What would you do if you could actually give life the bird and do what you want? You can, kinda. I have so many excuses for why I cannot do the things that are on my bucket list, but then I realized life is SO short, and the world is SO big. There are things I feel I need to do, so I looked at myself real hard and decided I was going to start working on my list once more.


The things I decided I needed to change in my perspective was the fact that I didn’t have time or energy. That is an excuse. If you want something bad enough you can do it, so then I started to plan time for checking things off of my bucket list. I went on Pinterest and created a board called bucket list done, transferred the pins I’ve already accomplished from the bucket list to do board to the bucket list done board, and then started picking pins I could actually accomplish from my to do board to move over to my done board. I kind of made it like a game to see if I could move all of the pins over.

At my daughter’s first birthday, we had a helium tank to blow her balloons up. Seeing as I’d never breathed in helium and talked like a chipmunk, I saw this as a grand opportunity to knock this off of my list.


I LOVE anything Disney, so for my daughter’s first birthday I took the chance and made her first birthday a whole Disney mash. A part of the party was Alice In Wonderland. I’d always wanted to paint roses red, so I did.

The back corner are artificial white roses I painted to look Alicey.


In college, at one of the sorority sister nights we had, we mattress surfed. It was an unintended check off and way before all of my life problems in my twenties, but it still counts!


Did you know, you actually CAN be in 4 places at once? Yep, and the place you go to do that is 4 corners. I’ve done it! It’s where the borders of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona meet. If you put one foot in one space, the other in another space, and both hands in the other two spaces, you’ve just been in 4 states at the same time! I was about ten when I did this and again was unintended. Most of the ways I’ve marked things off are unintended, so you know you can just find the opportunity to fulfill your bucket list and succeed!


Don’t let yourself talk yourself out of experiencing life because you deserve better than that. There are SO many things to do in the world and I, for one, have a thirst for all of it. Below is a list of bucket list ideas you can look out for to easily cross off until you have to opportunity to work up to the major ones, but don’t put off the big ones either. Make time for them ALL. Be the person who says, “Oh that? Yeah I’ve done that too and it was Exhilarating!” Be the person that looks at your grief and gives it the bird. Tell yourself while you’re here, you should go for it!


  •  Go a day without ANY technology
  • Volunteer at an organization you’d love to be a part of
  • Try fried oreos
  • Try rock climbing
  • Join a gym and go at least 3 times a week
  • Take a road trip
  • Mattress Slide
  • Visit a place you’ve always wanted to go
  • Carve your names in a tree
  • Explore a cave
  • Take salsa dancing lessons
  • Do indoor skydiving
  • Save money and book a trip
  • Figure out how & do the splits
  • Get a 4.0 all throughout college
  • Go back to college
  • Jump into a pool full of sugar free jello
  • Learn to accept yourself
  • Quit caring about other’s opinions
  • Learn archery
  • Catch and release fireflies
  • Send up a lantern and a wish
  • Learn sign language
  • Try a paint slip and slide
  • Start a foundation in memory of someone you lost
  • Look at life from a new perspective
  • Go to Comic Con
  • Run a 5k
  • Go on a mission trip
  • Pay for a stranger’s things
  • Start living healthier
  • Go shark diving
  • Get a tattoo that means something to you
  • Win a toy from the claw machine
  • Test drive a car you could never afford as of now
  • Take a yoga class
  • Take a trapeze class
  • Sleep outside under the stars
  • Take a bartending class
  • Cliff Jump
  • Order dessert first
  • Order salad last 😉
  • Buy something that is name brand
  • Buy something from a thrift store
  • Contribute to society
  • Learn to ride a bike
  • Learn to ice skate
  • Say and memorize the alphabet backwards
  • Swap everything in your closet with someone else and try a new style
  • Complete a man VS. food challenge
  • Ride a motorcycle
  • Shoot a gun
  • Leave a mark on the world
  • Figure out how to be happy
  • Accept the things you cannot change
  • Stop wanting people who don’t want you
  • buy your own star
  • See Disney
  • Create a popular blog
  • Love yourself completely

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