Thursday, April 26, 2012


Several years ago I typed up everything I wanted to do in life. Not the general, be happy, spend time with family, etc. but concrete things I could actually cross of my list. Who doesn't love the feeling of crossing something off of your to do list?

I feel the word "bucket list" thang is so cliche but alas it is what it is. I updated my little gem of a list today and thought I'd share. Over the years I add things and take things off. The older I get I realize some of the things I had listed before were no longer important or something I want to do now.

I'm nosey, so feel free to do a post about yours. And maybe if we have some of the same ones we can knock them out together:)

Without further adieu, here is my "Live" list. (Bolded items are done)

1. Have children
2. Swim with dolphins
3. Visit Africa and go on a safari
4. Visit the Nation's capital
5. Scuba or snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef
6. Visit the Statue of Liberty
7. See the Mona Lisa
8. Ski
9. Drive across America, coast to coast
10. Visit the Great Wall in China
11. Build a home with Habitat for Humanity
12. Go to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
13. Visit a waterfall
14. Learn to play the piano
15. Ride in a hot air balloon
16. Vegas
17. Ride a mechanical bull
18. Visit the Coliseum in Rome
19. Surf (or at least try)
20. Visit the Eifel Tower
21. Go to Oktoberfest in Munich
22. Skinnydip
23. Visit the Pyramids in Egypt
24. Go on a helicopter ride
25. Run a marathon (1/2)
26. Complete a tri-athlon
27. Visit the Grand Canyon
28. Talk a ballroom dancing class
29. Visit the Taj Mahal in India
30. Attend at least one major sporting event (Super Bowl, Olympics, U.S. Open, etc)
31. Drive in a convertible with the top down, windows blaring
32. Shop on Rodeo Drive
33. Go rock climbing
34. Learn to play chess
35. Visit the Holyland
36. Watch the launch of the space shuttle
37. Get married
38. Car;) (inside joke)
39. Go to a brewery and watch how beer is brewed
40. Donate money and put my name on something; a scholarship, park bench, etc.
41. Visit a concentration camp
42. Bake homemade bread
43. Try escargot
44. Ride a gondala in Venice
45. Learn to play the guitar
46. Visit Niagra Falls
47. Mardi Gras in New Orleans
48. Times Square on New Years Eve
49. See the Golden Gate Bridge
50. Visit Mount Rushmore
51. Go on a cruise
52. Get a Masters Degree
53. Get a PhD
54. Learn to drive a stick shift
55. Learn to shoot a gun at a shooting range
56. Create a documentary
57. See Wicked on Broadway
58. Attend the Kentucky Derby
59. Visit Central Dairy

Some items that got the boot...auditioning for American Idol (bahhhaaaa). I'm pretty sure I couldn't even if I wanted to thanks to their age limit; be interviewed by Oprah; and read all the classic books.

Thanks to the upcoming wedding and honeymoon, I should be able to cross off #'s 18, 37, 44, and if I'm feeling particularly care free #22:)

What's on your LIVE list?
2 comments on "Live"
  1. I'll totally teach you how to play the piano and we could learn to play chess at work during lunch :)