Wednesday, April 4, 2012

{100 Things Left To Do Before I Die}

Today, I am loving...

Big Dreams
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There are a lot of things I have seen, done and enjoyed in my 24 years. I am fortunate to have had so many adventures thus far...but that doesn't mean there isn't more I want to do! So I decided to create a bucket list, which is something I have never done before. I am going to keep this list handy and mark things off as I complete them. By posting my goals (and eventually turning this list into a tab on my blog), I am using you (the reader) as a witness to my impending adventures and want you to keep me accountable for making my dreams a reality. Ready, set, go!


1. Become legally ordained

2. Take a bikram yoga class

Bikram Yoga 60 day challenge emilymrockcamp

3. Ask out a complete stranger

4. Visit Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

5. Watch both a sunrise and sunset in the same day

6. Witness the Aurora Borealis

Northern lights in Alaska

7. Knock down a wall with a sledgehammer

8. Shoot a gun

Fire a gun at a shooting range

9. Spend Thanksgiving Day volunteering at a soup kitchen

10. Learn how to bake my own bread

Easy to make homeade bread.

11. Go parasailing

12. Volunteer at an animal shelter

As animal lovers, it's hard to go to an animal shelter without wanting to adopt every single animal in there! Unfortunately, that's not feasible...

13. Buy a road bike

14. Take a nap in a hammock

hammock nap. love.

15. Adopt an animal of my own

16. Go skinny dipping

skinny dipping

17. Try out white water rafting

18. Build a house with Habitat for Humanity

Habitat For Humanity

19. Knit a scarf

20. Write my memoirs

Journal writing prompts {trying to get better at journaling}

21. Bury a time capsule

22. Have a date night at the opera

Old opera house...

23. Go horseback riding on the beach

24. Send a message in a bottle

7. Send a message in a bottle.

25. Spend the day saying “YES” to everything

26. Take a helicopter ride

10 minute helicopter ride for a bird's eye view if the 12 Apostles.

27. Ride a Camel 

28. Hike a volcano

Spectacular lava flows near Mauna Loa, and the volcano Kilauea.

29. Read an entire (lengthy) book in one day

30. Participate in a protest

Be a part of a Protest

31. Visit the Wailing Wall

32. Soak in a natural hot spring

m & i stayed at these hot springs in mt. princeton, co while on a roadtrip. there was something magical about sitting in a natural hot spring during a gentle snow fall.

33. Be someone’s mentor

34. Master and successfully perform a magic trick

Magic trick.

35. Create my own signature fragrance

36. Ride on a motorcycle

Ride on the back of a motorcycle with a hot guy

37. Learn how to belly dance

38. Walk part of the Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

39. Ride on a tandem bike

40. Go fishing


41. Partake in an African safari

42. Plant a vegetable garden

Would like a fence around the vegetable garden eventually to keep critters out, also wanted to show you a new amazing weight loss product sponsored by Pinterest! It worked for me and I didnt even change my diet! I lost like 16 pounds. Here is where I got it from

43. Race a car on a race track

44.  Explore a rainforest

I wanted to show you how I have already lost 24 pounds from a new natural weight loss product and want others to benefit aswell.  -   Coolest thing I've ever done: ziplining through the canopy in the Costa Rican rainforest / Monteverde, Costa Rica  #fitness #weight #fat #health #beauty

45. Try all the flavors at Baskin Robbins

46. Ride an elephant

one day i will ride an thailand.

47. Go to Munich for Oktoberfest

48. Be a part of the Dia de Los Muertos festival

Dia de los muertos

49. Get married

50. Swim with dolphins

Swim with dolphins :)

51. Be in the audience on one of my favorite talk shows

52. Visit the Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

53. Learn Origami

54. Pay for the car behind me at the toll booth

Philip Gendreau, Toll Booth

55. Make a career out of something I love

56. Take a self-defense class

Take a self defense class.

57. Complete an entire coloring book in one sitting

58. Become a mother

A mother and her child

59. Make a quilt

60. Sign over a full paycheck to a charity

We are an independent #charity.  We support UK communities and enable people to give information anonymously about crime.  We are not part of the police.

61. Go to an airport and buy a ticket for the next available flight to…anywhere

62. Get stung by a bee

White Tailed Bumble Bee

63. Learn how to develop film in a black room

64. Participate in a flash mob

flash mob

65. Go to a high school reunion for a high school I did not actually attend

66. Steal a road sign

Gandalf Road Sign, New Zealand

67. Save someone’s life

68. Buy a house

I want a house with a porch. Who wants to buy this house for me?

69. Take a vow of silence for one day

70. Create a photo on canvas

Make Your Own Canvas Print by abeautifulmess #Canvas_Print #DIY #abeautifulmess

71. Put change in someone’s expired parking meter

72. Visit Tokyo


73. Write my own will

74. Learn to (fearlessly) ice skate skate at Central Park on my 33rd birthday.

75. Eat Moroccan food

76. Go skydiving

Go skydiving!

77. Sit on a jury

78. Forgive those that have hurt me most...and myself

This is probably the best definition of forgiveness i've ever heard.

79. Write a fan letter to Elton John

80. See the Taj Mahal

I wanted to show you how I have already lost 24 pounds from a new natural weight loss product and want others to benefit aswell.  -   Taj Mahal, India  #fitness #weight #fat #health #beauty

81. Learn how to bartend

82. Get a tattoo

tattoo feather, also wanted to show you a new amazing weight loss product sponsored by Pinterest! It worked for me and I didnt even change my diet! I lost like 16 pounds. Here is where I got it from

83. Sit in a split

84. Eat fried green tomatoes

Fried green tomatoes - #earthbalance

85. Go on a cross-country road trip

86. Experience Rio Carnival

Rio de Janeiro, Carnival

87. Help make someone's dream come true

88. Swing on a trapeze

Flying Trapeze for Two

89. Make my own pasta noodles

90. Learn how to throw a boomerang properly

06/03 Vice Presidential candidate Henry A. Wallace throws a boomerang in a field in January 1940. Wallace, who was vice president during FDR' second term and served as the secretary of both Commerce and Agriculture, was relatively famous for his prowess with the boomerang, and could occasionally be seen in the early morning near the Lincoln Memorial in the 1940s, hurling the curved, lethal-looking pieces of wood and catching them as they returned.

91. Spend a whole day out in my pajamas

92. Go golfing

Go golfing in Vancouver.

93. Meet my sponsor child, Hirusha

94. Learn to play the harmonica

at midnight on a saturday, i was learning how to play the harmonica.

95. Visit the Grand Ole Opry

96. Partake in a couples dancing lesson

Dancing couples

97. Go bungee jumping

98. Ride a mechanical bull

TRY to ride a mechanical bull

99. Visit Victoria Falls

100. Fall in love, for the last time...

Super cute! Engagement photo inspiration

Why do I want to do these things?
Because I now know that it isn't death I'm afraid of...
...I'm afraid of not living a full life the way I see fit.

Images via Pinterest


  1. I love this post so much, I have a bucket list. I completely agree, I want to live my life to the fullest, and that is best fit for me!
    I found you on by the way!

  2. I've done number 5,6, 17, 40, 56, 59, 62 (by two different bees in the same day, on the same spot on my hand, ouch!), 75, 83, and 89. I like your bucket list; it isn't full of cliche things, especially get stung by a bee, never seen that on anyone's bucket list. I have one too, but it's shorter than yours: I keep adding more things though.

  3. Love your sense of adventure and compassion all wrapped up in this wonderful journey called life. So happy that I have the honor to watch you accomplish this list and so much more! I love you, Mom