Taking on 2013 and hoping to revitalize my life

My Bucket List

bucketI’ve never had an official bucket list before so I thought I should put one together for my birthday.

Originally, I planned to pick 44 items since I turned 44 this year… however, once I started writing, I realized that 44 is a big number and I needed help coming up with ideas. After checking out several bucket list examples I discovered that I’ve already done lots of cool stuff in my life.

“What kind of cool things?” you ask. Well read on and find out.

50 Awesome Things I Have Already Done in my Life:

  1. Visited Paris – 3 times, once for my 17th birthday
  2. Visited Venice, including riding in a gondola
  3. Visited Rome – got robbed
  4. Visited the Isle of Capri
  5. Visited Australia
  6. Went to Disney World
  7. Went to Cuba
  8. Saw the Eiffel Tower – went to the top
  9. Saw the Mona Lisa in the Louvre
  10. Went to the Roman Colosseum
  11. Saw Michelangelo’s artwork on the ceiling of the Sistene Chapel
  12. Saw the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  13. Visited the ruins of Pompeii
  14. Attended operas – 2, 1 in Verona, Italy at a Colosseum and 1 in Sydney, Australia at the Opera House
  15. Learned to water-ski
  16. Learned to downhill ski – not well
  17. Hitch hiked in France
  18. Backpacked for 3 months in Europe
  19. Went to San Francisco
  20. Went to the Netherlands
  21. Went to Switzerland
  22. Rode a train in Europe twice with no tickets
  23. Visited castles and ruins
  24. Went caving
  25. Went to the casino in Monte Carlo
  26. Snorkeled with tropical fish
  27. Swam in Sydney, Australia
  28. Saw a kangaroo, koala, platypus, manatee and giraffe (and more)
  29. Took winery tours
  30. Rode rollercoasters – many
  31. Went to West Edmonton mall
  32. Went to Niagra Falls
  33. Took dance lessons
  34. Took a helicopter ride
  35. Went white water rafting
  36. Went on zip lines
  37. Lived in a log home
  38. Fell in love and got married
  39. Had kids
  40. Learned to write code
  41. Got a university degree
  42. Was a stay-at-home Mom
  43. Rented a cottage at the beach for a week in the summer – twice
  44. Visited a psychic – multiple times
  45. Started a blog
  46. Went to many concerts
  47. Attended many live theatre events
  48. Saw Cirque du Soleil – more than once
  49. Taught swimming lessons
  50. Was a lifeguard

I am really blessed to have been able to see and do so many things already. And since my completed list is so fantastic my actual bucket list is only 30 items instead of 44. That doesn’t mean I can’t add to it later but for now, check out the 30 Things on My Bucket List:

  1. Swim with dolphins
  2. Visit every continent
  3. Visit Greece
  4. Visit Hawaii
  5. Go to Newfoundland
  6. Go to British Columbia
  7. Go to the Grand Canyon
  8. Go on a cruise
  9. Go to SeaWorld
  10. Go to the big water park in Quebec
  11. Go to a live taping of a show
  12. Return to Venice
  13. Return to Australia
  14. Return to Capri
  15. Return to Disney World
  16. Go to Easter Island
  17. Go see a show on Broadway
  18. Go to New Zealand
  19. Learn my life’s purpose
  20. Create a form of online income
  21. Be able to work from anywhere with my laptop and actually do it
  22. Write an ebook
  23. Learn to meditate well
  24. Learn to crochet
  25. Learn to love myself unconditionally and find inner peace
  26. Work on a Habitat for Humanity Build or something like that
  27. Do a house swap
  28. Have grandchildren and be involved in their lives
  29. Fall in love again
  30. Downsize my life

If you haven’t created your own bucket list, I recommend it. It’s a great way to evaluate what’s important to you, to set some goals and make a plan that heads you in the direction you want to go. Life is not one big checklist though. It is a rich tapestry of interwoven experiences, many of which are never on bucket lists and yet fulfilling just the same.

But if you have things that you will regret not doing, take the time to list them out so you can make plans to start checking them off!


Comments on: "My Bucket List" (1)

  1. […] Take the time to review what you have accomplished – often we are quick to say that we haven’t done anything in our lives but if you really think about it you will find that that isn’t true at all. Sometimes we need reminders. […]

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