Bucket List Beginning

I had a mild shock the other day. I realized that according to statistics, my life is half over.
I decided I better get to work, doing the things I’m “going to do someday.” So I started a bucket list.
First, just because I was curious, I made a list of unique things I have accomplished so far. It surprised me, because there was a lot more on there than I expected there would be.
But I have much left to do, and this is only the beginning of my list. So if you are wondering what a blind person’s bucket list looks like, read on.
Things I Have Accomplished
Walk a half marathon.
Write a book.
Get a college degree.
Pet a python.
Pet a sugar glider.
Ride an elephant.
Ride roller coasters.
Ride a Ferris Wheel.
Horseback ride on the beach.
Swim in the ocean.
Make a snowman.
See a white Christmas.
Make it known that I want to be an organ donor when I die.
Participate in a charity walk.
Donate food.
Donate clothing.
Donate toys for children in need.
Drink only water for three weeks.
Ride in a limo.
Meet someone famous.
Be a bridesmaid.
Perform in a dance recital.
Witness Space Shuttle launch.
Visit Disney Land.
Visit Disney World.
Visit Las Vegas.
Walk the Vegas strip.
See the bats leave Carlsbad Caverns.
Visit Grand Canyon.
Stand at the Four Corners Monument.
Walk through Time Square, and visit New York.
Visit Mexico.
Attend high school reunion.
Start a blog.
Find my signature scent.
Win a contest.

Things to Do
Get a massage.
Get acupuncture.
Go zip lining.
Scuba dive.
Try yoga.
Take a self-defense class.
Ride In a gondola.
Fly in a hot air balloon.
Ride in a carriage with horses.
Travel by train.
Go on an African safari.
Roll in a pile of leaves.
Stand under a waterfall.
Sleep in a stable.
Attend small-town festival.
Spend a holiday in a different country.

Swim with dolphins.
Swim with sting rays.
Swim with sea turtles.
Release baby sea turtles into the ocean.
Pet a kangaroo.
Hold a koala.
Hold a monkey.
Pet a “big cat.”
See an otter.
Pet a porcupine.

Creativity and Enrichment
Keep a garden.
Get a Master’s degree.
Be a published author.
Attend a conference about something that interests me.
Take a class in jewelry-making.
Take a pottery class.
Learn to cook.
Join a book club.
Join a writer’s group.
Learn to knit.
Make a candle.
Make soap.
See a ballet.
Attend a symphony performance.

Live in a beach house.
Get out of debt.
Get a steady income.
Find a church family.
Achieve my ideal weight at least once.

Find a soulmate.

Go on a Caribbean cruise.
Visit Australia.
Go to Scotland.
Visit Hawaii.
Tour the White House.
Shop at European Christmas markets.
Visit a café with cats as dinner companions.
Visit a rain forest.
Go to Yellowstone National Park.

Help animals at Australia Zoo in Queensland.
Help an endangered animal.
Plant a tree.
Volunteer at a food bank.
Send letters or care packages to a soldier.
Serve at a soup kitchen.

It’s a start anyway.


Author: Jena

Hi there. Thanks for stopping by. I am a small-town Southern writer, book hoarder, technology enthusiast, unashamed cat lady, and huge fan of the Outlander series. I have a degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Tyler. I love nothing more than to paint pictures with words, and to make people happy, and if I can do both at the same time, all the better. Gratitude, simple joys, and optimism are the cornerstones of my life philosophy. I am totally blind, and I have non 24 sleep disorder, and temporal lobe epilepsy. These health issues make for some interesting times, but adversity has taught me wisdom I never would have learned otherwise. I hope you will enjoy my writing, and I thank you for taking the time to read it.

3 thoughts on “Bucket List Beginning”

  1. Jena, this is quite the list for just being “a start”.

    I was trying to recall if I had ever posted a bucket list to my website. Upon doing a search for “bucket list” I see that I have not but that I have used the term in 4 different posts. One of those was a “booket
    list” that contained books I wanted to read someday.

    I know I have written one at some point though nowhere near as long as yours. Maybe this should be my inspiration to revisit that topic?

    A few of your items would for sure make my list including: Hawaii, The White House, some of the writing goals, the church family and finding a soulmate.

    Will I post it? Only time will tell.

    Thanks for sharing yours and your list of accomplishments.

    PS. There is no amount of money I could be offered that would get me to agree to pet a python.

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    1. I petted my first snake at the zoo when I was 10 years old, because I wanted to be the cool girl. 🙂 The python was just crawling around a pet store so I spent quite a bit of time with him. They are really beautiful. The closest thing I can tell you for what they feel like it’s just cool soft leather.


      1. I hope the zoo thing made you into the cool girl. 😉

        If that’s what is necessary, I can live with not being cool, I really can. 🙂

        Actually, I have touched, though never petted a snake and it very well could have been a python, it was years ago at a school assembly when I was in fifth grade but it doesn’t change the fact that snakes and I can’t be friends.

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