Ashley’s Bucket List

This Bucket List is ever-evolving so check back frequently for updates! Learn to write your own here.

Ashley’s Bucket List (as of January 25, 2012)

  1. Explore Angkor Wat
  2. Memorize Poe’s “The Raven”
  3. Be a valedictorian
  4. See the Eiffel Tower
  5. Own a farm
  6. See St. Paul’s Cathedral
  7. Discover nutella
  8. Learn to love earl grey tea
  9. Read all of Harry Potter
  10. Write my personal fashion style guide
  11. Memorize at least one new recipe every year
  12. Visit Lyon, France at least twice
  13. Run a 5K
  14. Become a beekeeper
  15. Train a dog from a puppy
  16. Chop off all of my hair (or at least 10 inches)
  17. Never dye my hair in my 20s or when I turn gray
  18. Run a 5K when I’m 50
  19. Explore the English countryside
  20. Grow a flower garden
  21. See King Lear performed live
  22. Go to a book signing
  23. Give birth to my child
  24. Learn to do a French manicure
  25. Get married
  26. Never get divorced (and stay true to my family)
  27. Eat at Avec in Chicago
  28. Eat at Gibsons in Chicago
  29. Do a traditional british afternoon tea service
  30. Go on the Jack the Ripper walk in London
  31. Give a large donation to a charity (animal rescue or an arboretum)
  32. Go to New York Fashion Week
  33. Read every work by Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen
  34. See every film version of Jane Eyre (as available)
  35. Collect Department 56 Dickens Village houses
  36. Collect old books and 1st editions
  37. Keep up Dad’s travel pin map (put a pin on every part of the map you have visited)
  38. Be the sole photographer for a wedding
  39. Perfect my posture
  40. Graduate college (magna cum laude)
  41. Pay off student loans
  42. Have a zero-energy home
  43. Visit Salem, MA
  44. See every episode of The Office (US Edition)
  45. See every episode of Mad Men
  46. See Buffalo Springfield from the concert pit
  47. Wear a fascinator
  48. See Bizet’s Carmen at the Lyric Opera
  49. Learn to bake at least ten different Christmas cookies
  50. Write a novel
  51. See Lady Jane Grey’s grave at the Tower of London
  52. Learn to make felt food
  53. Read Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children
  54. Meet Patrick Stewart (Love him!)
  55. Visit Tokyo and see the cherry blossoms
  56. Do dim sum in Hong Kong
  57. See a temple in Bali
  58. Start a charm bracelet
  59. Read Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land
  60. Read Heinlein’s The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  61. See Dyck’s The Arnolfini Portrait
  62. See every episode of Battlestar Galactica
  63. Read Byatt’s Possession
  64. Read Byatt’s Little Black Book of Stories
  65. Own an embosser
  66. Visit Iceland
  67. Collect vintage absinthe spoons
  68. See the Taj Mahal and buy a marble souvenir
  69. Learn to love Indian food
  70. Make the 1905 salad from The Columbia Restaraunt
  71. Read Barbery’s The Elegance of the Hedgehog
  72. Drive an Aston Martin
  73. Date someone not of U.S.nationality
  74. Read Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude
  75. Visit Buckingham Palace
  76. Visit Versailles
  77. Visit Belgium and eat at least ten different types of chocolate
  78. See Positano, Italy
  79. Visit South Africa
  80. Go on a cruise
  81. Climb up to Macchu Picchu
  82. Do a cart-wheel in the South American salt plains
  83. Go zip-lining
  84. Visit China and stand on the Great Wall
  85. See Stonehedge and other Neolithic buildings in England including a stone with a hole
  86. Visit Paris during the springtime when it rains
  87. Ride the TGV through France and see Roman ruins
  88. See the Parthenon and take a cruise through the Greek Isles
  89. Take a cruise down the Nile
  90. Go on a yoga/meditation retreat
  91. Go on a mountain trek
  92. Buy a house in the woods with lots of trees
  93. Make homemade French onion soup
  94. Have lots of pets
  95. Eat at a café in Venice while it rains
  96. Eat food off a large leaf
  97. Sleep in a treehouse
  98. Memorize an entire Bollywood song
  99. Memorize grandpa’s biscuit recipe
  100. Don’t eat beef for 50 years (haven’t since 2003)
  101. Get a custom coat made
  102. Learn to fire a handgun
  103. Study abroad in India
  104. Learn to make pumpkin pie
  105. Save up money and buy myself a designer dress
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10 thoughts on “Ashley’s Bucket List

  1. Pingback: A Book Worth Reading: Heinlein’s The Moon is A Harsh Mistress | Lifevesting

  2. Hi Ashley! What a great list! Any chance of an update? I’d love to hear what things you’ve crossed off your list! Also I’m really tickled that you want to memorize a Bollywood song!

    I’d recommend the Kal Ho Na Ho song becos it’s very memorable and easy to rmb! (I say this as a Tamil speaker, which means I don’t speak or understand Hindi but I was still able to memorize the lyrics after awhile!) Also, the movie is incredible and will have you crying buckets! And it’s a Shah Rukh Khan film – always a plus! 🙂

    • Kal Ho Na Ho is one of my favorite films! I have almost memorized Om Shanti Om but mostly because it is very repetitive and was playing the entire time I lived in India. Thanks for your sweet comment.

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