Why a Bucket List?

Do you have a bucket list? Is it written down somewhere or just in your head? Many people I know do not have an actual list. Yesterday at lunch a colleague and I were discussing this and she said ‘I just don’t view my life like that – I tend to spend my money on other things instead of saving for what I really want to do’. To me, this is part of WHY I have a bucket list. I’ll never accomplish the dreams and goals I have, the things I’ve always wanted to do or see the places I’ve always wanted to see if I don’t have a list of them and have a plan to accomplish. And I update it regularly – every time I do something that is on the list I remove it (it goes to a Been There Done That list) and every time I come across something really cool, neat or interesting I add it. Some things are very basic and easily accomplished (it’s a matter of timing) while others are a little more difficult. Here is my list:

Things To Do

1. Learn to wield a sword

2. Learn another language

3. Live in another country

4. Go to SEC tourney game

5. Have dinner at CastlePost

6. Go parasailing

7. Run a 10K

8. Earn my Masters Degree

9. Have Breakfast with the Works at Keeneland

10. Learn the choreography from Dirty Dancing

11. Learn to sing

12. Do all the ziplines in Kentucky

13. Ride an elephant

14. Do the Horse Farm and Bourbon Trail tours

15. Watch classic movies I haven’t seen

16. Go ziplining in another country

17. Go on the Old Kentucky Dinner Train

18. Sleep in a castle

19. Get a massage on a beach

20. Ski Dubai (one thing I didn’t do while in Dubai in 2013)

21. Ride a camel on beach (I DID ride a camel in Dubai – but I think a beach setting at sunrise or sunset would be neat

22. Volunteer in shelter on a holiday

Places To Go

1. Go to Australia

2. Attend Mardi Gras

3. See pyramids in Egypt

4. Visit Machu Picchu

5. Run w/ the bulls in Pamplona

6. Take the train from Chicago to New Orleans

7. Experience New Years in New York

8. Visit the North East portion of US – visit lighthouses

9. See the Terra Cotta warriors in China

10. Visit Brazil

11. Northern Lights in Finland

12. Go to Cherry Blossom Festival

13. Ride train across Canada

14. Alaskan cruise

15. African safari / See Victoria Falls

16. See all the states

17. Go to Belize

18. Go to Costa Rica

19. Cooking class in Italy / see the Leaning Tower of Pisa/ Trevi Fountain in Rome

20. Bora Bora

21. Steamboat cruise

22. Take a Mediterranean Cruise

23. Go to Thailand

24. Go to Greece

25. Go to Angkor Wat in Cambodia

26. Go to Easter Island

27. Go to Petra

28. Go to Turkey

29. Go to Prague

30. Visit the Taj Mahal

31. Go to Budapest

32. Visit Highclere Castle in England

33. Go to Russia

34. Go to Vanuatu to see my friend who’s in the Peace Corp there!

About alicrain

Wanderlust. Adventurer. Mom. Mentor. Change Agent. Crazy. Servant Leader. Citizen of the World These are all words that describe me - or have been used to describe me. There are many more but we won't get in to those. What is important to know is that at the age of 45, after having a successful career and raising a son, I decided I needed a new challenge and adventure in my life. So I joined the Peace Corps. Portions of this blog were written before this time and chronicle my life during graduate school (again, something I did in my 40s). During my service in Morocco (September 2016 - December 2018) I chronicled my daily life and all it entailed to live as an American female in another country. this is a place for me to capture random thoughts and share my life's journey
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