2013 Bucket List

Exploring Fiji, piloting a helicopter, airplane, glider, jet pack, and biplane, swimming with beluga whales and whale sharks, planning bucket list adventures for others, reaching 10 million blog views, and delivering a beautiful baby sound like a lifetime of accomplishments  but they were just part of my 2012 Bucket List. The more unrealistic I am with my dreams and goals, the more I am able to achieve so I’ve created another list for 2013 with equally beautiful dreams.  Some people create a bucket list because they are dying; I created one because I want to live.

2013 Bucket List:

1. Go on an African Safari
2. Move into our new home and finish decorating
3. Take Athena to swim with dolphins
4. Visit a new state (USA)
5. Visit Petra
6. Take a helicopter tour over Hawaii
7. Swim in the Dead Sea
8. Be in Ottawa on Canada Day
9. Do a manta ray night snorkel
10. Have an encounter with a new animal
11. Go on an all-inclusive family vacation
12. Attend NBA All-Star 2013
13. Go to Magic Mountain in New Brunswick
14. Try Snuba
15. Visit my family in Canada
16. Reach 50,000 subscribers
17. See an active volcano in Hawaii
18. Visit Jordan
19. Make a friend in another country
20. Do an off-road ATV adventure
21. Visit one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
22. Attend a NASCAR race
23. Visit Lazy 5 Ranch
24. Take Athena ice skating
25. Spend a full morning relaxing
26. Visit Fundy Park in New Brunswick
27. Attend a ballet
28. Visit Discovery Place Kids
29. Stay at Grove Park Inn in Asheville
30. Swim in the Red Sea
31. Go to Hawaii
32. Go to Colorado
33. Take a class
34. Sleep under the stars 
35. Visit Curacao
36. Try skeet shooting
37. Find at least 5 new (to me) authors that I love
38. Ride a camel
39. Attend a press trip
40. Reach 20 million blog views
41. Visit Bermuda
42. Visit the Gulf side of Florida 
43. Have a spa day
44. Tour the World of Coca Cola
45. Do a CNN Studio Tour
46. Take Athena to a zoo
47. Visit Aruba
48. Visit Marseille, France
49. Windsurfing
50. Explore a cave

You’re capable of accomplishing your dreams and goals. Share them with us and make them happen.

Read about the adventures and dreams of other bucket list seekers at http://bucketlistpublications.com/ or submit your own for publication at http://www.bucketlistpublications.com/submissions/.

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

393 thoughts on “2013 Bucket List

  1. I love #10 so very much! This is a terrific list and I look forward to hearing about these various adventures. When you’re en route to accomplish #32 please wave, as you’ll be visiting our town!


  2. Lesley, I am so proud of your accomplishments and look forward to following your amazing adventures in 2013. You inspire me to go, do, live, and share my blessings with others. My prayer is that 2013 brings more blessings and opportunities than a person can imagine. If you find yourself in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, contact me! For the second year in a row, and with some inspiration from wonderful people like YOU, I’ve made another list of resolutions: http://nicoleandkevin.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/2013-resolutions/

    Big hugs and big dreams!
    Nicole @ Three 31

    p.s. Enjoy Washington, DC. I was there for the first time in June 2012 and LOVED it. Here are a few tips and posts from my trip. The museums, monuments, and food were amazing! http://nicoleandkevin.wordpress.com/?s=washington


  3. I love your bucket list, great idea. The Bucket List is also one of my favorite movies. if you have not see it? Please do. I am in the middle of creating my own bucket list, when it is done I will post and let you guys know. Love Happy Me, Roxie


  4. You’re zeal for life emits an infectious desire to seize each day……:) Thank you for your support of “Unwalled” in 2012……may God bless and keep you and your family in 2013….all the best!….Kim


  5. Wow that is some list. I’ve only done #19 and that was totally by accident. We were driving and got lost and looked up and said oh Wow there’s the White House. We were shocked b/c of the neighborhood. Very interesting. Making think of creating a list.


  6. Nice list! I don’t know if Vermont would be a new state for you, but a visit to the Burlington area and Shelburne Farms would knock off cow milking and the corn maze! Plus, you could add Touring the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream factory. 🙂 can you tell I’m a Vermont fan??

    Good luck!!


    • Somewhere between being a child and being an “adult” people think that we need to be realistic and have a normal life. My philosophy is the more unrealistic we are with our dreams and goals the more we are able to achieve. It’s worked so far for me 😉

      What are some of your dreams for this year?


  7. Great bucket list!! It was fun to read along and check things off that I have already done (they were a lot of the simpler things, of course!). You have a great 2013 ahead of you!! Happy New Year’s to you!


  8. Holy Moly, that is one heck of a great list. I have only a couple of things
    1. finish my novel – currently in the final stages of editing
    2. publish the novel
    3. move back to the UK
    4. have more fun

    much luck with yours, I shall enjoy reading and following your progress 🙂


  9. I didn’t have to go far to click the ‘like’ button. First thing I read. I barely made it to 22 and began feeling all sorts of motivation. Thank you!
    Cheers to living year as if it were our last.


  10. Hello Lesley! I would like to wish my favorite blogger a Happy New Year. I pray God will continue to bless you with good health and strength and the desire to do what you love doing. Leslie, you have been an inspiration to many and certainly to me. God blesses.


  11. I wish you all the best for your goals in 2013 after reading yours I need to add to my list. However I will leave you to skydiving (not no way I’m jumping out of an airplane unless it’s on the ground)


  12. I really wanted to travel overseas again this year but I just bought a house so that’s a much bigger financial commitment that I need to sort out first.
    Thanks a lot for the inspiration! I was a little scared to write down my own list for the year but today I decided “what the heck, this is the only way something is going to happen!”. Law of attraction, right? 🙂


  13. Lesley,
    Great list! I love the ones involving Athena and the Get PADI certified. I used to translate scuba manuals but never got the time to get certified. Maybe I’ll add this to my list.
    Happy New Year!


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