Thursday, June 13, 2013


awhile back i was inspired by a friend who makes a list on every birthday of things to accomplish in the coming year. the list grows by one each year, so 30 things when you turn 30, 31 when you turn 31 and so on. recently i've been thinking about creating one big fat list. and as i've mentioned before, i feel more inclined to actually DO things if i put them out there on the internet. i found numerous bucket lists online to pull inspiration from. i included some that i've already done so i can cross at least a few off from the get go. plus, doing so reminds me of what a wonderful life i've had thus far and how much i've been fortunate enough to experience. so here we go...

1. figure out how to use my dslr using the manual setting

2. learn to use Photoshop

2. travel to India with my sister

3. learn to ski

4. have another baby or two

5. find spirituality 

6. grow my hair long

7. make a quilt

8. skydive

9. scuba dive

10. get a tattoo

11. perfect making homemade pasta

12. take a ride in a hot air balloon    

13. visit all seven continents: North america, South america, Europe, Africa, Asia, Antarctica, Australia 

14. learn to speak French

15. complete a mud run

16. run a marathon

17. go on safari

18.visit all 59 national parks (Acadia, American Samoa, Arches, Badlands, Big Bend, Biscayne, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Carlsbad Caverns, Channel Islands, Congaree, Crater Lake, Cuyahoga Valley, Death Valley, Denali, Dry Tortugas, Everglades, Gates of The Arctic, Glacier, Glacier Bay, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Great Basin, Great Sand Dunes, Great Smoky Mountains, Guadalupe Mountains, Haleakala, Hawaii Volcanoes, Hot Springs, Isle Royale, Joshua Tree, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kings Canyon, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, Lassen Volcanic, Mammoth Cave, Mesa Verde, Mount Rainier, North Cascades, Olympic, Petrified Forest, Pinnacles, Redwood, Rocky Mountain, Saguaro, Sequoia, Shenandoah, Theodore Roosevelt, Virgin Islands, Voyageurs, Wind Cave, Wrangell - St. Elias, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Zio)

19. visit all 50 states

20. go to the olympics

21. learn to swing dance

22. speak in front of a large crowd (doubles as tackling a big fear)

23. see the northern lights (aurora borealis)

24. see the great barrier reef

25. go on a helicopter ride

26. practice yoga at an ashram

27. sleep under the stars

28. build a cabin on our land in Alaska

29. ride on an elephant

30.learn to play a musical instrument

31. see the new7wonders of the world

32. get married

33. tour the white house & see the oval office (just me and the secret service)

34. learn to play bridge

35. learn to make a signature dish

36. donate blood

37. see a broadway play (new york) saw phantom of the opera with my sister

38. create a loving and happy home always a work in progress

39. mush a dog sled to Finland with my mom

41. drink a $1,000+ bottle of champagne 

42. milk a cow or goat

43. bungee jump from the royal gorge bridge, Colorado

44. travel to England with jeremy to see where he lived

45. go to the airport and board an international flight with no notion of what comes next

46. travel to Greece

47. see an iceburg

48. go to Burning Man

49. go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans

50. travel to Ibiza with jeremy before we get too old

51. join the peace corp all of AFI's 100 years 100 movies

53. go to Brazil during Carnaval

54. learn how to keep bees

55. get a bachelor's degree

56. build a record collection and listen to the records regularly

57. cross a country on a bicycle

58. rock climb outside, not in a gym

59. cruise the Amazon river

60. see Mount Everest

61. ride a mechanical bull

62. go for at least one month without internet

63. create a list of my top 100 albums of all time

64. become a collector of something that interests me

65. start my own business

66. eat at The French Laundry

67. volunteer at a homeless shelter

68. run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain

69. climb one of the world's seven summits

70. go to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

71. go to a drive-in movie

72. go on a real honeymoon babymoon

73. fly first class

74. travel to Fiji

75. climb all 53 14ers in Colorado

76. fly on a trapeze

77. buy a house with a wrap around porch

78. pay off all my debt

79.  get naked on a nude beach

80. build a piece of furniture

81. live in a foreign country

82. learn to ferment food and then make delicious fermented food

83. drive cross country

84. spend New Year's Eve in Sydney, Australia

85. learn to juggle

86. hike to the top of half dome

87. go spelunking 

88. travel to The Maldives 

89. build a tree-house

90. find a four leaf clover

91. be part of a flash mob

92. complete a century bike ride

93. have a 50th wedding anniversary

94. own a pair of Louboutins

95. watch my children get married

96. throw a dart at a map and go wherever it lands

97. go to the tulip festival in Holland

98. eat at Noma in Copenhagen, Denmark

99. learn to ride a horse

100. attend FIFA World Cup

101. buy a round of drinks for the whole bar

102. participate in a polar bear plunge 

103. celebrate St. Patrick's day in Ireland

104. stay at the Icehotel in Sweden

105. go to a world series game (with dad and eri)

106. attend a Cirque du Soleil show

107. fly a kite at the Cervia International Kite Festival

108. visit a Buddhist temple

109. complete a triathalon

110. write letters to my child(ren) for them to open when they are older

111. visit Havasupai at the bottom of the Grand Canyon

1 comment:

  1. One month without the internet!?! You are a brave soul...

    I would like to partake in all of your travel goals! A few of my priorities: India, Maldives, Everglades.

    Love this list!