My Bucket List

Before I graduated from college (and before the movie "Bucket List" hit theaters) I came up with a list of things I want to accomplish before I die. As I look at this list, I can't help but laugh that almost half of it is countries of the world and others are extremely open-ended. Let's take a look at how much of a dent I've made in this list (bolded items have been accomplished):
  • Scuba Dive
  • All 7 continents
  • Backpacking through Europe
  • Sky Dive
  • India
  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • Vietnam
  • Biking cuisine vacation
  • Windjammer cruise
  • Write a children’s book (Finished the draft of "Dumpster Bear." Now looking for a way to get a publisher to look at it.)
  • See Wimbledon
  • Learn to write a grant
  • Write a story about Somali refugees in Columbus
  • Water ski
  • Rustic canoe trip
  • Be a writer
  • Peace Corps (I think this was my solution to living overseas. Not so much a goal these days.)
  • Own my own coffee shop
  • Pilates/Yoga extraordinaire (One year in. Becoming extraordinary with every downward dog.)
  • Perform Belly Dancing (My hips have lost their wiggle since I took the class two years ago, but there's still a chance I can make this happen one day.)
  • Move to a big city (I think Phnom Penh counts, but in case it doesn't, I did live outside L.A. for 3 months.)
  • Volunteer for a cause I believe in (Like I said, some of these are so vague, but hey, it got done and want to do it again!)
I'd like to add a few more items to my list:
  • Read more of the classics (especially Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, Shakespeare, William Faulkner)
  • Learn to make things that we usually buy at the grocery store (I started tonight with yogurt. Thanks Alison for your recipe!)
  • Go backpacking (the outdoorsy kind)
  • Ride my bike instead of drive my car
What things are on your bucket list?


alison said...

Very cool list, I hope the yogurt turned out!

Rachael said...

It did turn out well and is delicious!

KBrock said...

I like that one is "learn to write a grant". Most people wouldn't have that. I don't have a full list, but one is definitely going to be to hit all 50 states. I'm getting close!

Rachael said...

Mmmm... I'd like to hit all 50 as well. Add it to my list! :)