangirlblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/inspiring-blogger-award/

  16. Thanks for following me.

  17. evelynralph says:

    Thanks for following me. Do hope you enjoy what I write,

  18. blackturnip says:

    I received a great notification the other day. You followed my blog. Thank your for following me! I hope I’ll be able to contribute to your blog. I’ll keep in touch.

  19. erikakind says:

    Hi, I just nominated you for your inspiring blog. Feel free to participate as well. Check that out: http://erikakind.wordpress.com/2014/08/02/i-am-honored/

  20. praw27 says:

    Thanks for following mastmusings.com I look forward to exploring more of your blog! Your trip to London looks amazing!

  21. Mary Rowen says:

    Thank you for following my blog, MaryRowen.com! I like your blog as well and wish you great luck with your project!

  22. idiolalia says:

    hi, thanks for the follow! you look like you’re having a blast! 😉 Best of luck with everything!

  23. Hi Christine, Thank you for following my blog 🙂 I love how you are composing yours – especially with lots of booky & literature related things that connect with all things light. Looking forward to your posts!

  24. yasniger says:

    Thanks for showing interest in what I put out too. I sincerely hope you continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Be safe.

  25. Thanks for the follow Christine; like you’ve ticked Oz!

  26. Denise Hisey says:

    Hi Christine,
    Thanks for stopping by recently! I guess my post on my daughter’s Bucket List PCT hike caught your attention 😉
    Lovely blog you have here!

  27. I would like to say thanks for your interest in my blog and I hope you enjoy my future posts.

  28. pgoode12 says:

    Thanks for the follow. I really like what you’re doing with the bucket list blog:)

  29. Much thanks for following Rogues & Vagabonds!

  30. Joy says:

    I love love love your blog! Thanks so much for the follow as well… Can’t wait to explore more.

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  33. emmalucyshannon says:

    Hi there!
    We have chosen to nominate you for The Sisterhood of The World Bloggers Award because we enjoy your blog so much. Please check it out: http://turdburglaruno.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/bloggers-award/
    Thank you! xx

  34. Thank you for the follow! 🙂 Your blog looks so cute and I love how it’s based around inspiration. I will definitely sit and read it in my free time!!

  35. Pedro Calado says:

    I’ve read parts of some of your posts and liked some by now.
    I really love and appreciate the concept of your blog and your motivation, it’s very inspiring. I give thanks for the existence of motivated, gifted and humble people like you, that give so much, inspire so much, and expect so little.
    “bucket list (…) an opportunity to consider what I want from life and what I want to give others in my life at specific moments” «- This is brilliant, an inspiration, thanks for that, it may be a cliche, but it’s people like yourself, that think like you, that make Earth, home, humanity, a better place…don’t ever change that mindset and influence others to be the same 🙂

    *Following and reading your blog from now on*

    Best regards,
    Pedro Calado

  36. ambient_memory says:

    Thank you for the follow! I chanced upon your post about FZ, and I must say it was a very inspirational piece. I look forward to discovering more of your work. 😀

  37. widow101 says:

    Thank you so much for following me. I love the premise of your blog and look forward to reading more!

  38. Thank you for following HMWS Blog.

  39. tantoverde says:

    The first great news of the day was that I have a follower. The second great news was that it was you! Already read your lovely post about trip to Rome (I adore Rome and Italy), going to move further 😉

  40. Silence Shattered says:

    Hey! I’m not sure what your policy is on awards, but I think you deserve the recognition so I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! =]
    There is no pressure to accept, participate, or follow the rules exactly.
    If you are interested, you can check it out here http://wp.me/2ZAPp

  41. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. Yours is intriguing. Thank you for sharing your adventures.

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  43. sbha12 says:

    Thank you for following my blog. I hope you enjoy reading it and visit often.

  44. Nicodemas says:

    Christine, your blog looks very inspiring! Thanks for stopping by today, and for being part of my blog.

  45. weird is the new normal says:

    Thanks for the follow! I’m really looking forward to reading your blog 🙂

  46. ywwp says:

    hi Christine,
    I read somewhere – Inspiration is the greatest gift and your blog really makes a good difference in the world. See you in flying colors.

    Just a suggestion:Go to Settings>Sharing, and select the checkbox – Front Page, Archive Pages, and Search Results. Now if someone visits your blog, he/she may like the post without opening the post separately. It will help you get more likes on the blog.

    And I have to tell one thing more: Your Well Wisher Program is No NGO setup, No big costs, No team formed, No copyright protected, No solution patented, individual effort in an – Attempt to solve commonly known problems.
    Looking forward to your inputs as now you are following my blog – Regards, http://YourWellWisherProgram.wordpress.com

  47. fmlucia9 says:

    I want to say thanks for following me as I’m working on my bucket list which is to help as many people I can through my story and journals. please if you ever view a post that moves you give me feedback so I can also do what you do and spread a little love and inspiration. keep up the good work my friend! you’re doing awesome things and I’m glad to be able to be a part of it!

  48. viktoryarch says:

    I am tagging you with a recognition tag:
    Thank you for you blog.
    I appreciate and enjoy it.

  49. one day i’ll travel and check off stuff in my bucketlist
    thanks for being an inspiration for a lot of people!
    I’ve just nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog Award”! To accept it and know more, check out my post!


    keep up the awesome work!

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