Friday, June 21, 2013

my bucket list

Yes I have a bucket list.
Lots of people think I'm crazy and say it's for old people.
I beg to differ.
Why not have a list of goals while I'm young?
Why not have a bunch of things to look forward to and accomplish now?
So here is my bucket list.

1. Go to the coast of Maine for New Year's Eve
2. Go to Time's Square for New Year's Eve
3. Serve a full-time LDS mission
4. Visit every continent
5. Go snorkeling
6. Swim with the sharks
7. Go horseback riding
8. Go skydiving
9. Go bungee jumping
10. Publish a book
11. Fly in a hot-air balloon
12. Volunteer with Habitats 4 Humanity
13. Service mission in Africa
14. Swim with the dolphins
15. Be an extra in a movie
16. Get featured in the news
17. Sleep under the stars
18. Shower in a waterfall
19. Live to be 100
20. Fly first class
21. Visit a volcano
22. Fly in a helicopter
23. Ride on a boat
24. Marry my best friend
25. Visit a castle
26. Learn how to surf
27. Visit the Eiffel Tower
28. Ride in an airplane
29. Ride the Subway
30. Go on a no-destination road trip
31. Throw a dart on a map and travel to where it lands
32. Ride in a cable car
33. Ride in a double-decker bus
34. Ride an elephant
35. Ride a camel
36. See a play on Broadway
37. Play mud volleyball
38. Sleep in a hammock
39. Build a huge sand castle
40. Participate in a flash mob
41. Ride a dog sled
42. Spend a night in a haunted place
43. Visit the Hollywood walk of fame
44. Go whale watching
45. Attend a concert
46. Be hypnotized
47. Go rapelling
48. Rock climb a specific route all the way to the top
49. Outdoor rock climbing
50. Buy a ticket for the next flight out
51. Visit the Smithsonian
52. Go to a contemporary art museum
53. Watch Friday the 13th on Friday the 13th
54. Go jeeping
55. Go off-roading
56. Get on a restaurant's wall for a food contest
57. Sit front row for a sporting event
58. Attend a concert in the pouring rain
59. Ride in a taxi
60. Sign someone's cast
61. Go to a drive-in movie
62. Camp on a beach
63. Cliff jump
64. Complete a puzzle without looking at the box
65. See the Northern Lights
66. Be on a reality game show
67. Go zip lining
68. Host a foreign exchange student
69. Be part of a world record
70. Get on the jumbo-tron
71. Meet a Holocaust survivor
72. Visit the Museum of Tolerance
73. Go to the American Museum of Natural History
74. See the Harlem Globetrotters
75. Go to the Festival of Colors
76. Live in Texas
77. Edgewalk
78. Go white water rafting
79. Visit Devil's Pool Waterfall
80. Live in Virginia
81. Go to the Ellen show.
82. Put a love lock on the bridge in Paris
83. Watch a roller derby
84. Watch a horse race
85. Watch fireworks from a plane.
86. Pee in every ocean
87. Be a speaker in a Ted Talks conference
88. Become a foster parent
89. Hike in the Grand Canyon
90. See the Redwoods
91. Watch a meteor shower
92. Play paintball
93. Go skinny dipping
94. Milk a cow
95. Go to the recording of a TV show
96. Visit D.C.
97. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
98. Visit the Empire State Building
99. See a Cirque de Soleil show
100. Backpack Europe

I know my list is long.
I figured I would round out the list with 100 items.
To me, the point of the Bucket List is not necessarily to see how many items I can cross off before I die.
To me, the point is to have dreams and goals.
If I hadn't made this list I wouldn't even know about some of the coolest places in the world.
My mind would still be stuck in little Utah.
But now I have dreams outside of my comfort zone.
There are wonders I want to see and experiences I want to have.
There are people I want to learn about and cultures I want to experience.
That's what making my bucket list did for me.
It got me excited for life.
I have 100 things to try to accomplish in life.
And I am always adding to it.
Because why should I want to stop?
There is a website called that allows you to log on and generate your own bucket list.
Then you can look at other people's lists.
What an amazing way to connect.
So go make a bucket list.
Set some crazy goals for life.

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