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The Official “In Sight: Full Life” Bucket List

 

Almost everyone at some point in their life has thought about what locations, events, and goals would be on their bucket list.  The combination of being diagnosed with myopic macular degeneration and losing my sister increased my urgency in writing my list down and working towards checking items off.  A few are close and achievable (#s 52 and 55); some are completely out of my control (#95). But in an ideal world, they are all things that will fill my life and hopefully I will be able to complete them with as much of vision as possible. 

In Sight: Full Life Bucket List

Travel Bucket List Items

  1. Go on a Rhine River Cruise
  2. Visit Beatles landmarks in England
  3. Visit 25 U.S. National Park (5/25)
  4. Visit all 50 states (22/50)
  5. See the Northern Lights
  6. Visit the school in Kenya where my sister volunteered
  7. Ride in a hot air balloon
  8. Visit the sloth sanctuary in Costa Rica
  9. Visit every MLB ballpark (4/30)
  10. Walk along the Great Wall of China
  11. Go on an Amazon Riverboat
  12. Visit every continent
  13. Stay overnight in a castle
  14. Ride a gondola in Venice
  15. Go to the top of the Eiffel tower
  16. Participate in a cooking class in another country
  17. Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef
  18. Explore Kyoto
  19. Attend a floating lantern festival
  20. Stay overnight in a treehouse
  21. Explore Machu Piccu
  22. Visit Cuba
  23. Spend Guy Fawkes Day in England
  24. Visit Elba Island in Italy
  25. Take a trip on a train
  26. Go on a cross-country road trip
  27. See a show at the Globe Theatre
  28. Visit the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
  29. Visit 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (2/10)
  30. Fly first class
  31. Go an a Transatlantic Cruise
  32. Attend a MLB Hall of Fame Induction ceremony
  33. Watch a shuttle launch
  34. Visit the Jim Henson Museum
    Disney Related Bucket List Items
  35. Attend the grand opening of a Disney theme park
  36. Eat at Victoria & Alberts
  37. Stay in a Polynesian Resort Bungalow
  38. Visit the Walt Disney Studios lot
  39. Visit Pixar Studios
  40. Attend Dapper Day at Disneyland
  41. Visit every Disney theme park worldwide (6/12)
  42. See the Cinderella Castle Suite
  43. Visit Walt’s apartment in Disneyland
  44. Do a Must Do at Walt Disney World with Stacey
  45. Take an Adventures by Disney trip
  46. Go on a Disney cruise
  47. Participate in a Splash Mountain Rap flash mob in Frontierland
  48. Spend New Years Eve at Epcot
  49. Eat at Tam O’Shanter Restaurant
  50. Visit the Walt Disney Family Museum
  51. Stay in a DVC Grand Villa
  52. Visit all the non-theme park DVC properties
    Entertainment Bucket List Items
  53. Watch every movie in the AFI Top 100  (65/100)
  54. Attend the Turner Classic Movies Film Festival
  55. Attend the Sundance Film Festival
  56. Complete my Baby-Sitters Club book collection (215/229)
  57. Attend a movie premiere
  58. See the Orioles win a World Series
  59. Run into Billy on the Street
  60. Meet Amy Poehler
  61. Attend San Diego Comic-Con
  62. Attend an awards show
  63. Visit the set of Degrassi
  64. Be an extra in a movie
  65. Visit the Muppets Museum
  66. Own a prop from a show/movie I love
  67. Throw out the first pitch at a baseball game
  68. Go on a tour of Doctor Who locations
  69. Stand on a Broadway stage
  70. Own an original Gertie the Dinosaur drawing
  71. Appear on an album/song recordingPersonal Goals Bucket List Items
  72. Graduate with my degree in Digital Media & Web Technology
  73. Have a job where I can work from home
  74. Publish a book of Gertie’s adventures
  75. Be part of a campaign to promote vision disease awareness
  76. Run a 1/2 marathon
  77. Buy a house
  78. Start a slow clap
  79. Attend a Galentine’s Day celebration
  80. Have a mentor
  81. Be a mentor
  82. Live somewhere outside Maryland for 1-year
  83. Be a part of a discussion panel
  84. Meet a United States President
  85. Be a part of a professional photo shoot
  86. Have a menu item named after me
  87. Win a baking competition
  88. Eat at a Michelin 3-star restaurant
  89. Get paid what I’m worth
  90. Be invited to and attend the grand opening of a restaurant
  91. Teach a class
  92. Set a Guiness world record
  93. Be a guest on a podcast
  94. Judge a competition
  95. Go 1-year with no injections
  96. Reach 10000 followers on one platform
  97. Have 25000 followers across all platforms
  98. Be a good role model for Luke and Nathan
  99. Throw a drink in someone’s face
  100. Get pied by Adam Jones
  101. Appear on someone’s Best Of list

