My Bucket List

I’ve debated on making this list for some time now. I find it a bit cliché to do so but then I started wondering about what would happen if I did… Initially my mind goes to those who may have a negative outlook or annoyance with all of those that have a bucket list. Afterwards I started pondering about the benefits from creating a list like this.

I set a very visible list of goals that I would like to accomplish and display for all to see. I am not one for being stagnant so I will, with time, be crossing them out and adding stories to my arsenal. And the best part of all, this list could connect me with so many other people who are wanting to do the same thing. If I haven’t done something on the list than maybe I will find somebody to tackle one thing with me. Likewise, if I have already crossed something off that somebody has not, than I may be able to help others out and give guidance on how to do so. Always looking at things in a positive manner and without further ado…

The List:

  1. Become fluent in five languages (Spanish,  English)
  2. Run a marathon
  3. Complete a triathlon
  4. Learn how to sail
  5. Write a book
  6. Ride atop an elephant
  7. Travel to every continent
  8. Jam out with street musicians (I bought a bongo drum and played with a band of young kids on the Spanish Steps)
  9. Go to the Grand Canyon (Completed on March 26, 2011)
  10. Meet an artist who has inspired me (Met and sat in on an interview with Macklemore on September 10, 2011)
  11. Check out the Eiffel Tower (I want to say this was the Spring of 2004)
  12. Learn how to longboard (Picked it up Fall of 2007 and haven’t stopped)
  13. Dunk a basketball
  14. Work on a ship and be at sea for months on end
  15. Gain a second citizenship
  16. Backpack around Europe for at least 3 months
  17. Start a successful blog and work my way to 1000 readers+
  18. Perform a spoken word piece in front of a large audience
  19. Go surfing
  20. Get a photograph published
  21. Have an article published in a major publication
  22. Go zip-lining
  23. Become scuba certified
  24. Get my motorcycle license
  25. See the northern lights
  26. Visit all 50 states
  27. Drive from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific or vice versa
  28. Ride a horse
  29. See the Pyramids of Giza
  30. Explore Mayan temples and ruins (Traveled the Yucatán doing this in the Fall of 2009)
  31. Go snorkeling (Off the shores of Cozumel during the Fall of 2009)
  32. Earn a tattoo
  33. Go white water rafting
  34. Go dune boarding
  35. Skydive
  36. Bungee jump over the Royal Gorge
  37. Couchsurf (First time in Seattle the Fall of 2011)
  38. Own my own business
  39. Flip a home
  40. Go into outer space
  41. Go deep-sea fishing
  42. Go whale watching
  43. Get lost in a forest and find my way out (Got lost while camping with some friends sometime in 2006, was not planned)
  44. Trek the Inca trail to Machu Picchu
  45. Visit the Redwoods in California
  46. Ride a bike 100 miles a day for a month
  47. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
  48. Go to Burning Man
  49. Hitchhike my way across the United States of America
  50. Hang glide over Rio de Janeiro 
  51. Watch the World Cup
  52. Take part in La Tomatina in Valencia
  53. Sleep under the stars in the desert (Backpacked in the Painted Dessert Spring of 2011)
  54. Dive with whale sharks
  55. Climb an active Volcano
  56. Stay in hostels throughout a trip (Stayed in hostels throughout my Yucatán trip in the Fall of 2009)
  57. Go zorbing in New Zealand
  58. Run with the Bulls
  59. Become a decent golfer
  60. Have a location independent income that supports my lifestyle
  61. Visit Iguaza Falls
  62. Have absolutely no debt
  63. On a whim, get up, go to the airport, travel somewhere random
  64. Go to a White Castle (none in Colorado) (Stumbled across a White Castle with two great friends after the Pretty Lights New Years Eve concert in Chicago on January 1st, 2011)
  65. Watch the sunset on a beach with my family (Watched the sunset in Puerto Vallarta with my mom and brother August of 2010)
  66. Put a piece of gum on the Seattle gum wall  (Completed September 9, 2011)
  67. Complete a rigorous adventure race (Finished the Tough Mudder in Beaver Creek, Colorado on June 26, 2011)
  68. Visit over 100 countries (Only at 10)
  69. Build an igloo
  70. Go kayaking
  71. Explore some of the many canyons in Utah (Little Wild Horse Canyon, October of 2011)
  72. Backpack through all the countries of Central America
  73. Eat pizza in Italy (Spring of 2004)
  74. Enjoy some fish n chips in London (Spring of 2004)
  75. Have a beer at Oktoberfest
  76. Do some grape stomping
  77. Be able to hypnotize friends (for a fun entertainment filled night) (Learned how in 2006, have hypnotized many friends since)
  78. Go to Niagara Falls
  79. Visit the Colosseum (Spring of 2004)
  80. Go wakeboarding
  81. Toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain (Threw one in 2004, went back to Rome in 2007)
  82. Visit Stonehenge
  83. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  84. Learn to play piano
  85. Walk El Camino De Santiago
  86. Kayak over Banana Falls in Mexico

That’s my list for now, I hope to continually accomplish and add to it. If you have any suggestions please feel free to comment below!

Comments

  1. says

    My bucket list is MUCH smaller.. always more to add but…
    1. Ride in a hot air balloon
    2. Learn Spanish (enough to speak and understand)
    3. Travel alone
    4. Go to each continent (excluding Antarctica obviously)
    5. Ice Skate in Rockefeller Plaza
    6. Be able to play piano

  2. says

    Ride atop an elephant… Made me remember Thailand. I got to ride an elephant there :)

    Also dive with the whale sharks here in the Philippines. You’re not allowed to touch them, but I swear one swam too close to me and grazed my leg ever so gently :)

  3. says

    love your bucket list! inspired me to pick some things up on my own list…
    But you need to have serious balls to do some of that stuff, jumping off into the royal gorge, oh my! I want to go skydiving so badly, but I really don’t know if I could ever really pull it of and not just piss my pants on the very last seconds haha.

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