The List

So here is the bucket list. I’m sure it will be ever growing and ever changing as life progresses.

Generally in Life

  • Write and publish all of my books
  • Work on Web comic with Nikki
  • Renovate a travel trailer to live in while building dream house
    • Then take that travel trailer around on adventures after
  • Own my own home near Asheville, NC
    • I’ve dreamed of a multi story home with a hobbit hole base it would have Victorian touches throughout.
    • A front deck overlooking the mountains.
    • Outdoor kitchen with grill, smoker, pizza oven.
  • Gardens to have around the home:
    • English style in front
    • Japanese garden in back
    • green house with flowers
    • enough veggies for the home
  • Farm life
    • Alpacas for yarn
    • ducks for eggs
    • highland cows for milk
    • goats for hiking
    • gypsy vanner horses
  • Learn to play instruments:
    • the ukulele
    • the banjo
    • the violin
    • the piano
  • Learn other languages:
    • Spanish
    • French
    • Gaelic
    • Japanese
    • Dutch
    • German
  • Take up photography and sell prints
  • Paint and sell prints
  • Screen printing of shirts and sales
  • Learn woodworking and make furniture and walking sticks
  • Learn leather working for gear and costumes
  • Learn to sew:
    • Custom clothing for hiking
    • cosplay
    • every day use
    • purses
    • backpacking Gear
  • Learn to dance
  • Train a search and rescue dog
  • Train an adventure cat
  • Become a park ranger or nature conservationist
  • Watch a meteor shower
  • See the aurora borealis
  • Layout in complete darkness to watch the milkyway
  • Learn the trick to bonsai and terrarium care and growing

Adventure and Outings in the US

  • Visit Biltmore estate
  • Cruise Mississippi River in steamboat
  • Attend Mardi Gras
  • Go hang gliding
  • Go parasailing
  • Learn to Rock Climb
  • Hike/backpack/camp/Climb/Kayak /Raft
    • Every public trail in WNC
    • The Appalachian Trail
    • The Pacific Coast Trail
    • Redwoods National park
    • Yellowstone
    • Grand Tetans National Park
    • Mountains to Sea trail
    • Continental divide trail
    • Zion national park
    • West Virginia Quiet Zone
    • Acadia national park
    • Denali national park
    • Rocky Mountains
    • Haleakala national park
    • Glacier national park
    • Black canyon Colorado
    • Pony express
    • Arches national park
    • Natural Bridges Utah
    • Sawtooth mountains
    • Olympic national park
    • Garden of the Gods, CO
    • Climb Devil’s Courthouse
    • Climb El Capitan
    • Climb Half Dome
    • Raft Rio grande
    • Raft and Hike Grand Canyon
    • Kayak around the Florida coast
    • Kayak around NC coast
    • Kayak around Maine coast
    • Kayak around the Puget sound
    • Thor’s well Oregon
    • Virginia natural bridge
    • Coyote gulch Utah
    • Witches Gulch Wisconsin
    • Alice Lake, Boise, ID
    • Kayak Cape Flattery, Washington
    • Kayak Crater Lake, Oregon
    • Maquoketa Caves, Iowa
    • Cathedral Caverns, Alabama
    • Mammoth Caves, South Dakota
    • Bat Cave, North Carolina
    • Linville Caverns, North Carolina
    • Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
    • Lizard Lake, Colorado
    • Handies Peak, Colorado
    • Watkins Glen State Park, NY
    • Slot Canyon AZ
    • Antelope Canyon, AZ
  • Take a hot air balloon ride over:
    • Appalachians
    • Grand Canyon
    • Lake Tahoe
    • Vermont in fall
  • Bungee jumping
  • Road trips and Drives:
    • Route 66
    • Pacific coast highway
    • Entire Blue Ridge Parkway
    • Hwy 179 Arizona
    • Hwy 163 Utah/Arizona to see Monument Valley
    • Covered bridges in new Hampshire
    • Last Dollar Rd, Colorado
    • Hwy 410, Washington
  • Visit lighthouses through new England
  • Watch the stars at the Mauna Kea observatory in Hawaii
  • Go on a whale sighting tour
  • Learn to ride a motorcycle
    • Tour of San Francisco
    • Key West
    • New England
  • See wild ponies in assateague island
  • Visit Atlantic City boardwalk
  • Waterfalls to visit or climb
    • Niagara falls
    • Shoshone falls, Idaho
    • Rifle Falls, Colorado
    • Crystal Mill,  Colorado
    • Havasu Falls, Arizona
    • Seven Falls, Colorado Springs
  • Ski/Snowboard:
    • Sun valley, Idaho
    • Green Mountain, Vermont
    • Denver, Colorado
  • Hot springs:
    • Hot Springs, North Carolina
    • Yellowstone, Wyoming
    • Umpqua
    • Conundrum Hot Springs, Colorado
  • Train ride:
    • Cass Railway
    • Mount Washington cog, New Hampshire
    • Great Smokeys
    • Silverton, Colorado
    • Tweetsy Railroad, NC
  • Run a 5k, half marathon, marathon and ultra marathon

