I had never heard of a “bucket list”, also known as a lifetime to-do list, until my friend Molly told me about hers at college. I began talking to some of my other friends and quickly found that many had such a list although they weren’t always written down. One of my friends told me she was trying to visit all of Southern Living’s “204 Food Finds” in the South and over the years we have ventured to many together. These interactions three years ago led me to start my own list, and hopefully I’ll have fifty more years to complete items and add more to it.
When I was reviewing over my bucket list the other day I quickly realized that the items completed thus far had always been done with others.
In light of this, I thought I’d publish (most) of my list as I’d love for partners on any of these adventures. After all, we were created by God for community and not as islands.
Have you made your “bucket list”? If so, post a comment with some of your items or blog about it.
Go to a Nascar Race
Go up in a hot-air balloon
Fly in a small aircraft over Furman and Conyers to photograph the places I love.
Be a contestant on the Price is Right
Visit all of Southern Living’s “204 Food Finds” Live in a rural area for a time
Foreign mission work for at least a year
Swim half a mile
Run a 10k in preparation for a half marathon – Completed July 2010 at the Peachtree Road Race
Play the Harbour Town Golf Links (learn how to play golf first)
Catch a fish on the flyline
Learn how to sail a small boat
Learn to speak basic Spanish – Completed summer of 2011 in Central America
Learn to drive a stick shift proficiently
Learn my family’s genealogy as well as my Nana knows it
Become a morning person
Visit McDonalds #1 in Des Plaines, Illinois
Sell 5 items on eBay and personally deliver them to the buyers
Drive a hitchhiker to whatever destination he desires
Road trip with friends across the USA
Take a train across Canada
Visit New York (Just found out Amtrak travels from Durham to NYC for a great price) – Completed January 2012 on a trip to see my best friend
Visit Time Square on New Year’s Eve with a significant other
Visit the Grand Canyon
Photograph the Aurora Borealis in Alaska
See the pyramids of Giza
Tour the Holy Land
Visit the Dominican Republic to visit Ruben, the child I sponsor through Compassion.
Photograph Mont Saint-Michel in France