I’m sure you’ve either seen the movie “The Bucket List” or have heard of the term “bucket list.”
My definition – and probably the definition that most people have for it – is a list of things to do before you die. Sounds morbid, but I look at it as a way to not forget all the things I want to do in my lifetime.
While this isn’t the full list, I wanted to share a few with you!
Go to Japan
I’ve always been intrigued with Japan. I love the culture, the history, the topography, the stark contrast of history versus cutting-edge technology, the food…the list goes on.
Plus, most of the video games I love are Japanese. 🙂
It’s a dream that Tim and I both have, which makes the likelihood of this dream becoming a reality!
Leave the country before I turn 40.
Since I’m turning 39 in January (am I really that old?!), this one might happen sooner rather than later!
Technically I’ve been out of the country, but I don’t count the time back in 1994 when at a conference in Detroit, we were heading out to dinner and instead of turning right on a particular street, our driver turned left. We ended up in Windsor, Canada just long enough to turn around and go back into Detroit. So, the less-than-three minutes I was in Canada doesn’t really count. Besides, this was pre-9/11 and you didn’t need a passport to move between the US and Canada!
We’re planning on going somewhere in the Caribbean next winter, so that counts! I suppose we should get those passports before then… 😉
Learn to surf.
I’ve always wanted to learn how to surf. It just seems so awesome and relaxing and physically demanding all at the same time!
It’s hard to explain, but perhaps it’s something that a Midwestern-born girl who always dreamed of the beach is destined to do! 🙂
Also, since we’re planning on that Caribbean vacation, I might just get that chance!
Dip my toe in every ocean.
With my desire to travel the world, this one should naturally fall into place. It’s shocking to think, but I haven’t dipped my toe in ONE ocean, much less all five of them!
The oceans are: Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Indian Ocean, Southern Ocean, and Arctic Ocean.
The only one I can see ever having trouble with is the Southern Ocean, as I don’t plan on going to Antarctica anytime soon. 😉
Complete a half marathon with an 11 min/mi.
Since my injury earlier this year, I have really slowed down in my running. I also had to drop out of the half marathon I planned on running.
Last year, when I did my first half marathon, I ran it in a 12:30 min/mi. This was partially because I hadn’t trained properly (my longest run prior to the race was 10mi) and partially because I wasn’t as knowledgeable about pacing myself and I ran too fast in the beginning, which sapped me of energy by the end of the race. Adrenaline can only take you so far in a race!
The goal of not only doing another half marathon but doing it faster fits with my overall goal of becoming a faster runner. I’m not built like a typical runner, but that’s not going to stop me! 🙂
Do you have “bucket list” goals? Please share some of your goals in the comments!