My Reverse Bucket List

8.04.2013


Things I've already done that are bucket list worthy! 
Linking up here.

1. Went skydiving in Cushing, Oklahoma (read about it here)

2. Spent a week and a half in Greece circa January 2008.

3. Caribbean Cruise with my mom to Key West and Cozumel. Girls' trip!

4. Parasailing in Key West

5. Visited the Bean in Chicago (many, many times)

6. Ran a half marathon and marathon with my dad

7. Rode the Superman Tower of Power at Six Flags St. Louis

7a. Rode roller coasters at Cedar Point in Ohio
7b. Rode roller coasters at Six Flags Great America in Illinois
7c. Rode roller coasters at Six Flags over Dallas
7d. Rode roller coasters at Frontier City in Oklahoma City, OK (this park has a total of 5 roller coasters. holler!)
7e. Rode a roller coaster at the Mall of America in Minnesota

8. Hawaii x2 (sophomore year of high school and sophomore year of college)

9. A Cubs/Cards game at Bush Stadium
9a. A Yankees game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, TX
9b. Rangers vs. Cubs in Arlington
9c. Cubs game at Wrigley Field (multiple times while growing up and last summer with Jordan)

10. Oklahoma City Thunder NBA playoff game
10a. At least one Thunder game every year since they came to OKC

11. Visited Mount Rushmore (more pictures here)

12. Driven a jet ski
13. Visited Yellowstone National Park
14. Took a walk in Central Park
15. Rode on the L in Chicago
16. Hiked a mountain in Idaho and Colorado
17. Ate lobster in Maine
18. Found a conch shell on a Florida beach
19. Went to the top of the Arch in St. Louis

And finally, last but certainly not least:
20. Eaten a delicious s'more over a campfire in Wisconsin, Illinois, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Texas (though not at the same time)

Of course I have more, but those are the ones that first came to mind.

What's something on your reverse bucket list?

35 comments:

  1. WOW!! I love this idea!! And seriously girl- inspiring things that you have done!!
    :) Rebecca

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  2. This is so cool! Definitely a fun thing to do when you are feeling like you never do anything cool - rehash all the cool stuff you have done! One thing on mine would probably be living in Italy - awesome! x

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  3. Yay, I'm so happy to see your list! You are so brave- skydiving, Superman, and jet-skiing- I couldn't do it! That is a lot of adventure!

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  4. This is great! So much stuff in the U.S. that I still need to do. I would LOVE to to go to Yellowstone!

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  5. That is really such a great idea! I loved reading your list. We went on the same cruise for our honeymoon! I've also been parasailing, I've been to an Orioles game in Baltimore, taken a walk in Central Park (and had breakfast at Tiffany's) and have been to the St. Louis Arch. But that's where the similarities end. Your list is cooler :)

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  6. I love this idea. I was able to visit Australia for a week about 10 years ago, I even got to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef!

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  7. There are so many things on my list, but of course I can't find it. Oops. I have traveled to Germany though!

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  8. Cute idea! :) You've done so much! And I'm totally with you about Oklahoma, even though I love it so much!

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  9. I am so happy I came over from Amanda's blog today. I am SERIOUSLY bummed out about my budget and seeing everybody else go everywhere. But this is a marvelous idea to ease that pain. As soon as your skydiving picture popped up, I remembered that I have achieved something on TONS of bucket lists. And that made me smile. :)

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  10. skydiving and greece are on my top list now!
    you're way cooler than you think you are, you know?

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  11. Love it. You're inspired a new blog post, stay tuned for MY list.... ~Lauren

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  12. That is a great idea! Focus on what you have done and not what you haven't. I have been skydiving too! Awesome but too scared to ever do it again if that makes any sense! Greece is on my list for the future.

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  13. Ok, you have done A LOT! Good for you! I'm the same way- thinking my life is lame right now because I'm not able to do anything "exciting" right now. But then I look back and realize How much I've actually done....I think you've inspired me to do one of these posts!! :)

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  14. This is a great idea and a great list you have! But now all I can think is...oooh, I want to do that too...because my list would be a little sad :)

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  15. This is a great idea! I really want to go skydiving but I'm scared that... I might just pass out hahaha

    Michelle @ Mishfish13

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  16. What a great idea! You've inspired me to write my own reverse bucket list.

