The Creative Clever Beautiful Bucket List

I wrote my first bucket list when I was around eight-years-old. Strangely enough, many of the items on my original list are still the same or similar to some of the things I put on this one. 

After my twentieth birthday passing in June, I started thinking more and more about what I really want to do with my life. I'm headed on my path to becoming an occupational therapist, physiotherapist or speech-language pathologist, so I've finally had some luck with career ideas and decisions. Now that I have plan made, I have time to think about other things I want to do in my life.

Matt and I spent this summer trying our best to do a bunch of fun stuff while we have the chance. Matt will be starting his coop for school in January, and it's eight months long. This summer was the last summer he was going to have off school. We didn't have time to sit around and do nothing, because we're not going to have time to do more of the fun things later on. We may only be twenty now, but if we wait until we're done school, then it's going to be until we have careers, have a house, have kids, and who knows what else!

There was no more planning for the future and when something might happen. It was time to figure out what we want to do, and get up and do it.

And, that was when it hit me. I needed a bucket list. A tangible, updated, 20-something-year-old-me bucket list.

I started working on it right after that, and I've been working on updating the blog to include it since then. It's been just little pieces at a time, between school, work and being out there actually doing some of these things. It's finally time now for me to share it with you. I'm going to add and check off items as we go along, and I'll be able to link the stories of those we've successfully completed too!

I think everyone should have a bucket list. I know I for one am tired of sitting around dreaming about the things I want to do one day, and instead I'm working on making them happen now, and you should too. Life isn't here for us to play it safe until it's over, because that's when you realize that you wish you would have done the things you were too concerned about perfecting to actually do them.

Without further ado, you can read my bucket list below! I've decided to organize it into different sections, but I will show overall numbering. And, I'm going to try to update every time I've completed an item, but by the time I'm publishing this, I've already got a few started or completed.

1 to 10: Travel (Within Canada)

  1. Visit New Brunswick (again)
  2. Visit Nova Scotia (again)
  3. Visit Prince Edward Island (again)
  4. Visit Newfoundland
  5. Visit Manitoba
  6. Visit Saskatchewan
  7. Visit Alberta
  8. Visit British Columbia
  9. Visit the Yukon
  10. Visit the Northwest Territories
  11. Visit Nunavut

