My Bucket List

I started this bucket list years ago–maybe when I was in high school? It’s in no particular order. I add to it when inspiration strikes, every few months or so. It’s 100% personal to me, but feel free to take inspiration from any or all of these. I’m having an amazing life, after all…

  1. Kiss in the rain (must be pouring, like The Notebook)
  2. Get published
  3. Submit a craft item in a contest and win
  4. Serve a humanitarian mission
  5. Have dreadlocks for at least one week
  6. Take my mom on a girls-only trip
  7. Feel a baby kick from the inside (June 2019)
  8. Graffiti a wall
  9. Cater a party
  10. Host a reunion
  11. Travel to a third-world country
  12. Use a scalpel
  13. Run a marathon
  14. Learn to make sushi
  15. Meet someone famous
  16. See the Mona Lisa (June 2017)
  17. Invent a recipe
  18. Write a novel
  19. Mail a letter to myself
  20. Ride a train (Bangkok to Chiang Mai, January 26th, 2016)
  21. Learn the order of U.S. presidents
  22. Read a biography on each of the U.S. presidents
  23. Design a clothing line
  24. Hold a baby monkey (Coron, Palawan, Philippines, January 24th, 2016)
  25. Design a scrapbook line
  26. Visit an orphanage
  27. Own and wear a locket
  28. Make a quilt for charity
  29. Write a letter with a feather pen and ink
  30. Go to an NFL football game
  31. Go inside every temple in Utah, in the U.S., in the world (if you’re curious, you can learn all about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints temples here)
  32. Write an autobiography
  33. See the original copy of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence (August 15th, 2014)
  34. Make a baby quilt
  35. HSOTB
  36. Paint a picture and sell it
  37. See a human brain (during surgery)
  38. Read a poetry book
  39. Fly a plane
  40. Wear a formal dress to a casual party
  41. Ride a horse bareback
  42. Suture a wound
  43. Ride a Ferris wheel
  44. Throw a bouquet
  45. Learn a ballroom dance
  46. Shoot a gun (Fall 2010)
  47. Send a thank-you letter to a favorite teacher
  48. Wear a crown of flowers
  49. Go skinny-dipping
  50. Buy red cowboy boots and wear them
  51. Dabble in online dating (joked about it Fall 2010, actually 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  52. Go to a Broadway play (Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, in New York, June 2013)
  53. Date a military man (Fall 2011)
  54. Attend Catholic Mass, a synagogue prayer service, a mosque prayer service
  55. Crochet a blanket
  56. Take my parents on a vacation
  57. Go streaking
  58. Play the piano for a wedding reception (March 2011)
  59. Do something entirely reckless and irresponsible (quit my job to start a full-time blog, July 2018)
  60. Sing a lullaby to my child (November 2019)
  61. Sew a Halloween costume (October 2017)
  62. Own and run my own shop/bakery
  63. Help raise honey bees with my Dad
  64. Graduate college (Bachelors in Biology, Utah State University, May 2015)
  65. Marry in the temple (sealed September 2018)
  66. Cook a meal aside my husband (Fall 2017)
  67. Plan a wedding, start to finish (Fall 2017)
  68. Cuddle up next to an attractive man in his truck (Fall 2016)
  69. Have a NCMO (Fall 2012)
  70. Paint a piano
  71. Kiss on a kiss cam
  72. Live outside of Utah (South Korea, August 2015-January 2016)
  73. Invent/create something
  74. Learn how to do stained glass
  75. Go hunting
  76. Go fishing
  77. Paint the walls in a home (Fall 2017)
  78. Kiss under the mistletoe
  79. Donate my hair for a cancer patient (December 2012)
  80. See the olive trees in Jerusalem
  81. Join a bowling league and wear matching shirts
  82. Collect teacups
  83. Take pole-dancing lessons
  84. Host exchange students
  85. Visit Camilla and her family in Brazil
  86. Memorize The Living Christ
  87. Get my picture taken with Hercules
  88. Collect cookie jars
  89. Learn to can food (peaches Fall 2018, peach jam Fall 2019)
  90. Publish a coffee table book
  91. Pick a day and distribute flowers to random strangers
  92. Put a lock on Love Lock Bridge in Cologne, Germany
  93. Go to culinary school
  94. Cook a 7-course meal for my husband
  95. Read Jesus the Christ cover to cover
  96. Design/build a home
  97. Create a new family tradition with my husband
  98. SOAMAR
  99. Get an A in an organic chemistry class (A- and I’m totally counting it, Fall 2014)
  100. Kiss a frog
  101. Ride in a hot air balloon
  102. Become a mountain biker
  103. Get a 4.0 GPA at least one semester in college (meh…community college will have to do, Summer/Fall 2009)
