Growing up you are always dreaming and thinking of all the things that you want to do when you grow up. When you get older, you start to think about the things you want to do before you die. You may make a bucket list or life list.  For me, I have lists of places I’d love to go, people to meet, and things to do.  However, these aren’t things that I necessarily want to do before I die, just things I’d like to be able to say I did them.

It's my life and this is my list of things I'd like to do, not necessarily before I die just things I want to do. In other words, this is my bucket list.

I’m a female and well, we are always changing our minds or adding new things to our lists. I’m going to start with this list and periodically update it when things have been completed or to remove or update the list with new items.  These items are in no particular order, just the order in which I thought of them and added them to the list.

Bucket List

  1. Go on a cruise somewhere hot
  2. Go to Russia
  3. Graduate college icon-check
  4. Get married (November 1999)  icon-check
  5. Take an Alaskan cruise
  6. Have children (July 2005, May 2011icon-check
  7. Buy a house (2009) icon-check
  8. Visit Germany
  9. Go to France
  10. Take a trip to Ireland
  11. Visit all 50 states (16 down, 34 to go)
    1. Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
  12. Do a 5K (2013, 2014) icon-check
  13. Run a half marathon
  14. Run a full marathon
  15. Get up close and personal with an adult Tiger
  16. Sing karaoke at a bar icon-check
  17. Become debt-free (student loans left)
  18. Spend a month in Hawaii (Moved to Hawaii in June 2015) icon-check
  19. Spend 3 months traveling Europe
  20. Own a 64½ Mustang (might settle for a 65)
  21. Go snorkeling (April 6, 2015) icon-check
  22. See the Northern Lights
  23. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  24. Visit the Colosseum in Rome
  25. See Niagara Falls from both the US and Canadian side
  26. Go scuba diving
  27. Take the boys to Disney together (Thaddeus went in 2007)
  28. Take the boys on a Disney Cruise
  29. Go to a blogging conference (2012 Mitten Moms, 2013 Mitten Moms, 2013 Reviewers Retreat, 2013 BlogHer, Blogging Concentrated 2013, Blogging Concentrated 2014.) icon-check
  30. Start my own business (2012)  icon-check

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What’s one of your most wanted places to go or things to do in life?