There are a lot of things I have seen, done and enjoyed in my early twenties. I am fortunate to have had many adventures thus far, but there is more I want to do! So, for the first time, I've decided to create a bucket list. I am going to keep this list handy and mark things off as I complete them. By posting my goals, I am using you (the reader) as a witness to my impending endeavors and asking you to keep me accountable for making my dreams a reality. Ready, set, go!


1. Become legally ordained

2. Take a bikram yoga class

3. Ask out a complete stranger

4. Visit Machu Picchu

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

6. Witness the Aurora Borealis

7. Knock down a wall with a sledgehammer

8. Shoot a gun

9. Spend Thanksgiving Day volunteering at a soup kitchen

10. Learn how to bake my own bread

11. Go parasailing

12. Volunteer at an animal shelter

13. Buy a road bike

14. Take a nap in a hammock

15. Adopt an animal of my own

16. Go skinny dipping

17. Try out white water rafting

18. Build a house with Habitat for Humanity

19. Knit a scarf

20. Write my memoirs

21. Bury a time capsule

22. Move to California

23. Go horseback riding on the beach

24. Send a message in a bottle

25. Spend the day saying “YES” to everything

26. Take a helicopter ride

27. Eat authentic Indian food in India 

28. Hike a volcano

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

30. Participate in a protest

31. Visit the Wailing Wall

32. Soak in a natural hot spring

33. Be someone’s mentor

34. Master and successfully perform a magic trick

35. Create my own signature fragrance

36. Ride on a motorcycle

37. Learn how to belly dance

38. Walk part of the Great Wall of China

39. Watch the 'flight of bats' in Austin

40. Go fishing

41. Partake in an African safari

42. Plant a vegetable garden

43. Race a car on a race track

44.  Explore a rainforest

45. Try all the flavors at Baskin Robbins

46. Ride an elephant

47. Go to Munich for Oktoberfest

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

49. See a show at Red Rocks

50. Swim with dolphins

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

52. Visit the Great Barrier Reef

53. Learn Origami

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

55. Make a career out of something I love

56. Take a self-defense class

57. Complete an entire coloring book in one sitting

58. Become a mother

59. Make a quilt

60. Sign over a full paycheck to a charity

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

62. Get stung by a bee

63. Learn how to develop film in a black room

64. Participate in a flash mob

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

66. Steal a road sign

67. Save someone’s life

68. Buy a house

69. Take a vow of silence for one day

70. Create a photo on canvas

71. Put change in someone’s expired parking meter

72. Visit Tokyo

73. Write my own will

74. Learn to (fearlessly) ice skate

75. Eat Moroccan food

76. Go skydiving

77. Sit on a jury

78. Visit Graceland

79. Write a fan letter to Elton John

80. See the Taj Mahal

81. Learn how to bartend

82. Get a tattoo

83. Sit in a split

84. Eat fried green tomatoes

85. Go on a cross-country road trip

86. Experience Rio Carnival

87. Help make someone's dream come true

88. Swing on a trapeze

89. Make my own pasta noodles

90. Learn how to throw a boomerang properly

91. Spend a whole day out in my pajamas

92. Go golfing

93. Meet my sponsor child, Hirusha

94. Learn to play the harmonica

95. Visit the Grand Ole Opry

96. Partake in a couples dancing lesson

97. Go bungee jumping

98. Ride a mechanical bull

99. Visit Victoria Falls

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

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.

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