My Lifetime Bucket List

This is my bucket list.  I am always adding to it so if you have any suggestions for awesome, life changing activities, let me know! 

The Lifetime Bucket List

  1. Act in a stage performance
  2. Become a bestselling author of fiction
  3. Become a multi-millionaire
  4. Create enough passive income so that I don’t have to work another day in my life (but still work doing something I love)
  5. Learn to express myself colorfully without cursing
  6. Start a book club
  7. Learn and use a new word every day for the rest of my life
  8. Write out a personal mission statement
  9. Help build a Habitat for Humanity Home
  10. Donate a million dollars to a charity of my choice
  11. Donate money to put your name on something (college scholarship, a bench in the park, etc)
  12. Give anonymously to charity
  13. Go to the White House Easter Egg Roll
  14. Make a difference in at least one person’s life
  15. Teach an illiterate person to read
  16. Buy our first house
  17. Run a 10K
  18. Be 100% debt free
  19. Watch a flower bloom
  20. Have my letter to the editor published
  21. Write down 5 things that I’m grateful for every day
  22. Have my picture in a newspaper
  23. Buy a second house by the lake or ocean
  24. Make a list of must read books… read them all
  25. Make a list of must watch movies… watch them all
  26. Create a trust fund for each of my kids
  27. Design, build and decorate my dream home
  28. Live abroad
  29. Send all of my kids to at least one week of sleep away camp (and keep sending them only if they like it)
  30. Send my parents on their dream vacation
  31. Do 100 pushups in a row (I’m a weakling as most of you know so…. this would be a huge accomplishment)
  32. Attend a party at a NYC Penthouse
  33. Be an extra in a film
  34. Drive a Lamborghini/Ferrari
  35. Take Brandon to eat at the French Laundry in California
  36. Go bungee jumping
  37. Go rock climbing
  38. Go scuba diving
  39. Go sky diving
  40. Go snorkeling in a shipwreck
  41. Go to a St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  42. Go to an auction at Christie’s or Sotheby’s
  43. Go to the Olympics
  44. Go to the Super Bowl
  45. Go whale-watching
  46. Ride a bobsled course
  47. Ride a camel
  48. Ride a mechanical bull
  49. Ride in a glider
  50. Ride in a hot air balloon
  51. Ride the Moscow to St. Petersburg wide gauge railroad
  52. Run through Chicago’s Buckingham fountain
  53. Swim with sharks
  54. Attend an elementary school reunion
  55. Be 100% debt free
  56. Compete in a triathlon (not this month, but someday…)
  57. Have a street named after me
  58. Have my portrait painted
  59. Learn to play chess well
  60. Learn to play poker (or bridge)
  61. Learn to repair my own car
  62. Learn to sail
  63. Learn to water-ski
  64. Meet all the living Presidents
  65. Over tip the waitress in a restaurant (by $100 at least)
  66. Pay off my college loans
  67. Really get to know my neighbors
  68. Rent an entire restaurant for my birthday
  69. Run a marathon (again… not this month, but someday…)
  70. Hold a koala bear
  71. See the northern lights
  72. See the Radio City Christmas Spectacular
  73. Shop at Harrods
  74. Shop on Rodeo Drive
  75. Shower in a waterfall
  76. Sleep in a castle
  77. Sleep under the stars
  78. Solve a whole book of brainteasers
  79. Spend a whole day reading a great novel
  80. Take a series of belly dancing classes
  81. Take off now for a spur of the moment vacation (Bye bye guys!!)
  82. Take up astronomy
  83. Take up gourmet cooking
  84. Learn about photography and take some awesome photos
  85. Gamble a bit in Monte Carlo
  86. Charter a yacht
  87. Drive a convertible on the PCH with the top down
  88. Drive across America (NOT with my children… this one will have to wait a while… three kids in the backseat on a cross country trip is not my idea of a good time!)
  89. Drive on the Autobahn
  90. Go horseback riding on a beach in Hawaii
  91. Go on safari
  92. Go to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  93. Take my kids to Disney World while they are still young
  94. Go to Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  95. Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  96. Go to Mass on Easter or Christmas at the Vatican
  97. Go to Oktoberfest in Germany
  98. Go to Pamplona for the Running of the bulls (and watch from a balcony… I’m not THAT adventurous)
  99. Go to Walden Pond and read Thoreau
  100. Hike Alaska’s Brook Range
  101. Kiss the Blarney Stone
  102. Mush a Dog Sled
  103. Rent a beach house for a summer and spend my days reading and writing
  104. Ride a burro to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
  105. See a steel band in Trinidad
  106. See gorillas in the wild
  107. See Mount Rushmore
  108. Visit the British Museum in London, England
  109. See the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
  110. See the Mona Lisa at the Louvre
  111. See the Statues of Easter Island, Chile
  112. Spend a romantic weekend in a luxury hotel on the French Riviera
  113. Spend a week at a 5-star spa
  114. Spend a weekend in Las Vegas
  115. Spend Christmas at the beach
  116. Spend Christmas in a ski chalet
  117. Spend New Year’s in an exotic location
  118. Take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon
  119. Vacation on Martha’s Vineyard
  120. View a session of the US Supreme Court
  121. Visit a new museum every month for a year
  122. Visit all 50 states
  123. Visit and scuba at the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  124. Visit at least 30 countries
  125. Visit Athens, Greece
  126. Visit Chicago, Illinois, USA
  127. Visit Chichen Itza, Mexico
  128. Visit Christ Redeemer, Brazil
  129. Visit London
  130. Visit Machu Picchu, Peru
  131. Visit Petra, Jordan
  132. Visit SeaWorld Florida, Orlando
  133. Visit some of the Romanov palaces in Russia
