My Bucket List

I strongly believe that EVERYONE should have a bucket list. In other words, put your dreams on paper! While moving recently, I randomly came across a bucket list that I started in the 9th grade (1996) and it inspired me to create an ongoing list, which I will update (add/check off) periodically right here on the blog.

Certainly my dreams and outlook on life has changed dramatically since I was 14, but my desire to leave my mark in a passionate and exciting way has not.

It’s never too late to dream. How will you leave your mark when it’s all said and done? This is how I’d like to leave mine…

1.   Go on a road trip

2.   Go to a hookah lounge

3.   Visit the Pyramids in Egypt

4.   Design a website

5.   Raise a happy and healthy child/ children

6.   Start a charity

7.   Ask for a raise

8.   Scuba Dive

9.   Go deep-sea fishing

10. Paint a room

11. Play paintball

12. Sing karaoke

13. Attend a concert

14. Visit the Grand Canyon

15. Tour a vineyard

16. Treat myself to a fancy dinner – alone

17. Water Ski

18. Get a tattoo

19. Visit a fortune-teller

20. Fly first class

21. Marry a wonderful guy

22. Hike up a mountain

23. Zip line in Costa Rica

24. Bowl a strike

25. Go Para-sailing over a mountain cliff

26. Learn to drive a car

27. Knit something

28. See a volcano

29. Design a website

30. Take an acting class

31. See a Cirque du Soleil show

32. Throw a dinner party

33. Be on the cover of a magazine

34. Snowboard

35. Visit the White House

36. See the Great Wall of China

37. Volunteer

38. Own a rental property

39. Be on a game show

40. Learn how to play poker

41. Swim with dolphins

42. Visit the statue of liberty

43. Ride a cable car in San Francisco

44. Take a belly dancing class

45. Try surfing

46. Visit the real Outback – Australia

47. Take a Yoga class

48. Eat escargot

49. Plant my own vegetable garden

50. Go to a wax museum

51. See a Broadway play

52. Start a blog

53. Make a pie from scratch

54. Hike in a rainforest

55. Be debt free

56. Go on a cruise

57. Fall in love

58. Go rock climbing

59. Visit New Orleans

60. Become self-employed

61. Attend a film festival

62. Take a salsa class

63. Ride a mechanical bull

64. Attend a live space shuttle launch

65. Have a house built from the ground up

66. Go on a Safari in Africa

67. Enjoy real Italian food in Italy

68. Kiss someone under mistletoe

69. Complete a triathlon

70. Make seafood gumbo from scratch

71. Visit the Cape Verde Islands (my Great-Grandfather’s birth place)

72. Teach a class

73. Go to Hollywood

74. Participate in a Caribbean Carnival

75. Go camping

76. Go Air boating in the Everglades

77. Pay off a car

78. Ride a camel

79. Milk a cow

80. Go whitewater rafting

81. Go horseback riding on the beach

82. See the Eiffel Tower

83. Master a new language

84. Cook a turkey

85. Learn how to play chess

86. Write a letter to my children telling them what I want them to know about my life and the lessons I’ve learned.

87. Read the Bible in it’s entirety

88. Stay in a cabin in the mountains

89. Visit Greece

90. Take a scenic trip by train

91. Invent something

92. Go Blond

93. Go to Fiji

94. Serve food at a homeless shelter

95. Take A Trip on Route 66

96. Donate Blood

97. Go to the movies alone

98. Visit Hawaii

99. Fly a kite

100. Get my Real Estate license

101. Write a novel

102. Fly on a private jet

103. Read my Father’s copy of Gone with the Wind








  1. Wow… God did make the perfect woman for me : ) My favorite numbers are 3- I went to school for Architecture, so I’ve always since a kid wanted to go visit the Pyramids. 9- I love to fish, and I really want to go on a deep sea fishing tour next year. 21- I promise you “I’m a Wonderful Guy”, Hey I have family and friends that’ll vouch for me. LOL! As for my bucket list I Dream really Big so I would need to use the bucket of a bull dozer to put my list in. : ) There’s alot on your list that I also plan on doing except pole and belly dancing! Lol And I’ve bowled alot of strikes, actually 11 in a row
    so I’m still shooting for that 300 perfect game. Lol I’m going to put my list together and post

    • I really had fun doing this and I’m sure you will too. I left a lot of things off from the original list because they were only things a 14 year old girl would think of but maybe I’ll share just for fun one day. I’ll be adding more things as I think of them. My fingers were tired after typing all of this!!!

  2. You have inspired me to write a bucket list! I have always said that there are things that I need to accomplish in my life but I have been putting it off because there are responsibilities that I need to tend to first. Of course, as a single mother your priority is your child, but that shouldn’t stop me from setting and achieving goals. I guess I have a lot of thinking to do. Thanks for the eye-opener!

  3. Goldenbrown36 says:

    I think that I am going to start me a bucket list as well. Over the past few years or so, things have happened in my life that have caused me to be restricted and tense and playing it safe. I am not getting any younger and I want to experience life again… and my kids. I think making this list will help me to get motivated. All I have to do is trust God and He will direct my path. He wants me to be happy…so why not!

  4. I think that’s amazing that you have a visual bucket list. I always say that I have a bucket list, but I’ve never actually taken the time out to sit down and write them out. You’ve inspired me to do so. I know it must feel awesome to cross those things off!

    • Stephanie Marie says:

      Meek, I figured if I was ever going to do any of these things I needed to write them down. It’s now a daily reminder to enjoy and live my life to the fullest :) Good luck with your list!

  5. This is so fun – I always wonder what’s on people’s bucket lists (and you are only the second blogger I’ve found who has theirs posted as a tab!) so I couldn’t resist clicking and going through the whole list. You have many that I’ve had on my list over the years and some things I’d never thought of before yet sound like fun things to add to my list… Maybe I’ll even get my list closer to 100 things like you have here. I only had a few things left on mine so maybe it’s time to dream a whole new list!

    Stephanie M

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