As I complete items on my Bucket List, I will be posting pictures/videos/anything I have to show what I've done. Here is the link to the blog with my accomplishments: Finishing My Bucket List

Monday, September 17, 2012

Teacher Training with Ron Clark

I am an Educational Studies and Economics double major at an American liberal arts university. My ultimate goal is to open a series of schools. This is not on my bucket list. However, I do want to add that I would love to open a teacher-training school with Ron Clark, one of my educational heroes. I think it would be thrilling to have be able to send incredibly qualified and passionate teachers into the workforce.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Make a Mocha Frappuccino

Soon after starting college, I really enjoyed coffee. I like it cold, icy, and chocolate-y. Add that to a Starbucks on campus, and you have a girl who loves Starbucks' Mocha Frappuccinos! However, those can get pretty expensive, so I'd love to try to make my own: How to Make a Mocha Frappucino.

Go to an All-Inclusive Resort

I found this while pursuing the other day:

10 Budget Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

All-inclusive sounds veeeeery nice! As does "budget friendly"...I'm looking forward to knocking this one off my bucket list! 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Lucid Dream

I've never been very good at remembering my dreams (and the ones I do remember are often veeeery weird). I'd love to both train my mind to remember dreams more often and to be able to lucid dream. Apparently step one is getting a dream journal!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Visit Easter Island

In Progress - Sign Language Song

I want to learn how to do an entire song in  sign language. This might be kind of cheating because I'm already learning "Call Me Maybe," and I want to learn "Drive By," but I need to stay motivated!

Hopefully what I'll look like soon:

Learning "Call Me Maybe":

Awesome "Drive By":

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Video Clips for Parents

There are a few clips that my parents watch that get them practically on the floor laughing. One day, I'd like to make a video with some of those clips. Here's what I have so far:


  • Regis Time Man of the Year "How did we get the Time Man of the Year? Is it me???" 
  • Bird in hat in car scene 
  • Monk "Fresh Eyes" 
  • "Just Go With It" sheep rescue scene 

Peppermint Shrimp

A long, long time ago, my parents got a saltwater fish tank. They had a little peppermint shrimp that they loved, but soon after they got it, one of the fish in the tank ate their poor peppermint shrimp. My parents were devastated and haven't had a fish tank since.

So, I want to get them a peppermint shrimp that is protected against fish. Most likely, that will mean it will have its own little happy tank/bowl.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

In Progress - Six Continents

I'd like to go to all six continents (I know there are seven, but when I'm talking about traveling, Antarctica doesn't quite make my cut). I've already lived in North America and Europe and have traveled to Asia and Africa. All I have left are Australia and South America.

Partially completed: Finishing My Bucket List

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Book Club

I'm kind of interested in starting my own book club. Maybe it could be an online book club.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Go to Massage School

I'm not interested in becoming a massage therapist, I just want to know how to give a really good massage :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Completed - Write a Letter to My Future Self

In Progress - Donate a Goat

My dad has always joked (at least I'm pretty sure he was joking...) that he wants to retire as a gentleman farmer and raise goats. I have a miniature schnauzer who looks kind of like a goat, so he says he sort of has a goat!

I don't think he actually wants a goat (and certainly not as a gift), so I think the next best thing is to donate a goat through an organization like Heifer in his name as a present. He'd like it because it's helping a family, and it's special to us because it's a goat. Right now, a goat from Heifer is $120, so it'll be a few years before I can actually get him his goat, but I really want to do this for him. I encourage everyone else to donate, as a gift or for yourself, and help somebody in the world.

UPDATE: I was reading through my list earlier and realized that, although this gift would be expensive (especially for a college student), I am still more than able to get him this gift now instead waiting a few years. I think I'll try to get it at least a month before Christmas, just to make sure, and just tell him about it and give him whatever they send me on Christmas Day, so my biggest problem is just making sure I can also get a special gift for my mom this year. *looking at bucket list* Problem solved! I wanted to make my mom (and other family members) a family cookbook, so I've started talking to my relatives about recipes and finding a site from which to print. Let's get this one checked off by the end of 2012!