I love making lists for myself. ‘To Do’ lists, ‘To Buy’ lists. ‘To Read’ lists. Lists of gratitude. Lists of restaurants I want to check out. Lists and lists and lists for days. It’s how I make the running thoughts in my head stay organized. Probably of my favorite lists is the ‘bucket’ list. You know the things-you-want-to-do-before-you-die list. I actually had a book that was entitled “1000 Places To See Before You Die”. (That’s how important travel is to me as well as lists as well as being aware of my mortality. I obvi had to buy a book combining the three).
Do you all have bucket lists? I feel like it became popular to have one after the movie with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson came out in 2007. I’ve always had a “what I want to do” or “things I want to accomplish” list for my life. I guess a bucket list is just the same.
To date this is what my ‘bucket’ list looks like:
Learn to cook Adopt a dog
- Travel to 100 countries – 78 more to go!
- Travel to all 50 states – 33 more to go!
- See all the New 7 wonders of the world:
- Pyramids at Giza
The Great Wall
- Taj Mahal
- Machu Picchu
Christ the Redeemer
- The Colosseum
- Chichen Itza
Move out of the Bay Area
- Become published
- Learn to speak French fluently
- Hike in the rainforest
- Host a dinner party and cook ALL the dishes by scratch myself
Jump into the ocean
- Live in another country
- Learn to swim
Try therapy Get a tattoo
- Go ziplining
- Help build a home for the underprivileged
- Volunteer in a country abroad program – Tanzania next May!
- Get married
- Have children
- Learn to sew
- Go white water rafting
- Start my own business
Go hang gliding
- Watch the sunrise and sunset in 1 day
- Go on a cruise
Fall in love Fight for love
- Fall in love again
Ride an elephant Ride in a helicopter Try online dating Be salaried over 6 figures Buy a nice car Participate in a race
- Run a marathon
Give a speech in public Learn the NYC subway system
- Buy a house
- Go on a safari
- Adopt another dog for Hux to play with
- Get a full-time awesome benefits paying fun job in NYC
There’s so much I want for myself. What am I missing? Tell me what’s on your list because maybe I want it on mine too. I do know the more I’m exposed to the more the list will grow. The beauty of all this is that there is no limit to one’s dreams. Think about that. Isn’t that a beautiful concept? Exactly. So if your list coincides with mine let’s buddy up and take the world by storm. I’m sure out of the 78 more countries I’d like to visit there’s at least one you’d like to explore. Kayak that bitch. Check out the cheap accommodations on Airbnb. Look on Trip advisor for fun excursions. Apply for a passport if you don’t have one already. And let me know where we’re going. Life is short, we better get on it.