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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!

Photography Bucket List

A Great Photography Bucket List! Tons of ideas for pictures to take! | The Kardia Blog Tomorrow is my first day of photography class. I'm so excited to have the opportunity to learn more about the art of photography and hopeful learn how to take beautiful pictures to document my life and surroundings. A few months ago I created a photography bucket list. It's a list of certain photos I'd like to take sometime in my lifetime. This list will continue to grow and I'll continually update it, but as of now this is what I have:

My Photography Bucket List:

  • Raw emotion
  • Try a film camera
  • Photograph a stranger
  • Frameworthy street photography
  • Elderly couple in love
  • Sleeping dog
  • Sleeping child
  • Evolution of a pregnant belly
  • Yawn of a baby
  • Spinning ferris wheel (Slow SS)
  • Macro flower shot
  • Child jumping in puddle
  • Couple kissing in rain
  • Moon
  • Fireworks
  • A true surprised look
  • Slow SS waterfall
  • Four generations of hands
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Child jumping on bed
  • Girls sharing a secret
  • Open arms reunion at airport
  • Sailboat at sunset
  • Parade
  • Baseball game
  • Slow SS rollercoaster
  • Car tail lights (Slow SS)
  • Kid crying on Santa’s lap
  • People jumping
  • Sunrise
  • Reflection of something in water
  • Elderly ladies laughing over tea
  • Foggy trees
  • Macro of a snowflake
  • Lightning
  • Horses running
  • Raindrops on a flower
  • Dancing
  • Pillow fight
  • Icicles
  • Under the pier shot
  • Butterfly on a flower
  • Two kids hugging each other

Do you have a photography bucket list? What do you have on yours?



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