Here’s My Bucket List! Why You Should Have One Too.

Travel the world.

Start a business.

Attend the Olympics.

Learn a new language.

Swim with dolphins.

Bucket lists are fun and awesome!

We all should have a bucket list.

They allow us to fantasize and think freely without having to worry about money, time, or knowing where to start.

Bucket lists give us the ability to dream, to think about what it is we would love to do, to see, or to create without the feeling of pressure like we have to do it and get it completed immediately.

We’re all unique in so many different way. I always enjoy asking people what’s on their bucket list because it gives me an immediate idea and understanding of who they are, what they like, what they value, and what’s most important to them.

Bucket lists are intended to help us think and dream outside of our box, our world, our own comfort zones. They give us the ability to be honest with ourselves and understand what it is that really makes us tick, makes us smile and come alive.


Life Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone


I think I’ve had a bucket list ever since the age of 6. Of course it’s completely evolved over the years but I still have one. I will always have one.

Imagination - canvasAs a kid, I loved writing out my Christmas wish lists. I would think about absolutely everything it was that I wanted and would write it down. I knew I wouldn’t be getting everything on the list, that was up to my parents to decide what I got, but I knew there were several things I wrote down that I would be getting and that was exciting.


Fast forward to adulthood and my Christmas wish list has now been replaced with my own bucket list. I still write down everything that I would like, everything I wish for, that makes me happy, and that excites me. Whereas my parents were the ones who decided which of the things on my Christmas wish list I would get, now it’s me who gets to decide which of the items on my bucket list I will complete and give to myself.


Explore. Dream. Discover


Everyone’s list is different. There’s no wrong or right when creating your list. Some of us might have lots of travel listed while others might have more business related wishes on their list. No list is too long or too short, too conservative or too extravagant, too realistic or unrealistic. It’s your list and only you decide what goes on there, no one else. 

I encourage you to create your own bucket list if you haven’t done so already. Don’t hold back. Write down everything and anything that comes to mind that you would like to see, do, create, visit, whatever it may be. If it excites you and makes you smile thinking about it, write it down. Make it part of your list. You may just surprise yourself on what you write down or better yet, how many of the listed items you actually end up completing.


“If you write it down, you have a better chance of making your dreams come true.”

~ Cindy Lou Aillaud ~


The following is my own personal bucket list. It’s a work in progress. There are several items I’ve already checked off the list but still many more to conquer and check off. Here it is in no particular order.



1. Solve a Rubik’s Cube

2. Learn a third language

3. Give a TED Talk

4. Visit these 10 beaches

5. Sail from island to island in the Caribbean

6. Hike to Machu Picchu

7. Go skydiving

8. Write a book

9. Run a marathon

10. Compete in a men’s physique competition (4/18/2015)

11. Take an around the world trip (10/6/2017 to 3/8/2018)

12. Visit all 7 continents

13. Run a race in all 50 states

14. Stay in an over water bungalow in Bora Bora

15. Buy a boat and name it “The Hammock”

16. Drink a beer at Oktoberfest

17. Travel to Cabo San Lucas

18. Attend Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

19. Go to Mardi Gras

20. Make my own wine

21. Brew my own beer (10/25/2014)

22. See the Grand Canyon

23. Learn to sail

24. See the Northern Lights

25. Jump rope for 10 minutes straight

26. Hold an abdominal plank for 10 minutes straight

27. Go to a Superbowl (preferably that the Patriots are playing in)

28. Go to a World Series game (preferably that the Red Sox are plying in)

29. Learn to play guitar

30. Learn to play piano

31. Write a song

32. Partake in the Polar Plunge

33. Create a successful fitness business

34. Be self-employed for over a year

35. Start a blog

36. Make a living for an entire year online

37. Create a charity to help fund lung cancer research

38. Have zero debt

39. Gallop on a horse along a beach in Costa Rica

40. Take salsa dancing lessons

41. See the Great Pyramid of Giza

42. See the Eiffel Tower

43. Ride a gondola in Venice’s Grand Canal

44. Qualify & run the Boston Marathon

45. Complete a Spartan race

46. Run an ultra marathon (1/9/2016)

47. Learn to play chess

48. Go wine tasting in Tuscany, Italy

49. Go wine tasting in Napa / Sonoma

50. Watch the top 10 movies of all time

51. Complete a 10 Day Master Cleanse

52. Own a small beach bar in the islands

53. See a lion in the wild

54. Take off and land in a seaplane

What are some things you have on your bucket list that you’ve completed? What’s up next? Please share your experiences and stories with me. I’d love to hear all about them.




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