Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My Life List

Recently, I came across a bucket list that I made when I was 18 years old. For those who don't know, a Bucket List is a list of things you want to do before you die. The name comes from the term "Kicked the Bucket" which isn't a very kind way of saying someone has died. I've just decided to rename it- "Life List".

I believe that I started out with a list of 100 things and slowly I added on to that. At the time of writing this, I had 125 things written down. Many goals already achieved! Very proud of myself.

{ To Do }

  1. Learn to sew
  2. Learn to use chopsticks properly.
  3. Nap in a field of wildflowers. Don’t follow any white rabbits.
  4. Own an encyclopedia set.
  5. Learn the Heimlich Maneuver and CPR
  6. Have my palm read.
  7. Grow an herb garden.
  8. Have a postcard from all 50 states.
  9. Do a box swap with someone in the UK or Japan.
  10.  Go to a spa and indulge myself.
  11. Learn how to use a Tarot desk properly.
  12. Learn how to read runes.
  13.  Learn the natural healing properties of plants.
  14. Visit Japan.
  15. Find a job that I enjoy and that helps others.
  16. Read the complete bible.
  17. Travel to Ireland.
  18. Learn to speak Japanese.
  19. Learn to speak Spanish.
  20. Go rock climbing.
  21. See an opera.
  22. Go to Mardi Gras.
  23. See a NYC ballet performance.
  24. See a Broadway musical.
  25. Learn ballroom dancing.
  26. Have a picnic in the rain.
  27. Learn to play chess.
  28. Beat Husband at a chess match.
  29. Complete a book of poems.
  30. Publish a children’s book.
  31. Read the complete works of Plato
  32. Host a Halloween party.
  33. Witness a solar eclipse.
  34. Take a tour of Tudor England
  35. Go horseback riding.
  36. Visit Salem, Massachusetts.
  37. Go on a ghost walk.
  38. Throw a dart at the US map. Travel to wherever it lands.
  39. Go ice skating.
  40. Plant a tree.
  41. Buy an original work of art by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law.
  42. Visit the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.
  43. Be at Time Square on New Years Eve.
  44. Try Crème Brulee.
  45. Swim with dolphins.
  46. Touch a tiger.
  47. Go on a train ride… to anywhere.
  48. Sleep under the stars.
  49. Stand for something I believe in.
  50. Protest something I’m against.
  51. Attend an Easter Sunday church service.
  52. Go skinny dipping.
  53. Complete a “Year in Pictures” project.
  54. Go on a road trip.
  55. Learn to juggle.
  56. See Stonehenge.
  57. Do nothing but read for an entire day.
  58. Learn American Sign Language.
  59. Read the complete works of Aristotle.
  60. Carpe Diem.
  61. Take pictures in a photo booth.
  62. Ride in a horse drawn carriage.
  63. Sit on a jury.
  64. Volunteer.
  65. Become a mom.
  66. Read all of the books I own.
  67. Ride in a paddle boat.
  68. Swim in a lake.
  69. Find a four leaf clover.
  70. Ride on the Underground.
  71. Go camping. With tents and campfires and everything!
  72. Leave a positive message hidden inside a book at a book store.
  73. Attend a masquerade ball.
  74. Learn a choreographed dance.
  75. Sing karaoke.
  76. Ride a mechanical bull.
  77. Visit a Renaissance fair.
  78. Research my family’s genealogy.
  79. Experience weightlessness.
  80. Go fly a kite.
  81. Eat at a fancy restaurant. White tablecloths. Reservations. Dressed up. The whole works.
  82. Have a meaningful conversation with a stranger.
  83. Donate blood.
  84. Send a care package to a soldier.
  85.  Do a charity walk.
{ Accomplished }
  1. Walk through a mud puddle barefoot.
  2. Have a snowball fight.
  3. Send a Postcrossing Postcard.
  4. Roast chestnuts over a fire.
  5. Scream at the top of my lungs.
  6. Create happiness.
  7. Conquer my fear of driving by driving through a large city.
  8. Enjoy a cup of coffee at a coffeehouse.
  9. Host a tea party.
  10. See a concert of a favorite singer or musical group.
  11. Let myself give in to a moment of pure, ecstatic joy.
  12. Eat a King Cake.
  13. Try yoga.
  14. Try Sushi
  15. Go to Epcot Center, Disney.
  16. Scrapbook.
  17. Overcome my fear of heights by walking the entire balcony at the top of a lighthouse.
  18. See the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah, GA.
  19. Have a Valentine on Valentine’s Day.
  20. Kiss someone under mistletoe.
  21. Attend a Christmas play.
  22. Live without a television.
  23. Make a hole-in-one!
  24. Surprise myself.
  25. Meet the Mad Hatter.
  26. Try escargot.
  27. Be kissed in the rain.
  28. Try Tiramisu.
  29. Attempt knitting
  30. Build a snowman.
  31. Make a gingerbread house.
  32. Climb a tree.
  33. Marry
  34. Give to charity.
  35. Get my face painted.
  36. Eat Chinese food out of the container.
  37. Sleep in a hammock.
  38. Receive flowers at work.
  39. Adopt a pet.
  40. Have breakfast in bed.
What's on your bucket list? Leave a few in the comments!


  1. These are some of the things that I plan to do before I die!!
    1.) Attend the world cup
    2.) Go to the Fairy tale festival in Lookout Mountain Georgia
    3.) Travel the world
    4.) Make a difference in someone’s life
    5.) Make pillow cases or blankets and donate to a children’s hospital
    The list goes on but Ain’t nobody got time for that ;P

    1. Haha, these sorts of lists can get rather long! I really like #4 and #5 on your list. Contributing more good into the world should be more on my own list.