Flights of Fancy Mom

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My Bucket List

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Everyone has a list of things they want to do. From the most basic to the most impossible.  As you know from reading previous posts, one of my biggest desires is to travel. My Bucket List has the attainable, and not so attainable!

The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.

However, there are many things I’d like to do with myself.

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What is a Bucket List?

A Bucket List is a list you make of things you want to achieve and/or experience within your lifetime.

What is the point of writing a Bucket List down?

Have you ever gone to a grocery store without a list?  I have. Plenty of times!  What happens without a list?  You forget things. You end up getting things you didn’t really want or needed, but, grabbed it because it was there.

Writing down your Bucket List is pretty much the same concept.  You want to know that you are crossing off the things you want and need.  Not settling for a poor imitation.

I wrote down my bucket list within the last year.  No, I don’t think you’re ever too old to start one. I’ve let things pass me by in the past ten years.  Well, no more.

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Many options to choose for your Bucket List

Bucket List 

  1. Travel the country by RV
  2. Set my lifestyle up to work freelance from the road while traveling
  3. Visit all fifty states. Even if just driving through
  4. Meet family from my dad’s side that I haven’t met yet
  5. Move out of my born and raised state of Delaware
  6. Go on a Mediterranean Cruise
  7. Visit Area 51
  8. Travel the country by rail
  9. Write a book and get it published
  10. Learn a second language
  11. Teach myself sign language
  12. Learn how to bartend
  13. Go back to college and get my Bachelors Degree
  14. Get back down to my ideal weight
  15. Start my own business
  16. Fly in a hot air balloon
  17. See the Northern Lights
  18. Witness a Lunar eclipse
  19. Witness a Solar eclipse
  20. Take a dance class
  21. Fly into space
  22. Buy a brand new car. Not used
  23. Go to the airport and catch the next flight out. No itinerary
  24. Live in a different country for at least three to six months
  25. Fly first class
  26. Go on a vacation. By myself
  27. Go on a cruise
  28. Build up my retirement fund
  29. Go up to a stranger and introduce myself
  30. Road trip down the west coast
  31. Change my career
  32. Binge watch Netflix for an entire weekend
  33. Fall asleep in a field
  34. Volunteer – I’ve worked with Meals on Wheels, March of Dimes and a shelter
  35. Speak in front of a large crowd
  36. Become a pets human
  37. Become debt free

Bucket List status:

This is my Bucket List. Some things I had already done prior to this list, but, I would have added them even if I hadn’t done them. Plus, well, it makes it look like I’ve done something with my life, doesn’t it?  I know there are more things I want to add and I will as I remember them.

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You may, however, be questioning the retirement fund. I added that because the longest job I’ve held was eight years. And these days? Not many companies offer what they did in the past so that you feel secure enough to retire.  And as I don’t want to work until the day I die? Building up my retirement is definitely something I want to experience!

Now that you’ve seen my list, what about you?  What is the biggest thing you would put on your list?  What about the smallest?


  1. Jenn Mitchell (@comebackmomma)

    What a fun idea. I have bucket list ideas in my head, but I’ve never written them down. Your list gives me some great ideas too!

  2. Alli Rutherford Smith

    I have a bucket list, but I really need to update it. Warning: Once you fly first class, you can never go back to coach. For reals! I’ve spoken in front a large crowd lots of times and it gets easier every time. I remember the first time – my mouth was so dry and I thought I was going to be sick. You have a great bucket list and I hope you do them all in your lifetime.

  3. Ben Butler

    I think it’s so important to have a bucket list and to really keep it in the forefront of your mind. You don’t want to look back on your life and be filled with regret.

  4. Pam Wattenbarger

    Love your bucket list. I have one too, it involves a lot of traveling. I want to see a good bit of the world!

  5. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    This sounds like a great bucket list of things to do. I too would love to travel the country by RV. It would be amazing to be on the go and visit so many towns across the nation.

  6. Lisa (@blm03)

    I love your list. I have many of those things on my list too!

  7. Wildish Jess

    I use to be huge on bucket lists but now I can’t even tell you the last time I looked at one.

  8. Liz Mays

    A lot of the things on your list sound like fun. I definitely want to do an RV trip with the family sometime.

  9. jennifer

    now you have me thinking about my own bucket list. or lack thereof. i love the idea of putting thought into what you’d love to do, and especially writing everything down so that it becomes a step closer (hopefully) to reality. loving your list! thanks for sharing

  10. Jenny

    What a great bucket list. I have a friend who did a 40 before 40 bucket list and it was amazing how she got it all done.

  11. NPC

    Love your bucket list! My hubby and I have one also that we’ve been crossing off over the years.

  12. Michelle Varga (@dustbunniesblog)

    You have such an awesome bucket list! I still have quite a few things to cross off my list – your list gives me some ideas to add to my own!

  13. Terri Ramsey Beavers

    I really should keep up with my bucket list like you’ve done. I haven’t marked anything off of mine that I have done.

  14. CourtneyLynne

    What a great bucket list!!!! Traveling while freelanceing would be amazing g! Hope you pull that one off!

  15. Robin Rue

    I love the idea of having a bucket list. I have so many things I want to do and it would be great to keep up with them like this.


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