Belated birthday bucket list

Another birthday came and went and I forgot to revisit the Bucket List I made when I turned 40.  Yes, it is only 2 years later, but last year I posted my one accomplishment.  Sadly, I didn’t get to mark anything off the list this year, but I did add one state to #14.  

1. Write and publish a novel.

2. Open my own bookstore.

3. Spend a night in an English castle.

4. Visit Ireland.

5. Meet a US president.

6. Learn to start a fire without matches.

7. Learn to play the piano.

8. Raise a happy and successful son.

9. Celebrate my 50th anniversary. (15 in)

10. Make exercise a daily priority.

11. Get back to my wedding weight, just once.

12. Try a vegetarian diet for a year.

13. Drive cross country.

14. Visit all 50 states. (Only counting those states where I spent any significant time seeing a sight or two, I’m at 23.  I got to add Vermont this year :))

IMG_4104Have I spent time in your state?

15. Stay in an overnight car on a train trip.

16. Fly first class.

17. Take Gage to Italy.

18. Ride a boat down the Mississippi River.

19. Trace ancestry to when all branches entered the US.  (we’ve been here a long time so this will take many more years of research)

20. Spend a week touring Napa Valley.

21. Live somewhere warm year round.

22. Volunteer on a political campaign.

23. Sit on a jury.

24. Buy only American for 1 year.

25. Have a library with wall-to-wall built-in bookcases.

26. Write and mail 1000 letters. These can include cards if I include a personal note. (Not much of a dent with 32 this year for a total of 94)

27. Be an extra in a movie.

28. Watch a play from backstage.

29. Go skiing.

30. Attend a murder mystery dinner. September 2012

31. Volunteer weekly.

32. Read all the books I own.  (I’d like to have no TBR pile just once.  I can give away books to reach this goal)

33. Start my own book club.

34. See all 4 tennis majors. (2 down, Wimbledon & Australian Open to go)

35. Give blood.

36. Sleep under the stars.

37. Have a hammock.

38. Fire a gun.

39. Learn to sew.

40. Do a random act of kindness every day. (a work in progress. I am trying to be more aware, but still not happening every day)

 What should I mark off the list this year?  Do you have a bucket list?

29 thoughts on “Belated birthday bucket list

  1. sandynawrot says:

    That is a damn fine bucket list, if I say so myself. Some of these things I’ve done, some I haven’t, and most I’d put on MY list for sure! (And you have been to my state! We have warm weather 360 days a year.)

  2. Beth Hoffman says:

    That’s one heck of a bucket list. Maybe this coming year you could do two things on your list simultaneously: get a hammock and sleep under the stars!

  3. Leslie says:

    That’s a very ambitious list. I’d have to live a long time to accomplish all that. But maybe that’s a way to stay alive and active for many years. 🙂

  4. Caspette says:

    Perhaps you can do an endless summer and travel to Oz to see Australian open then work your way to Italy and eventually back home. Then you can tick of 3 on your list. Living some where warm for a year, Aussie open and Italy with Gage 🙂

    A very interesting list 🙂

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