My Bucket List

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I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of having a bucket list. I love reading everyone else’s and would always say things like, “oh that’s on my bucket list!” but I never actually had a physical list.

I had a bucket list this past summer because I was spending my time in a new location that I’d never been to before (Pittsburgh). I had a really good time keeping up with the bucket list and it forced me to try new things and discover new places. I realized that this was how I wanted to live my whole life, not just my summer.

I bought myself a pack of Moleskine notebooks last month and had one left that I didn’t know what to do with. When I was coming up with the idea of writing this post, I realized that it would mean much more to me if I had a physical paper copy of the list rather than just a virtual one. Therefore, I’m making it my goal for this bucket list to be a physical bucket list first and foremost, not just a virtual one. I wrote everything down in my notebook and then transferred it to this post!

Now, without further ado, here is my bucket list.

The Bucket List

Updated: 9/3/15


Go on a cruise

Travel to Greece

Visit the Greek Isles

Visit someplace in the Caribbean

Travel to Italy

Go on a gondola ride

Travel to Amsterdam

Travel to Ireland

Travel to London (again)

Go on the London Eye

Ride in a double decker bus

See the crown jewels

Travel to Paris (again)

Kiss Ryan in the Eiffel Tower

Add a lock to one of the love bridges

Travel to Africa

Go on a safari

Travel to New Zealand and Australia

Travel to Costa Rica

Take a road trip across the United States

Visit California

Do the Hollywood sign hike

Visit Hawaii

Travel to all 50 states (13/50)

See Niagra Falls

Visit every continent (except maybe Antartica) (2/7)

Volunteer abroad

Visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras

Go to Las Vegas

Travel solo


Write a sponsored post (read my first sponsored post!)

Make money blogging

Make $100 in one month (September 2015)

Make $500 in one month

Make $1,000 in one month

Have my own logo designed (Thanks, Sarah!)

Get to 1,000 Instagram followers (November 2015)

Get to 1,000 Twitter followers

Get 20,000 page views in 1 month (July 2015)

Get 30,000 page views in 1 month (August 2015)

Get 50,000 page views in 1 month

Get 75,000 page views in 1 month

Get 3,000 page views in 1 day

Get 5,000 page views in 1 day

Attend a blog conference

Meet a blogging friend in real life

Blog consistently for 1 year

Create a media kit for the blog

Post once per day for a whole month

Work with 10 companies

Create some blog-specific hashtags


Get my own credit card

Keep track of my budget

Be entirely self sufficient

Invest in some stocks (with Ryan’s help)

Open an IRA (with Ryan’s help)

Donate $50 to a charity I truly care about


Graduate from Temple University

Graduate with at least a 3.5 GPA

Get into graduate school for speech-language pathology

Survive graduate school for speech-language pathology

Get a job working with children at least part of the time

Love my job

Open my own SLP practice


Be a bridesmaid

Be a maid of honor

Buy a house

Buy a car

Say “yes” to a proposal (get engaged)

Have a pen pal (Join Blogger Buddies!)

Start writing in a journal again

Pay it forward

Have a picnic in a park

Make a scrapbook of my high school Europe trip photos

Make a scrapbook of Ryan and I’s relationship

Buy a lottery ticket for myself (and win something)

Get drunk on my 21st birthday

Have my parents buy my first legal drink

Write a letter to my future self

Buy a “big girl” purse (Tory Burch York buckle tote!)

Own (and wear) a watch (Thanks, JORD!)

Get my cartilage re-pierced

Register to vote

Vote in an election

Be someone’s mentor (Became a Big Sister in November 2015)

Be a guest at a wedding

Send out Christmas cards

Have a better makeup routine/learn more about makeup

Win a giveaway (I won a monogrammed ring from Alicia Renee Obsessions!)

Own a Lilly Pulitzer dress

Own a Polaroid camera

Hold an officer position in NSSLHA

Be a committee head or an E-board member (I’m a founding e-board member of Special Olympics Temple University!)

Be in two places at once

Fly first class


Take a writing class

Take a photography class

Knit something (a scarf, maybe?)

Learn how to drive stick shift

Paint a decent-looking picture

Learn how to french braid on myself


Look at the stars in a truck bed full of blankets

Ride a horse

Road trip with my brother

Go on a vacation with friends

Dance at Hootathon

Be an audience member of a TV show

Drive a jet ski


Try yoga

Go to a spin class

Run/walk a 5K

Go to the gym consistently for a semester

Go to the gym consistently for a year

Drink more water! At least 8 glasses/day consistently



Get professional pictures taken with Ryan

Surprise Ryan with a gift

Spontaneously take Ryan on an adventure

Buy our tickets and popcorn at the movies

Participate in a “love journal” or book

Go on vacation sans-technology

 So, that’s what I have for now! I will be updating this post as I cross items off of my list. I hope to include photo or video documentation of everything here but for some of the items that might not be possible!