What’s on your bucket list?

Theresa is a Maryland native who is grateful to only be a 2-hour flight from Walt Disney World. She loves exploring new locations & cuisines, and can beat anybody in a game of “Oh! You know what else that actor was in?” Although myopic macular degeneration is deteriorating her eyesight, it hasn’t dampened her spirit or sense of humor; she likes to tell people this simply makes her a “temporary visionary.” Click here to read more or send an email to insightfulllife@gmail.com!

14 Comments

  1. Wow! That’s a great Bucket list! I should start one. One thing I want to do is visit every state! I’ve been to 12 so far!

    • Thank you! I think that’s one that is doable for just about everybody. I have no doubt you’ll check off a few more soon!

  2. This is such an inspiring post! It makes me think of all the the things I desperately want to do. We have one in common – I dream daily about seeing the Northern Lights. In more than a little obsessed with making that dream a reality. Thank you for sharing this. It made me think about setting goals that may seem out of my reach or comfort zone. Go you and I hope you get to do all these things and more!

    • I tried to find a good balance of goals that I know I can achieve, and ones that will push me a little farther. But having it in front of me and telling other people what they are is definitely motivating to get to work on completing them!

  3. Such a great bucket list! You are so close to completing some of them. I look forward to an update post where some of them have been ticked off. I hope you get to do everything on your list xx

    • Thank you thank you thank you! There’s one that, as long as everything goes well, I should be able to finish by the end of the year!

  4. This sounds awesome! Good luck on achieving all of these…I haven’t gotten around to writing my own bucket list yet but I should!

    Arshi | earthtoarshi.com

    • Once I started writing mine down, it started to make me think of so many more – I didn’t intend to get my list to 101, lol, but I’m not mad that’s where it ended up!

  5. Great BucketList, I pray you will get to do all those in your lifetime. We are blessed to have done some on your list. Eventhough we are Americans we have lived outside the USA since 2012. We current reside in Italy and prior to that Vietnam.
    I was intrigued by your positive attitude while having failing eyesight. My husband was in the low vision business for many years selling reading devices to people with macular degeneration and I loved hearing his stories about the difference they made in people’s lives.
    I am currently searching all things positive as I sit here with a compound fractured foot and fighting skin cancer on the same leg. Done with the potty party and moving on to “what I can do” thanks for being in inspiration.
    God bless you,
    Susan

    • Hey, we all feel frustrated about our situations sometimes. But I know for me, the more time I spend feeling sorry for myself is time I’m missing out on achieving something great. That’s so amazing about the work your husband was in! It’s comforting too to know that even as things progress, technology will continue to improve so there will likely be devices or other ways that will restore some of my sight. Thanks for reading and thing of me if you make it to Elba Island while you’re in Italy – that’s where my dad’s family is originally from =)

  6. When you are getting ready to make #51 happen and you are coming to the Disney’s Hilton Head Resort, let me know! I worked 5here for 5 years and I only live 10 m8 utes away!

  7. These are all SO great, Tree! I want to join you on some of those adventures! (Oh, and I think you’re already killing it with #98. ♥)

    • Quite a few require trips to California, so I hope we can follow through on some of these together! Be prepared for the world’s biggest hug when that happens

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