don’t be stealin’ mah bucket [list]

Personal Improvement

  1. Make an exercise plan and stick to it!
  2. One box, bag, or half-hour spent working in my room EVERY day until I’m unpacked from college.
  3. Update resume and cover letter.
  4. Start seeing a psychiatrist?
  5. Go vegetarian for a month.
  6. Stop drinking soda for two months.
  7. Pay off all debt.
  8. Keep my photos in better order on computer. In Process!


  1. Make murloc and dinosaur hoodies. In Process!
  2. Start crocheting again! Make a sick afghan and some hats.  In process!
  3. Make and fly kites.
  4. Convert all old too-big T-shirts into cool things.

Librarian Dork

  1. Write at least two sentences on every book I finish. Doing much better on this, still not perfect.
  2. Read all the Pulitzer winning books.
  3. Read all the Newbery winning books.
  4. Read all the Caldecott winning books.
  5. Read one book from every number of the Dewey Decimal system.
  6. Read all the Printz winners and honorees.

Sports / Physical Stuff

  1. Start swimming again.
  2. Complete a long swim.
  3. Try open-water swimming.
  4. Run a 10k.
  5. Go on a canoe or kayak trip.
  6. Learn how to ride a horse. (again.)
  7. Go on a fishing trip.
  8. Learn how to wakeboard.
  9. Try surfing.
  10. Go curling.
  11. Go on a long bike trip.

Crazy Adventures

  1. Go up in a hot air balloon.
  2. Go sky divinng.
  3. Go scuba diving or snorkeling.
  4. Swim with sharks.
  5. Ride a mechanical bull. Successfully.
  6. Go white water rafting.
  7. Race a sports car.
  8. Get motorcycle license.
  9. Jump from a cliff into deep water.
  10. Run with the bulls.
  11. Mush a dog sled.

Miscellaneous Fun


  1. Start writing more frequently in Open Diary. In Process!
  2. Keep a print journal – write in it every day!
  3. Blog entry idea: What have I been doing since I graduated high school? What have I been doing since I graduated college? What do I want to be doing? Done!
  4. Separate this bucket list into categories. Done!
  5. Write a children’s book.


  1. Re-apply to grad school and get in! In process!
  2. Learn a style of martial arts.
  3. Learn to dance better.
  4. Learn American Sign Language.
  5. Learn Braille.
  6. Get a Masters Degree in Library Science.
  7. Continue working on RLST thesis.
  8. Take up yoga.
  9. Learn how to cook.
  10. Write about the Nation of Islam.

Worldly / Cultural / Community

  1. Watch every movie that has won an Academy Award for Best Picture.
  2. Regularly donate blood.
  3. Plant a successful garden.
  4. Try caviar.

Family / Friends

  1. Catch up with people.
  2. Write more letters.
  3. Get married.
  4. Give birth to two kids.
  5. Have two puppies.
  6. Scan family’s old photos.


  1. See the Northern Lights.
  2. Go on a cruise.
  3. Visit the Grand Canyon.
  4. Visit the Great Barrier Reef.
  5. Visit all 7 continents.
  6. Visit all 50 states.
  7. Ride an elephant around India.
  8. Watch baby turtles hatch.
  9. Go on an African safari.
  10. See the Kentucky Derby.
  11. Watch the Olympics.
  12. Go to New Orleans during Mardi Gras.
  13. Go to the Saint Louis City Museum.
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