Bucket List: 2020 Edition


I would like to have a moment of silence for this year’s Bucket List items that didn’t see the “unprecedented” events of 2020 coming! I envisioned a very different 2020 when I was dreaming and brainstorming the items to put on this list. We had tickets to two international trips, and a mission to make this another great year full of adventure and travel. And then….CORONA showed up.

After a couple of weeks of being glued to the news and worrying about a litany of things that were entirely out of my control, I stopped. I took a break, and then I remembered WHO it was that I serve and who is holding all things in HIS hands. Yes, the events of 2020 have been unsettling and horrific, but what if there is something precious to be gained through this shared experience? What can be learned through this experience? How can the events of 2020 still be for me and for our good? I believe that there is beauty in every experience, even the hard ones. There is certainly wisdom that we can discern from this time. I am here for it.

So, even though there are items on this bucket list that almost certainly will not be completed, I will post them anyway. I have hope for tomorrow and so should you, my friend.


Bucket List: 2020 Edition

  1. Write a letter to my 8 and 80 year old self
  2. Run a marathon
  3. Speak Spanish
  4. Go one year without soda
  5. Sew my own dress
  6. Crochet something
  7. Make my own jewelry
  8. Become debt free
  9. Make my own candles
  10. Try cryotherapy
  11. Host an Olympics Opening Ceremony party
  12. Host routine family dinners
  13. Make pasta from scratch
  14. Visit a new continent
  15. See all 50 states
  16. Attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
  17. Go paintballing
  18. Make Granny’s Biscuits
  19. Try an IV drip
  20. Go to an ancient bath
  21. Learn to needle felt
  22. Run a triathalon
  23. Drive a tank
  24. Carve my initials in a tree
  25. Make Granny Layne’s cake
  26. Go to Disneyland
  27. Take a DNA test
  28. Plant hydrangeas and blueberries
  29. Try a soundbath
  30. Try Reiki
  31. Learn how to stain glass
  32. Create a memory jar
  33. Create my own spice blends
  34. Blend tea
  35. Grow microgreens
  36. Stomp grapes
  37. Swim with dolphins
  38. Become a yogi
  39. Hold monthly Mariah dates
  40. Hold 12 high school friend gatherings
  41. Go on 6 date nights
  42. Try yerba mate in Argentina
  43. Go foraging
  44. Go hiking
  45. Read 6 devotional books
  46. Have 6 craft nights with the girls
  47. Practice archery
  48. Cook indian at home 3 times
  49. Play in mud puddles with Addie
  50. Fast 6 full days
  51. Pay a stranger’s bill 3 times
  52. Have a Random Acts of Kindness Day
  53. Participate in a local missions activity 3 times
  54. Cosplay at DragonCon
  55. Picnic outside 3 times
  56. Stay up for 2 days straight
  57. Write a book
  58. Write 20 recipes in our family cookbook
  59. See 6 sunrises or sunsets
  60. Create and bury a 2020 time capsule





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