My Life / Bucket List


Growing up you are always dreaming and thinking of all the things that you want to do when you grow up. When you get older, you start to think about the things you want to do before you die. You may make a bucket list or life list.  For me, I have lists of places I’d love to go, people to meet, and things to do.  However, these aren’t things that I necessarily want to do before I die, just things I’d like to be able to say I did them.

Shawn Ann's Life List / Bucket List

Since I’m a female and well, we are always changing our minds or adding new things to our lists. I’m going to start with this list and periodically update it when things have been completed or to remove or update the list with new items.  These items are in no particular order, just the order in which I thought of them and added them to the list.

Bucket List

  1. Go on a cruise somewhere hot
  2. Go to Russia
  3. Graduate college
  4. Get married (November 1999)
  5. Take an Alaskan cruise
  6. Have children (July 2005, May 2011)
  7. Buy a house (2009)
  8. Go to Germany
  9. Go to France
  10. Go to Ireland
  11. Visit all 50 states (11 down, 39 to go)
    1. Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Michigan, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee
  12. Do a 5K (2013, 2014)
  13. Run a half marathon
  14. Run a full marathon
  15. Get up close and personal with an adult Tiger
  16. Sing karaoke at a bar
  17. Become debt free
  18. Spend a month in Hawaii (Moved to Hawaii June 2015)
  19. Spend 3 months traveling Europe
  20. Own a 64½ Mustang (might settle for a 65)
  21. Go snorkeling (April 6, 2015)
  22. See the Northern Lights
  23. Walk on the Great Wall of China
  24. Visit the Colosseum in Rome
  25. See Niagara Falls from both US and Canadian side
  26. Go scuba diving
  27. Take the boys to Disney together (Thaddeus went in 2007)
  28. Take the boys on a Disney Cruise
  29. Go to a blogging conference (2012 Mitten Moms, 2013 Mitten Moms, 2013 Reviewers Retreat, 2013 BlogHer, Blogging Concentrated 2013, Blogging Concentrated 2014.)
  30. Start my own business (2012)

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What’s one of your most wanted places to go or things to do in life?

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  1. Michele

    April 29, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    That is quite a list you have there. am really a homebody and am now doing what I most always wanted to do since I am semi-retired. I always wanted to be able to stay home and read lots of books!!
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  2. Linda Carmical

    April 29, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Love your bucket list. I’ve said for such a long time I was going to make mine, but nope. Slacker.


    • Shawn Ann Griffith

      April 30, 2014 at 11:41 am

      You know, I’ve been blogging for over 13 years and well, that’s how long it took me to finally put mine in writing on here!


  3. Kristy - Savvy and Sassy

    April 30, 2014 at 9:06 am

    This is a great list! Quite a few of those would be on my list too!
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  4. Lexie Lane

    April 30, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Half of your list are stuff I’d like to do! Ha! I’m gonna think of mine now!


    • Shawn Ann Griffith

      April 30, 2014 at 11:42 am

      I finally broke down and wrote mine out in this post because I saw someone else had posted theirs.


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