Bucket List

Or, things I want to do before I die. Some are serious. Some are silly. All are important to me. Note: this list was first posted on February 5, 2013. Dates indicate when a particular goal was accomplished.

  • Watch one of my favorite events live at the Olympics.
  • Go to a rock concert.
  • Go to one of the Doctor Who Proms.
  • See the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
  • Go to the midnight premiere of a movie.
  • Go to a movie dressed up as one of its characters.
  • Read an entire series aloud to someone.
  • Eat vegetarian food for at least two weeks, just to see what it’s like.
  • Cut my hair really short just for a change.
  • Attend an Adele concert.
  • Come out to my parents. (6/30/13)
  • Have a piece of writing published in New Moon Girls magazine.
  • Read every book Agatha Christie ever wrote, mystery or otherwise.
  • Sew something that I can actually wear.
  • Earn a black belt in karate.
  • Vote. (5/6/14)
  • Have at least one book published.
  • Visit the Robie House in Chicago.
  • Receive advice from a favorite author.
  • Job-shadow someone in the publishing/writing industry.
  • Go to prom. Yes, with a girl.
  • Win Grand Champion in 4-H Photography.
  • Successfully petition the local school district to change their policies regarding homeschoolers and access to extracurricular activities and sports.
  • Visit Australia.
  • Visit New Zealand.
  • Visit the UK.
  • Visit France, particularly Paris.
  • Visit Italy.
  • Visit Greece.
  • Visit Spain.
  • Visit Egypt.
  • Visit China.
  • Visit Japan.
  • Visit India.
  • Visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.
  • Travel to all fifty states.
  • Ski. Downhill, not cross-country, because cross-country is boring.
  • Start a photography business taking portraits.
  • Meet one of those obscure authors who’s important to me, like Lev AC Rosen, Emily M. Danforth, or Kirsten Miller.
  • Be an extra in a movie.
  • Be someone’s penpal for ten years or more.
  • Build a humongous catapult and fling pumpkins with it.
  • Make a short claymation film.
  • Learn to play the guitar.
  • Learn to play the drums.
  • Learn to play the violin.
  • Become fluent in Spanish.
  • Become fluent in Latin.
  • Become fluent in Classical Greek.
  • Become fluent in Arabic.
  • Be an exchange student.
  • Help a state/national political campaign.
  • Interview an elderly person about their childhood. Just because.
  • Live in San Francisco for a time because it’s a beautiful city.
  • Make sourdough bread because it’s delicious and Boudin’s in San Francisco is so far away.
  • Stay up all night reading.
  • Stay up all night writing.
  • Be in a play.
  • Write a play.
  • Write a picture book. Dedicate it to an awesome child.
  • Tour the White House.
  • Write a sonnet and give it to someone I love.
  • Learn to read and write in the Tengwar from Lord of the Rings.
  • Learn to read and write Circular Gallifreyan.
  • Swim in the ocean.
  • Learn to knit.
  • Learn to crochet.
  • Write a biography of an admired famous person.
  • Invent a game.

More things will be added as I think of them!

9 Responses to Bucket List

  1. wolfluv745 says:

    Nice! Some of these are on my to-do list, too.

  2. Fida I says:

    I can be your penpal and teach you Arabic! I’m not fluent, but it’s part of my heritage! I would love to travel, too! I even have those writer goals! (-:

  3. bookworm445 says:

    I am from NZ! Its such a pretty place! Although, ChCh still looks quite destroyed from the quake. At least we are making some progress with the rebuild!

  4. marjma2014 says:

    Lots of great things on your list, hope you get to do them. I can’t play the drums, violin, or guitar but I can play the piano – a bit!

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