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Kathrin’s Bucket List

 

I have put off creating and maintaining a bucket list for years now. Yeah, I said years! Writing down the things I want to see and experience is a bit scary, especially since I am publishing them for the world to see….that’s you! One of my goals (post coming) for 2011 is to hold myself accountable for what I achieve and for the ways I often stand in my own way of being successful.

The buck stops here, ladies and gents!

I am tired of standing in my own way of experiencing life and seeing the world. It’s exhausting! Life is short and I don’t want to waste another minute. There are so many people, placed and things I want to experience. So, here we go….

 

 

Professional Bucket
  • Be a part of the solution.
  • Build KI Consulting into a self-sustaining business.
  • Have clients in Germany.
  • Have clients in England.
  • Have clients in Cuba.
  • Have clients in Spain.
  • Pay off my student loans
  • Pursue and obtain my PhD
  • Be invited to speak at national and international conferences on blogging, race, lgbt, mixed roots and nonprofit issues.
  • Write and publish my memoir
  • Get an article published in the New Yorker
  • Get an article published in the Huffington Post
  • Write and publish a novel
  • Write an eBook
  • Complete NaNoWriMo
  • Write a cookbook
  • Be recognized as an authority in my field
  • Leave a valuable contribution in my field of expertise
  • Start my own business
  • Own a coffee bar
  • Make a documentary film
  • Become an attorney
  • Become a freelance writer (August 2003)
  • Design a website
  • Create a YouTube video

Personal Bucket
  • Find my soul mate.
  • Get married.
  • Build a relationship with my sister.
  • Have incredible make-up sex.
  • Create a trust fund for my (yet to be conceived and born) child
  • Receive a huge bouquet of roses from someone I love.
  • Continuously grow and help others live their best lives.
  • Create a home with an inviting, joyous, and loving atmosphere.
  • Design a home.
  • Learn to forgive.
  • Learn to meditate.
  • Experience bliss.
  • Learn Spanish.
  • Record a song.
  • Learn how to play the piano.
  • Learn how to play the guitar.
  • Learn Portuguese.
  • Learn Arabic.
  • Race a stock car.
  • Meet my birthfather and his family.
  • Meet and have conversations with people I admire and respect:
    • Victoria Robinson (2013)
    • Adele Sakler (2013)
    • Christina Gilpin (2013)
    • Queen Rania of Jordan
    • Aime Cesaire
    • Angela Davis
    • Dr. Cornel West
    • Dr. Melissa Harris Pierce
    • Prerna Lal
  • Learn to say “I Love you” in 50 languages.
  • Learn sign language.
  • Record a song.
  • Allow myself to make mistakes.
  • Become more of a morning person.
  • Become a better public speaker.
  • Learn to say “no” without feeling guilty.
  • Make a difference in at least one person’s life.
  • Build a Habitat for Humanity Home.
  • Donate a million dollars to a charity of my choice.
  • Found a Giving Circle.
  • Found a MicroLoan Program

Health Bucket
  • Achieve my ideal weight.
  • Wear a bikini.
  • Learn how to salsa (2008)
  • Learn how to bachata (2008)
  • Dance salsa and bachata in a showcase.
  • Run a half marathon.
  • Cut down on processed foods
  • Learn to surf.
  • Try fencing.
  • Have a 6 pack
  • Go canoeing and kayaking.
  • Learn how to rhumba.
  • Learn how to tango.
  • Learn how to belly dance.

