Bucket List

Apparently I like making bucket lists.  While cleaning my apartment I found an old bucket list I had written on a scrap of paper, and then I also found one in my email.  Was surprised how many I had completed on each — also how funny some of them seem now looking back!

Those lists are combined below, along with some other things I’ve added over the years, and will continue to add as I think of / remember them (in no particular order).  Strikethroughs are completed.  Some items are little and some are big or totally up to God, but it’s still fun to dream!  🙂

  • See the Olympics in person — 2012
  • Hike a Colorado fourteener — 2006 (and continuing…)
  • Learn to do a standing back flip
  • Go fishing on the ocean — 2006 (halibut!)
  • Climb the first or third flatiron — 2010 (third)
  • Learn to ski — 2010 / 2015
  • Run a half marathon — 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Run a marathon — 2014
  • Design and build a house
  • Get married
  • Adopt
  • Read Farmer Boy — 2010
  • Summit Long’s Peak — 2010
  • Cross an ocean — 2012
  • Write a song
  • Write a book
  • Learn to play Claire de Lune on the piano
  • Have a vegetable garden — 2012
  • Learn another language proficiently
  • Bungee jump
  • Design and sew a dress
  • Learn Microsoft Access — 2010
  • Watch IMDb’s 25 top-ranked movies
    • I wonder how the list has changed since whenever I wrote this, but as of 2015 I have 22.  
  • Make a blanket or sew a quilt by myself — 2006 (blanket), 2013 (quilt)
  • Have laser eye surgery — 2013
  • Learn to pick a lock
  • Go sugar-free for one month — 2015
  • Go TV- and internet-free for one month
  • Go car-free for one month
  • Run a sub-8:00 mile — 2015
  • Run a sub-25:00 5K
  • Run a sub-60:00 10K
  • Complete the Pikes Peak Ascent — 2014
  • Run the Boston Marathon
  • Run a race in another country
  • Do a pull up
  • Do a one-armed push up
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Bike across a country
  • Take a canoe trip

Places I want to visit (I feel like this needs its own list… and actually is infinite as I want to see basically everywhere!)

  • Visit six continents (as of 2015 I have three)
  • Visit all 50 states (as of 2016 I have 36)
  • Hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (and back out, I suppose) — 2016
  • Moab, Utah
  • Yellowstone, Wyoming
  • Seaside, Oregon — 2016
  • Portland, Oregon — 2016
  • Eugene, Oregon (Track Town!)
  • Seattle, Washington
  • New England in the fall
  • Walk the whole length of the Freedom Trail in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Richmond, Virginia
  • See the Northern Lights (from anywhere!)
  • London, England — 2012 BUT I WANT TO GO BACK!
  • Hike to Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Israel
  • New Zealand
  • Cinque Terre, Italy
  • Venice, Italy
  • Minatur Wunderland, Hamburg Germany
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Live as an ex-pat

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