My Bucket List

It’s so hard to have goals if you never write them down, and for some reason I really love reading other people’s bucket lists. When we give up on all dreams it seems we tend to give up on hope, living in fear of getting away from what is comfortable. I am trying to get down a long list, seems the older you are the longer your list should be, so mine will just run and run.

This is an ongoing and active list, I generally have these lists all over the place so I am trying to get all my ideas on one page, this one. This isn’t really a “bucket list” per-sa but more of a mix of goals, things I want to do, things I strive to achieve, some of which are unobtainable, those are my dreams. I’m just going to cross them off the list when I’ve completed them. What’s on your list? I would love to read it, post some in the comments below or give us a link to your bucket list!


  1. Take a ship across the Atlantic
  2. Get my pilot’s license / fly solo
  3. Circumnavigate the world (in a boat)
  4. Take a camping / kayak / retreat trip for at least two weeks
  5. Watch Auburn football go to (Pasadena 2014) and win BCS one time in my lifetime (2011 WAR EAGLE!)
  6. Go on a long trip (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year)
  7. Visit Niagara Falls
  8. Work, or volunteer, to fulfill the mission, at a cutting edge tech org making a difference for the Kingdom (YouVersion.com)
  9. Complete Project 365, taking a photo-a-day for a year
  10. Study the spiritual disciplines (study, worship, service, prayer, fasting, solitude, meditation, confession, fellowship)
  11. Go to Ground Zero Memorial
  12. Pray continually throughout each year (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  13. Complete an Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Accounting ( UAB 1996)
  14. Complete a Masters Degree
  15. Complete the Masters Degree in Seminary (MA Theology, 2012)
  16. Complete an advanced or secondary Masters
  17. Read 50 books in one year
  18. Publish a [photography] book
  19. Publish a [written] book
  20. Have an image of mine on an album cover (Cornerstone Live 2012) 
  21. Setup a telescope observatory in my back yard
  22. See a baseball game in every MLB team home ballpark
  23. See a baseball game at home of Braves, Rays, Marlins, Yankees, Dodgers, Giants, Royals, Cardinals, Red Sox, Rangers
  24. Completely clean out the attic in the house (June 2012)
  25. Live in another country
  26. Work in or for a ministry
  27. Work in another country (Uganda, Nicaragua)
  28. Visit Rome / Greece
  29. See the Boston Pops live at either 4th of July or New Years
  30. Photograph at least five planets in our solar system (Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Uranus)
  31. Get published in Sport Illustrated and ESPN
  32. Produce (and publish online) an image of a nebula or galaxy
  33. Own a convertible
  34. Visit the Holy Land
  35. Ethically hack into an iPhone
  36. Kayak in the Great Lakes
  37. Be instrumental in bringing someone (showing several people) Christ
  38. Memorize a book of the Bible
  39. Ride / Cycle more than 500 miles
  40. Own a sailboat (Jackpot, LAUGHALOT, Catalina, next one?)
  41. Learn the “great” classical music composers (Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Tchaikovsky)
  42. Read all 25 books described in the book by Renovare (The Imitation of Christ, The Practice of the Presence of God, Mere Christianity)
  43. Live on a sailboat short-term (a week)
  44. Live on a sailboat long-term (a month, 6 months, a year)
  45. Take one photo a day for a year (about Project 365 2012 :: Gallery at P365.me), 5 years, 10 years, 20 years
  46. Live full-time in a motor home (bus)
  47. Learn to snowboard and/or ski
  48. Touch the Alaska Pipeline
  49. Read the entire Bible
  50. Visit the Pentagon Memorial
  51. Work in ministry for 1 year, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, and 35 years, Lord willing
  52. Be the wedding Photographer, once
  53. Live in Las Vegas
  54. Take a character to the highest level of WoW. (Ischuros) :: [Completed June 2, 2012, Mists November 30, 2012]
  55. Take all 9 characters on Hearthstone to Gold 500
  56. Make goals each year, and review them (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  57. Read 52 books in one year (2009)
  58. Read 104 books in one year