 

Out of US

  • Travel by rail across Canada
    • Hike the Bruce trail in Canada
    • Banff national park Canada
    • Cliffwalk Vancouver Canada
    • Englishman river falls British Columbia
    • Kayak around Vancouver Island, BC
  • British Isles
    • Train ride across Britain
    • Rocky perch kilchurn castle Scotland
    • Isle of Skye, Scotland
    • Edinburgh, Scotland
    • Loch Ness, Scotland
    • Fingal’s Cave, Scotland
    • Visit London
    • See Stonehenge
    • White Cliffs of Dover in England
    • Giants causeway in Ireland
    • Dark Hedges Road, Ireland
    • Visit the Irish Castles
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
  • South America
    • Backpack through Patagonia Argentina and Chile
    • Mt Fitz Roy Argentina
    • Take the train to the clouds in Argentina
    • Torres del Paine Park in Chile
    • Marble Caves of Patagonia in Chile
    • Nazca Peru
    • Inca trail to Machu Pichu Peru
    • Galapagos Islands
  • Europe
    • Check out Amsterdam
    • Visit the Swiss and the French Alps
      • Matterhorn
    • Kayak around Svalbard, Norway
    • Explore the Norwegian fjords
      • See Alesund
    • Crystal cave and Kirkjufell Iceland
    • Santorini, Greece
    • Kayak around Sermiljik Fjord, Greenland
  • South Pacific
    • Karijini national park Perth Australia
    • Sydney, Australia
    • Climb the blue mountains in Australia
    • Melbourn, Australia
    • Climb Saint Mary’s Peak, South Australia
    • Waterfall Beach, Australia
    • Bora Bora, Tahiti
    • Fiji
    • Palawan, Philippines
    • Backpack through all of New Zealand
      • I may have to upgrade this one to one day move to New Zealand to just experience everything. I’ve been in love with it since I was a child
      • Glowworm caves, New Zealand
      • Kayak around fjordland, NZ
      • Devil’s Punchbowl, NZ
  • Asia
    • Kayak around the island areas
    • Gyokusendu caves in Okinawa
    • Mt. Fuji Japan
    • Tokyo while the Cherry blossoms bloom
    • See Kyoto and Nara Japan
    • Bamboo forest Japan
    • Athirapally India
    • Chinnakanal tea fields
    • Travel the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
    • Backpack through Har Ki Dun
    • Backpack through lower elevations of the Himalayas – see Everest base camp
    • Taktsang Palphg Monastery
    • Angkor Wat, Cambodia
    • See the Bagan temples in Burma
    • Lantern festival in Thailand
    • Backpack on a motorcycle through Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore and Taiwan
    • Danxia land formation China
    • Tianzi mountains Hunan China
    • Beijing, China
    • Glass skywalk in Tianmen China
    • Walk as much of the Great Wall of China as allowed

So many dreams

I have a list as tall as a redwood of all the things I want to do in life. The prospect of so many things thrills ama terrifies me at the same time. How can I possibly prioritize all of these things. If I can’t find enough time in a day to complete everything I set out to do, how can I table all of my dreams in only one mere lifetime? Not to mention, I’m in no way am affluent person. How can one experience these adventures on a pocket lint budget?

I suppose step one is make the dreaded bucket list. Do I put all of these hopes in writing? I feel like if I put them on paper and never accomplish them that somehow I’ve failed. I tend to set myself up for quite a bit of failure… do I tarnish all of dreams by making them public?

Everyone always says they just need to win the lottery. I say it quite often myself, but I don’t even care about that. The money is only the means to satisfying my wanderlust and adventure. I’ve supressed it for so long. There’s always responsibilities, work, family… but my family would love these adventures, and work…. well why can’t I make this my living? I just don’t know how. I know people do it. But I am a meek introverted person… where do I even begin?