My Bucket List

There are many, many, MANY things I would love to do in my life. I have written down those things in a notebook, but now I have decided to put them up on one of my blogs (yes, I have more than one).

Here is my bucket list, which is in no specific order. I’m sure there will be more stuff I want to do, but this is what I have so far.

  • Get my driver’s license
  • Get married
  • Have children biologically
  • Adopt
  • Write at least one book
  • Visit Italy
  • Visit England
  • Visit Ireland
  • Visit Scotland
  • Visit Russia
  • Visit Japan
  • Visit China
  • Visit Singapore
  • Visit Canada
  • Visit Mexico
  • Visit Argentina
  • Visit Jamaica
  • Live on a farm
  • Raise horses
  • Visit all fifty states
  • Meet Andrea Bocelli and go to one of his concerts
  • Meet Celtic Woman and go to one of their concerts
  • Meet Celtic Thunder and go to one of their concerts
  • Be fluent in Italian
  • Be fluent in Spanish
  • Be fluent in French
  • Be fluent in sign language
  • Meet Johnny Depp
  • Meet Robbie Coltrane
  • Meet Daniel Radcliffe
  • Meet Emma Watson
  • Meet Rupert Grint
  • Meet Maggie Smith
  • Meet Ralph Fiennes
  • Meet Kenneth Branagh
  • Visit Holland/the Netherlands
  • Visit Brazil
  • Meet J.K. Rowling
  • Get degrees (through Master’s degree) in Special Education and become a special education teacher
  • Get degrees in baking/pastry and work in a bakery
  • Get degrees in photography and become a photographer
  • Visit Disney Land
  • Visit Disney World
  • Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • Visit the Coloseum
  • Visit Big Ben
  • Meet Jonathan Antoine
  • Meet Charlotte Jaconelli
  • Get over my fear of death
  • Get over my fear of heights
  • Visit the Bean in Chicago
  • Visit the Sears Tower in Chicago (yes, I know it’s now called Willis Tower, but it will always be Sears Tower to me)
  • Visit the Empire State Building
  • Own at least one pair of cowgirl boots
  • Learn to sew
  • Learn to play the piano
  • Learn the play the saxophone
  • Learn to play the flute
  • Learn to play the clarinet
  • Learn to play the drums
  • Play the violin again, and don’t quite playing
  • Play the guitar again, and don’t quit playing
  • Volunteer with Special Olympics
  • Volunteer at an animal shelter
  • Visit Egypt
  • Ride a camel
  • Hold a koala bear
  • See a kangaroo in person
  • See a sloth in person
  • Meet Colbie Caillat
  • Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Visit New Orleans
  • Meet the Duggar family
  • Go on a road trip with friends
  • Become more outgoing
  • Learn how to cook better
  • Learn how to decorate cakes, cupcakes, and cookies
  • Learn how to bake different types of bread
  • Put all of my photos in scrapbooks or photo albums
  • Visit the Marilyn Monroe statue
  • Visit Spain
  • Visit Portugal
  • Meet the White Sox players
  • Meet the Blackhawks players
  • Go to a Blackhawks game
  • Meet Michael Buble and go to one of his concerts
  • Meet Josh Groban and go to one of his concerts
  • Visit the Svengoolie exhibit at the Museum of Broadcast Communications
  • Visit Niagra Falls
  • Visit Mt. Rushmore
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty
  • Visit the Louvre
  • See the Mona Lisa in person
  • Try indoor skydiving
  • Give shoeboxes/ziploc bags filled with necessities to the homeless
  • Sleep outside, under the stars
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Make a wizard wand
  • Visit Wisconsin Dells
  • Visit the Yellow Man statue in person
  • Experience weightlessness
  • Go on a weekend getaway
  • Visit the War Dog Memorial
  • Go ziplining
  • Visit the Grand Ol’ Opry
  • Finish at least one of my video games
  • Take underwater photographs
  • Cook a turkey dinner myself
  • Jump off a pier
  • Jump off a diving board
  • Read The Great Gatsby
  • See the play The Book of Mormon in person
  • Visit the Acropolis
  • Visit Thailand
  • Go to the Thailand Lantern Festival at least once