Travel Bucket
  • Spend part of the year in the Caribbean and in Europe.
  • Take my parents on a vacation abroad.
  • Visit the ancient ruins of Rome.
  • Visit the pyramids at Egypt.
  • Ride a camel.
  • Go paragliding.
  • Go skydiving.
  • Swim with sharks.
  • Visit all 50 states.
  • See Mount Rushmore.
  • Visit all 7 continents.
  • Move to California (2013)
  • Attend Marti Gras in New Orleans
  • Attend the national Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.
  • Attend la Tomatina in Valencia, Spain.
  • Explore the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Explore the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Itlany
  • Explore El Prado in Madrid, Spain
  • Explore Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France (1994…and a few times thereafter)
  • Explore the Parthenon in Greece
  • Attend an opera at the Sydney Opera House (Australia)
  • Explore the Kremlin
  • Visit the wreckage of the Titanic aboard a submarine.
  • Visit Bora Bora
  • Visit Mecca
  • Go on a cruise.
  • Go on a cross-country motorcycle trip.
  • Jump from a cliff into deep water.
  • Fly in a hot-air balloon across a country.
  • Walk across a desert.
  • Visit Egypt and tour the Paramids.
  • Witness a meteor shower.
  • See the Northern Lights.
  • Swim with dolphins.
  • Camp in the Adirondacks.
  • Stand on a glacier.
  • Swim the Coral Reefs.
  • SCUBA dive in the Caribbean.
  • Learn how to sail.
  • Go on a road trip across the United States.
  • ‘Do as the Romans’ do at Copacabana Beach (Brazil)
  • Attend Carnival in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Belize Barrier Reef
  • Bike across the Egyptian Desert
  • Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Chichen Itza (Mexico)
  • Christ the Redeemer (Brazil)
  • Climb Machu Picchu (Peru)
  • Colosseum (Italy)
  • Colossus of Rhodes
  • Dance in Old Havana (Cuba)
  • Dance Tango in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
  • Delta Works (Netherlands)
  • Drive up the Pacific Coast of Central America
  • Empire State Building (New York, NY) (Summer 2003)
  • Experience the Day of the Dead festival in Todos Santos (Guatemala)
  • Explore Harrison’s Cave (Barbados)
  • Explore Hatra (Iraq)
  • Explore Manuel Antonio National Park (Costa Rica)
  • Explore Mayan Ruines at Chichen Itza and Tulum
  • Explore Parque Nacionales Canaima (Venzuela)
  • Explore Petra and the Dead Sea
  • Explore Sinai (Egypt)
  • Explore Sugar Loaf Mountain Brazil)
  • Explore the Ancient city of Alepp (Syria)
  • Explore the Aquila Game Reserve (South Africa)
  • Explore the Coptic Museum
  • Explore the Gold Museum (Colombia)
  • Explore the Larco Museum (Peru)
  • Explore the Moreno Glaciers (Argentina and Chile)
  • Explore the National Museum of Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Explore the National Museum of Damascus (Syria)
  • Explore the Old City of Acre
  • Explore the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings
  • Explore Tortunguero National Park (Costa Rica)
  • Explore Um er-Rasas (Jordan)
  • Galápagos Islands
  • Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, CA)
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt)
  • Great Wall of China
  • Hanging Gardens of Babylon
  • Iguazu Falls (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay)
  • Itaipu Dam (Barana River bw Brazil and Paraguay)
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa
  • Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • Machu Picchu (Peru)
  • Mausoleum of Maussollos at Halicarnassus
  • Northern Red Sea
  • Explore the Louvre (1995…and several times thereafter)
  • Panama Canal (Panama)
  • Petra (Jordan)
  • Porcelain Tower of Nanjing
  • Pray at Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, Turkey
  • Pray at the Al-Omari Mosque (Lebanon)
  • Pray at the Blue Mosque (Turkey)
  • Pray at the Chora Church (Turkey)
  • Pray at the church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Pray at the Dome of the Rock
  • Pray at the Western Wall
  • Pray in every church in Vatican City (Italy)
  • Pray in the Alabaster Mosque (Egypt)
  • Pray in the Basilica at Higuey (Dominical Republic)
  • See the Nazca Lines (Peru)
  • See the Statue of Saladin (Syria)
  • Spend a Pascha in Palestine following Yeshua’s footsteps
  • Statue of Zeus at Olympia
  • Stonehenge (England)
  • Taj Mahal (India)
  • Take a hot air balloon ride in Dubai
  • Temple of Artemis at Ephesus
  • Travel through the Panama Canal (Panama)
  • Visit Cyprus (both sides)
  • Visit Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
  • Visit the Baths (Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands)
  • Whitewater Rafting on the Pacuare River (Costa Rica)
  • Wine Tasting in Santiago (Chile)
  • Zip Line through the Amazon Rain Forest (Thanks, Hanne Blank!)