Posted by: Elle | March 24, 2010

The Bucket List

A good friend of mine recentely pushed me to make a list of everything that I want to accomplish in my lifetime, a bucket list of sorts. I’ve made lists like this in the past, but it was always a someday, oneday, maybe. This list that I’ve drafted recentley, and add to every now and then is different. It’s something that I’m fully invested in completing.

I’m not there yet, but since I know that this is all there is, I want the moment to dictate what I do. I want every day to do as many of these things as I can. So, here is the current bucket list. There are absolutely more, and this will be kept as a “page” and updated on occasion, so check back to see what I’ve completed, and what I’ve decided I want to do.

  1. Complete Ironman World Championships
  2. Work on a cruiseship for 6 months
  3. Plan my own marathon benefiting Children’s Aid Society
  4. Spend a summer planting trees in British Columbia
  5. Fight forest fires
  6. Take a road trip across America
  7. Run the Boston Marathon
  8. Swim with the Dolphins
  9. Go on a Yoga retreat in India
  10. Patent an idea that will change the world
  11. Save someone’s life
  12. Bungee Jump in Costa Rica
  13. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
  14. Be on television
  15. Meet someone famous
  16. Train world class athletes
  17. Have children
  18. Get married
  19. Take the train from sea to sea in Canada.
  20. Own my own house and car
  21. Go to Australia and New Zealand
  22. Live out of my suitcase for 3 months

And the list goes on and on and on.

What’s on your bucket list? Grab some paper, write it down, and then share it with me! Sharing makes these things real!

 And I will leave you with a quote that helped me realize some of these things I want to do.

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”  –Howard Thurman



  1. A few of the things on your list are on mine. Feel free to check it out.

    A few things I want to do: Great Wall of China, drive from the West Coast to the East Coast, take a cruise to Alaska, & skydive!

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