  • See the Terra Cotta Warriors in person
  • Visit the Tennessee Parthenon
  • Visit the Teardrop Memorial
  • Teach an adult to read
  • See the Statue of David in person
  • Visit St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Visit the Vatican
  • Sponsor a child
  • Learn to do/be able to do the splits
  • Watch a movie at a drive-in theater
  • Eat at Joe’s Crab Shack
  • Sleep on a trampoline
  • Visit the Sistine Chapel
  • Make my own chalk, and draw with it
  • Decorate shoes
  • Visit Santa’s Village
  • See the Rosetta Stone in person
  • Visit Romania
  • Visit the Red Square in Moscow
  • Dye hair red once
  • Go to a pumpkin patch and select a pumpkin
  • Visit Long Beach, California
  • See the Christ The Redeemer statue in person
  • Meet Bindi Irwin and her family
  • Attend a Papal mass
  • Participate in a paint fight
  • Play the violin in an orchestra
  • Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Visit Greece
  • Visit Old Faithful
  • Visit the Sydney Opera House
  • Spend a New Year’s in Sydney, Australia
  • Visit Austria
  • Meet Andre Rieu and go to one of his concerts
  • Buy at least one lottery ticket in my life
  • Make at least one flower crown
  • Own at least one fedora
  • Own a laptop
  • Own a Kindle Fire
  • Learn how to do calligraphy
  • Volunteer at a Joni and Friends retreat
  • Go to a Chicago Bulls game
  • Make melted crayon art
  • Swim with manatees
  • Visit the Luxor
  • Try to ride a longboard
  • Try to learn to skateboard
  • Grow my hair really long
  • Try lobster
  • Visit the Juliet House
  • Ride in a Hummer limo once in my life
  • Go horseback riding on a beach
  • Visit Hershey’s Chocolate World
  • Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Own every Beanie Baby there is
  • Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Play flashlight tag
  • Eat fish and chips in London
  • Be certified in First Aid and CPR
  • Watch turtles hatch and run to the ocean
  • Visit the Hagia Sofia
  • Visit Turkey
  • Dye hair green for St. Patrick’s Day
  • Spinx of Giza in person
  • Visit Coney Island
  • Learn how to change a car tire
  • Learn how to throw a boomerang
  • Visit Graceland Cemetery
  • Visit the Pyramids
  • Be a Girl Scout leader (or work/volunteer with them)
  • Learn how to French braid hair
  • Visit Fiji
  • Visit Ecuador
  • Visit the Dracula Caslte
  • Milk a cow
  • Participate in the Color Run
  • Visit the Civil Rights Trail
  • Visit Christmas Island
  • Visit Bora Bora
  • Host a bonfire and make s’mores
  • Be a “Big Sister” in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program
  • Take belly dancing classes
  • Visit Amsterdam
  • Visit Auschwitz
  • Go on a tour of Alcatraz
  • Visit Abbey Road
  • Feed a giraffe
  • Hold a giant panda
  • Visit the everglades
  •  Meet the ladies from DC Cupcakes
  • Take dancing lessons
  • See The Lion King play
  • Make a bear at Build-a-Bear
  • See the Mary Poppins play
  • Visit the Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Visit the Chicago Exploratorium
  • Visit Chicago’s Chinatown
  • Visit the Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Give presents to children in a hospital
  • Donate to a food bank
  • Go white water rafting
  • Visit Yellowstone National Park
  • Go whale watching
  • Visit Victoria Falls
  • Ride a vespa
  • Learn to ride a unicycle
  • Build a treehouse
  • See the Radio City Christmas Spectacular in person
  • See Wicked in person
  • Visit the Freedom Trail
  • Visit the Four Corners
  • Visit the Alamo
  • Learn to play tennis
  • Visit the Taj Mahal
  • Visit Rodeo Drive
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • Ride/drive a snowmobile
  • Learn how to snowboard
  • Visit the Seattle Space Needle
  • Ride on a cable car
  • Drive down Route 66
  • Go to a Renaissance fair
  • Visit Carnegie Hall
  • Visit the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Visit Pennsylvania Dutch country
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Visit Mt. Fuji
