What’s On My Bucket List Now

by gigigriffis

Being more than a year into my adventure, I’ve been hard at work making plans and contemplating what I want next. Of course, as usual, my biggest answers are that I want to love, I want to inspire, I want to travel (mostly in Europe), and I want to write. But I also want to have more adventures. Capture more moments like the one above. Simple. Beautiful. Kind of crazy. Way fun.

So, for the first time in a long while, I started working on my bucket list. My list of things I’d love to do in my life.

Some of these things have been on my list for a long time (getting kissed in the rain, for example) and some are very new. But all of them set my heart aflutter.

Here’s the list so far:

Write a bestseller.

writePhoto by Matryosha.

 

Jump off a bridge in Thun, Switzerland (all the kids do this during the summer and it looks way fun).

Thun, SwitzerlandThun by Daniel Moser.

 

Kayak along the cliffs of all five of the Cinque Terre towns.

Cinque Terre

 

Take tango lessons in Argentina.

Tango dancersTango in the street by Louis Vest.

 

Hold a baby tiger or leopard.

tigersBaby tigers by Tambako the Jaguar.

 

Go paragliding in the mountains.

ParaglidingParaglider by Jimmy Baikovicious.

 

Salsa in Cuba.

CubaCuba by Jordi.Martarell.

 

Hike. Everything.

ForestForest scene by Frank Wuestefeld.

 

Stay here.

Beautiful Greek villaFound on Airbnb.

 

Also, here.

Giraffe ManorGiraffe Manor.

 

Kayak the Na Pali Coast.

Na Pali CoastPhoto by Jay Bergesen.

 

Attend Carnivale in Venice.

MasksMasks by Giovanni Orlando.

 

Learn to pole dance.

pole dancePole dancer by kularock.

 

Get kissed in the rain.

Kissing in the rainKissing photo by Davey Schippers.

 

Ride the Glacier Express.

Glacier expressGlacier Express by Kevin Poh.

 

Learn to shoot a bow.

ArcheryImage by Rick.

 

Visit all these places.

Waterfall of the GodsWaterfall of the Gods by Stewart Ayrey.

 

What’s on your bucket list?

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12 comments

Roommate #1 July 22, 2013 - 8:17 am

Still love that top picture. So much. And while I don’t have the kind of connections that can hook you up with the eating breakfast with giraffes thing, I can take you on some pretty sweet backpacking trips in the American West and thus help with the “Hike Everything” part of the list. :D

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gigigriffis July 22, 2013 - 10:24 am

Hear, hear to hiking everything!

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lee July 22, 2013 - 9:45 am

brava for putting this in writing! instead of a do list i am crating a go to list: and i shall be running a contest asking for ‘where to send me for a month’, put this together for an extended trip…..
from this i hope to have bucket experiences in each place….
would you like to be my first vote? where would you send me for a month?

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gigigriffis July 22, 2013 - 10:26 am

Hmm, it would be hard to choose without knowing where you’ve been before, but since your heart is in Italy, perhaps my vote would be for Emilia Romagna. It’s a region I’ve not yet explored, but I’ve heard amazing things.

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Rebecca July 22, 2013 - 2:19 pm

I would have to say traveling to the places in the world that I want to see mainly countries and a few places within those countries. I agree with a few of the items on your bucket list as well learning the Tango and Salsa would be awesome especially with the right partner nudge, nudge, wink, wink. I would love to have kisses in the rain and snow and every weather event in between.
I want to live in some of those places in the world I want to visit no matter how brief of time it might be.
I want to learn and speak several languages.
I want to live in a smaller house/apartment say less than 900 sq. ft. if I have to build it myself no worries.
I want more adventure in my life. Yup I know be careful what you wish for.

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Gigi July 22, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Ooh, I love that. I totally forgot to include another language. I would like to become truly fluent in Spanish (right now I’d consider myself conversational).

Cheers to more adventures!

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Sarah July 22, 2013 - 2:51 pm

I love love loved Watkins Glen State Park.

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gigigriffis July 22, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Oh, good! It looks so lovely!

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Mike Charalambous July 22, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Awesome :) In order, the 3 I’d choose…

Hold a baby tiger (on my list)
Waterfall of the gods (on my list)
Kiss in the rain (not on the list, but real cute!)

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gigigriffis July 22, 2013 - 5:03 pm

:)

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