Life List

From time to time I have put together my “bucket list”, things I want to do in life before I die, and without fail, I lose this list. A few years will go by and I will see someone elses and go “wow, I should write another on!” only to lose that one as well. So I’ve decided to start one again.

This time I will post it here to share with everyone. To be honest, it is more so to avoid losing it again (I would have to be pretty unorganized to lose it on my own blog)! I will update whenever I think of something new, and will cross things off once they are completed.

  1. Pay off my student loans
  2. Get published in a book or magazine
  3. Own a house (10/25/13)
  4. Drive across the United States (coast to coast)
  5. Become conversational in another language (8/4/10)
  6. Get married (8/12/12)
  7. Write & publish a book
  8. Have or adopt a child (1/1/14)
  9. Run a 5k
  10. Go on a cruise (2013)
  11. Hike part of the Appalachian Trail
  12. Travel to England
  13. Get my undergraduate degree (December 2011)
  14. Take a trapeze lesson
  15. Visit California “wine country”
  16. Be able to do 20 real push-ups
  17. Travel to Ireland
  18. See the Hollywood sign
  19. Get a Labrador (2012)
  20. Meet a blog friend in person (2010)
  21. Stay at the Plaza hotel in NYC
  22. Take a boxing lesson
  23. Own a home on a lake
  24. Take a ski lesson (I currently ski blade) (2011)
  25. Take a snowboarding lesson
  26. Read 50 books in one year (2010)
  27. Go zip lining
  28. Take a cooking class
  29. Get 100 RSS readers to my blog (6/1/10)
  30. Have a job where I can work from home (2011)
  31. Visit all 50 states
  32. Gamble in Vegas
  33. Go to Chicago (8/13/10)
  34. Take a Zumba class (6/5/10)
  35. Take a Yoga class (4/16/10)
  36. Get my personal trainer certificate (5/24/10)
  37. Go 30 days without fast food (4/20/10)
  38. Go to the movies by myself (5/14/11)
  39. Learn how to play the piano
  40. Buy a brand new car (10/2/10)
  41. Make over $50,000 in one year (2012)
  42. See the Pacific Ocean
  43. Attend a group blog meet up (not a conference) (2011)
  44. Go to Alaska or take an Alaskan cruise
  45. Take dance lessons
  46. Read 50 books in one year (December 2011)
  47. See a Cirque de Soleil show in Las Vegas
  48. Create my family tree
  49. See Mount Rushmore
  50. Hire a personal shopper/stylist
  51. Stay in a beach hut over water
  52. Go on vacation with my Mom/Sister (2012)
  53. Interact with dolphins (2013)
  54. Show up at the airport and take a random flight
  55. Host or attend a weekend of “creativity”
  56. Hire my own life coach & meet regularly

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Liz @ lizrunsdc May 28, 2010 at 11:10 am

You can cross off #35 now right? Congrats :)


2 Annie Sorensen July 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Awesome list, Jennifer! When you get to #50, let me know, I have several great recommendations for you. #30? So, so fun. Prioritize that one.

We share a lot of these! Thank you so much for sharing. :)


3 Amanda Dickson February 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

I love your “bucket” list!
#3 – is part of the American Dream. As a licensed Realtor I definitely recommend using a Realtor, it makes the process so much easier for you as well as saving you time, effort, money, and possible heartache.
#10 – is amazing! My husband and I took our first cruise to the Mexican Riviera and now I can’t wait to do it again!
#29 – you MUST do at Tamarak in Idaho. I am so afraid of heights and this one is REALLY high and scared me to death, but I still had the time of my life! I think the whole world heard me scream as I zipped across the canyons. ;-)
#45 – one of the most beautiful drives you can ever take is down the Oregon coast. It takes you along the Pacific Ocean and down through the Redwoods. Do it when you can take your time and spend a few days doing it, there are lots of places to stop along the way. This should be on everyone’s bucket list!
#47 & #59 – are on my bucket list also!

I love your blog! Lots of great information!!

Keep it coming!! :)


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