Bucket List

Bucket List Ideas | The Kardia Blog

If you haven't figured it out by now, I absolutely love goal setting. Daily goals, monthly goals, relationship goals, I love them all! Last week I posted my 101 in 1001 list, which is everything I want to complete within the next 2.75 years. Short term goals are awesome, but being the dreamer and futuristic person I am, I also have a life bucket list. I’ll be posting updates as I complete items, so follow my completion posts by going here or following me on Instagram.

Love & Relationships

  • Have that instant falling in love moment  (April 2012 maplewood academy lawn)
  • Be woken up with a kiss
  • Go to a drive in movie
  • Take cute pictures in a photobooth
  • Kiss underwater
  • Kiss under Mistletoe St. (or Ave. or Court or Blvd.)
  • Have a romantic night picnic
  • Slow dance in the rain
  • Kiss the one I love on New Years
  • Be proposed to in a unique way
  • Find the perfect wedding dress
  • Marry my high school sweetheart
  • Have a 50th wedding anniversary
  • Live happily ever after


  • To be called mommy
  • Have a son
  • Have a daughter
  • Pass down my American Girl Doll to my daughter

Volunteering & Charitable Contributions

  • Donate $10,000 to a Children’s Hospital
  • Help out a random stranger
  • Sponsor a child in a third-world country


  • Be given a puppy as a present
  • Adopt a puppy
  • Own a white kitten
  • Hold a baby lion
  • Watch baby turtles hatch
  • Go whale watching
  • Ride an elephant


  • Travel with my best friends
  • Turtle Island, Fiji

National Parks

  • Visit every National Park

United States

  • Visit all 50 US states
  • Alaska
  • Drive down Route 66
  • Visit Niagara Falls
  • Visit the Statue of Liberty
  • Visit Mount Airy, NC - Andy Griffith
  • Visit Charleston, SC


  • France
  • Greece
  • Australia
  • Italy
  • London
  • Iceland
  • See the Roman Colosseum
  • Shop in Paris
  • Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower
  • ‘Hold up’ the Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Attach a lock to the Love Bridge
  • Drive the Atlantic Ocean Road

To Do

  • Go on the SkyDeck in Chicago (April 2013 senior class trip)
  • Run the Color Run
  • Ice skate in Central Park
  • Go horseback riding in Swan Valley, Montana
  • Go white water rafting
  • Go paddleboarding
  • Go kiteboarding
  • Go dog sledding
  • Go ziplining  (June 2013 philippines)
  • Zipline across the Amazon Rainforest
  • Grow an herb garden
  • Ride in a horse drawn carriage
  • Ride a vespa
  • Ride a gondola
  • Be part of a flash mob
  • Shower under a waterfall
  • Participate in a Polar Bear Plunge
  • Learn to surf  (June 2013 philippines)
  • Try poi
  • Write a book
  • Be in a magazine
  • Become a contributor for a blog, publication, etc.
  • Start a small business
  • Put together a family cookbook
  • Host a new years party
  • Open a boutique
  • Open an online shop
  • Start a blog (August 20, 2014)
  • Learn my ancestry
  • Learn calligraphy
  • Take a floral class
  • Master bread baking
  • Learn to sew

To Own

  • Own my dream home
  • Own a grand piano
  • Own a classic car
  • Own something from Tiffany & Co.
  • Own a beach house
  • Have a walk in closet


  • Take a photo every day for a year
  • Take a picture of a tornado

To Experience

  • Swim in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Experience Christmas in New York
  • Watch the ball drop in Times Square
  • Watch a volcano erupt
  • See the northern lights
  • Attend the Iditarod sled races in Alaska
  • Attend an event at the Olympics
  • Watch the sunset from Oia, Santorini, Greece
  • Bathe in the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa
  • Go to the World Expo
  • Kiss under a waterfall
  • Watch the sunrise or sunset from the top of a mountain
  • Fly first class


  • See the Twins in Florida for Spring Training
  • Be a Twins season ticket holder
  • See the Minnesota Twins win the world series
  • Visit the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Visit every MLB stadium
  • Go to the All Star Game
  • Bo to the Home Run Derby

To Complete

  • Complete an entire book of sudoku puzzles
  • Finish a bottle of nail polish
  • Assemble a list of my all time favorite quotes


  • Get asked to speak at a blogging conference
  • Speak at a blogging conference
  • Attend BlogShop

What's something that's on your bucket list?


P.S. Love goal setting as much as I do? Read my monthly goals for some inspiration!