Bucket Lists

GOPR3216.JPGBucket lists are such an easy way to set specific goals for fuller living. My bucket lists remind me of what I want to accomplish so I can never lose focus on my aspirations. Plus, they’re an easy reference point when I’m not sure what goal I should reach for next!

I believe in the importance of both short-term and long-term bucket lists, which I’ve written about here. On this page you’ll find both my Fall 2016 Bucket List (short-term) and my Lifelong Bucket List (long-term). You can also find my previous short-term bucket lists here!

I hope you enjoy my most recent lists!

Summer 2017 Bucket List

  1. Jam out to a concert at Red Rocks
  2. Go hiking  7/23
  3. Head to the rapids for some white water rafting  7/14
  4. Eat at Casa Bonita  7/12
  5. Take in the gorgeous views at Rocky Mountain National Park  7/9
  6. Go camping  7/22
  7. Visit some hot springs  8/11
  8. Get into a regular work-out schedule
  9. Start creating a community  6/26
  10. See Garden of the Gods  7/29
  11. Take a trip to the sand dunes
  12. Start on my long-term goal to do one act of kindness every day for a year  8/11

Lifelong Bucket List (Long-Term)

  1. Learn Spanish fluently
  2. Spend (at least) 6 months living abroad
  3. Go skydiving with my best friend  8/2013
  4. Go bungee jumping
  5. Crowd surf  10/2011
  6. Go streaking in public  8/2014
  7. Go skinny dipping  6/2010, 4/2015
  8. Ride in a hot air balloon
  9. Whitewater rafting  7/2010
  10. Change someone’s life for the better  4/2016
  11. Help someone complete something on their bucket list
  12. Become a better friend
  13. Completely “unplug” for a week
  14. Sleep in a haunted house for one night  8/2016
  15. Be in a flash mob  5/2015
  16. Sneak backstage at a concert
  17. Protest for something I really care about  1/21/17
  18. Do one act of kindness every day for a year
  19. Give a TED Talk
  20. Go couch surfing
  21. Ride a bull
  22. Get my bachelor’s degree   5/2015
  23. Get my master’s degree in social work  5/17/2017
  24. Become a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
  25. Become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  26. Obtain an MFA or another kind of creative degree just for funsies
  27. Visit India
  28. Lick the Taj Mahal
  29. Visit Italy  7/2010
  30. Go to Greece
  31. Travel through Spain  3/2009
  32. Visit Thailand  5/2017
  33. Visit Kenya  6/2014
  34. Go on a legit safari  6/2014
  35. Hike Machu Picchu
  36. Travel to a country in every continent
  37. See the Northern Lights
  38. Backpack through Europe
  39. Witness all of The Big 5 in their natural habitats  6/2014
  40. Live in NYC and take advantage of city opportunities
  41. Live in California
  42. Attend Burning Man
  43. Experience Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  44. See the Grand Canyon  6/2013
  45. See Antelope Canyon
  46. Hike through a rainforest  6/2016
  47. Leave Last Vegas richer than I arrived  8/2017
  48. Eat a Philly cheesesteak  3/2016
  49. Throw a dart at a map and go wherever it lands
  50. See all 7 Wonders of the World
    1. Pyramid at Chicen Itza (Mexico)  7/2011
    2. Collosseum (Rome)  7/2010
    3. Taj Mahal (India)
    4. Petra (Jordan)
    5. Christ Redeemer (Brazil)
    6. The Great Wall (China)
    7. Macchu Pichu (Peru)
  51. Pack a bag, go to the airport, and ask for the first plane ticket out
  52. Spend a summer abroad with a meaningful project  6/2014
  53. Become an active participant in the fight for racial justice  3/2016
  54. Publish a piece of writing in a literary journal I am not affiliated with 12/2014
  55. Publish 5 or more pieces of writing in publications I am not affiliated with
    1. Coup d’Etat, Winter 2015 issue
    2. Adelaide Literary Magazine, March 2017 issue
  56. Perform an original work at a poetry open mic
  57. Fall in love  6/2015
  58. Break a world record   5/2012
  59. Eat something while it’s a live in the rainforest  6/2010
  60. Get comfortable with my own writing
  61. Write a book
  62. Publish said book
  63. Ride a motorcycle  6/2010
  64. Ride in a convertible 6/2011
  65. Work in a restaurant  6/2016
  66. Feed a wild animal from my mouth  7/2014
  67. Start a nonprofit or small business
  68. Find spiritual closure
  69. Find a four leaf clover
  70. Ride in a limo  4/2011, 2/2016
  71. Impact national politics in a big way
  72. Attend a music festival
  73. Run a half marathon  2/2017
  74. Start a bonfire on the beach  12/2016
  75. Start a food fight
  76. Send a thank-you note every day for a month  9/2016
  77. Take a one-second video every day for a year  6/2017
  78. Do one thing that scares me every day for a month  11/23/16
  79. Become a therapist
  80. Go on a wild, one-day adventure with a stranger I’ll never see again  2/2016
  81. Be a street performer/artist for a day  8/2016
  82. Celebrate New Years Eve in Times Square
  83. Learn to surf
  84. Write 365 items in a gratitude journal  8/2016
  85. Interview one of my heroes