Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bucket List

At the summit of Mt.Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
I've had one of these for years.  A lot of my goals and aspirations have changed over the years but it's quite the euphoric feeling when you can physically check something off of your bucket list.  For a while I was scared to put anything on my list that I didn't think was achievable.  I was so afraid of failure.  Then I slapped myself and told myself to put on my big girl panties and to not be afraid to aspire for anything.  Passion is what moves me and a bucket list is something tangible that reminds me of what I want to accomplish in life.  Some of my goals are personal and will stay that way, but I do want to share at least a few of my aspirations in life.

Current List of Goals:
  • Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain
  • Scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
  • Get my dad his Model-T
  • Compete in a marathon
  • Picnic under the Eiffel Tower
  • Visit all 50 states
  • See the Pope in person
  • Walk the Great Wall of China
  • Volunteer at an orphanage
  • Attend a World Cup match
  • Search for "Nessie" at Loch Ness
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Learn Arabic
  • Israel
  • Fly a plane
  • Be knighted (I'm gunna need some help on this one!)
  • Visit the Taj Mahal
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Go dog sledding
  • Send my parents on an all-expense paid vacation
  • Climb to Everest basecamp
  • Walk on all 7continents
...just to name a few.  And for shiz and giggles...

Goals Completed Thus Far:
  • Mardis Gras in New Orleans
  • Bungee Jump
  • Skydive
  • Visit Machu Picchu 
  • Swim with sharks
  • Swim with dolphins (and pink ones in the Amazon)
  • Summit Mt.Kilimanjaro
  • Ride a motorcycle
  • Shoot a gun
  • Play with tigers
  • Ride a unicycle
  • Get a sak yant (traditional Thai Buddhist tattoo)
  • Earn a black belt in a martial art
  • Smoke a cuban cigar
  • Learn a 2nd language
  • Go on an African safari
  • See the Dalai Lama in person
  • Sleep in the desert (in the Middle East)
  • See Harry Potter naked.
Okay, so the last one wasn't ever really on my list, but I just like to boast that I did indeed see Harry Potter naked.  And by "Harry Potter" I obviously mean Daniel Radcliff.  Bam.

Exploring Machu Picchu, Peru
Skydiving, Hawaii.
Mardis Gras, New Orleans
Playing with tigers, Thailand

I hope this has inspired you to bring out the Bucket List and start crossing some of those suckers off.  You have your whole life.  Make it yours.

OH- and please, I would LOVE to hear everything that's on your bucket list and all that you've accomplished!

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