Do you have a bucket list? What are some things that are on it?

  • love this so much! I have never really taken the time to create a bucket list, definitely going to start thinking about making one! xx, kenz

    • Yay! Be sure to send me it, I’d love to read!

  • the list looks great! :) xoxo

  • What a lovely bucket list — I have a 101 in 1001 days list, but I’d love to create a general life bucket list.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  • This is an awesome bucket list! I always talk with my boyfriend about how I want to make a bucket list but I still haven’t made one yet — definitely need to get on that!

  • Ashley Vickney

    I love your bucket list! I plan on making one once I graduate! For Valentines day I made my boyfriend a couples bucket list, and can’t wait to cross things off together!

  • Some awesome goals on your bucket list! I’ve been thinking of doing the 101 in 1001 days. I believe I need to sit down and actually write one up. I hope you get to cross everything off your bucket list. :)

    • Thank you Jazmine! I’d love to read your 101 in 1001!

  • You have so many great goals! I might make something similar!

  • I love this! We have a lot of similar goals, especially travel-wise! I can’t wait to see what you accomplish!

    • Thanks Samantha! I have more travel goals than just this but I felt I should keep the bucket list relatively small for now, haha!

  • This is a great idea. I haven’t put together my own bucket list- but I’ve definitely thought about what would be on it. Good luck with your list!!

  • You have such a fun bucket list! Going to a blog conference is on mine, as well! The biggest item on my bucket list was to see Aerosmith in concert again, and I just found out that I’ll be seeing Steven Tyler in concert this fall! Not exactly the same thing, but I don’t have to pay for it, and I’m tickled pink! I can’t wait to follow along with your progress :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

    • OMG, that’s awesome! Can’t wait to hear about your concert experience! Thank you :)

  • This is a great bucket list. I love that you have some big goals (like buying a house) and some smaller goals like riding a horse. I think it is important to have small attainable goals and big life goals, both keep us motivated in different ways (:

  • May

    These are great. I’m looking forward to seeing you cross them off!!

  • Miss ALK

    I love love love your bucket list! I have an old bucket list on my blog but I really want to change it to a 1001 in 101 or whatever that thing is that’s going around the blogging world!

    PS Vegas is AWESOME!!!! You really need to go. 😉 One of my favorite things I ever checked off my bucket list!

    xoxo A

  • Lauren Ashley

    Oh! this is a great list! You really did get inspired! I love everything. I really need to do one of these…


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  • Cat

    I love making bucket lists! It’s the first step to making smaller goals to make our big dreams come true.

  • I love reading bucket lists, it helps me get to know a person so much better! Love the travel goals, cannot wait to keep reading along and see you cross these off one by one!

    xo, Alicia |

    • Thanks Alicia! I love reading other people’s bucket lists too!

  • Lovely bucket list… You have so many great goals!!

  • Tons of great goals to strive for on this list. I have never really made my own bucket list. I did make a list of things I wanted to do in college though!

  • Allison Ellzey

    I love this list!

  • Ally Gagliardo

    This is a great all inclusive list! I can’t wait to see you check all of them off!

  • I love this! I could easily steal every single item on this list, I guess we’re very similar people!

  • I JUST made a bucket list the other day because I figured I needed some #goals, right? I love yours! I’m hoping to get to the Caribbean for my honeymoon, so fingers crossed…

    Coming Up Roses

    • I’d LOVE to read your bucket list, Erica! Where else do you want to travel to?

      • Oh my gosh, everywhere?!?! Is that an acceptable answer?? haha
        We’re doing Hawaii for our 5 year wedding anniversary, but I definitely want to backpack Europe.

  • Love this list! I have a 101 in 1001 list that I’m trying to complete and this reminds me to get back on track!

  • There’s a lot of great ideas on here! I love have you have all your blogging/social media stats goals. I need to do the same for myself! Wishing you many checkmarks in the future!

  • Kayla

    There are so many good ideas on here! I was wondering what major your working towards to be a speech-language pathologist?

    • My major is speech, language, and hearing science. With my major I could either choose to go to grad school for audiology or speech-language pathology!

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  • Love this list so much! It inspired me to revamp my own bucket list and divide it into categories! I featured it in my site’s weekly Links I Love!



  • A∂яιєииє Dαкσтα

    I absolutely love your blogs. They motivate me so much to get active in blogging and become organized. I wish you luck in SLP, my mother loves it!

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    Great list! Feel free to check out my 1000+ bucket list at

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