  • Visit Mecca
  • See a meteor shower
  • Get a massage
  • Learn to do magic tricks
  • Go to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Visit Machu Picchu
  • Visit/see the Love monument/statue
  • Try fencing
  • Visit Las Vegas
  • Learn how to juggle
  • Visit Independence Hall
  • Visit the Imperial Palace
  • Meet Il Divo and go to one of their concerts
  • Go ice skating at Rockefeller center
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Take horseback riding lessons
  • Visit the Hoover Dam
  • Visit the Hollywood sign, and sit on/in it
  • Get a henna tatto
  • Take a helicopter ride
  • Visit the Eyeball sculpture
  • Visit the Gateway arch in St. Louis
  • Ride a Gondola in Italy
  • Learn to do cartwheels
  • Go canoeing
  • Meet the Dalai Lama
  • Take up archery
  • Visit the Amazon Rainforest
  • Ride a segway
  • Visit the Crown Fountain
  • Visit the Buckingham Fountain
  • See Shrek the Musical on Broadway
  • Take self-defense classes
  • See Mamma Mia! on Broadway
  • See Beauty and the Beast on Broadway
  • See Annie on Broadway
  • Dye hair black onceVisit Rome
  • Visit Times Square
  • Visit Central Park
  • Visit the London Zoo
  • Visit Westminster Abbey
  • Visit Wales
  • Visit Vietnam
  • Visit Venezuela
  • Visit Lithuania
  • Visit the Tower Bridge in England
  • See/ride the London Eye
  • Visit Poland
  • Visit Germany
  • Visit Mt. Rushmore
  • Visit Latvia
  • Visit Israel
  • Visit Iceland
  • Visit Hungary
  • Visit Greenland
  • Visit Georgia (the country)
  • Visit Burkina Faso
  • Meet Gary Oldman
  • Visit Switzerland
  • Visit Sweden
  • Visit Puerto Rico
  • Visit New Zealand
  • Visit Norway
  • Visit Nicaragua
  • Meet Marlee Matlin
  • Learn to jet ski
  • Visit Jerusalem
  • Visit Indi
  • Visit Haiti
  • Go on at least one missions trip
  • Visit Finland
  • Visit Epcot Center
  • See the Eiffel Tower
  • Ride on a double decker bus
  • Visit the Dominican Republic
  • Visit Denmark
  • Visit Cuba
  • Visit Costa Rica
  • Visit Busch Gardens
  • Visit Belize
  • Visit the Caribbean
  • Visit Belgium
  • Visit Barbados
  • Visit the Bahamas
  • Meet Alan Rickman
  • Watch the sunset from inside the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit Africa
  • Try bake Alaska
  • Visit Tibet
  • Visit Siberia
  • Visit Timbuktu
  • Walk on the Moses Bridge
  • Visit Berlin
  • Visit Tahiti
  • Kiss a dolphin
  • Visit Portugal
  • Have a candle-lit bath
  • Visit Pompeii
  • Try friend ice cream
  • Visit Slovakia
  • Have a pet bunny
  • See a white tiger in person
  • Visit Indonesia
  • Visit Venice
  • Interact with an orca
  • Visit Rio de Janeiro
  • See a reindeer in person
  • Visit Peru
  • Go on a vacation by myself
  • Learn braille
  • Help children in Africa
  • Own a pet ferret
  • Swim with beluga whales
  • Visit Daytona Beach
  • Stay at a bed & breakfast
  • Visit Naples
  • Dance with my dad at my wedding
  • Visit and walk the entire length of the Great Wall of China
  • Visit Chile
  • Hold a sloth
  • Swim with a sea turtle
  • See Halley’s Comet
  • Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain
  • Have my father walk me down the aisle at my wedding
  • Become a chocolatier
  • Dance under the stars
  • Dance in the rain
  • Visit the Mall of America
  • Die with no regrets
  • Try poutine
  • Ride on the back of a motorcycle
  • Visit Carlo’s Bakery
  • Meet Buddy Valastro and his family
  • Make a rainbow cake
  • Go on an ice cream date
  • Feel beautiful
  • Visit Prague
  • Learn how to play chess
  • Hug Mickey Mouse
  • Hug Minnie Mouse
  • Get a Harry Potter tattoo (I’m currently debating whether or not I really want to do this)
  • Become a foster parent
  • Visit Disney California Adventure
  • Tour the White House
  • Get over my fear of public speaking
  • Buy an old bus, replace the seats with beds, and go on a road trip in it
  • Visit Abbey Road and recreate the Beatles cover
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