Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Your Bucket List

What do you want to do before you die?  What do you want to accomplish?  Who do you want to become?  What do you want to see?  What do you want to experience?  How do you want to serve?

Sometimes it's fun to reflect on what you want to accomplish.  Hopefully, we will all live long, full lives.  But are there certain things that you want to be included in that long full life?

A while back a movie came out called "The Bucket List."  It was an okay movie, but it introduced the idea of a list of things to do before you kick the bucket, and I really liked that idea.

I think too often we live life day to day without thinking about the big (or small) dreams we have for the future.  I recently decided that I needed to compose my bucket list.  I started doing it in notepad on my computer but I decided that strategy was seriously lacking in awesomeness.

I did some googling until I found a recently launched website that I really like.  It is at  It is super awesome.  It allows you to create your own list, browse other people's lists, follow lists that you select, copy other people's items, and even add videos and pictures to any item on your list so that you can show off your awesomeness after you complete an item (or use pictures to better show what you're going to do before you do it.)

Since making my own list I have begun evangelizing friends and family so that they too will make lists on the site.  I already have a few converts. (okay, I'll admit two of them are my wife and my mom who are both required to put up with all my craziness)

So the next step in my evangelizing is this very blog post.  So what are you waiting for?  Why don't you go to the site and make a list of your own?  Your list can and should include things that are practical, fun, easy, hard and some things that are downright crazy.

Even if you decide not to do it on the site, I encourage you to think about it.  Have fun with it.  Dream about what you'd like to do, see or accomplish.  If you need some ideas for your list feel free to check out my list.  Let me know if you join the site so I can follow you.  Also, feel free to comment with some (or all) of your bucket list items.


  1. So I guess the first thing that should be on the bucket list would have to be "Make a Bucket List." Second become Funny and Smart like Jeff. (So you might have to give out lessons)

  2. So I am sure that Robyn would be more then willing to help you accomplish number 1 on the list. As soon as you are ready.

  3. Love it! I loved your bucket list. I have done several things on your bucket list and I must say that kissing behind a waterfall is awesome. I'll have to put my bucket list online instead of just my head.

  4. What a great Website Jeff!! I am definitely putting my bucket list on there!!

  5. love this post. Mainly I want this poster

  6. Cameron, I appreciate you commenting with both of your personalities. When I read the first comment I was pretty sure it was not a Tammy comment.

    Jared, you might need to help me find an awesome waterfall to kiss behind.

    Amber, I'm so glad you like it. Scott is the one that introduced me to the idea of a bucketlist so I'm glad I found this site when I finally got around to writing one.

    glarcy, I just found the poster when I googled "bucket list". But feel free to steal it off this blog and print it out.

  7. I am glad you are getting everyone on board with your bucket list idea.

  8. BUCKETLIST FRIENDS! I'm so happy I'm one of the converts.


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