Completed Bucket List


I started completing items on my “bucket-list” when I was in high school. Even though I have no intention of kicking the bucket anytime soon, I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of having a rolling adventure to-do-list. Each year, I add new items to my list and try to accomplish them before the year is done. Often times, I find myself experiencing an activity I didn’t even know existed!  I get anxious with excitement just thinking about the next journey I will take or new thing I will try. Until I can’t think of another place to visit or another activity to do, I will continue to live my life to the fullest by checking off items on my ‘loving-life-list’. There is still so much more for me to see and do.

This is what I have been able to complete thus far in no particular order:


  1. Snorkeling
  2. Scuba Diving
  3. Surfing
  4. Whale Watching
  5. Swim with Dolphins
  6. Swim with wild whale Sharks
  7. Swim with wild sting rays
  8. Catamaran tour
  9. Deep Sea Kayaking
  10. Canoeing
  11. Wind Surfing
  12. Water Skiing
  13. Tarzan Swing
  14. Canopy Tour/Zip lining
  15. Rappelling  
  16. Visit an active volcano
  17. Swim in the only lake in the world with fresh water sharks
  18. Drive-In Movie
  19. Christmas & New Year in NYC
  20. Back Pack throughout Mexico & Central America
  21. Travel by myself
  22. Stay in hostels
  23. Ride on the back of a motochonco
  24. Hitch Hike
  25. Downhill Ski & Cross Country Ski
  26. Snow boarding
  27. Ice Skating
  28. Snow Shoeing
  29. Ice Climbing
  30. Rock Climbing
  31. Cruise
  32. Stay at a resort
  33. Hiking
  34. Visit the Mayan Ruins
  35. Swim in a Cenote
  36. White Water Rafting
  37. Horse Back Ride in the mountains
  38. Parasail
  39. Visit the aquarium at Atlantis
  40. Camp on the beach
  41. Boogie Boarding
  42. Body Boarding
  43. River Boarding
  44. Drive on the left side of the road
  45. Ride in a horse and carriage
  46. Tent Camping
  47. Drive a jet ski
  48. Disney World
  49. Live in a big city
  50. Visit Hollywood
  51. Fishing
  52. Ottawa for Canada Day
  53. Watch the Canada Day fireworks from the roof top of the Chateau Laurier
  54. Helicopter Ride
  55. Fly an airplane
  56. Caving
  57. Sailing
  58. Driving Range
  59. Buggy Tour
  60. Parliament
  61. White House
  62. Drive a Mustang
  63. Hotel Hop
  64. San Diego Zoo
  65. Lazy 5 Ranch

Life Moments:

  1. Start a blog
  2. Become a teacher
  3. Book a flight and just leave
  4. Dye my hair Rihanna red ombre
  5. Fall in love
  6. Road trip with friends
  7. Study Abroad
  8. Study at a private School
  9. Meet Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers
  10. Mom and daughter trip
  11. Bachelor of Arts
  12. Bachelor of Education
  13. Master’s in Education
  14. Volunteer
  15. Meet new friends
  16. Learn Spanish
  17. Tutor second language learners
  18. Try new things on each trip
  19. Train at a Crossfit box
  20. Try a new class
  21. Learn to make my own jewellery
  22. Buy a house
  23. Pay off my student loans
  24. Plan a vacation for someone
  25. See my favourite band in concert
  26. Sing in front of thousands of people
  27. Sing in a band
  28. Fly first class
  29. Travel with carry-on luggage only (a big deal for me)
  30. Visit a new place in my home province
  31. Remain pen-pals with childhood friend
  32. Reunite with old friends
  33. D.C. & L.A. Holocaust Museum
  34. Fly in Diamond Aircraft across 4 provinces
  35. Run a 5km marathon
  36. Play varsity rugby
  37. Coach high school soccer and rugby
  38. Principal’s Certificate
  39. Throw a surprise party for someone
  40. Fill a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child
  41. Go to the movies solo
  42. Teach at a college
  43. Move to a new city
  44. Try different jobs
  45. Stay in touch with a childhood pen-pal

In every city that I visit, I try to experience as much of the culture as I can by visiting as many of the iconic landmarks, monuments, museums, parks, restaurants, markets, sporting events, and festivals as I can. My fast-track travel style enables me to see much in a short amount of time. Although hyperactive traveling can be exhausting, it is also rewarding. I always make an effort to try something new in each destination that I visit. I would rather have memories of experiences had, rather than souvenirs.

I’ll continue to add to my bucket list in progress by creating yearly goals for myself; there is no better way to look forward to each new year!

Check out my other bucket lists: countries I’ve visited & around-the-world bucket list


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30 thoughts on “Completed Bucket List

  1. Wow, very impressive! Keep it up and keep sharing for others who don’t have these opportunities! Namaste….

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