Bucket List

I have a ton of stuff I want to do with my life and the visual nerd in me likes crossing things off lists. These lists are constantly changing. I’m leaving the things that were on the list that I’ve accomplished but things I haven’t done yet seem to change over time, so some things I’ve added on previously I’ve found I’ve deleted because my goals have changed.

What’s on your bucket list?


-. Pay off my student loan  Done! January 4th, 2012
-. Have a 6 month emergency fund ($6,000 bare bones)
 Done! June 5, 2012
-. A full emergency fund of undetermined amount Done! June 10, 2015
-. Build passive income, something small like $100 a month
-. A net worth of $50,000
-. Pay off my (a) house  Paid off the house when I sold it, August 29, 2016
-. Pay cash for a car
-. Buy $1000 in stocks


My DIY pinmap


-. Italy (Rome, Milan, Naples) Done! Oct 21 – Nov 1, 2013
-. London, England  Done! July, 2012
-. Attend WDS
-. Attend FINCON
-. Visit New York City, NY Done! Dec 9 – 14, 2012
-. Road trip through the Eastern states Boston July 26-30, 2013,  NY, Portland, DC
-. The Grand Canyon April, 2016
-. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
-. Isles de la Madeleine Done! June 24 – 30, 2011
-. Australia
-. Israel
-. New Zealand
-. Visit every Disney park on the planet Orlando, Jan 2011
-. China and Japan
-. Hot spring vacation, all inclusive somewhere warm Done! Cayo Coco, Cuba March 25 – April 2, 2014
-. Vancouver, BC
-. Newfoundland and St Pierre & Michelon
-. Take the transsiberian, silk route or transmanchurian train route.
-. Start exploring and wandering with my guy  Florida 2x, Europe 2x, AB/BC 1x, Texas/Cali 1x, Ottawa 1x… suffice to say we like to wander around together.


-. Live in another country
-. Get a graduate degree OR get an MBA
-. Learn another language
-. Read Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged Done! November, 2012
-. Work for an airline Done! Airport business contract, 2011 🙂
-. Go on a horse & sleigh ride
-. Learn to brake on skates
-. Bring my student loan below $10,000  Done! April 2, 2011
-. Buy a set of Vibram five fingers  Done! May 2, 2011
-. Finish my business degree  Done! April, 2013
-. Spend a day learning to surf, somewhere warm and tropical
-. Buy a piece of jewellery from Tiffany’s  Done! December 12, 2012
-. Own an awesome leather jacket  Done! Dec 3, 2011
-. Read the Bible in its entirety
-. Go bungee jumping
-. Go skydiving
-. Go skinny dipping (again)
-. Go paint balling (yes, I’ve never gone)
-. Learn how to shoot a gun (firearms course)  Done! March, 2013
-. Take a flying lesson (airplane flying, that is)
-. Take a diving lesson
-. Solve a Rubik’s cube more than once Done! Oct 26, 2011
-. Solve the cube in 5 minutes or less  Done! November 26, 2011
-. Earn money for writing something  Done! December, 2011
-. Finish renovating my house and rent it out or sell it Done! Renovations completed September 2014. It’s up for sale!
-. Elope. I don’t care if that’s a weird thing to put on a list, it seems like the greatest idea ever

Health & Fitness

-. Ultra 10k mudrun, signed up for July, 2017, Halifax!
-. Complete the crossfit fundamentals course at my gym
-. Finish c25k a second time Done! August 7, 2015 (first time Sept 2011)
-. Buy a bicycle (and actually use it, of course)  Done! March 29, 2011
. 35km trail ride with Bob  June, 2016
-. 50km trail ride with Bob June, 2016
-. Mountain bike trail with Bob  June, 2016
-. Now I want to buy a speedbike!!

This page was last updated on November 8, 2016.

12 thoughts on “Bucket List”

  1. I just did number 24 about three or four weeks ago, and it's going to help me eventually do number 19 🙂 Running in them is a crazy experience, you'll love it. My knees and (well, I'll just say it) boobs don't hurt at all when jogging now, and I look forward to running now because it's such an enjoyable experience!!!

    I love number 35 too, and in my experience, 30 is VERY smart. I freaking hate my loan.

  2. Hahah yep the boobs thing bothers me too when running, it's interesting to see you mention a change in that with the vibrams… I can't wait to order them. Which did you choose? I'm hoping to pull the trigger on them in a month orso

  3. I have wanted to post something like this on my site and you have given me an idea. Cheers.

  4. Thanks for your comment today.
    I want to go to Burning Man too.
    Some day!

    • Thanks for checking out my site Kathryn, I've added you to my link-love page. I look forward to creeping through your blog again to read more. I really enjoyed it! And yes Burning Man… some day we'll get there!

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  8. karmacopia said:

    Great list! Congrats for paying off debt in Jan! One more year for me 🙂
    Our bucket lists / goals are similar – http://www.karmacopia.wordpress.com

  9. Love your bucket list! So will you be attending FINCON this year? I love it, it’s my favourite conference.

    And you should definitely come to Australia 🙂

    • I don’t think I can swing FINCON financially this year. I had a ticket booked and everything the year before last but didn’t end up going due to flightcancellations. That was a bummer, I might still make it this year… we’ll see how things go in the next few months! Australia is on the short-term list!

  10. Nice list…It appears you are doing well and making good progress towards your bucket list.

    For what it is worth, start building that passive income stream. The sooner you start the better! I promise you will not regret it.

    Best wishes in your personal journey!

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