Bucket List

Want to Do:

  • Have kids (2)
  • Own property
  • Pay off my student loans
  • Go rock-climbing
  • Run/walk a 5K
  • Complete a DNA genetic profile
  • Pay it forward (buy something for the next person in a line)
  • Attend a black tie gala or embassy event
  • Donate blood
  • Go to a professional football game
  • Visit an alpaca/llama farm
  • Send a care package to a soldier
  • See a military band concert
  • Attend a Universalist Unitarian service
  • Watch Supreme Court Oral Arguments
  • Read all the books I own
  • Make my own cheese
  • Cook every recipe in one cookbook
  • Ride in a helicopter
  • Ride a snowmobile
  • Swim in a hot spring
  • Try fencing
  • Learn to blow glass or make stained glass
  • Take a spin class
  • Take a poledancing class
  • Ride a mechanical bull
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Snorkel
  • Do a boudoir photoshoot
  • Be in the “healthy” weight range for my height (125-160)
  • Take a wine appreciation class
  • Bake a baguette
  • Host a picnic
  • Try one (or more) of the following: hang gliding, sky diving, rappelling, bungee jumping
  • Experience weightlessness
  • Do a pull-up
  • Experience chinese new year
  • Go to a floating lantern festival
  • Learn photoshop
  • Start a personal finance/lifestyle blog
  • Hold a plank for a minute
  • Open an IRA
  • Open an EFT investment
  • Attend a murder-mystery dinner
  • Own stocks
  • make a quilt
  • work in a bakery for a day

Travel Oriented:

  • See American Wonders
    • Visit a dude ranch
    • Yellowstone
    • Glacier National Park
    • Mount Rushmore
    • Arches National Park
    • Alaska
    • Oregon Cliffs and Portland
    • Seattle
    • Minneapolis, MN
    • Vermont and New Hampshire (teddy bear factory, ben and jerry’s, king arthur flour, cheese farms, leaf peeping)
    • Hawaii (Road to Hana)
    • Waterfire festival in Providence, RI
    • Food and Wine festival in NYC, NY
  • Travel the World
    • Toronto – battle ax throwing
    • England/Scotland
    • Germany – Munich, castles, heidelburg
    • Czech Republic – Prague
    • Vienna
    • Croatia
    • Greece – Islands and Athens
    • Portugal – including Azores
    • Argentina – tango and wine
    • Italy – Rome, Venice (gondola), Capri
    • France – Normandy, Champagne, Disneyland Paris
    • Sweden
    • Norway – fjords
    • Iceland – northern lights and glaciers
    • Denmark – Copenhagen
    • Finland – ice hotel, dogsledding
    • Thailand – night market, elephant sanctuary
    • Cambodia
    • Vietnam – floating market
    • Russia – Moscow and St. Petersburg
    • China – Great Wall, Tiananmen square, red beach, baby pandas, hanging temple
    • Canada – Vancouver, Quebec, Montreal, Banf National Park
    • Islands: Costa Rica, Virgin Islands, Belize, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Bali, Fiji, Grenada, St. Lucia, Belize, Bermuda, St. Maartens
    • South Africa – Capetown
    • Egypt – Pyramids, Morocco
    • Turkey – Istanbul
    • New Zealand and Australia – Sydney, Perth, Nature Adventure Time, Snorkel with coral reef
    • Japan – tunnel of lights, cherry blossoms, wisteria tunnel
    • Peru – Inca trail
    • Africa – Safari
    • Israel – float in dead sea, see the wall
    • Patagonia

Uber Ambitious/Maybe Someday?:

  • go to culinary school
  • be certified to be a personal trainer/nutritionist/health coach
  • Get real estate license
  • write a novella or publish-able book of some form (memoir, sexy fiction, researched pop psych)
  • learn sign language
  • own a bed and breakfast
  • Own/run a coffee shop/bakery/book store/game shop

Complete:

  • Get married (11/6/16)
  • Ride in a hot air balloon (11/11/16)
  • Attend a rodeo (3/17/15)
  • Try archery (9/11/16)
  • Bake a loaf of bread (3/6/16 – Brioche)
  • Go stargazing (8/13/15)
  • Make pasta (11/14/15)
  • Give up eating out for a month (June 2016 – Whole30)
  • Eat at a Michelin-starred restaurant (11/10/16 – Solbar, 11/12/16 – L’auberge du Soleil)
  • Take a dance class (ballroom, Aug-Oct 2016)
  • Make macarons (1/18/15)
  • Visit Napa Valley and San Francisco (November 2016)
  • Drive the Pacific Coast Highway (November 2016)
  • Visit Jamaica (March 2010)
  • Visit Toronto and Niagara Falls (Oct 2010)
  • Finish college (2010)
  • Finish graduate school (2012)
  • Get a job with the federal government (2012)
  • Get promoted (2013, 2016)
  • Live in France (2009)
  • Visit Amsterdam, Barcelona, Florence, Pisa, Dublin, Belfast, Bern, Avignon, Paris (2009)
  • Be a bridesmaid (many times)
  • Pay off my car (2014)
  • Visit New Orleans, Charleston, Nashville, Houston, Chicago, St. Louis, Boston, NYC, Philly (over time)
  • Go kayaking
  • Learn to use a DSLR camera
  • Go whitewater rafting
  • take a cooking class (many)
  • Sing karaoke
  • See a show on broadway (Aladdin, Drowsy Chaperone, Spring Awakening)
  • Ride a segway

 

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