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  17. This is a great list. YOU, my friend, are one interesting gal. You've done so much! You make me want to get off my butt and live life to the fullest!!! Wow. The only thing we have in common is that I, too, have walked through Central Park. I would also add having had sea food in Ocean City every summer growing up. I've rock climbed outdoors. Ohhh... I just need to do this on my blog haha Thanks for this post!

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  18. You are so right! This is strangely similar to my post. So weird! I love this concept of a reverse bucket list. You certainly are well-travelled. I went on a blind date this weekend and the guy asked if I travel much. I didn't want to overwhelm him so I only mentioned a few places.

    I love that you've been on so many roller coasters. Have you been on one recently? I find the older I get, the less I can tolerate them. Like I literally get motion sickness on the swings. The swings! It's sad really.

    Other things I noticed we have in common but didn't want to mention at first because I feared you'd think, "Wow, this girl thinks we have a lot in common but I do not spend this kind of time blog stalking complete strangers":

    * I love cupcakes

    * I see cute boys and avoid them

    * pretty girls intimidate me

    * I run marathons

    * my real life friends and mom are my most loyal readers

    * we read similar books

    * we've thrown lots of bridal showers and are often in charge of the games

    There was more but I can't remember all the posts I read yesterday:)

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  19. Ahhh- I'm so embarrassed! I was signed in to my school e-mail, hence the "Miss Hardeman" title. Geeze Louise!

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  20. I love, love, love this idea.

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  21. You've sure done a lot of cool things already! And you're brave when it comes to roller coasters!

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  22. This is such a great idea! You are just full of them!

    One of my favorites: collected sea glass on the shores of the Thames River in London when the tide was extremely low in the morning.

    ~Katy

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  23. What a great idea!
    I keep focusing on what I still want to do, not so much on the awesome things I have done!
    I can name a few when I think about it.
    1. Went countless times to Niagara Falls (we lived 10 minutes from it, I forget some people have never seen this wonder...)
    2. Lived in Paradise (the Caribbean version of it, and learned that even paradise isn't paradise all the time)
    3. Snorkeled with Stingrays
    4. Went Ziplining over the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, twice!
    5. Hiking to fantastic views in the Blue Ridge Mountains, many times
    6. Saw how the other half lived in my favorite era - the 1920's, by visiting Biltmore Estate
    7. Had a beautiful, healthy baby 3 times.

    Geeze, maybe I should blog about this...lol.
    We often don't realize just how fantastic our lives are, and have been. Thanks for the reminder.

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  24. This is another awesome idea! I must just have to steal this from you - I'll give you credit, of course. ;) You definitely have done some awesome things. I would love to see more of your pictures from Greece!

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  25. Love the Cedar Point shoutout! While I'm happy to be in Georgia now, I'm really going to miss my annual trip to Cedar Point with my husband and his family. It's SO much fun!

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  26. Great list! You have a beautiful blog. Consider me a new follower : )

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  27. I was in Athens in January 2008 too, random. I wonder if we crossed paths!? Hawaii is at the top of my bucket list. It's so cool that you have been twice! These reverse bucket lists are such a great idea! I might have to jump in this link up.

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  28. Central Park is on my to do list! I must go on a walk in central park before I die!

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  29. Okay, so now you need to come to Atlanta and come ride some roller coasters at the six flags here! I'll take ya. :) I love reading about all of your travel adventures. I didn't know you had gone to Greece! Ever since our Greece trip fell through last summer, every time I hear "Greece" I get so sad and dreamy. Haha.

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  30. Oh, Greece. Visiting that beautiful country has been on my bucket list for SO long.

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  31. Wow, you've been allllll over! I didn't realize you've traveled to so many places. Now I've got some wanderlust going. :)

    Thanks for linking up!!

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  32. Greece, baseball games, a girls cruise trip!! Your list is so fun! And skydiving!! You are one brave girl!!

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  33. I went Skydiving too, but wasn't able to get pictures or video due to technical difficulties :/ Many of the items you have checked off are on my (to do) list, and I think I'm going to add visit all/most of Six Flags across the US to my list.

    Stopping over via the link up,
    Diana L. | Life in German.

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