My Bucket List

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

― Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Screenplay

Graduate from college Roadtrip with friends
Go to medical school Jump into a pool fully-clothed
Live in another state Visit the White House
Live in another country “Unplug” for 48 hours
Backpack in Europe Take a homeless person to lunch
Travel alone Do a color run
Nosh on my first In-N-Out Burger Go sailing
Learn to cook three good dishes Go grape-stomping
Eat something unusual Visit the Pyramids of Giza
Attend a Comic Con Ride a camel
Ride in a hot air balloon at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Ride a donkey
Jump from a cliff
Walk through the rolling lavender fields of Provence, France Ride a horse
Become a yogi Milk a cow
Drive on Route 66 Milk a goat
Stroll through the candy-colored town of Procida, Italy Get a belated Hogwarts acceptance letter
Run a marathon Walk on the Great Wall of China
Kiss the Blarney Stone Put a piece of gum on the Market Theater Gum Wall in Seattle
Visit every state in the USA Go clubbing
Swim in the Pepto-Bismol-colored waters of Lake Retba in Senegal Go to a rave
Swim with a whale shark See a sunrise and a sunset on the same day
Visit Argentina’s Iguazu Falls Stand under a waterfall
Have a New Year’s kiss in Times Square Go to Machu Picchu
Learn to drive a stick shift Visit the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia
Go to Burning Man Have a mud fight
Rock climb Have a beach bonfire
See a marionette show in Salzburg, Austria Ride a double-decker bus
See the Eiffel Tower Visit the Cliffs of Moher
Try escargot Be an extra in a movie or TV show
Visit the Grand Canyon Paddle through a medieval town
Go to a music festival Visit Ground Zero
Get a tattoo Buy the person behind me a coffee
Surf Visit the Louvre
Go to Disneyland Visit a castle
Go to Disneyland drunk Go to the Guinness brewery
Visit Abbey Road Vist Uluru
Meet a celebrity Brew my own beer
Hike Yellowstone National Park Eat pasta in Italy
Get married on every continent Eat crocodile meat
Spend Oktoberfest in Germany Send a message in a bottle
Take a cooking class Learn to play one song on the piano
Watch the Olympics in person Learn to whistle
Ride a Venetian gondola Go iceskating at 30 Rockefeller Center
Actually learn to ski Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef
Become a diplomat Learn how to play chess
Hike the Pacific Crest Trail Solve a rubiks cube
Volunteer at a free clinic Learn to juggle
Cliff dive Walk on a glacier
Sky dive Zipline
Bungee jump off the Sydney Harbor Bridge Hike Mount Rainier
Hold a koala Take my parents on the vacation of their dreams
See the tulip fields in the Netherlands during Spring Learn to ballroom dance
Feed a kangaroo Learn to knit
Float in the Dead Sea Build a mini-library
Grow a garden (and actually develop a green thumb…) Watch a meteor shower
Go to Thailand’s nation-wide water fight Hike to the top of Mount Haleakala
Bike Amsterdam Swim with sharks
Bake a cake from scratch Do a Polar Plunge
See the Northern Lights See Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai
Learn to make macarons Write a book
Walk through Japan’s tunnel of lights Be in the SNL audience
Learn Spanish Jump from a waterfall
Become a polyglot (learn four languages) See the Chicago River dyed green on St. Patrick’s Day
Fall in love Have my hair groomed by a macaque
View the golden sea of canola farmland in Luoping, China Watch a space shuttle launch
Whitewater raft Plant a tree and watch it grow
Visit Pompeii Learn to play an instrument
Become a U.S. Ambassador Spend the night at a haunted house
Visit the Valley of Flowers National Park in India Crash an extravagant wedding
Ride the London Eye Witness a solar eclipse
Visit a volcano Go to a sumo wrestling match
Witness the pink moss blooms on Shibazakura Hill, Japan Try to make a guard laugh at Buckingham Palace
Eat dinner atop the Space Needle Save a life
Skip a rock on the electric orange Lake Natron in Tanzania Eat frog legs, gumbo, and shrimp in the Deep South
Learn archery Visit a Redwood forest
Ride in a helicopter Give a commencement speech
Go on a safari Ride a segway
Meet a Giant Panda Sleep on a trampoline
Pose for a drawing class See the ceiling at the Sistine Chapel
See a Broadway show Hike the Appalachian trail
Mush a dogsled Own a house
Have tea with Jane Goodall Parasail
Join the Peace Corps Write more handwritten letters
Do something terrifying  Volunteer with the Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP)

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