My Bucket List of 100 Things To Do Before I Die


Recently,  someone near and dear to me had a close call with death.  Thankfully, he was given more time  another chance at life.  This gave me a new view on my on life.  I decided to take a look at all the things that I wanted to carry out, experience, achieve and enjoy.  I gave myself 30 minutes only.

Here is my bucket list.

  1. Write a book
  2. Take singing lessons
  3. Sing The Star Spangled Banner at a baseball game
  4. Take my grandmother on a cruise
  5. Build or buy a house
  6. Finish college
  7. Marry the one I love
  8. Bungee Jump
  9. Own my own on business
  10. See my kids through college
  11. Star in a movie
  12. Give an Academy Award
  13. Go back to Munich
  14. Hitchhike across United States
  15. Take my kids to Disney World
  16. Travel the world
  17. Own a convertible
  18. Meet the president
  19. Ride in a hot air balloon
  20. Go to a spa
  21. Go to a nude resort
  22. Buy some land
  23. Party with a rock star
  24. Build my grandmother a house
  25. Start a greenhouse
  26. Start a worldwide fundraiser for charity
  27. Get in shape
  28. Quit smoking
  29. Invent something
  30. Win the lottery
  31. Put back enough money for all 3 of my children for cars, college, weddings, land, and their first home.
  32. Give a political speech
  33. Throw a surprise party
  34. Something special for my mom, step-dad, and all my brothers and sisters
  35. Something special for the rest of my family
  36. Go to the Kentucky Derby
  37. Do something nice for a total stranger
  38. Save a starving child
  39. Be on a reality t.v. show
  40. Dance in a rap video
  41. Star in a rock video
  42. Learn to play golf
  43. Go to a hockey game
  44. Write a song that becomes #1
  45. Go skinny dipping at midnight anywhere the ocean is crystal clear blue
  46. Stay the summer with my kids on an exotic island
  47. Make my own wine
  48. Take a shower in a waterfall
  49. Write the story of my life
  50. Tell  kids and family I love them as often as possible
  51. Be well-known for good reasons
  52. Send a message in a bottle
  53. Kiss the Barney Stone
  54. Swim with Dolphins
  55. Learn to play tennis
  56. Learn to play the harmonica
  57. Vacation the South of France with family
  58. Stay the weekend at a casino
  59. Ride a camel
  60. Model for a magazine
  61. Be a mentor
  62. Start a charity concert
  63. Give someone my autograph
  64. Learn to love myself
  65. Do something nice for someone daily
  66. Sail on a yacht
  67. Go to Aspen
  68. Have a backyard plant garden with a hanging bed, treehouse, and personal get-away
  69. Meet someone famous
  70. Give an award
  71. receive an award
  72. Take my children to all national parks and camp in every one
  73. Take them to Washington D.C.
  74. Sing in a church choir
  75. Be my best everyday
  76. Visit American troops
  77. Write the names of people on the back of all my grandmothers black and white photos
  78. Be influential
  79. Go to the Superbowl
  80. Throw a major party
  81. Take a weekend trip with each of my children one at a time
  82. Spend New Year’s Eve at Times Square
  83. Take my kids to see Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
  84. Donate money to a group home of mentally challenged adults so that they may go somewhere on vacation they have never been.
  85. Go to a party at the Playboy Mansion
  86. Write a famous Broadway Play and Star in it
  87. Pour concrete for a sidewalk and me and my children walk in it and put our handprints
  88. Play in the rain with my kids
  89. Record old stories from my grandmother and her sisters childhood as told by her
  90. Pose for a painting of our family portrait
  91. Have a family picture with my mom, step-dad, brothers, sisters, in-laws and all our children
  92. Have a picture of my children made with my grandmother and her sisters
  93. Bury a time capsule
  94. Learn how to cook like Martha Stewart
  95. Learn how to Sew
  96. Be able to tell the one I love and let go that I am sorry and explain why and the words come out right
  97. Dance on Stage
  98. Pose for a nude painting
  99. Sleep on a hammock on the beach
  100. Own a cottage on the beach

What are some of the things you would like to do before you die? Give yourself 30 minutes so you do not have time to back out of an idea.  Comment back with a link to your own.  I would love to read yours!

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About Nicole Griffin Eakin

Born in Columbus, Georgia at Fort Benning, my mother and I moved back to our hometown of Scottsboro, Alabama. My mother is my hero and the best role model a person could have. After she and my father divorced, she remarried and had 2 more children. We moved to Stone Mountain, Georgia after the tragic loss of my step father, where my family still resides. I am the oldest of 7 children. We call ourselves The Brady Bunch. I began writing as a form of self expression. Married and Divorced, I moved back to our hometown of Scottsboro. I am a single mother of 3 beautiful children. Wyatt, who 14 years old and begging for his motorcycle license. Which is not about to happen! My daughter Savanna, age 7, is the child that is most likely to one day break my heart. She is my mini-me. Daisy, age 2, will probably be the most mischievious of the three. She loves to sing! Children are a gift from God and I have definately been blessed! I have saved everything ever written which chronicles different periods in my life for them to have one day. Not to be read by them until they are much, much older! I have been asked numerous times why I did not write my life story. I remember thinking – Are you nuts…..!!?? As I have gotten older, I have decided that maybe one day....... I sure do not want anyone telling it for me! .

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