Saturday, October 15, 2011

My "Bucket List"

Lately I've been working on my "bucket list". While most people consider it the list of things you want to do before you die, I like to define it as the things I want to do in life in general. I have no plans on dying soon, so why put that negative sounding definition to it? I have many years ahead of me to complete my list. However, new things are added to it all the time. My list will probably be never ending. (Currently my count of things I want to do is at 122...going on 123...124...125...You get the idea!)

Some of the things on my list are the average everyday kind of thing. Some are about falling in love, getting married, having children, and buying a house. Some are things such as finishing college first with my AA going on with my BA degree. Many are "small" things to accomplish while others are bigger and more complex. (Maybe some aren't even possible yet.)

Here are some of the more "unusual" things on my list:
  • Write a book
  • Ride in a hot-air balloon
  • Bowl a turkey
  • Walk on the moon
  • Work on a cruise ship for a year (Seriously, what could be a better opportunity for missions? Maybe I should blog about that later...)
  • Walk on a glacier
  • Snorkel in Alaska
  • Visit all 7 Continents
  • Make Candles
  • Try Fencing
  • Build a Snowman
  • Go sledding
  • Visit all 50 states
  • Have a "White Christmas"
  • Run - and be good at it!
  • Parasail
  • Hold a baby lion cub
  • Open a photography studio
  • Learn to play the piano
  • Swim with sharks
  • Work at a youth camp for the summer
  • Visit Anne Franks hiding place
  • Visit the Titanic wreckage in a submarine
  • Milk a cow
  • Become a wonderful photographer
  • Be published in the National Geographic
  • Finish a scrapbook
  • Have over 5,000 views on my blog (Yes, that means I am relying on you as readers to accomplish this one! ;-) )
  • Buy a pair of TOMS
  • Walk on the Grand Canyon's skywalk
  • Live Overseas
  • Make a difference in someone's life

There are many things on my list. (The ones I posted don't even count where I want to travel to!) There are also things that I have written down that I knew I always wanted to do, and have already done them! (Basically, my mental "Bucket List" I had before writing it all down.)

A few that I have completed are:

  • Gone on E-TEAM (A high school mission trip...Went in 2007, 2008, and 2009, thanks to the support of others!)
  • Visited Japan
  • Gone through the Panama Canal
  • Attended FWBBC
  • Finished High School a semester early
  • Swam with dolphins
  • Made Chocolate Souffle
  • Met Natalie Grant

What's on your list? What things do you want to do in your life? What are some unique things, or things you always wanted to do and have already accomplished?? (Please feel free to leave comments on my blog! I am truly interested in what you all have to say when I ask questions and for input!)

The Travelin' Chick,


  1. I want to ride in a hot-air balloon !!! so if you need someone to go with you let me know how much and when! :)

    Things on my list that I completed was have my scoliosis back surgery, got married, had kids and meet Hanson!

    next on my list is go on a go on the freeway by myself. I have only went on the freeway once and I was 16 with my driving teacher I just got on the freeway and then off maybe 5 mins later and I have not driven myself on one since. 2nd is hot-air balloon ride. 3rd is go on a ghost walk in either Carson city NV or Pacific Grove CA at night!


  2. Sweet! I'll have to look into it sometime soon and I'll let you know!

    And I know you can get on the freeway again! You let it know who is boss! ;-)

    Thanks for reading and for your comment!

  3. very nice list, but it was too late for reading your post. for me, it still great, hoping you can complete all things you had wanted at the moment. if not yet, just do it and get it before the Christmas 2016 coming :X