  104. Shake hands with the prophet
  105. Find and cut down a real Christmas tree
  106. Ride an elephant (Chiang Mai, Thailand, January 28th, 2016)
  107. Ride a camel
  108. Host Thanksgiving dinner
  109. Learn to love running
  110. Donate my body to science or Body Worlds
  111. Eat a snail (escargot)
  112. Make a small speech to a crowded elevator
  113. Volunteer in my child’s classroom
  114. Learn a constellation
  115. Put a love note in a sack lunch
  116. Make a sand mural at a popular beach
  117. Put a garden gnome in my front yard
  118. Get a palm reading
  119. Become an alto singer
  120. Get an English degree
  121. Watch an animal’s birth
  122. See Michelangelo’s Pietà (July 2016)
  123. Attend the Yi Peng lantern festival in Thailand
  124. Grow raspberry bushes
  125. Introduce my fiancé to Grandma and Grandpa Workman
  126. Work in a haunted house
  127. Donate a quilt to Primary Children’s
  128. Milk a cow (October 2017)
  129. Be knighted by the Queen of England (almost June 2017)
  130. Create a large-scale art piece
  131. Tip a waiter/waitress with a $100 bill
  132. Have a star named after me
  133. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain in Rome (I probably wished for a husband…July 2016)
  134. Create a scrapbook page for each completed item on this bucket list
  135. Pick an age, a year, or a time at which point I’ll stop adding items to this list
  136. Wrap my arms around a giraffe’s neck
  137. See the Vatican and meet the Pope (July 2016)
  138. Rock a bikini
  139. Learn to fold a paper crane
  140. Go to prom
  141. Document a trip in artistic photographs
  142. Bear my testimony outside of Utah
  143. Go white water river rafting
  144. Become an expert on something entirely useless
  145. See “Chicago” on Broadway
  146. Get laser hair removal
  147. Go hammocking
  148. Do a 2-minute static wall sit
  149. Beat a world record
  150. Be carried across the threshold
  151. Go to all seven continents (North America, Asia 2015, Europe 2016)
  152. Become friends with someone in a retirement home
  153. Go rock-climbing (bouldering January 2015)
  154. Make a wedding dress
  155. Cook a Thai meal
  156. Grow an herb garden
  157. Visit an Amish community (in Switzerland or Pennsylvania)
  158. Write wedding vows (September 2017)
  159. Discover something
  160. Climb a very tall tree
  161. See AC/DC in concert
  162. Be endowed in the temple (Fall 2018)
  163. Carve my initials into a tree
  164. Become an official true Aggie
  165. Change my last name (October 2017)
  166. Memorize my favorite scripture in a different language
  167. Go on an African safari
  168. Eat at a rooftop restaurant with my boyfriend/husband
  169. Get angry and make a big scene in public
  170. See Mt. Fuji
  171. Have a food fight
  172. Dye my hair red
  173. Travel to Sri Lanka and visit Sister Wijetunge
  174. Travel to India
  175. Swim with whales in Tonga
  176. Visit Platform 9 3/4 (June 2017)
  177. Swim with pigs in the Bahamas
  178. Take iconic “End of War” photo
  179. Kiss on top of the Eiffel Tower (but…I need to go back to get photographic evidence…June 2017)
  180. Hold a complete conversation with someone in another language
  181. Try frog legs
  182. Become an aunt (September 2017–I was an uncle before that, though)
  183. Grow my own vegetable garden
  184. Go shopping in Morocco
  185. See La Sagrada Familia finished in 2026
  186. Attend a masked ball
  187. Bottle my own chili sauce
  188. Party on a rooftop (nothing crazy)
  189. Mow a lawn (September 24, 2018)

If you’ve done something awesome that’s missing from my list, I’d love to know about it! I’m always looking for new ideas and excuses to travel. Connect with me via e-mail or social media.

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2 thoughts on “My Bucket List”

  1. Denise Pattison

    Wow that is quite the list. You keep going strong at each. When you do these please remember me. I am basically unable to travel and so financially strapped but you are quite an inspiration. I have two small items that may jumpstart your bucket list so if you have a PO box I could send them there or you can pass. Keep on striving.

    1. Hi Denise! We can both dream of traveling, then! I have a toddler now so a lot of these items have been put on the back-burner. But it’s fun to plan. I don’t have a PO box but thank you anyway for the kind offer! I hope we both get to a time where traveling is a possibility. 🙂

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