Wednesday, October 15, 2008

My 100 Item Bucket List

My dad is a genius with photoshop. We thought this would be hilarious to add me in the movie. And it was. I still crack up when I see this picture. Me Jack and Morgan all all good old friends. I don't know why Jack has to block me out with his arm. lol.

Okay, here is the list I promised. It’s my bucket list. Now, please do not think I am getting ready to die or anything. I would love to call this my dream list or my goals list, but since there was the movie, The Bucket List, it has become a term everyone recognizes. If you haven’t seen the movie, it’s about two men (Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman) who are told they will die soon and set out to complete their bucket lists. The bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you “kick the bucket”. Since we all will eventually kick the bucket I don’t see any harm in writing one. Also, now that I have this awesome list put together I can keep looking to it and make sure I am living my life to the fullest. It was very fun to put together.

I would love to hear what other people would like to have on their bucket lists. Why not write down what would make you life full and complete? It’s a great way to keep your life and goals on track.

The list is in no order by importance. However, I did put certain themes together while I had a ton of extra time while I was at MD Anderson.

My 100 Item Bucket List

1. Go to Alaska
2. Go to the Grand Canyon
3. Climb the Grand Canyon (some of it)
4. Camp and kayak the Grand Canyon
5. Snowboard in Utah, and Lake Tahoe and Mt Whistler
6. Snowboard in the Swiss Alps
7. Go to Hawaii
8. Walk to the top of the Statue of Liberty
9. Go see Saturday night live filmed
10. Go to Niagra Falls
11. Go to Europe and have Kevin show me all around
12. Go see the remaining seven wonders of the world
13. Go to Disney World again as an adult with Kevin
14. Go backpacking in Australia
15. Travel to Africa, South America and Asia (as well as Europe and Australia)
16. Go on the Kinda Ka rollercoaster in New Jersey which is larger than the Top Thrill Dragster at Cedar Point
17. Do an East Coast road trip with Kevin
18. Go on a cruise with Kevin
19. Go surfing in the Pacific
20. Go base jumping
21. Go on a hot air balloon ride
22. Skydive
23. Go white water rafting
24. Go paragliding
25. Do the rip cord
26. Climb a mountain
27. Jump out of a helicopter on my snowboard at the top of a mountain
28. Go scuba diving where the water is really clear
29. Drive dune buggies in sand dunes and on the beach
30. Take a hip hop class (and be in the recital)
31. Take a jazz or ballet class
32. Learn salsa or ballroom dancing
33. Ride 75 miles on my bike at one time
34. Do 50 pushups in a row and in perfect form
35. Balance in a handstand for a long time
36. Do a back-handspring
37. Exercise every single day of my life and run at least 3 times a week
38. Run 10k races again
39. Become a good golfer
40. Swim with a dolphin
41. Play on a slip and slide
42. Become a public speaker (and not be nervous speaking)
43. Learn how to speak Spanish fluently
44. Get a lot better at playing the guitar
45. Get really good at photography
46. Become a professional necklace maker
47. Solve a rubix cube
48. Learn origami
49. Learn how to play a classical song on the piano (or Piano Man)
50. Go to a Superbowl game
51. See the Lions make the playoffs
52. See the Lions get through the first round of the playoffs
53. See Matt Millen fired (Check)
54. Sit courtside at a basketball game
55. Attend the Olympics
56. Go to a Monday Night Football game
57. Witness a Miracle (check – my nephew Miles Eli being born)
58. Host a successful Art Bra Show and raise $50,000 for Gilda’s Club
59. Write a book and have it published
60. Sell over 1,000,000 copies of my book
61. Write 1,000 journal entries
62. Write a children’s book about health and the environment
63. Get in a popular magazine (someone else writing a story about me)
64. Get an article published in a magazine (that I wrote)
65. Get on a well known talk show to tell my story
66. Start my own business
67. Have the Gilda’s Art Bra show become a national event
68. Complete the Hippocrates Health Educator Course
69. Master the steps of the Greatest Salesman in the World
70. Meditate every single day
71. Learn to forgive
72. Write down 5 good things every day
73. Really have inner peace and love (really)
74. Loose all anger, hate and jealousy for good
75. Make a huge mark on improving the environment
76. Plant a tree
77. Get really really green (more environmental than I already am)
78. Pass the 2 year from diagnosis date
79. Have NED (no evidence of disease)
80. Have 1 million in assets (while still doing everything on my list)
81. Own a Jeep Wrangler
82. Create enough passive income so I don’t have to worry about working anymore
83. Go to a U2 concert
84. Be happy with the paint color I choose for the Kitchen (and have Kevin happy)
85. Have or adopt a child
86. Live on a lake
87. Learn to love wheatgrass
88. Be a member in the audience of a talk show
89. Go whale watching
90. Become a complete vegetarian then vegan then raw vegan
91. Make my home follow all the Feng Sui rules
92. Pick a Lemon from my Lemon tree
93. Go to my 10 year high school reunion (if they actually have one)
94. Stay in a place on a beach for a week or more and do nothing else
95. Get in touch with an old friend from childhood
96. Own an Iphone
97. Get a cool video on youtube
98. Go to a Broadway show
99. Go see The Nutcracker Ballet
100. Have my port hole heal up completely

And there it is. My 100 item bucket list to celebrate 100 journal entries.

Hope you all enjoyed.

Lots of love



  1. I love the new site! I've been trying to get my Dad to do a Bucket list since he just retired & has known nothing but work - is that bad? I did one too, but did not come up with 100. I'll send it to ya - you're on the list you know. I can't wait 'til I get to say I remember Shannon when she was just a Riata Volleyball player - now she is a best selling author, motivational speaker, etc.

  2. if you and kevin want some friends to travel with, let me and chuck know! we love seeing different parts of the world! and it's always fun to go with a group!

  3. I like the new blog spot, but did you have to blow up the pictures of your port? I am so glad that, that is healing! Hope everything is going well! See you soon next Tuesday. :)

  4. I have my Bucket list in my head. I think about it off and on. I lost my twin sis and her two children suddenly in house fire 15 years ago. I know life can change so fast. Love your new sight. God Bless you.

  5. i can help you with number 95 - get in touch with a childhood friend! i found you on facebook and came to your blog. i hope to 'talk' to you soon!!! kelly kurczewski potter


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