Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Bucket List

I have often wondered about this but only today actually looked to see if there was any research into the matter.  I found this article:

Why Time Goes Faster as You Get Older by Ronald E. Riggio, Ph.D.

The article itself proposes that it's all about new experiences. Additional comments point to savoring the moment. (And then something science-y about your brain hardening which may be true but I cannot speak to that.)

If it is about new experiences (which studies have also linked to increased happiness and a better marriage), that's something I can affect. To that end, here's some things that I have never done but would like to do (in no particular order):

  • get a tattoo
  • take a trip to Italy
  • go up in a hot air balloon
  • learn Spanish
  • take a trip to England, Ireland, and Scotland
  • ride on a helicopter
  • go to Antarctica
  • see the Northern lights up close
  • try indoor rock climbing
  • learn how to golf
  • go horseback riding
  • take a trip to Australia, see the Great Barrier Reef
  • see the pyramids in Egypt
  • see a moose in real life
  • take a trip to Moscow
  • take a trip to Tibet
  • see the New England Patriots play at Foxboro Stadium
  • go to the top of the Statute of Liberty
  • go to the top of the Washington Monument
  • ride on a motorcycle
  • travel to New Zealand, see the hobbit houses
  • go to Universal Studios in Florida to see Hogwarts
  • watch a meteor shower
  • take a trip to Japan
  • attend a gala
  • learn how to belly dance
  • take a trip to Hawaii
  • ride on the Orient Express
  • go on a cruise
  • learn how to surf
  • take a trip to Kenya, go on a safari
  • take a trip to Morocco
  • ride a segway
  • get my teeth straightened
  • be an extra in a movie
  • see the wild horses in Carova
  • visit an Amish farm
  • ride in a stretch limo
  • spend Canada Day on Parliament Hill
  • help my Dad sell one of his wood carvings on Etsy
  • walk on a glacier
  • get a palm reading
  • get a tarot card reading
  • go to a maple syrup farm when the trees are tapped in the spring
  • make my own cheese

I just wish that so many of these things didn't cost so much - time and money. Just joined Bucketlist to keep track of all of this - and probably add more!
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