Bucket List

Writing Goals

  • Start a blog
  • Publish a book (self-pub or traditional) – Self-pub June 14, 2015
  • Write a series of at least five books (two down, three to go)
  • Write a trilogy (Finished June 2015)
  • Crack the top 100 on Amazon Kindle
  • Write a bestselling novel

Career Goals

  • Quit my day job
  • Turn writing into a full-time job
  • Find my life’s purpose (writing??)


  • Build our dream home (Bought it January 9, 2014)
  • Pay off our mortgage
  • Save up for a sports car
  • Cultivate a large organic veggie garden (Summer 2015)
  • Have a family
  • Write (maybe type because of my chicken scratch) a journal to each child to give to them after I die
  • Reach our 25th anniversary (Married in 2010)


  • Go for walks more often
  • Watch less television
  • Say “no” without feeling guilty


  • Visit all 50 states (Yet to discover: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona (Grand Canyon), Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Hawaii (Pearl Harbor), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (Bourbon Street and French Quarter), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota (Mount Rushmore), Tennessee (Nashville), Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming (Yellowstone))
  • Visit Europe (England, France–see Eiffel Tower and Le Louvre, Spain, Germany, Italy–see Leaning Tower of Pisa, Switzerland, Norway)
  • Travel to Japan
  • Go to the Australian Outback
  • See the cherry blossoms in Washington DC
  • Go to the Kentucky Derby
  • Visit the top 10 Zoos in America (I have yet to figure out which ones they are besides San Diego)
  • Experience an Opera
  • See the Phantom of the Opera (April 27, 2014)
  • See a play performed on Broadway
  • See the Nutcracker performed (December 6, 2014–hubby surprised me!)
  • Attend a symphony that is performing Vivaldi (Nov 17, 2013!)


  • Skydive (August 31, 2013  September 8, 2013) – Done!
  • Ride jet-skis
  • Go white water rafting
  • Try surfing
  • Go zip-lining
  • Hang-glide
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Take kickboxing classes
  • Learn self-defense
  • Drive a race car or Ferrari or some other sports car at a really high rate of speed
  • Horseback ride on a beach
  • Jump on a pogo stick
  • Play blackjack at a casino (March 26, 2014)
  • Study Buddhism
  • Learn Photoshop (2014-learn eh… kinda sorta… retained, not so much)
  • Learn to play the violin
  • Learn Yoga or at least take a class

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