My Bucket List

I originally had this list on one of my other websites, but with all the talk of goals yesterday, I guess it’s time to revisit this list and start making some plans.  As you can see by the revision date, I haven’t updated this in quite some time.

Some people call it a ‘Bucket List’, others call it a ‘To Do List’. Whatever you want to call it, these are just some of the things I want to accomplish before I die. I find that having them written down helps me stay focused.

I would love to hear what’s on your Bucket List. Drop me a note… who knows we might be able to cross-off a couple together

My Bucket List – Last Updated: June 10, 2011
1
Live completely off-the-grid
Ongoing: Started building my little ranch in November 2010. 90% complete as of June 2011
2
Live long term in England and see most of Europe
Completed: 1996 – 1999
3
Volunteer/Live in third-world country
Completed: Served as missionary in Guatemala April 2009 to August 2010
4
Visit South Africa (go on safari, etc)
Completed: November 11th, 2001 thru December 1st, 2001 – Honeymoon with my wife
5
Ride the infamous Blue Train in South Africa
6
Take a Canadian Rail Cruise from coast to coast
7
Have a secondary “bug-out” cabin somewhere in mountains like Montana, Idaho or Utah
8
Adopt a child
Working on it! Please pray for this one!!!
9
Learn to sail
10
Sail around the world on my sail boat
11
Spend six months to a year in Australia
12
Visit as many countries as possible
Ongoing: As of June 2011, I have been to 88 countries
13
Take a canoe trip down the entire Missouri River from Three Forks Montana to St. Louis, Missouri
14
Visit Thailand
Completed: July 1997
15
Set foot on each of the seven continents
Ongoing: As of June 2011, I’ve been on 5 of the 7
16
Learn Spanish
Ongoing: I know enough to get myself into trouble
17
Become a private pilot
18
Own my own Cesna airplane
19
Stand at the North (or South) Pole
20
Spend a year in Alaska back country with no technology
21
Visit Cuba
Completed: January 1998
22
Attend Carnival in Rio Di Jenero, Brazil
Completed: February 1998
23
Sky-Dive
Completed: July 1986
24
Learn Tae-Kwon-Do
25
Become a public speaker
Completed: 1989
26
Learn to scuba dive and dive off the coast of South Africa or Australia
27
See Victoria Falls, Zambia
28
Visit the Vatican and have an audience with The Holy Father
29
Become an ordained Catholic Deacon
30
Visit Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
Completed: 1999
31
Take a high speed train from London to Paris
Completed: 1999
32
Visit the White Cliffs of Dover, England
Completed: 1998
33
Take my mother on a vacation outside of the USA
Completed: 1999 brought her to London
34
Become an attorney
35
Go deep sea fishing off the coast of Africa
Completed: November 22, 2001
36
Become a published author
Completed: August, 1987 – My first article in DatabaseAdvisor magazine
37
Generate a passive income
Ongoing: check out http://www.BouncingParty.com
38
Travel to all 50 States and Puerto Rico
Ongoing: As of June 2011, I have been to 49 States and Puerto Rico. I still have to go to Hawaii.
39
Accumulate over 1 million air miles
Completed: I now have over 4 million, but I refuse to travel by plane in the USA any longer because of the TSA invasion of privacy.
40
Run a marathon
41
Learn to box
42
Be able to bench-press over 350 pounds

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  1. Here are few new things I should add to the list…

    Become a General Class Amateur Radio Operator (ham) – accomplished 12/2012

    Release my own Open Source PHP Framework – Ongoing. About to finish in 1/2013

    Create a blog about saving money with “poor ways” of doing things – Ongoing – Should launch by 2/14/2013

    Write a book about raising meat rabbits

    Write a complete online course about PHP programming

    Kick the diet coke habit altogether – OH WHAT A STRUGGLE!

    Create passive residual income of over $10,000 per month – Ongoing!

    Increase my personal reading library by 5,000+ more books

    Charter a week long deep sea fishing voyage with just my wife and son (Forrest)

    Take a cruise

    Take up work working as a hobby

    Have a second house / cabin in Alaska

    Become a skilled brick mason

    Improve my carpentry skills

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