A big reason I decided to make the leap and move to Nice was my newly single status. No one to feel guilty about leaving behind, no relationship to maintain while pursuing my own dreams. I was inspired to create a “pre-marriage bucket list” by this “pre-baby bucket list.” And since I’m only 21, I’ve got plenty of time to check off the 30 things to do before you’re 30.
My personal thoughts about marriage aside, I like having goals and deadlines. That being said, my “pre-marriage bucket list” is basically everything I want to accomplish before I have any excuses not to put myself and my dreams first. I’ve already checked canyoning and paragliding off the list, and I’m in the process of completing the first two–but there’s plenty more!
Live in France for at least six months and master French(See the first six months of this blog.) Work in a bar(Learned how to pull a pint at The Snug in Nice.) Buy a one-way ticket out of California Road trip across the United States(The ultimate USA road trip was kick-ass.) Have a blog that I’m proud of (and that maybe makes me some money!)
- Learn a third language, preferably Spanish or Italian
- Learn how to make my grandmother’s traditional German recipes
Have an article published in a magazine(My piece on Corsica was published in Voyeur in December 2011.)
- Learn how to shoot a gun
Drink a beer at Oktoberfest while wearing a dirndl(Best party OF MY LIFE.)
- Rollerblade a marathon (or maybe just a half-marathon…)
- Go bungee jumping in New Zealand
Go sky-diving over the Great Barrier Reef(Pure adrenaline-rushing awesomeness.)
The only problem with these sorts of things is it inspires me to start dreaming big. Real big. It’s hard to be realistic while also incorporating all that I hope to do.
What’s on your bucket list: pre-marriage, pre-baby or pre-dirt nap?