My Bucket List
My bucket list is never-ending and ever-changing. Don’t try to keep up with the numbers because, let me just tell you, it is not consistent in any way. Sometimes I go through phases in which I add new things, take others away, or change everything completely. Every time I make one new memory, I end up adding two more things on my “life to-do list”. I personally believe life should be centered around new experiences and taking chances.
This is my knock against normalcy and complacency. There are so many opportunities this great wide world has to offer. Every day that you walk and breath among the flowers in the world, there is a day for fresh adventures.
I have categorized my list into smaller sections for easy reading. Feel free to write a few down for yourself, leave suggestions for me, or simply share your experiences with what you’ve done or want to do.
Most importantly, become inspired and embrace it.
My overall progress: 144 out of 244 items completed.
Adventure & Adrenaline.
Progress: 13 out of 25 complete.
- Ride in a hot air balloon
- Get SCUBA certified
- Go scuba diving
- Go skydiving
Stand up paddleboarding Kayaking
- Go surfing
- Sail a boat
- Go cliff diving
Ziplining Geocaching C anoeing C amping
- Go skiing
- Ride in a ski lift
- Go snowboarding
- Go whitewater rafting
- Go zorbing
Jump from a tree into water Skateboard into a bowl Walk across a suspension bridge Go rock climbing Ride the largest slingshot in the world Ride the tallest SkyCoaster in Old Town
Animals & Encounters.
Progress: 10 out of 20 complete.
See tigers at Big Cat Rescue Go to the zoo
- Swim with dolphins
Swim with manatees
- Swim with sharks
- Hug an elephant
- Ride a camel
Go horse-back riding
- Go horse-back riding on the beach
Ride in a horse-drawn carriage
- Catch a firefly
- Go dog sledding
- Pet a penguin
- Hold a monkey
Pet a tiger Pet a monkey Milk a cow Go to a horse derby
- Be zookeeper for a day
Nature & the Great Outdoors.
Progress: 11 out of 17 complete.
Snorkel in coral reefs Visit a Botanical Garden See mountains
- See glaciers
- See canyons
- See volcanoes
- See caves
See waterfalls See sponges in Tarpon Springs, Florida
- Explore a rainforest
Frolic through a field of flowers Name a star Swim in hot springs Make a daisy chain See Brooksville sunflowers Grow a flower
- Grow a Bonsai tree
Creativity & Arts.
Progress: 16 out of 17 complete.
Use a Pottery Wheel Paint ceramics Blow glass Paint wine glasses
- Have a paint party
Throw darts at balloons filled with paint Crochet a scarf Knit a hat Make an origami animal Make a mosaic Make soap Sew an outfit Take cute pictures at a photo booth Start a blog Finish a “Wreck this Journal” Paint and Sip session Make a dreamcatcher
Learning & Education.
Progress: 1 out of 8 complete.
- Learn to salsa dance
- Learn to ballroom dance
- Learn to tango dance
Get a degree
- Learn Spanish
- Learn French
- Learn Sign Language
- Start playing violin again
Luxury & Finances.
Progress: 2 out of 6 complete.
Order room service
- Buy a mermaid tail
- Buy a house
- Buy dream car
- Get a camper
Food & Drinks.
Progress: 13 out of 20 complete.
Go grape stomping Attend a wine tasting Make a fishbowl alcoholic punch bowl Go to a Fondue restaurant
Make s’mores at a real campfire Drink Boba Tea Drink moonshine Go to an Ice Bar Eat something aired on Man VS. Food Make a gingerbread house
- Take a couples cooking class
- Make latte art
- Attend a tea tasting
Eat from a food truck
- Eat in a pitch black restaurant
- Try all the well-known alcoholic beverages (LIST HERE.)
Eat something not normally deep-fried
- Start an herb and veggie garden
- Go apple picking
Pick blueberries and bake a pie
Relationships and Society.
Progress: 22 out of 29 complete.
- Read 30 books in one year
Have a family Lose 5 lbs Lose 10 lbs Lose 15 lbs Lose 20 lbs Lose 25 lbs Lose 30 lbs Lose 35 lbs Get a pet Meet a famous person
- Have a wedding ceremony
- Organize family portraits on each side of the family
Leave one uplifting note for someone every day for one month Ask my spouse 20 questions Bring a hot meal to a homeless person Donate Toys for Tots for Christmas Visit the elderly in a nursing home Donate blood Write 10 things I’m grateful for every day for 1 month Pay the toll for someone behind you Leave bags of change by parking meters
- Send a care package to a soldier
Serve food in a soup kitchen Buy flowers for your neighbor
- Volunteer with children
Write a letter to your future self
- Build a house with Habitat for Humanity
- Collect food for animal rescue
Entertainment & shows.
Progress: 36 out of 46 complete.
Go on a small dinner cruise Go to a dinner show Do Lazer tag Go to the Salvador Dali Museum Do Glow Mini Golf See the mermaids of Weeki Wachee Go to Halloween Horror Nights Go to a Renaissance Festival Go ice-skating Go to Disney World See Cinderella’s Castle at Christmastime Go to downtown Disney Go to Islands of Adventure Go to CityWalk Go to Universal Studios See fireworks Throw a costume party for Halloween See a rock show See a ska show See a reggae show See a classical show Go to Comic-Con Go to an aquarium Go to Warped Tour
- Go to Seaworld
Go to a mermaid convention
- Go to a masquerade party
- See the Nutcracker Ballet
See a Broadway show
- See an opera
See Phantom of the Opera
- See Wicked
See Rocky Horror Picture Show live See a foreign movie
- Go skinny dipping
Go to a stand-up comedy show Go to the circus Go to a Blue Man Group show
- Attend a Native American Pow Wow
- Be an extra in a movie
- Attend a live studio audience
- Crowd surf
Go to a drive-in movie See my favorite band play live Jump in a trampoline room
- See a Burlesque show
Just for fun & only me.
Progress 11 out of 15 complete.
- Fill a kiddie pool with glitter
Set off 99 red balloons while playing the song
- Build a snowman
Complete a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle Grow hair out to lower back Get a tattoo Find a whole sand dollar Carve pumpkins for Halloween Get a Brazilian wax
- Get a spray tan
Get a fish pedicure Get professionally fitted for a bra Get a professional massage
- Get a professional photo shoot done
- Take a mud bath
Get a henna tattoo Go to an Escape Room
Sports & Activities.
Progress: 8 out of 10 complete.
Go to a hockey game Go to a baseball game Run in a zombie run Run in a color run
- Run in a mud run
Go paintballing Go cosmic bowling Catch a fish then prepare and eat it
- Take figure skating lessons
Go to a shooting range
Progress: 2 out of 7 complete.
Ride on a jet ski
- Ride on a train
- Ride in a boat
Ride in a helicopter
- Ride a four wheeler
- Ride in a limo
Travel and General.
Progress: 6 out of 9 complete.
- Go on a cruise
Climb a lighthouse
- Fly first class
- Stay at a bed and breakfast
Tour a factory Tour a beer brewery Go to a butterfly sanctuary Visit a castle Visit a templeBaby Bucket List
Progress: 4 out of 4 complete
Go Swimming in the Springs Go to the Zoo Go to the Aquarium Go to Disney World