27 September 2013

Already Accomplished

This is a long-ago published post, from 2013, linked up in April 2015 to Kiki's The Circle Linkup. I added a few more items to the list to bring it closer up-to-date with reality.

Item #18: Songkran Festival in Hat Yai
So here's the Bucket List of great, funny, and life-changing experiences I've already had:

1. Swim in the Indian Ocean.
2. Have articles published in magazines.
3. Get my Bachelor's degree before the age of 21.
4. Live in a Jellystone campground in a motor home for over 2 months.
5. Swim in 2 of the Great Lakes.
6. See world landmarks: Mount Rushmore and the Petronas Towers.
7. Get lost while hiking.
8. Survive a natural disaster: 2004 SE Asia Tsunami
10. Hitchhike.
11. Obtain a cosmetology license.
12. Celebrate Chinese New Year.
13. Be a bridesmaid. 
14. Go to a drive-in theater.
15. Own a dollhouse.
16. Get married before the age of 20.
17. Get paid to act in a commercial.
18. Participate in the Songkran Festival.
19. Work on the cast of a TV show broadcast on my college's channel.
20. Study (official classes and lessons) 4 foreign languages: Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, Bahasa.
21. Sew a dress for myself that actually fits.
22. Ring in the New Year while dancing on the beach of the Indian Ocean.
23. Win 1st place in a high school-level International acting competition.
24. Take ballroom dance lessons.
25. Color my hair fuchsia, purple, and blue.
26. Own a yukata, qipao, sari, baju kebaya, and salwar kameez.
27.Visit National Parks: Smoky Mountains, Mammoth Cave, and Yellowstone
28. Ride the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world: (June 2000: The Millenium Force)
29. Watch a midnight movie on opening day: Pirates of the Caribbean 3
30. Complete a "Chinese Fire-Drill" (Sorry, I don't know the PC name. I don't think this is a very PC activity)
31. Get locked out of my car, twice.
32.Visit Mall of America
33. See a Major League Baseball Game: #1 Tigers, #2 Rangers
34. Own a pet (unwillingly, but still)
35. Attend a blog conference
36. Get lost while hiking (and found after several hours)
37. Ride on an overnight train.
38. Teach a VBS class.
39. A Star Wars marathon of all 6 movies.
40. A LOTR marathon with all 3 movies.
41. Go tent camping.
42. Stay in a stranger's house (thanks, Airbnb!)
43. Visit DisneyWorld in Orlando.
44. Go kayaking
45. Attempt to ride a unicycle.
46. Get a "real job" (English teacher)
47. Live in China.
48. Visit Hong Kong Disneyland.
49. Be interviewed for a segment on the local TV news channel.
50. Hike 20 km in one day (for a non-athlete, this is supposed to be a good thing)
51. Self-publish another book, this one specifically an eBook.
52. Get my TEFL certificate.

If anything on this list sounds particularly interesting, go ahead and ask, I'm happy to tell the story!

Have you written a list like this?
Blond Duck said...

You're going to have so much fun! I've always wanted to go to the Mall of America, just because I read about it in Babysitter's Club books growing up!

Moonofsilver said...

tell about the Tsunami? Sounds Scary! Love your reverse bucket list!!! so much fun...

Erica said...

Wow, that's quite a list, how inspiring! I guess often it's easy to get caught up with the next big thing that what one has already done gets forgotten. I love this idea! :)

Allie @ Everyday Adventures said...

I love this idea! I've got my own "bucket list" of sorts on my blog, but it doesn't include plenty of things that I accomplished before ever starting the list. Like graduating college, being accepted as a Weddingbee blogger, shaking hands with every character at DisneyWorld, and editing my high school's magazine.

Unknown said...

I would like to hear more about the tsunami! Did you already go to the blog conference? How was it?

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee said...

I love this idea! It is such a fun way to look back at all the things you've already accomplished. You've done so much, Rachel!

Caroline said...

The cutest idea! I'll definitely have to make one, but I'm slightly OCD so it'll bug me if I know I've forgotten something and just can't think what it is!

Susannah said...

What an awesome idea!!! I'm definitely going to have to create a reverse bucket list!

Claire Justine said...

Great post and wow you have already done some amazing things, I need to try a list now :)

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Holy many you have done some amazing things! I may have to steal this idea from you...

Lenya said...

Wow! What a cool and awesome idea Rachel.

have a lovely weekend

Dressing Up For Me said...

Wow you´re reverse bucket list is impressive, Rachel! :)

Amanda G. said...

I love this idea! And great list. :)

Areeba said...

Woah, what a fun idea lady! You own a salwar kameez? Where did you find it?

Unknown said...

Oh wow! You've had so many fun adventures! I'd love to hear about the Songkran Festival!

Cassandra Too said...

I think you need a story on how do you do that especially the one about the bachelor degree.

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Rachel said...

I just got back from the blog conference. It was extremely busy! And so many people I didn't always know what to do. I'll post about it later this week. And I do have to write about the tsunami--it's taken me a long time to think I'm able to do that--maybe on the 9th anniversary in December.

Sarah Pete said...

What an awesome idea! It sounds like you've had a pretty awesome existence thus far ;] Awesome!

Being Reese 2 said...

Guess I'd better catch up. I've got you by a good five years, but your list looks a bit more full then mine already, so kudos to you for actually living :)

I would like to know a bit more about Jelly Stone Campground bit. I can barely survive two days in an RV with my family. Two months and either I'm jumping off a cliff or one of my family members "mysteriously" takes a plunge. Just kidding. Well, sorta ;)

Brita Long said...

I love that Hong Kong Disneyland is on your list. I'm pretty proud of my trip to Disneyland Paris!

The Lady Okie said...

You have done some seriously awesome things. I linked up an old post too, but I didn't update it. Maybe I'll just make another list :) You're so adventurous with your hair colors. Not something that I aspire to, but I'm impressed with people who do!

Unknown said...

Which blog conference did you attend? Would you go again? I'm relatively new to the blogging world and I would love to strengthen my blogging network so I am exploring conference options. Any recommendations from you (or other readers) are welcome!!

Robyn B said...

i have not ever been to a drive-in movie or visited mall of america yet - these are on my bucket list for sure. what a full adventure of a life you've had so far!!!

Miss Nutralicious said...

Holy cow, you've accomplished so much! You hitchhiked? That seems scary. I'd like to know more. :)

Kaitlyn said...

I want to own a sari so much. They're beyond beautiful. I'm saving that to be my souvenir for when I visit India (one day).

Anonymous said...

I had no idea that you had your cosmetology license! So great. I love learning new things about people. :) This list just proves how FULL your life has been already. Here's to adding many more to that list!

Kiki said...

Wow, that really is an amazing list! I would love to hear more about this hitchhiking experience (so scary!!!) and congrats on all of your writing accomplishments, too. That's awesome!

Thanks for linking up!

Aubrey said...

What a list you have! So awesome!! How long did you live in China!? I would love to visit there someday!

Diana L. said...

Such a fun filled list! I remember always wanting to go to Mall of America when I was little, I guess that item is still on my list, as are a couple other things you mention!

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