  134. Visit Stonehenge, United Kingdom
  135. Visit the Acropolis in Greece
  136. Visit the Amazon Rainforest
  137. Visit the Coliseum in Rome
  138. Visit the Galapagos Archipelago
  139. Visit the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia
  140. Visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA (never been inside…)
  141. Visit the Public Garden in Boston
  142. Visit the Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  143. Visit the San Diego Zoo
  144. Visit the Taj Mahal, India
  145. Visit the US House of Representatives or Senate while it is in session
  146. Visit the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
  147. Visit Victoria Falls
  148. Visit Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
  149. Volunteer at the Special Olympics
  150. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  151. Watch a baseball game in the stands of every Major League Park
  152. Write a children’s book
  153. Write a letter to each of my children telling them what I want them to know about me and life lessons based on my experience
  154. Write my will and remember the people I care about the most in it
  155. Take a trapeze class
  156. Cruise the Mediterranean
  157. Travel to Greece
  158. Travel to Italy
  159. Write a series of children’s books
  160. Write a cookbook with my Kelsey
  161. Be a Redskins season ticket holder in some decent seats
  162. Have dinner at the White House
  163. Have a secret recipe that everyone loves but never knows!
  164. Climb to the top of a mountain
  165. Go Bungee Jumping (after all of my kids are through college… my husband says I can’t do it or go skydiving before then…)
  166. Ride in a glass bottom boat
  167. Run a half marathon
  168. Do a canopy tour in Costa Rica
  169. See a movie premiere at Groman’s Chinese Theater
  170. Learn to drive a stick shift car
  171. Mountain bike in the Rockies
  172. Attend Spring training for my favorite baseball team
  173. Write my memoirs for my descendants
  174. Visit Windsor Castle
  175. Buy a winning lottery ticket
  176. Stop being judgmental
  177. Dine with royalty
  178. Hire a personal organizer
  179. Stay in a villa in Tuscany
  180. Go on a walking tour in the Loire Valley
  181. Skinny dip under a waterfall
  182. Celebrate St. Patty’s Day in Dublin, Ireland
  183. Dine in a five star French restaurant
  184. Attend the Iowa caucuses
  185. Travel to Bali
  186. Go to a spa and get “the works”
  187. Take a limo to a Broadway opening
  188. Take my kids to the Circus
  189. Be granted an audience with the Pope
  190. Learn and use a new word every day for the rest of my life
  191. Take a trip to Colonial Williamsburg
  192. Explore West Africa
  193. Spend a weekend in Atlantic City
  194. Spend a stormy night in a lighthouse on a rocky coast
  195. Get a floor pass to a national political convention
  196. Work the phones at a charity telethon
  197. Take a cooking class at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris
  198. Give away everything I haven’t worn in two years
  199. Bake a perfect soufflé
  200. Learn to express myself colorfully without cursing
  201. Sit for a portrait
  202. See a grizzly bear in the wild from a safe distance
  203. Pass a wilderness survival test
  204. Spend a day on a nude beach
  205. Go camping with JUST my husband
  206. Peer over the lip of an active volcano
  207. Read the complete works of Shakespeare
  208. Win National Novel Writing Month
  209. Get a bad law changed
  210. Spend a rainy Saturday afternoon listening to opera on the radio
  211. Land on water in a seaplane
  212. Float on the Great Salt Lake
  213. Do nothing all day, guilt free
  214. Spend Bastille Day in Paris
  215. Sleep in a hammock above the rain forest
  216. Go for a moonlight sail around San Francisco Bay
  217. Visit every major league ballpark in one summer
  218. Install an indoor pool in my home
  219. Volunteer at a hospital (Maybe hold some babies in the NICU)
  220. Attend all three triple crown races in one year
  221. Design a children’s playground with a group of children and see it built
  222. Capture a great moment on camera
  223. Travel abroad for a year
  224. Add a screened sleeping porch to my house complete with hammock
  225. Attend the Inaugural Ball
  226. See my children happily married
  227. Appear on a late night talk show
  228. Paint a portrait
  229. Taste century old wine
  230. See my writing praised by a Pulitzer winning author
  231. Wear a sari with grace in India
  232. Sit in on classes in my old high school
  233. Cuddle a lion cub
  234. Spend several weeks during the summer at a writer’s colony
  235. Join an archaeological dig
  236. Volunteer at an animal shelter
  237. Watch Sesame Street with my grandchildren
  238. Throw a dinner party for 20
  239. Work on a political campaign
  240. Learn to sail
  241. Study the biographies of ten people I most admire
  242. Send my mother in law flowers on my spouse’s birthday
  243. Make a close friend later in life
  244. Design a greeting card
  245. Ride a hot air balloon over the Arizona desert
  246. Lay a tile floor
  247. Write a play
  248. Visit the Biltmore estate in North Carolina during the tulip festival
  249. Walk behind a waterfall
  250. Ride on a private plane
  251. Obtain a copy of the newspaper from the day I was born
  252. Learn to use chopsticks (properly)
  253. Start a wine cellar
  254. Sponsor a child for summer camp
  255. Attend a congressional committee hearing
  256. Be invited to Camp David for a weekend
  257. Spend a day in bed writing
  258. Drive along the Oregon coast
  259. Watch the Star Wars trilogy in one sitting
  260. Go to a clambake
  261. Celebrate the birth of a child with the gift of a financial nest egg
  262. Learn to speak French

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