101 Things to do Before I Die

A while back I had written a post about Draper University (the place where I spent my summer). At Draper University, all the walls (at least 95% of the place) were made out of dry erase materials, and there were markers mounted all over the walls as well so we could write whatever was on our minds on the walls. The first night we were there, we were tasked with creating a bucket list of 101 things we wanted to accomplish before we die, and writing them on the wall outside our rooms. I noticed that while each list started off with tangible goals people truly wanted to accomplish, they began to run out of ideas and start to make up things just so that they could reach 101. Myself included. Because there was a good deal of nonsensical goals on my list, I have decided to rewrite my list and attempt to come up with 101 goals that I actually want to accomplish before I die. The list is in no specific order.
  1. Graduate college
  2. Move out of my parent’s house
  3. Become financially independent from my parents
  4. Get married
  5. Have kids
  6. Travel to Italy
  7. Visit all 50 states
  8. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro
  9. Visit Gilwell park in London
  10. Stay up all night one day
  11. Drive across America from coast to coast
  12. Visit India during Holi
  13. Hike the Grand Canyon
  14. Get in shape (and preferably stay that way)
  15. Go on a safari
  16. Visit all the continents (Other than Antarctica)
  17. Visit Australia
  18. Visit Hawaii
  19. Go on a trip out of the country without my parents
  20. Go backpacking
  21. Stay in a hostel
  22. Walk the Great Wall of China
  23. Donate Blood
  24. Attend the Olympics
  25. Ride in a limousine
  26. Go on a cruise
  27. Attend the Tomatina festival in Spain
  28. Do something nice for someone else anonymously
  29. Visit Stonehenge
  30. Give back to the Boy Scouts of America
  31. Create my own short film
  32. Never stop learning
  33. Walk across the Brooklyn bridge
  34. Have a pet dog
  35. Be my own boss
  36. Write a book
  37. Do a good turn daily (Technically never ending)
  38. Complete my Wood Badge tickets (In progress)
  39. Be able to provide jobs for others
  40. Get over my fear of heights (It’s already improved since I was younger)
  41. Have one million dollars saved up
  42. Graduate high school (Done)
  43. Backpack across Europe
  44. Attend a national Scout jamboree
  45. Learn to drive (Done)
  46. Visit Spain (Done)
  47. Visit London (Done)
  48. Become an Eagle Scout (Done)
  49. Save $100 worth of spare change (Done)
  50. Eat an entire pizza in one sitting (I have never tried)
  51. Visit the Roman Colosseum
  52. Have authentic gelato in Italy
  53. Ride in a gondola in Venice
  54. Visit Paris (Done)
  55. Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  56. Fly First class (Done)
  57. Visit New Orleans during Mardi Gras
  58. Save one thousand dollars that I earned myself (Not from gifts)
  59. Spend a night in an igloo
  60. Be an extra in a movie
  61. Try living in a major city
  62. See Coldplay in concert (Seen Chris Martin without the rest of the band)
  63. See One Republic in concert (Done)
  64. See Drake in concert
  65. See John Mayer in concert (Done)
  66. See Imagine Dragons in Concert (Done)
  67. Learn to code (In progress)
  68. Visit Chicago
  69. Speak at a TED event
  70. Get over my fear of public speaking
  71. Watch all the Harry Potter movies in one sitting
  72. Learn to play a musical instrument
  73. Partake in a study abroad program
  74. Visit the Taj Mahal (Done)
  75. Visit Dubai (Done)
  76. Visit South Africa (Done)
  77. Visit Philadelphia (Done)
  78. Take a trip in an RV
  79. Become someone’s mentor
  80. Become fluent in a second language (Partly proficient in Hindi and Spanish)
  81. Get a patent with my name on it (In the process)
  82. Learn to cook (Enough so I don’t have to eat out all the time)
  83. Go fishing
  84. Visit Mount Rushmore
  85. See the Chainsmokers in concert
  86. Learn more about blockchain technology
  87. Attend a National Scout Jamboree
  88. Attend a World Scout Jamboree
  89. Visit the National Scouting Museum
  90. Visit Philmont Scout Ranch
  91. Hike the Appalachian Trail (I have hiked part but it would be cool to hike the whole trail)
  92. Take a ride in a submarine
  93. Try whitewater rafting (Done)
  94. Try skiing (Done)
  95. Try snowboarding
  96. Play paintball (Done)
  97. Ride a horse (Done)
  98. Act in a play (Done)
  99. Jump in a pool fully clothed (Done and it was really fun)
  100. Attend a Comicon
  101. Become a self-made millionaire

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