My Bucket List

Even with traveling abroad (Ireland) and attending multiple out-of-state weddings in 2022, I was only able to cross off one thing from my Bucket List. And to be honest, it was something I had just recently added. It was to drive a moped. Definitely not a classic BL item, and for sure not something that everyone needs to do in their lifetime, but still pretty cool. I did it on September 10th on Block Island. Two things- 1. I was absolutely terrible at it and 2. Block Island is a must-go. I will say though, with some more practice, I can see myself being much better at it. I was admittedly nervous once we got going, especially with the precious cargo. Plus, a bicycle is the closest thing to a moped that I’ve ever ridden, but that was years ago.

But back to BI. Highly recommend going in the off-season which is really just not during the summer, particularly after Labor Day. A lot of people on the Island said how crazy it can be during the summer, so maybe if that’s your thing, go for it. Like I guess if you’re 18-24, you’d enjoy it during July and August. Anyone older than that might not want the super busy weekends and opt instead for mid-September.

Drive a moped

With regards to the Bucket List though, this year I read Die with Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life by Bill Perkins. I really enjoyed it and its message about living, saving, and spending your money. One of the biggest takeaways I got was the idea of swapping a bucket list for “Time Buckets”. He suggests drawing a “timeline of your life from now to the grave, then divide it into intervals of five or ten years. Each of those intervals is a time bucket.” Then you add your key experiences (activities or events you definitely want to have during your lifetime) and drop each of them into specific buckets. And don’t think about money, just about the point in your life when you’d like to have each experience. You’ll start to realize that some of these are better done at certain ages. A number of experiences are limited as we age, and our health declines, so it’s important to really consider when in our life a certain experience or activity can best be done.

I thought it was a fascinating way to look at it, and definitely something I plan to take into consideration with my Bucket List! Anyway, do you have a Bucket List yet? Or maybe you want to start doing Time Buckets! You should! Let’s help each other cross something off in 2023! And as always, I could go for a few more recommendations to add so let me know!

My Bucket List

Visit Ireland
Visit Italy
Visit Greece
Visit Brazil
Visit Australia
Visit Spain
Visit London
Visit Switzerland
Visit Mexico
See Saturday Night Live
See the Grand Canyon
See Mount Rushmore
See the Northern Lights
See the Southern Lights
See Christ the Redeemer
See the Taj Mahal
Go to every Major League Baseball park
Go to a Red Sox Spring Training game in Fort Myers
Go to Hawaii
Go to the Caribbean
Go to Madison Square Garden
Go to Chicago
Go to a Michigan football game
Go to a Notre Dame football game
Go to a USC football game
Go to New Orleans
Go to Preservation Hall in New Orleans
Go to San Diego
Go to The Masters
Go to the US Open
Go to The Ryder Cup
Go to the Winter Classic
Go to Disneyland
Go to Wimbledon
Go to Nashville
Go to Lambeau Field
Go to the Kentucky Derby
Go to the Hockey Hall of Fame
Go to a March Madness game
Go to an Olympic event
Go to Los Angeles
Go to San Francisco
Go to Napa Valley
Go to Oktoberfest
Go to the Super Bowl
Go to Las Vegas
Drive a Maserati
Drive an Aston Martin
Drive a Lamborghini
Fly first class
Fly in a helicopter
Fly in a hot air balloon
Ride a motorcycle
Ride a horse
Learn how to snowboard
Learn how to ski
Learn how to surf
Go parasailing
Go sky diving
Go bungee jumping
Go hiking
Go scuba diving
Go snorkeling
Go ziplining
Go white water rafting
Climb a mountain
Run the Falmouth Road Race
Run a half-marathon
Get a tattoo
Shoot a gun/Go to a shooting range
Skate at 30 Rock Plaza
Travel to all seven continents
Go to the Galway Races
Play golf in Ireland
Play golf at St. Andrews
Play golf at every Cape Cod golf course
Road trip cross country
See a concert at Red Rocks
Climb Croagh Patrick the last Sunday in July
Learn to play tennis
Drive a moped
Run the stairs at Harvard Stadium
Break 90 (legitimately)
Get a hole-in-one

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