My Bucket List (Volume One)

In the last couple of weeks I’ve decided to spend some of my free time adding to the bucket list I started almost two years ago. It began with a half dozen ideas floating around in my head; ideas about things that I would love to do before I die. Over time as I added to this list, it gradually became something more; it became a list of things that I don’t simply want to do, but a list of things that I feel the overwhelming need to do before my time here is done. At its inception the list was merely one of general experiences that focused on fun and leisure. My growth as an individual over the last two years, however, has shifted my priorities and inner desires somewhat, leaving me with a great number of things that I would have previously never put on this list; things that don’t just tap into the fun aspect of life, but the heart of what it means to be human as well. Here is just a small snippet of the incredibly long list I’ve been working on. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

  1. GO SURFING
  2. SHOOT A GUN
  3. SCUBA DIVE
  4. DRIVE A STICK SHIFT
  5. LEARN HOW TO ROLLERBLADE
  6. ICE SKATE IN CENTRAL PARK
  7. RUN A MARATHON
  8. LEARN HOW TO CHANGE A TIRE
  9. WATCH AN ECLIPSE
  10. STAY UP WITH SOMEONE UNTIL SUNRISE
  11. CLIMB A MOUNTAIN
  12. GO CANOEING
  13. GO KAYAKING
  14. BOWL A PERFECT GAME
  15. FLY IN A HELICOPTER
  16. GO HIKING IN THE RAINFOREST
  17. GO FIREWALKING
  18. RIDE A MECHANICAL BULL
  19. GO ROCK CLIMBING
  20. RIDE A MOTORCYCLE
  21. RIDE ONE THE WORLD’S LARGEST FERRIS WHEELS
  22. RIDE AN ELEPHANT
  23. DANCE IN THE RAIN
  24. SWIM WITH DOLPHINS
  25. EASE SOMEONE ELSE’S PAIN
  26. WATCH AN ANIMAL BEING BORN
  27. FIND A SONG THAT MAKES ME CRY
  28. RIDE A CABLE CAR IN SAN FRANCISCO
  29. FLY A KITE
  30. HELP A FAMILY IN NEED
  31. BLOW AN ENTIRE PAYCHECK ON WHATEVER I WANT
  32. GET MARRIED
  33. HAVE A CHILD OF MY OWN
  34. GIVE A CHILD A GOOD HOME
  35. START A TRADITION
  36. PAINT A MURAL
  37. SPEND A WEEK IN SILENCE
  38. HELP THE HOMELESS
  39. HELP BUILD A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
  40. HELP BUILD A HOME
  41. ESTABLISH A FOUNDATION/SCHOLARSHIP FUND
  42. JOIN A DISASTER RELIEF EFFORT
  43. SELL A PIECE OF ARTWORK
  44. BECOME A PUBLISHED AUTHOR
  45. MAKE IT ON THE NY TIMES BESTSELLER’S LIST
  46. PARTICIPATE IN NANOWRIMO
  47. SEE A BROADWAY PLAY/MUSICAL
  48. WATCH THE BALL DROP IN TIMES SQUARE
  49. QUIT A JOB I HATE
  50. JUMP INTO A POOL FULLY CLOTHED

Out of these fifty things, I have only accomplished six things. I think it’s time to start plugging away at this list. Let the games begin. What are some of the things you feel the want/need to do before you die? Let me know in the comments section below.

Until next time…stay classy.

– C.M. Berry

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About C.M. Berry

I'm an aspiring author, blogger, and poet fluent in sarcasm, profanity, and dark humor. I have something to say about everything and whether you love me or hate me, you'll always come back for more.
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