  59. Reach one million emails sent/received, started 1996 (600,000 June 2012); (750,000 2015)
  60. Live in the Colorado Mountains
  61. Fill up an entire baseball scorecard book
  62. Work full-time at something I really love (my own business, seminary, the Church)
  63. Buy a record player and start a new vinyl collection again
  64. Maintain a friendship with someone for more than 10 years, 20 years, 30 years
  65. Work with an organization that is changing the world (Church Body)
  66. Drive a Greyhound bus across the country
  67. Visit every state in the U.S.
  68. Sail across a large body of water
  69. Walk a 5K (Thanksgiving 2016, 2017, 2018)
  70. Give away 10% of my income for 1 year, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years
  71. Give away a year’s salary
  72. Live on 20% of my income and give away 80%
  73. Complete a Life Plan as Outlined by Hyatt’s book (Jan 2012)
  74. Build a Spa modify the spa in the bathroom
  75. Ride a motorcycle at 100mph
  76. Write 1,000 articles on my blog (March 28th, 2012)
  77. Go on a long fast
  78. Invest in other people’s lives through a small group
  79. Lead a small group
  80. Make the Dean’s List in Seminary
  81. Be a Christian mentor to someone
  82. Have an image of mine published
  83. Take 1 million photos (350,000 as of 2012); (500,000 as of 2016)
  84. Read all of C.S. Lewis’ “Signature Classic” non-fiction books
  85. Read all of C.S. Lewis’ “Harvest” non-ficture books
  86. Ride a train across the country
  87. Forgive fully and completely for a wrong against me
  88. Work for God’s body of Believer’s, the Church (2008)
  89. Get Married and stay married, be the best husband possible (10 years, 25 years, 50 years)
  90. Travel to all 50 states in the United States
  91. Make the garage into an interior useable room
  92. Take an actual vacation (2 Days in St George Island, 1 Week, 2 Weeks, 1 Month)
  93. Build a pond in our back yard
  94. Read the Bible every other year for 10 years (1998, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (June), 2013)
  95. Read the Bible cover to cover twice in one eighteen month period
  96. Read the New Testament in 30 days
  97. Learn the very basics of a foreign language (Hebrew)
  98. Learn how to be (a good) sound engineer
  99. Visit every continent (North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, Antarctica)
  100. Live in Auburn Alabama
  101. Fill 10 Moleskine journals with daily entries (5-7 Summer 2012)
  102. Live in Auburn for more than 10 years, 15 years, 20 years, 30 years
  103. Get a bike (and ride at least 5 miles a day or 25 miles a week)
  104. Watch every episode of Ken Burns documentary on the history of Baseball
  105. Get publicly baptized as an adult (Birmingham 1996)
  106. Go to the NCAA Final Four (while Auburn is playing)
  107. Write in a journal every day for 1 year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years
  108. Go on a mission trip to serve people in another country (Uganda, Nicaragua)
  109. Backpack the Appalachian Trail for 2 weeks
  110. Go on a Biblical Archeology Dig
  111. Fly to a foreign country with no plans (Hong Kong / Bangkok)
  112. Fly an RC helicopter or plane
  113. Create a Bird Sanctuary around our house
  114. Make a Bluebird trail of boxes/houses around the house
  115. Read and log 50, 100, 250, 500, 1,000 books in Goodreads.
  116. Legitimately obtain my own auburn.edu email address
  117. Write in my journal every day for a month, a quarter, six months, and a year (July 2012), 5 years
  118. Watch a soccer match from the English Premiere League in England
  119. Operate a motorcycle, car, tractor, motor home, bus, train, plane
  120. Serve God’s church as a staff leader (Church Administrator or some other capacity)
  121. Write a poem, print a poem, gift a poem
  122. Go to a World Series
  123. Learn how to write/understand a web programming language like html, php, css, ruby, etc
  124. Transferred to #61 on Rules Page
  125. Transferred to #62 on Rules Page
  126. Get Freshly Pressed on the WordPress Front Page (October 2012 with this post)

5 thoughts on “My Bucket List

  1. Thanks for this list Scott. It is has inspired me to start my own! Hope you don’t mind if I borrow a few of yours. I especially like learning about the Renovare recommended Christian classics.

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