12 to 63: Travel (In the United States)
  1. Visit California
  2. Visit Texas
  3. Visit Illinois - DONE
  4. Visit Massachusetts
  5. Visit Alaska
  6. Visit Indiana - DONE
  7. Visit Alabama
  8. Visit Georgia
  9. Visit Minnesota
  10. Visit North Carolina
  11. Visit Kentucky
  12. Visit Arizona
  13. Visit Washington
  14. Visit Oregon
  15. Visit Nevada
  16. Visit Ohio - DONE
  17. Visit Colorado
  18. Visit Virginia
  19. Visit West Virginia
  20. Visit New York - DONE
  21. Visit Wisconsin
  22. Visit South Carolina
  23. Visit Pennsylvania - DONE
  24. Visit Connecticut
  25. Visit Maryland
  26. Visit Oklahoma
  27. Visit Missouri
  28. Visit Nebraska
  29. Visit Louisiana
  30. Visit Utah
  31. Visit Kansas
  32. Visit Montana
  33. Visit New Mexico
  34. Visit Rhode Island
  35. Visit Mississippi
  36. Visit Arkansas
  37. Visit Maine
  38. Visit New Hampshire
  39. Visit Florida - DONE
  40. Visit Wyoming
  41. Visit Iowa
  42. Visit Vermont
  43. Visit Delaware
  44. Visit Idaho
  45. Visit South Dakota
  46. Visit the District of Columbia
  47. Visit New York City
  48. Visit North Dakota
  49. Visit Tennessee
  50. Visit Hawaii
  51. Visit Las Vegas
  52. Visit New Orleans
64 to 88: Travel (Around the World)
  1. Visit England
  2. Visit Ireland
  3. Visit Scotland
  4. Visit Germany
  5. Visit France
  6. Visit Croatia
  7. Visit New Zealand
  8. Visit Spain
  9. Visit Argentina
  10. Visit Switzerland
  11. Visit Sweden
  12. Visit Finland
  13. Visit Iceland
  14. Visit Greece
  15. Visit Italy
  16. Visit Europe
  17. Visit Australia (continent)
  18. Visit Africa
  19. Visit Asia
  20. Visit South America
  21. Visit a total of 5 countries
  22. Visit a total of 10 countries
  23. Visit a total of 25 countries
  24. See 3+ countries in one trip
  25. Visit the Equator
89 to 173: Experiences
  1. Go horseback riding
  2. Go to a trampoline gym
  3. Take a long distance train ride
  4. Complete a ropes course
  5. Go on a cruise
  6. Move out of Matt's parents' house
  7. Have a $200 dinner
  8. Have a $300 dinner
  9. Drink a $100+ bottle of wine
  10. Eat a multi-course dinner
  11. Go to an all-inclusive resort with Matt
  12. See the CN tower (and go up it!)
  13. Go to the Diefenbunker Museum
  14. Go to the all-new Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa
  15. Go to the Agricultural Museum in Ottawa
  16. Go to the Smithsonian Museum
  17. Go to a casino  - DONE 
  18. Go to a casino and leave up
  19. See Eric Church playing live
  20. Collect and read 250 books
  21. See an MLB game live in person
  22. Eat a rooftop dinner
  23. Make oil fondue
  24. Make cheese fondue
  25. Make chocolate fondue
  26. Go for a helicopter tour
  27. Go zip lining
  28. Go whale watching
  29. Go on the Niagara Skywheel  - DONE
  30. Have a total of 5 tattoos
  31. Have a total of 10 tattoos
  32. Get a Friday the 13th tattoo
  33. Attend the Calgary Stampede
  34. Order room service
  35. Eat at a Michelin star restaurant
  36. Host a dinner party
  37. Leave a huge tip for a waiter at a restaurant
  38. Milk a cow
  39. Learn to knit
  40. Learn to make cheese
  41. Learn to sew and follow a pattern to make an item of clothing
  42. Design and cook my own recipe
  43. Knit 100 baby blankets for a NICU
  44. Get Matt to donate blood for the first time
  45. Donate blood for the 5th time
  46. Donate blood for the 10th time
  47. Donate blood for the 25th time
  48. Donate blood for the 50th time
  49. Send a care package to a soldier I don't know
  50. Go deep sea fishing
  51. See a Pearl Jam concert
  52. Ride in a limo
  53. Ride a bicycle built for two
  54. Visit an aquarium
  55. Sleep under the stars (no tent)
  56. Visit the top of a lighthouse
  57. Watch Matt race in the Enduro
  58. Adopt a cat
  59. Adopt a dog
  60. Run a fun 5K race
  61. Learn to drive
  62. Throw a killer BBQ party
  63. Successfully throw a surprise party
  64. Get a professional mani-pedi
  65. Write my will
  66. Plant a tree and watch it grow
  67. Go sailing
  68. Attend a big state fair
  69. See a meteor shower
  70. Have a picnic
  71. Cook a 5-course meal
  72. Visit a chocolate factory
  73. Visit the Hatch Chile festival
  74. Own and wear a watch
  75. Distribute care packages to people living in a homeless shelter or on the street
  76. Bowl a 5-pin bowling game with a score over 300
  77. Bowl a 10-pin bowling game with a score over 200
  78. Help someone else fulfill a bucket list item
  79. Learn to drive
  80. Make gourmet popsicles
  81. Try 50 new restaurants
  82. Have an ice cream sundae party
  83. Go to a dusk 'til dawn event at a drive in movie theatre
  84. Fly first class on an airplane
  85. Be a bridesmaid
  86. See Luke Bryan play live
  87. See Sam Hunt play live
  88. Cook a five-course meal
  89. Make tie-dye clothing
174 to 181: Family Life
  1. Say yes to a proposal (and be engaged!)
  2. Throw a stag and doe party
  3. Get married to the love of my lifee
  4. Have a baby
  5. Have a second baby
  6. Foster or adopt a child
182 to 214: Career and Education
  1. Be interviewed by someone else
  2. Write a cookbook
  3. Have 5,000 views on my blog  - DONE
  4. Have 10,000 views on my blog - DONE
  5. Have 25,000 views on my blog
  6. Have 100,000 views on my blog
  7. Have 500,000 views on my blog
  8. Have 1,000,000 views on my blog
  9. Have 100 followers on my blog
  10. Have 500 followers on my blog
  11. Have 1,000 followers on my blog
  12. Have 100 likes on my Facebook page
  13. Have 500 likes on my Facebook page
  14. Have 1,000 likes on my Facebook page
  15. Have 5,000 likes on my Facebook page
  16. Have 10,000 likes on my Facebook page
  17. Get paid to write
  18. Make $100 from my blog
  19. Make $500 from my blog
  20. Make $1,000 from my blog
  21. Write a book
  22. Have 100 Instagram followers
  23. Have 500 Instagram followers
  24. Have 1000 Instagram followers
  25. Have 100 Twitter followers
  26. Have 500 Twitter followers
  27. Have 1000 Twitter followers
  28. Post once a day on the blog for an entire month
  29. Learn American Sign Language
215 to 224: Finances and Wealth
  1. Own my own house, completely paid off.
  2. Buy a car
  3. Have $10,000 in my bank account at one time
  4. Have $25,000 in my bank account at one time
  5. Donate $1,000 to a charity
  6. Donate $1,000 to someone's GoFundMe
  7. Win more than $100 on a lottery game
  8. Pay off my student loans
  9. Be completely debt-free
  10. Start savings accounts for each of my children
Latest Update: March 6, 2018

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