My Bucket List

I believe in cultivating a life of interestingness. I think it's important to write down your goals and remind yourself of them. I don't want to grow old and look back and wonder where the years went.

Bucket lists are highly personal. No two people will define a happy and successful life in the same way.

I've brainstormed many things I want to do before I die but it's very likely that your list will be very different, and that's good!  I encourage you to write it down your list and work on crossing some items off. 

This post will never be finished - I'll add items as they catch my interest, remove items if they no longer interest me, and strikeout items as I complete them.

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  1. Buy a van and do a coast-to-coast trip.
  2. Visit every state in the US and get a picture with their respective “Welcome to...” sign.
  3. Watch the sun rise on the east coast and set on the west coast in the same day.
  4. Write a blog for at least one year.
  5. Zip-line through the Costa Rican rainforest.
  6. Go hang gliding.
  7. Go on an African safari at the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
  8. Attend the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
  9. Participate in the Boryeong Mud Festival.
  10. Deliver a baby.
  11. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
  12. Throw tomatoes at La Tomatina.
  13. Ride a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey.
  14. Float around the Dead Sea.
  15. Ride a gondola in Venice, Italy.
  16. Visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
  17. Visit Niagara Falls.
  18. Visit the Louvre Museum.
  19. Visit Jerusalem’s Old City.
  20. Bathe in the Ganges River during the Purna Kumbh Mela.
  21. Walk the Camino de Santiago.
  22. Skydive over Mt. Everest in Nepal.
  23. Bungee jump from Royal Gorge Bridge.
  24. Scuba dive in an exotic location.
  25. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro.
  26. Compete in a triathlon.
  27. Go deep-sea fishing.
  28. Spend a night in a homemade igloo.
  29. Kiss a complete stranger
  30. Go to a World Cup and Olympics
  31. Attend the Super Bowl, World Series, MLS Championship, NHL Championship, NBA Championship.
  32. Learn sign language.
  33. Become an ordained minister.
  34. Watch a movie at a drive-in movie theater.
  35. Smoke an authentic Cuban cigar with a good friend.
  36. Chase a tornado in the Midwest.
  37. Hike the Appalachian Trail (thru-hike).
  38. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in person.
  39. Become an ordained minister.
  40. Watch a professional sumo wrestling match in Japan.
  41. Drink a cold beer at Oktoberfest.
  42. Tour the Titanic wreckage at the bottom of the Atlantic.
  43. Stand at the top of the Eiffel Tower.
  44. Climb to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  45. Go to New Orleans for Marti Gras.
  46. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland.
  47. Watch the ball drop in Times Square.
  48. Learn a martial art.
  49. Learn CPR.
  50. Save someone’s life.
  51. Learn a foreign language.
  52. Shake hands with the President of the United States.
  53. Travel to outer space.
  54. Seven Wonders of the Modern World: (Channel Tunnel, CN Tower, Empire State Building, Golden Gate Bridge, Itaipu Dam, Delta Works/Zuiderzee Works, Panama Canal)
  55. Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: (Great Pyramid of Giza)
  56. Visit the Seven Natural Wonders of the World: (Grand Canyon, The Great Barrier Reef, The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro, Mt. Everest, Northern Lights, Paricutin Volcano, Victoria Falls)
  57. Visit the new Seven Wonder of the World: (Chichen Itza, Christ Redeemer, The Great Wall, Machu Picchu, Petra, The Roman Colosseum, The Taj Mahal)

To be continued...

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PersonalErik Cianci