Bucket List

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I guess we all have a list of stuff we want to do ‘someday’. I spent a lot of my life waiting for the day to come when xyz. I realized that life must be lived today for today. Sometimes tomorrow doesn’t come. Sometimes the “when xyz” doesn’t ever happen. There’s no time like the present, yadda yadda. Here’s my bucket list, guaranteed to grow faster than I can get to cross them off.

  • Fly in a hot air balloon
  • See/walk/photo the Great Wall of China
  • See/touch the Pacific
  • Go on a buddhist meditative retreat
  • Arkansas Chapel
  • Visit/photo the Grand Canyon
  • Hike into Antelope Canyon | Arizona
  • Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Stroll through Venice
  • Stay in a Villa in Florence
  • See/photo Dubrovnik
  • See/photo the pyramids in Egypt
  • Ride a mechanical bull
  • Finish a color run
  • Finish a 5k
  • See/touch the Danube
  • Shoot a black powder musket
  • Shoot a machine gun
  • Learn to play the piano
  • Start a novel
  • Finish a novel
  • Edit a novel to completion
  • Self-publish a novel
  • Self-publish a book of poems
  • Become a Senior Software Engineer
  • Create a source of passive income
  • Visit Kyoto in spring to see/photo the cherry blossoms
  • See/photo Stonehenge
  • Photograph the Northern Lights
  • Fly in a charter plane
  • Take a helicopter ride
  • Visit Greece (Santorini, Mykonos, Olympia)
  • Visit/photo Yellowstone
  • Visit/Photo Yosemite
  • Visit/photo Ireland
  • Visit Spain (Barcelona)
  • Visit Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg)
  • Climb a volcano (Etna)
  • Hug a Redwood
  • See an Opera
    • (Does Carmina Burana count? Guess not, but hey, getting closer)
  • Visit (Daylan?) mud baths in Turkey
  •  Visit a Butterfly Sanctuary
  • Wear a Fresh Lei
  • Badlands National Park, South Dakota
  • Skagit Valley Tulip Fields, Washington
  • Plitvice, Croatia
  • Tian Tan to see the big Buddha
  • Ancient Ruins of Petra, Jordan
  • Photo Albuquerque International Balloon festival
  • Carnival – Rio
  • Holi Festival India
  • See the Head Statues on Easter Island Chile
  • Chichén Itza, Mexico.
  • Christ the Redeemer Statue, Brazil
  • Colosseum, Italy
  • Taj Mahal, India
  • Contribute my skills to a humanitarian cause
  • (Do something) to help underserved children
  • (Do something) to help refugees
  • (Do something) to help homeless
  • (Do something) to help veterans
  • (Do something) to help the elderly
  • (Do something) to help the mentally ill