Dream Big List

aka Bucket List

Years ago I started writing my dream list. Things I wanted to accomplish in my life. Journeys I wanted to take. Places I wanted to visit. Things I wanted to learn and people I wanted to meet. I didn’t start living this list until July 26, 2008. Click here for the story. Visit often to see what I’ve been up to. I would love to see your list.

Dream Accomplished
See Aerosmith in Concert X
Go to a Super Bowl game
Go to a World Series game
See Duke play X
Go to Cameron Stadium X
Start my own business X
Take Kayaking lessons X
Go to Ground Zero X
Visit Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA X
Go rafting in South Bend
Complete the XYZ running series
Become a sworn police officer X
Meet Coach K X
Climb Mt. Laconte
Driving trip out West with my dad
Travel to all 50 states (5 to go!)
Run a marathon with my mom X
Become a certified scuba diver
Go to an Oprah Show X
Pay off house by 40 X
Attend a live UFC Fight with my hubby X
Publish a book
Publish a book a year starting in 2016
Meet Leigh Anne Tuohy of the Blindside X
Own a kayak X
Cook something new every week for a year
See the Red Sox play at Fenway Park X
Take my father on a trip to Washington DC during police week X
Be an extra in a movie
Be a part of a world record X
Girls Trip-Portland (Dream Givers Inn) and run the Steve Prefontaine 10k X
Go to Olympics
Learn how to Surf X
Volunteer 100 hours in one year X
Plant a Garden X
Swim with Dolphins X
See Daughtry in concert X
Attend a NCAA Basketball National Championship game X
Audition for a TLC TV Show X
Meet Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice X
Take a hot air balloon ride
Walk 60 miles for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day with my mom X
Start Master Program X
Attend Albuquerque International Balloon Fest
Create a workout room in my home X
Learn how to knit X
Sew a scarf
Take a Rock Climbing Class X
See Garth Brooks in concert
Be an extra in a movie
Weekend Trip to Navy Pier X
Go dogsledding
Give 10% of income to charity X
Take Dance Lessons
Learn American History-Read Summer of 1787 or John Adams
Travel to Normandy
Convert Dad’s Negatives to video/pictures
Give a gift every day for a year X
Interview Adam Shoenfeld X
Take an Alaskan Cruise
Visit Niagara Falls X
Swim with sharks X
Float down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon
Be near an active volcano X
Zip-line in another country X
Take my Pappy to a Cubs vs. Reds game at Wrigley Field X
See a Michigan Game at the Big House X
Become Michigan Football Season Ticket holders
Learn to can X
Travel to Ireland with my husband
Learn to decorate cupcakes X
Graduate Financial Peace University X
Snorkel in Mexico caves X
Become a Certified Life Coach X
Run a 1/2 trail marathon with my mom X
Participate in Toastmasters for a year
Spend at least a month at a villa in Tuscany
Speak on a national stage
Visit Australia and New Zealand
Become an adjunct professor
Help my husband accomplish 10 things on his bucket list
Write a children’s book with niece
Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
Go on a safari at Serengeti National Park
Take my nephew to a country concert
Quit my day job and read, write and travel
Tulip Festival in Holland Michigan X
Stay at a 5-Star Resort X
Hear Billy Graham Speak X
Research Stenger Ancestry
Meet Marcus Lutrell-Lone Survivor X
See Taylor Swift Concert X
Meet Taya Kyle-American Wife X
Volunteer for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation
Hear a sitting President speak-George Bush X
Sit in the Survivor Live audience with my Dad X
Learn to Speed Read
Go Paragliding
Go to the Telluride Film Festival
Go to the Sundance Film Festival
See the Silver Dollar City: Light Display