Saturday, January 19, 2013

What Are Your 18 Things? Blogfest

I decided to join in on the What Are Your 18 Things? Blogfest because it sounded like fun!!  Jamie Ayers is hosting this event to celebrate the upcoming release of her book 18 Things.

The idea is straightforward.  Sometime between January 17th-24th, blog about your bucket list.  Don't have one?  Then why not write one?  A bucket list can be a good source of motivation.  It helps you organize priorities and focus on what's important.
Here's a few items from my list:  (I currently have 44 things on my bucket list with 13 crossed off) - These are not in any specific order!
1.  Marry the love of my life - I just haven't met him yet
2.  Go to New Zealand
3.  Get a tattoo
4.  Attend a Star Trek Convention
5.  Swim with dolphins
6.  Adopt a child
7.  Donate bone marrow/stem cells - I am on the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry
8.  Meet Viggo Mortensen
9.  Visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame
10.  Be a surrogate mother
11.  Traditionally publish a novel I've written
12.  Run barefoot on a beach at sunset

13.  Watch "The Bucket List" (February 2, 2011)
14.  Ride a roller coaster twice in a row (September 13, 2009 - rode the Dragon 3 times!)
15.  Have a "Lord of the Rings" marathon (August 17, 2011)
16.  Ride a motorcycle  (April 3, 2012)
17.  Take a cruise (Nov. 24 - 30th, 2012)
18.  Make a cross-stitch quilt for my first born  (June 16, 2010)

Yes, I do have Watch "The Bucket List" on my bucket list.  The last ones are a few I have already completed!  

Congrats to Jamie on her book!

What is on your bucket list? 


  1. Great list! I posted a bucket list several months ago. I should probably take a look at it... ;)

    We share numbers two and eleven!

    1. Thanks Dana! :) Ever since I saw Lord of the Rings for the first time, I fell in love with New Zealand and I've wanted to go there since. :) Such a beautiful country!

  2. Excellent list, Krista! I say we go on holiday to New Zealand and search for the loves of our lives! ;)

    1. Definitely - let's go!! I would love if I met him in New Zealand, beautiful country and wonderful accents. :) Yummy!

  3. I'm inspired to get on the donate bone marrow list. Its a worthy cause and could save someone's life.

    1. You should! It's actually the first thing I did when I turned 18, legal age to do it. I signed up and joined. I've never been a match, but I was a close match for a little boy once. Never donated, not yet. :)

  4. Great list! I've been to the Cathedral of Notre Dame before. It's amazing!

  5. Riding one of the biggest roller coasters in the U.S. and The Lord of the Rings series was on my MC's bucket list:-)It's all about the Geek Love, baby;-) HA! Thanks for playing!!!

  6. I like number 8!!!!

    Good luck, looks like these are all doable!

    Nice to meet you via Jamie's blog hop.

  7. Ha! "Meet Viggo Mortensen" is a great one ;) I don't have a bucket list, but if I did I guess going to New Zealand and geting published would be on it...

  8. What character were you in the Lord of Rings Marathon? It seems like everyone wants to go to New Zealand. Maybe we should big a giant blogger trip :)
    Oh, and that Star Trek Convention would be neat!

  9. Great idea putting things you've completed on your list! A few things that were crossed off from mine: I've seen DePeche Mode from the sixth row, studied abroad in Germany, worked on a roller coaster ride at Great America (fun!), gone whale watching ... and watched The Bucket List.
    Might have to add Viggo to my list. ;)

  10. Great and meaningful list. Wishing you the best in achieving everything. Also, many thanks for introducing me to this blogfest. :)

  11. you have some difficult & ambitious things there! and some painful!
    shows you have a beautiful character! must be why i like you!