Bucket List

I love a good old fashioned bucket list. There’s some magic that happens when you write down your goals.

Clarity can stem from asking yourself: What do you want to do before you die?

This was first written when I turned 17 (read: wild-eyed, naive, and insatiable) and continues to evolve as my goals and dreams become ever more refined and focused.

Do you have a list of your own? I’d love to swap stories and help to cross items off.

The List

TRAVEL

  • Visit 100 Countries (23/100)
  • Visit Every U.S. State (46/50)
  • Gamble in Vegas √
  • Cross Country Road Trip √
  • Get Motorcycle License √
  • Float in the Dead Sea √
  • Hike in Zion √
  • Travel the World for an Extended Period of Time √
  • Put a Note in the Western Wall √
  • Visit the Taj Mahal in India √
  • Get Splashed by Niagara Falls √
  • Visit Buckingham Palace in London √
  • Dangle Feet Off the Grand Canyon √
  • Party in Ibiza √
  • Drink a Beer in a Pub in Ireland
  • Sit on the Edge of Preikestolen
  • Go on a Safari in Africa √
  • Walk Through the Amazon
  • See Aurora Borealis

ADRENALINE RUSH

  • Fly a Plane √
  • Bungee Jump √
  • Climb a Mountain √
  • Go Paragliding √
  • Skydive √
  • Surfing √
  • Private Pilots License
  • Skydiving License √
  • Learn to Rock Climb
  • Krav Maga
  • Fly a Helicopter √
  • Attempt Bouldering √
  • Go Caving In a Tight Space √
  • Crowd Surf at a Punk Show √
  • Indoor Skydive √
  • Get a Tattoo √
  • Wrangle an Alligator √

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Ride a Camel √
  • Go Fishing √
  • Horseback Riding √
  • Crash a Wedding √
  • Zip Line through the Jungle Canopy √
  • Throw a Huge Party √
  • Swim with Dolphins √
  • Adopt a Rescue Dog √
  • See an Eclipse √
  • Play with a Monkey √
  • Have a Baby √
  • Go to the Filming of a TV Show √
  • Perform Aerial Silks √
  • Ride a Mechanical Bull √
  • Silent Retreat
  • Ride an Elephant
  • Fall in Love √

CAREER

  • Graduate Medical School 
  • Work On Rural Health Models √
  • Fight for Health as a Human Right (ongoing and all consuming…)
  • Make a dent in the Pain Divide √
  • Assist in Delivering a Baby √
  • Read a Book Every Week √
  • Work in Disaster Relief √
  • Make a Documentary √
  • Work in the Emergency Room √
  • Graduate with a Bachelors √
  • Sponsor 100 Students’ Educations (32/100)

MINIMALISM

  • Spend on Experiences, Not Things √√
  • Live in a Tiny House √
  • Unplug for One Week √
  • Build a Cabin
  • Plant a Garden