So, I know this might seem like a lot, but I've found that when you make a bucket list and set these goals for yourself, you're much more likely to achieve things. For example, just this year I have been able to cross off going to Poland, Italy, Austria and Germany as well as learning how to play chess and visiting a salt mine.
1. Go to France
Specifically, to see the Mona Lisa.
3. Go to Japan
4. Go to Greece
5. Go to London
7. Go to Brazil
8. Go to Africa
9. Go to Holland
10. Become fluent in Italian
Even though I made a C in Italian 201.
11. Learn fluent French
Maybe some of my old skills from high school French class will come back to me.
12. Learn fluent Spanish
13. Learn sign language
14. Move to New York
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to live in New York. Before I ever even visited I thought it was the most magical place on Earth.
16. Watch the ball drop in Times Square
17. Visit Budapest
18. Go to Mardi Gras
19. Go skydiving
I have a friend who went skydiving twice this year and said it was amazing.
21. Donate Plasma
This one seems easy, but I actually have a health problem that has prohibited me from donating in the past. But, I have hope that one day I will pass the test.
22. Re-learn piano
23. Take a first aid course
24. Meet a psychic
25. Attend a presidential inauguration
26. Sleep in a haunted house
27. Visit Coney Island
29. Donate 10,000 grains on Freerice
For every question the user answers correctly, 10 grains of rice are donated via the World Food Programme.
30. Learn more about WW1
31. Take my dog to the beach
32. Visit the Edgar Allen Poe Museum
33. Visit the Full House house in San Francisco
35. Take an art class
My actual bucket list is two whole pages long. This is just a condensed and more fun version. There are a few things that I know won't happen anytime soon (like adopting a baby). So these are a little more practical. I also have a couple of really boring ones like learning how to bake bread and finally visiting someone I haven't seen in a few years. I love being able to look at this list that I made years ago and see all the things I've been able to check off. I like to see it and imagine that one day I will have finished everything on the list.