Bucket List

Back during Thanksgiving week of 2009, I made my first bucket list, which consisted of 50 goals. The majority of those got completed over the years, and those that didn’t were mostly eliminated in one way or another. It’s also been a good number of years since 2009, and my goals and plans have changed a lot over time. As of November 2021, I’ve redrafted a new bucket list, this time with even more potential things I’d love to do one day!

I’ve split these into categories to (hopefully) make this easier for me to reference.

Completed: 1 of 64 goals

Travel Destinations (30)
all 50 US states (see below for progress); Indonesia; Prague; Avignon; Austria; Florence; Chile; Argentina; Zambia; Jordan (and the Dead Sea); Scotland; Turkey; Iceland; Sicily (including a wine tour); India; South Africa; San Marino; Ireland; New Zealand; the Andes Mountains; Machu Picchu; Elephant sanctuary; Glacier National Park; Rocky Mountain National Park; the Grand Canyon; Yellowstone National Park; Sequoia National Park; Africa; Asia; Australia

Health and Fitness (13)
– Take a pole-dancing class
– Take a belly-dancing class
– Take an aerial yoga or acrobatics class
– Take a Bikram yoga class
– Complete 5+ pullups
– Drop to a healthy weight for my body
– Hike a 14K mountain
– Hike part of the Appalachian Trail
– Hike the Mission Trail
– Complete (another) half-marathon
– Try a climbing wall
– Complete pistol squats
– Attend a yoga retreat

Events (11)
– Dinner theatre
– See Whitey Sterling in concert
– Schlitterbaun
– Blind restaurant
– Renaissance faire
– Monster truck rally
– Silent dance party
Alaskan cruise – done
– Mud run with friends
– Attend the Strawberry Festival
– Attend NIOSA and/or Fiesta

Other (10)
– G0 grape stomping
– Get my thigh tattoo
– See The Greatest Showman in theatre
– Play an accordion
– Paint Your Pet: Nimi, Jojo, Atticus
– Enclose our back porch
– Learn basic ASL

US States – visited 37 of 50 states

Done: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (including DC), Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

Arizona (include the Grand Canyon)
Colorado (include the Rockies)
North Dakota
South Dakota (include Mount Rushmore)
Wyoming (include Yellowstone)

Last updated: 6/1/23