Stacie’s Wanna-Do-Before-I-Die List

Bucket List Publications is an online magazine focused on living life to its fullest and making other people’s dreams a reality. (You can read their blog here.) After reading some of their touching and inspiring lists, like Kelly Little’s Before Someone Else Kicks the Bucket and Merrilee’s Facing Life List, I decided to create one of my own.

Here goes nothing. In no particular order (except for #1)–
Stacie’s Wanna-Do-Before-I-Die list:

  1. Marry my “baby daddy.” ← (That’s for you, mom. Ha Ha.) P.S. He’s much more than that.
  2. Get manuscript published (I have to finish it first.).
  3. Have another baby.
  4. Make a living as a writer.
  5. Build my stockpile.
  6. Build a basement/storeroom.
  7. Visit all 50 states. (21 of 50, if you count just driving through.)
  8. See as many U.S. historical markers as I can find.
  9. Go snorkeling.
  10. Go on a cruise.
  11. Visit the Caribbean.
  12. Go whitewater rafting.
  13. See the Grand Canyon.
  14. See Niagara Falls.
  15. Visit Yellowstone.
  16. Build a hope chest.
  17. Learn how to sew.
  18. Make a quilt.
  19. Learn how to can.
  20. Grow a garden.
  21. Can my own food.
  22. Ride in a helicopter.
  23. Research genealogy as far back as the 1500’s for at least one branch of the loony tree. (I say that with love.)
  24. Meet my biological father. (maybe)
  25. Meet any other relatives on his side of family (possible half-siblings or aunts/uncles/grandparents?).
  26. Get sufficient medical history if not meeting them.
  27. Get a horse, some chickens, a couple of cows, and maybe a cat (We already have two dogs and two goats.).
  28. Go gambling.
  29. Float the river (any river) again.
  30. Go parasailing.
  31. See the bluest, clearest water in the world (Any ideas on this? Caribbean maybe?).
  32. Go to Australia (For my Pappaw, because he didn’t get to.).
  33. Save my grandparents’ homestead from ruin. *Sigh*
  34. Visit Mayan ruins.
  35. Go spelunking.
  36. Go rock climbing.
  37. Run naked in the rain.
  38. Go hang gliding.
  39. Ride a jet ski.
  40. Visit Africa.
  41. Have my own home office.
  42. Successfully quit smoking.
  43. Complete Associate degree.
  44. Get Bachelor degree.
  45. Visit the National Archives in Washington, DC.
  46. See the Golden Gate Bridge.
  47. Tour the White House.
  48. Visit the Library of Congress.
  49. Visit the George Bush Library.
  50. Attend a NASCAR race.

This is by no means a complete list as I’m sure there are tons I’m forgetting. I may add to it later on down the line.

What are your dreams? What do you want to do before you kick the bucket?

Update: see “Six Years Later: Stacie’s Bucket List” if you’re curious about my progress (or lack thereof).

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