Life List

I grew up calling it my list of things to do before I died. Now more people know it as a bucket,dream or life list.

I live for new experiences and while I’ve already checked off some of my biggest ones including having a family and writing a book, there are still plenty of things I’d love to do before I die.

The only reason you should make a list of any sort is if you have plans to check everything off on it. I’ve never understood people who only dream about doing things instead of actually doing them.

Some friends pushed me to make this list public, so I figured why not. I’ll be adding to it as I think of things and this is in no sort of order

  • Visit Alaska with my father
  • Take a photograph on every continent (North America, Europe & Africa complete)
  • Visit all 50 States (23 left & airports don’t count)
  • Visit the home of my ancestors in Italy
  • Visit where my wife’s great-grandfather painted in China
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Become conversationaly comfortable with another language
  • Be a published travel writer/photographer
  • Learn to play guitar
  • Have an article I wrote published in a magazine
  • Have a gallery showing of my photography
  • Become a grandfather
  • Give a TEDtalk (TEDx complete!)
  • Learn to ride a motorcycle
  • See the outback in Australia
  • Hike in New Zealand
  • Thru hike the Appalachian Trail
  • See all of our National Parks
  • Earn the right to be called Professor (have done virtually, but I want a classroom)
  • Go on an African safari
  • Travel abroad with my family
  • Sleep over in a castle
  • Ride on a dog sled
  • Take part in Mardi Gras
  • Attend Church in the deep south
  • Drive a¬†convertible¬†along Rt. 66
  • See the Grand Tetons
  • Start my own non-profit
  • Skydive