There are a lot of things I want to do before I die (yep – My Bucket List).  I’ve started it here and will continue to add to it as well as crossing off those I have managed to conquer.

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I have come to realize I don’t want to look back and have any regrets. I want to live, no I want to EXPERIENCE life, and do those things I have only read about.

We all have our own desires, our own wish lists; the only difference might be will you actually try to live yours out?

 

  • Walk on the Great Wall of China
  • Swim with the Manatees
  • Get my Master’s degree
  • Sky Dive
  • Jet Boat the river in Oregon
  • Hug and play with an elephant
  • Ski the Alps
  • Play with a BIG cat
  • Drive a race car really, really fast
  • Walk on a Glacier
  • Hold and feed a Sloth – man I love those little guys!
  • Publish a book
  • Live in New York City
  • See the Forbidden City
  • Go on a African Photo Safari
  • See an active volcano close up
  • Hold  a Koala Bear
  • Visit all 50 states
  • Go white water kayaking
  • Get a behind the scene tour of the White House
  • Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
  • Live in a foreign country
  • Swim with the Dolphins
  • Get back into SCUBA diving
  • See the Vatican
  • Have six pack abs – well maybe just see my abs again 🙂
  • See the Sistine Chapel
  • Go to the Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  • Eat a meal with a world class chef
  • Learn photography
  • Play with a Monkey (yea, yea, there’s a pattern – I love animals)
  • Be 100% debt free (Dave Ramsey – you da the man)
  • See Niagra Falls
  • Win the lottery
  • Visit Machu Picchu
  • Travel to the center of all religion, Jerusalem
  • Take the Polar Plunge in a cold weather country
  • Go Snowmobiling
  • Party at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Go to a NASCAR race
  • Ride in a NASCAR car
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Go deep sea fishing
  • Hang glide
  • Pray in the holy land
  • RV across America
  • Nordic Lodge – Lobster Buffet – Charlestown, RI
  • Contribute to someone on Kickstarter (Gotta love a good entrepreneur)
  • Sleep in a castle
  • Tour the Great Pyramids
  • Scuba dive (Thanks Bill Finstad for so many great memories – 2 thumbs up to Worldwide Dive Tours)
  • Visit Elephant National Park in Thailand
  • Get married to the love of my life
  • Hug an Elephant
  • Fly an airplane
  • Take a boat ride on the Yangtze River
  • Go Zip Lining
  • Visit every continent
  • Serve my country
  • Walk in Red Square
  • Go Zorbing
  • Go whale watching
  • Hug my old friends in Germany and remind them in person how much they mean to me. And how I will be forever grateful for all they did for me and for teaching me to respect and learn from other cultures.
  • Be part of a Flash Mob
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Visit Bora Bora
  • Ride a train
  • Milk a cow
  • Dance in the rain
  • Have a beer at Oktoberfest (Munich, Germany)
  • Stand on the Equator
  • Travel on a yacht
  • Kiss a French woman
  • Learn how to sail
  • Travel the rest of Europe
  • Dive for lobster off the coast of Baja, Mexico
  • Meet the Dali Lama
  • Fly a helicopter
  • Ride a camel in Egypt
  • Visit the temples in Bangkok, Thailand
  • See the city of Petra, Jordan
  • To feel 100% completely relaxed and at peace with myself
  • Drive an 18 wheeler
  • Walk across hot coals (Whoo Hooo Tony Robbins)
  • Ride a Segway
  • Stand atop the Twin Towers before they fell (God Bless America)
  • Help a Wounded Warrior
  • Dance with an African tribe
  • Walk to the top of the Eiffel Tower
  • See Stonehenge
  • Visit the Galapagos Islands
  • See a Giraffe in the Wild
  • Attend Christmas Eve Mass and sing Silent Night in Oberndorf, Austria (a Christmas I will never forget)
  • Fly in a Fighter Jet
  • Save a family farmer – I respect the hard work they do and the fact they are the backbone of America. I hate to see so many small farms being lost
  • Make a difference in someone’s life (though we may do this and never know it)
  • Meditate
  • Start a blog
  • Release sky lanterns
  • Write a poem
  • Start a retirement fund (oh man, that’s a must do)
  • Change a diaper (kidding – that’s a chore I don’t wish on anyone)
  • Ride in a Submarine
  • Meet Helen Mirren (she’s my kind of woman)
  • Eat at One of the World’s Best Restaurants
  • Bring peace to the world (hey somebody’s got to do it)

And this is only the beginning………………………..

I have to admit, while building my bucket list and reading other peoples Bucket Lists I do a lot of reflecting.  I have to say I have been blessed and fortunate to have done many things people only dream of. But at the same time those thoughts only kindle the fire within me to do those things I haven’t yet done and to learn of those things I never knew existed and I will want to do.