My [Seriously Serious] Bucket List

1160993551_e2f6089bf7_mI have always wanted to do this. Make a bucket list. And not just any one. I’ve done that before. But a bucket list where I actually try to do the things on it. Not like when I was a kid and putting “Become an veterinarian” and “Become a famous country singer and sing with Shania Twain” were right next to each other.

While those are beautiful dreams for a kid to have, they have evolved just a teensy bit since then. Especially since I can’t sing. Sorry Shania. Oh and I hate blood, sorry dogs of the world, I can’t be your hero. We’ll have to get Sarah Mclachlan on the phone…

SO. Back to the bucket list. I’m doing this NOW because 1. Why not? and 2. It’s always good to have goals in your life and 3. I’m gonna be going on my honeymoon soon and we’ll be crossing some things off my list so I wanna write it all out now. and 4. who knows WHEN we could kick the bucket?  I plan to come back to this bucket list and cross off the items that I CONQUER and date them :) I got the idea from a fellow blogger (Shoot, I can’t remember who’s it was now…)


I used to have another bucket list, a less unofficial one. It was so fun crossing things out every time I accomplished something, like graduating from college, traveling to Europe, cliff jumping, missionary work. But I usually put something on the list after I had already done it. Now, it’s time to set some goals for myself (and of course my future hubs). Of course I ultimatley wanna do God’s will and get to heaven so that’s obviously  number one, but below are a “few” others to spice up life along the way.

What are some of the things on your bucket list? Link up your bucket list here!!! Be as personal or as general as you’d like :)

Here is mine! (WARNING: there are a lot, and this was after much editing)

For the Soul

  • Read the Bible cover to cover
  • Go on a retreat and do all the St. Ignatius Spiritual Exercises.
  • Volunteer for the poor/homeless      Started Nov. 2013
  • Visit the Holy Land
  • Read JPII’s whole Theology of the Body
  • Make it to at least one World Youth Day (I’m banking on Poland in 2016)
  • Learn about 50 new saints (the ones I’m not as familiar with)
  • Go on a pilgrimage      The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts

For the Family

  • Start cooking on a regular basis         Oct.  2013
  • Have kids :)
  • Learn to use a sewing machine (well)
  • Experience Christmas in NYC
  • Take my family to Disney World
  • Renew our vows
  • Experience Christmas on the beach
  • Invest in stock
  • Get married         Oct. 4, 2013

For Accomplishing Something

  • Continue learning sign language
  • Run a 1/2 marathon
  • Learn how to surf
  • Sky Dive
  • Get my body in crazy good shape
  • Take sailing lessons
  • Write a book
  • Start a garden          Spring 2014
  • Cook Thanksgiving dinner by myself before I’m 28
  • Get promoted        Nov. 3, 2014
  • Read 50 books in one year
  • Do at least 5 pull ups (I’ve never even done 1)

For Fun

  • Swim with dolphins
  • Travel to every inhabited continent (sorry Antarctica)
  • Try fruitcake
  • Make it to all 50 states
  • Take a pottery class
  • Throw a dart on the map, go where it lands (probs will be a map of the US…)
  • Ride in a helicopter
  • Do something wild with my hair
  • Jump in a pool fully clothed
  • Snorkel            Oct. 13, 2013
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Go white water rafting
  • Go rock climbing
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Go to the Olympics (obvi. not as an athlete…)
  • Ride a camel
  • Backpack through another country     Ireland,  Oct. 2009
  • Visit the Dead Sea/ bathe in it
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Get a mud bath
  • Visit the REST of Europe
  • Make a quilt
  • Eat something gross (I’m talkin’ bugs or somethin weirddd)
  • Watch a football game in every NFL stadium
  • Watch baby sea turtles hatch
  • Meet a famous person

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