Don’t Kick the Bucket List!

A Bucket List isn’t just a popular movie with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. A bucket list is a list of things you want to accomplish before you, well, kick the bucket! The term “bucket list” hasn’t been around very long, assuming to have been coined by screenwriter Justin Zackham for the 2007 film of the same name.

There is not just one kind of bucket list! The most popular ones are for travel, ex. visit all 50 states (certainly one of mine), but there are also bucket lists for learning new skills, trying new foods, milestones in life, and more. You can check out other bucket lists online, such as this one here, or you can be 100% creative and write up your own.

You can find my bucket list below, which I will update as items get completed or new ones pop up.

  • Go on an Alaskan cruise
  • Tour Europe and follow the trail of WWII
  • Go zip lining (anywhere- I have a huge fear of heights!)
  • Play a round of paintball
  • Go skydiving
  • Stay at Giraffe Manor in Kenya
  • Explore a volcano (active or inactive)
  • Explore the Galapagos Islands
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Visit every state in the US (I have been to 32!)
  • Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower (I’ve been to Paris, but again, I’m afraid of heights!)
  • Go to the top of a lighthouse
  • Become fluent in ASL and French
  • Learn how to play poker
  • Play in the WSOP with Connor
  • Get a master’s degree (currently in progress!)
  • Buy a house
  • Take a cruise across the Atlantic
  • Attend a Superbowl
  • Practice yoga or meditation and create a routine
  • Join a book club
  • Get in shape after Emily is born
  • Read every book/play I own before buying a new one
  • Become a Diamond member for Royal Caribbean (only 162 points to go!)
  • Attend the Westminster Dog Show
  • Attend the Oscars or the Tony Awards