The Bucket List


  • Compete in an adventure race
  • Dunk
  • Finish an Ironman triathlon
  • Learn parkour
  • Learn to scull
  • Summit one of the Seven Summits
  • Learn to sail
  • Zorb
  • Hike a significant distance


  • Learn to play a string instrument
  • Learn the following languages: French, Arabic, Spanish.
  • Complete this list of 100 “must-reads” (to go: 84)––only full unabridged editions count
  • Get CPR and First Aid certified
  • Learn to can food


  • Ride the End of the World Train
  • Hike the Great Wall
  • Coast to coast road trip
  • Travel to every continent (to go: australia and antarctica)
  • Travel to every state (to go: alaska, idaho, minnesota, montana, nevada, north dakota, oregon, south dakota, utah, vermont, and wyoming)
  • Watch the sunrise from the top of Mt. Sinai
  • Trans-Siberia by rail
  • Travel the Silk Road by various modes of transit
  • See the World Cup or an Olympic match
  • Visit Everest base camp


  • Participate in a major comprehensive community development assessment
  • Help pass a law
  • Protest something
  • Bartend
  • Open an independent coffeehouse
  • Own something two-wheeled that’s not a bicycle
  • Be showered in something other than rain or blessings
  • Freefall
  • Grow my own food
  • Make my own clothes
  • Have an art studio
  • Write a full book draft
  • Publish
  • Learn to use an SLR camera fluently
  • Tell somebody else’s story
  • Tell my own story

What’s on your list? Any suggestions for mine?


3 thoughts on “The Bucket List

  1. Hi Erica, Love this list. Building one myself. Here’s a reference for your Experience: “Open an independent coffeehouse” – in Chicago – Brandon and Amanda are wonderful people. Just reach out to them.

    Happy New Year- Be present in all you do. Also live in God’s presence in everything you do. Practice the presence of God- Brother Lawrence.

    • Thanks so much for the tip, Lawrence! I’ll definitely check out overflow. That goal probably won’t happen for a couple years, but I’d love to check them out!

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