Bucket List

I started my bucket list in June 2010 and it is the reason I started my original blog back in January 2011. Even though some of my goals have changed in the last 5 years, my bucket list continues to grow. I thought it was important to bring this list to Run With The Roushes so that I can remember to always keep dreaming and keep crossing things off the bucket list!

Moving forward, I’ll be linking completed items to posts on the blog. Bear with me while I try to get all of the links updated!

~Things To Do NOW!~
Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
Sleep under the stars
Leave an inspirational note in a library book for someone to find
Dance in the rain
Go Camping
Go to a concert
Tie a note to a balloon and let it go
Go on a roadtrip
Build a snowman
Read 12 books a year April 2013
Go to the zoo
Go to the drive-in
Run a Marathon November 2012 & November 2015!
Play minigolf April 2012
Go golfing
Go an entire month without patronizing a fast food restaurant
Learn to eat with chopsticks
Create one of the pins I pin on Pinterest  January 2012
Go rollerskating
Go to a theme park June 2013 & June 2014 & August 2015!
Create an inspiration board
Write a budget and actually stick to it Summer 2013 & beyond!
Have a bestie date every month
Go canoeing or kayaking
Make a list of 100 books to read
Make a list of 100 movies to watch
Adapt to being a morning person April 2013 (aka I force myself to get up at 5am)
Be active in my faith
Put change in someone’s expired meter
Pay for the person behind me in the drive through
Make a photo calendar
Re-read 25 books from my childhood (Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley High, Boxcar Kids, Nancy Drew)
Cook 2 new recipes per month for at least a year
Kiss someone under the mistletoe December 2013 & December 2014
Go an entire week without turning on the TV
Change the oil in my car — by myself
Organize a family portrait November 2011
Go on a winery trip with the girls October 2011
Party in VIP at a bar  June 2010
Run a 1/2 Marathon  April 2011, October 2011, April 2012, April 2014
Get a massage October 2011
Kiss on Midnight @ NYE  December 2011
Attend the midnight premier of a movie  July 2011
Attend my 5 year High School reunion  July 2011

~The 5 Year List~
Watch 26 movies I’ve never seen starting with each letter of the alphabet
Ride in a hot air balloon
Go on a cruise
Go skinny dipping
Complete a coloring book
Take a yoga class  February 2012
Vegas trip with my girls
Learn a poem by heart
Watch 1 hour of serious TV programming a month (History Channel, Discovery Channel)
Learn to drive a stick shift
Stay with a friend living abroad
Complete my MBA December 2014
Go to a music festival
Ride my bike to work
Run to work
Digitally archive old family photos & videos
Pay off my loan May 2013
Learn to play chess
Learn to brew beer/make wine
Complete a crochet blanket
Knit a scarf
Read the books on list
Watch the movies on the list
Go to the infield at the KY Derby  May 2012
Attend my 10 Year HS reunion
Donate toys at the holidays
Have a wine collection
Participate in a bar crawl
Toss pizza dough in the air — and catch it! March 2012
Watch all 7 Harry Potter movies in one sitting
Stay at a Bed & Breakfast
Write a blog January 2010 & Beyond!
Be a high school athletics coach August 2011-December 2012
See a Las Vegas Show March 2010

~The 10 Year List~
Get married June 2015!
Read 10 classic books
Watch 10 classic movies
Own every Disney movie
Buy a house July 2015!
Host a formal dinner party
Visit the Grand Canyon
Attend a Professional Hockey Game March 2014
Leave work for a Wednesday matinee movie
Leave work for a business day baseball game
Fly first class
Learn to ski and/or snowboard
Host a game night
Go ziplining
Spend an entire day at a spa
Get a promotion August 2012
Host a HUGE Halloween party
Try brunch at 20 different places
Create a library room in my house
Take a surf lesson
Go parasailing
Go snorkeling
Horseback riding on the beach
Spend Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Have dinner in the Eiffel Tower
“Hold up” the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Go island hopping in the Caribbean
Make an article of clothing…and wear it in public
Freelance for a local magazine
Teach a college class August 2015 & Beyond!
Own stock in my favorite companies…for fun
Start college funds for my kids
Sleep in front of the fireplace January 2015 (does a nap count?)
Own a hot tub
Have a fabulous view from my home
Become a collector…of something
Go to the Kentucky Derby – fancy style
Go Rockclimbing
Ride in a horse and carriage
Attend a rodeo
Play matchmaker
Write funny vows for my wedding rehearsal
Build a tree house
Learn to say hello in at least 10 languages
Own a pair of fabulous designer shoes
Host a cookie exchange
Drive a racecar
Learn to say I Love You in 10 languages
Eat everything on the menu at my favorite restaurant
Go Skydiving June 2010

~The Lifetime List~
Visit all 7 continents
Make a custom recipe book
Go to the top of the Empire State Building
Go for “High Tea” at the Plaza Hotel
Attend an entertainment industry awards show (CMA’s, Grammys, etc)
Ride in a helicopter
Get a competitive job offer from another company
Climb Mt. Everest
Go White Water Rafting
Visit all of the “Top Whatevers” featured on the travel channel
Ride a train across the country
Watch a rocket/space shuttle launch live
See the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
See Mount Rushmore
Visit the Statue of Liberty
Be on the town council/school board/other
Be on the front page of the newspaper
Make a large donation to my alma matter/favorite charity
Be a Girl Scout Leader
Get an article published in the newspaper or a magazine
Own a beach house. Or Lake house. Or both
Shop Rodeo Drive
Vacation on a private island
Be recognized as an authority in my career field
Build my dream house
Have a wrap around porch with rocking chairs
Drink a cosmopolitan in New York City with my best friend
Attend a Hawaiian Luau
Vacation in Greece
Name a star
Vacation in all 50 states
Run a race in all 50 states
Experience NYE in Times Square
Visit all the famous museums
Attend Game 7 of the World Series
Buy an actual piece of art – not a framed poster!
Visit the 7 world wonders
Visit the Titanic wreckage in a submarine
Visit the Great Barrier Reef
Visit the Amazon Rainforest
Shake hands with the President of the United States
Meet my favorite author
Be part owner (or full owner) of a sports team
Go on a Safari
Go to the Superbowl
Go to the Indy 500
Go to the Olympics
See a Broadway play in New York
Go to a fashion show in Milan
Ride in a gondola in Venice

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