Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Bucket list update.

I haven't updated my bucket list in a bit.  I've been focused on my 101 in 1001 list instead.  As I have grown and matured, I wanted to add some new items to the bucket list for life.  This is a re-post with a couple new additions to the bucket list.


  • Return to Cambodia with MPK:   My sister, MPK, is adopted from Cambodia.  My entire family ventured there the summer before my senior year in high school.  It was a life changing experience and I can't wait for the day that I get to take MPK back there and share that experience with her. 
 This is an older pic of MPK, she's now 9 years old!
  • Visit Columbia with MGK:  My other sister, MGK is adopted from Columbia.  She was adopted while I was in college and I didn't get to venture down for that two month trip.  I want to do the same for MGK and see where she was born.
 MGK in 2008; she is now about to be 7.
  • Visit California wine country:  I have never been to California at all; it's a bit of a feat when you live on the east coast.  D and I have heard wonderful things about wine country and are dying to go.  I mean what could be better than drinking wine all day?
  • Eat in one of Gordon Ramsay's restaurants:  That's right.  D and I are big fans of Kicthen Nightmares, Hell's Kitchen, and other mildly entertaining Ramsay shows.  I have to eat at one of his restaurants before I die.
  • Travel to New Zealand
  • Travel to NYC (DONE! April 2011)
  • Meet Lady Gaga:  I'm trying to put things on my list that are mostly attainable.  This may never happen, but I at least have to try.  I think about the influence Gaga has had on me over the past year, and I know she is someone I want to meet in person.  Hmm...how to make this happen?
 One of my favorite Gaga pictures; Elle January 2010 photo spread
  • Own a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes: Just so I can sort of feel like I was once a character from Sex and the City.  Yes, they cost probably more than half of my wonderfully small teachers salary.  One day I will have a fabulous pair of heels that I will have nowhere to wear them to...

  • Buy a house (DONE! February 2011)
  • See a Broadway show (DONE!  April 2011)
  • Travel to every continent:  Well...I've marked off Europe, South America, and Asia.  I'd love to go back to South America and Asia with D.  So maybe I should amend this bullet to include "with D."
  • Run a half marathon (DONE!  November 2011)
  • Become a teacher:  (DONE!  Got my official cleared teaching license in August 2011)
  • Be in the audience for a taping of Ellen:  I love Ellen and her show.  I need to make this on a priority since you never know when shows will be pulled off the air.

  • Ride in a hot air balloon:  I am pretty afraid of heights.  I think I'd be totally scared doing this, but I think it would be  so special.  Hot air ballooning over Cali wine country?

  • Eat another Belgian waffle in Bruges, Belgium:  This was one of my favorite memories from our Europe trip.  I HAVE to go back and do it again.
 [My actual Belgian waffle...most amazing snack EVER.]
  • Volunteer in an orphanage:  I think that people can never really understand the extreme poverty and situations people live in in other countries unless they see it.  I want to see and experience this again.

  • Run a race in another country
  • See the World Cup
  • Backpack Europe: Check.  June/July 2009.  And got engaged :)
  • Move out of Georgia: Check. March 2010.  ABOUT TIME.
Apparently 2011 was the year of the Bucket List.  I need to be more diligent about checking this list out more often!


Tina said...

what an awesome list! such great things you have on yours. i have some of the same [ride a hot air ballooon, own louboutin's] but i love how you want to visit the countries of your adopted sisters with them. so nice!

Oliviaaa said...

you can do wine country... AND a hot air balloon ride in Southern California... and of course visit me in the same trip. :]

Claire Kiefer said...

Nice work on your list! I highly encourage you to work on the wine country goal . . . and I would love to show you around! :)

Kristin Miller said...

Good stuff! My brother was adopted from the Philippines, I hope he can visit there one day. I've seen orphanages (Mexico and Ireland) and helped in refugee camps; that's why I run with Team World Vision. They provide clean drinking water for villages in Africa and child sponsors for kiddos around the world!

Stephanie said...

Great list! You definitely need to come visit wine country. I kinda take it for granted since the boyfriend is from Sonoma and we go there at least once a month but it truly is stunning.


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