In 2013 I decided to create a Bucket List for myself. At first I kept it privately on a note in my iPhone, but when I began my travel blog I thought it would be a fun and worthwhile addition. Through sharing it here and talking about it openly with others, I have connected with people who have similar goals, interests, and dreams, which has been a wonderful experience.
A few of the items on my Bucket List below are quite simple and take just a few minutes or hours to complete, such as learning to drive stick shift, which my great friend Jo taught me while I was visiting her in the summer of 2014. Other items require extensive training, patience or coordinating, and still others require continuous attention and dedication to maintain.
Below is my list of accomplishments (the items crossed off) and hopes, wishes, and goals for myself down the road – travel & otherwise.
Do a Sprint Triathlon – Completed in Georgia, USA in April 2013!
Learn to Play an Instrument
Run a Marathon – Completed the Marine Corps Marathon in DC in 2013!
Hand Stitch a Quilt
Walk the Camino de Santiago
Write a Travel Blog – Hello…what are you reading?? Learn to Drive Stick Shift – My friend, Johanna, taught me in Stockholm in 2014! Visit Machu Picchu – Visited while backpacking in South America in 2008!
Visit Ireland for Saint Patrick’s Day
Skydive – Did my first (and still my only) dive over Kauai, Hawaii in January 2014!
Work & travel in Australia for (at least) one year (Check it out here!)
Learn how to make homemade dumplings
Backpack through India
See the Northern and Southern Lights
Visit Munich for Oktoberfest
Complete the TransSiberian Railroad – Completed with my friend Caitlin in April 2015; check it out here!
Teach English abroad
Learn my family history for at least three generations
Write and publish a book
Learn to Drive a Motorbike – Learned in Bali in June 2013!
Visit the Pyramids of Giza
Road Trip across the US & Canada
Backpack The Silk Road
Attend Holi Festival in India
Motorcycle through Vietnam
Visit each of the 7 continents