Bucket List

When my mom was diagnosed with high-grade bladder cancer in 2007, it was right around the time the movie The Bucket List hit theaters, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. The film really hit home with my family, and ever since we have all made bucket lists of things we want to accomplish or experience in our lives. We always make a list of at least three things we want to try and cross off the list in the next year and announce them at Thanksgiving. In case my family wants a sneak peek, here’s my running list!

  1. Run a half-marathon in every state and Washington, D.C. before I’m 30.
  2. Learn how to surf
  3. Go on a cruise
  4. Backpack through Europe
  5. Zipline
  6. Go parasailing
  7. Zipline into the ocean
  8. Paraglide
  9. Jump off a waterfall
  10. Go in the airport and buy a random ticket
  11. Try out for the Amazing Race (or a show just like it) with my brother, Justin
  12. Go to a New England Patriots game
  13. Go to a Red Sox vs. Yankees game (GO SOX!)
  14. Explore a tropical rainforest
  15. Swim with dolphins (I haven’t swam with them yet, but I’ve seen a bunch of wild dolphins now!)
  16. Make a wish at the Trevi fountain
  17. Throw a dart at a map and travel to wherever it lands
  18. Be given a puppy as a present
  19. Marry my best friend
  20. Have a family
  21. Climb the Great Wall of China
  22. Hike in Yosemite Park
  23. Be a soccer coach
  24. Run a marathon
  25. Volunteer at the Hope Lodge
  26. Go to CountryFest in Nashville
  27. See The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular
  28. Run a half-marathon in under 2 hours
  29. Run a race in another country
  30. Go on a biking race with Justin
  31. Pay off my student loans
  32. Kiss next to the Eiffel Tower
  33. Experience Christmas in New York City
  34. Work with Girls on the Run
  35. Join a book club
  36. Learn to wakeboard
  37. Go stand up paddleboarding
  38. Go windsurfing
  39. Sail a boat
  40. Go hiking with Justin
  41. Live in New York City
  42. Run a half-marathon in sub-1:45
  43. Snorkel in Key West
  44. Scuba dive in the Barrier Reef
  45. Go white water rafting
  46. Ride in a hot air balloon
  47. Skydive
  48. Ride a mechanical bull
  49. Go rock climbing (not indoors)
  50. Go vegetarian for a month
  51. See the 7 Wonders of the World
  52. Visit Pearl Harbor
  53. Visit Auschwitz
  54. See The Colosseum in Rome

To be continued…

  1. Wow, quite the list! Awesome stuff, hope I can come along for the ride on some of them 🙂

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