A Forever Bucket List

Sunday, September 21, 2014

If you've spent any time reading this blog then you know that I love bucket lists! I feel like I am always coming up with great ideas but if I don't write them down it's as if I never thought of the idea in the first place. Last February when we moved to the SF bay area I created our bay area bucket list. Earlier this summer I decided I didn't want to let summer go by without really living it up so I created a summer bucket list.

So it probably isn't surprising that I've decided to make a bucket list for my whole life! Some things are definitely more attainable than others but I think it's important to dream both big and small. Do we share anything in common?

1. Become a mom
2. Play with an elephant
3. Visit every major U.S city
4. Tour Europe
5. See a whale up close
6. Find a job I love
7. See an active volcano
8. Live overseas
9. Do a service project in a 3rd world project
10. Be strong enough to do 15 pull ups
11. Plant a large vegetable garden
12. Buy a house
13. Figure out how to use my DSLR camera on manual like a pro
14. Ride a hot air balloon
15. Learn to play a song on the guitar
16. Become fluent in Spanish
17. Start a small business
18. See the northern lights
19. Visit as many countries as possible
20. Actively work on family history
21. Never go into debt except for a house and/or graduate school
22. Serve a mission
23. Own rental property
24. Complete a 10k (with my heart issues right now a mile isn't very realistic so this is shooting big for me!)
25. Own a kayak
26. Ride in a helicopter
27. Perform service every day for a month
28. Ride a gondola in Venice
29. Celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary
30. Have a conversation with an apostle
31. Tour a castle
32. Teach my children to read before kindergarten
33. Always be a volunteer somewhere
34. Go without sugar for a year
35. Watch an egg hatch
36. Be a vegetarian for a month
37. Visit my husband’s mission in Alaska
38. Go a month without eating out
39. Catch an Alaskan salmon and eat it on the beach
40. Go to graduate school
41. Visit every major city in the U.S
42. Shake hands with the prophet
43. Visit the sacred grove
44. See a tornado in person
45. Ride a moped
46. Bike across the Golden Gate Bridge
47. Spend the night in a hammock
48. Be involved with a nonprofit
49. Organize a beach or roadside clean up
50. Have something named after me (scholarship, bench, park, etc)


  1. Kels, you are such a sweet girl. This list made me so happy! I especially loved the last one. Seriously that would be so cool, to be able to 'leave your mark' in the world haha! Wish we lived closer, you are too cute. xo

  2. Please cross #2 off your list! :(

  3. Kelsey! You are amazing I wish we lived closer to you and Tim. I would love to hang out with you guys and get to know you more.

  4. No sugar for a year? That's hardcore! (I type as I eat my grapefruit sprinkled with sugar). I think these are some cool projects to work towards!


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