Janice’s Bucket List

I’ve always been a little intimidated by the whole bucket list hoopla. Because I live paycheck to paycheck I used to see it as a term created BTRFTR (By the rich for the rich). For years I overheard people say they’re adding this and that to their bucket list; or that something has been successfully checked off their list. While I merely daydreamed about my list (a 3D picture of Planet Earth) I wanted to go everywhere and do everything.

Today I have a better understanding about the bucket list and why people create it.  That its for her, him, them, me and anybody else no matter their income. For me it’s a way of reminding myself that anything is possible and that if I can see it, I can start to believe it; that I can do it. I finally created my own bucket list.

I’m an adventurous introvert. I practically beat myself up before I finally realized that even though my children are grown and gone from home, I will always be their mother. I realized that I wanted to get out, I needed to get out, I had to get out. So I made my first bucket list using the “Notepad” app on my iPhone.  Now that I’ve started my blog, I’m ready to share it with you.

With that being said, I give you my Bucket List:

TRAVEL

  • Obtain 1 stamp in my Passport
  • Obtain 2 stamps in one year in my Passport
  • Obtain 6 or more stamps in my Passport

Africa

  • Cameroon, Senegal, Egypt
  • Go on a Wildlife Safari
  • Tour Goree Island
  • Visit the Great Pyramids
  • See the Sphinx

Jamaica

  • Stay in a Bungalow
  • Stay at a Spa Resort
  • Tour Kingston
  • Eat at street vendors

Greece

  • Tour the Parthenon
  • Museums & Art Gallerie’s
  • Food

Spain

  • Museums & Galleries
  • Cathedrals

Italy

  • Eat authentic Cheese Ravioli
  • Attend a Wine Social
  • Gondola Ride
  • Stay at a bed & breakfast

Paris

  • Visit the Eiffel Tower
  • Museums & Art galleries
  • Find the perfect perfume
  • Sit outside a cafe
    • drink coffee & eat a danish

London

  • Museums & Art galleries
  • Food
  • see Buckingham Palace

Hawaii

  • Stay on the beach
  • See a volcano up close
  • Meditate on the beach

India

  • food
  • clothing
  • obtain a better understanding of yoga and meditation

VISIT

  • Maine
    • eat fresh seafood
    • Watch the Fisherman boats come in
  • Washington, D.C
    • See the White house
  • New York
    • Harlem (Dec.2017)
      • visit a nightclub  (Dec. 2017)
    • Tour a Brownstone
    • Manhattan (Dec.2017)
    • Watch the opening of a Broadway play
    • Visit MOOD Fabric Store
    • Brooklyn
    • Ride the subway (Dec. 2017)
  • Miami
    • drink Margaritas on the beach
  • Atlanta
    • Swan House (July 2018)
    • Botanical Gardens (July 2018)
    • Apache Cafe (July 2018)
    • Stay at a luxury hotel (The Whitley)
  • South Carolina
    • Gullah history
  • Arizona
    • Tour the Grand Canyon
    • stay at a resort spa
  • Gatlinburg
    • blog by a campfire
  • Chicago
    • Stay at the Drake Hotel
  • Asheville
    • Stay at Grove Park Inn during the fall
    • Vanderbilt Mansion
  • California
    • take a selfie near the Hollywood sign
    • lie beneath a California Redwood
  • Las Vegas
    • eat, drink, gamble
    • stay the night at a luxury hotel with a balcony

ADVENTURES

  • Stand beneath a waterfall
  • Tour Mammoth Cave
  • Attend the Kentucky Derby
  • Go snorkeling
  • Ride on a camel
  • Ride on an elephant
  • Take a Train Ride
  • Fly First Class and sip Wine
  • Take a cruise
  • Watch a Cirque Du Soleil Performance live (August 2018)
  • Watch a Dolphin show
  • Have a chauffeur waiting for me hold a sign with my name at the airport
  • Eat breakfast in an igloo
  • Have lunch in a Teepee
  • Shop at the Mall of America
  • Sit near court side at an NBA game and watch my son play
  • Take a family vacation to Disney world
  • Watch the sheering of a sheep
    • have my own wool sweater made
  • Ride a horse
  • Milk a cow

CAREERS/SKILLS

  • Obtain my SOCRA Certification (Cancer Research)
  • Never retire from a job that I absolutely love unconditionally
  • Receive an Honorary Doctorate as a Life Humanitarian
  • learn to speak Spanish
  • learn the basic’s of holistic healing
  • Purchase a massage table so that I can always practice my passion

LIFE

  • Pay off my student loans
  • Attend my children’s college graduation
  • Own my own home (again)
  • Get my Passport (April 2018)
  • Drive off the showroom floor my own a luxury car or SUV
  • Own a Louis Vuitton bag
  • Own a Louis Vuitton scarf
  • Take an Ancestry DNA test (June 2018)
  • Open a small quaint coffeeshop by day turned open mic Cafe by night
  • Buy a unique piece of art

HEALTH & FITNESS

  • Walk a mini-marathon
  • Meditate and practice yoga daily
  • maintain a healthy weight
  • exercise daily
  • Learn to swim
  • Get a Brazilian wax (don’t judge) lol
  • get a massage once a month

RELATIONSHIP

  • Marry a man that is faithful, healthy, wise and loves me unconditionally
  • Meet Oprah
  • Meet Shonda Rhimes
  • Meet JK Rowling
  • Be in attendance and watch TD Jakes preach live

BLOGGING

  • Start my blog (Here I am)
  • blog consistently for one month
  • make money blogging
  • get 25 views in one day
  • get 50 views in one day
  • get 100 views in one day
  • get 500 views in one week
  • get 10 followers
  • get 25 followers
  • get 50 followers
  • get 25,000 views in one month
  • inspire 5 readers
  • receive blog tips from an expert
  • have my own logo