What’s Left

Might be time for a little check-in on what’s actually left to do on this damn list. Amiright?

I started this thing about 2.5 years ago (OH GOD I’M OLD) and I’ve steadily made progress toward its finish line. Although knowing myself, I’m sure I’ll have some pre-40 game plan, but part of me hopes I’ll abandon the idea of bucket lists once I feel like I’ve satiated my desire to self-torture amid self-improvement.

For those keeping track, here’s where we stand: 19 down and 11 to go.


30. Climb a mountain.

I may do this with my dad in Colorado, although there is something humbling about the idea that Dad is probably in significantly better shape than me. Oh well, here’s hoping for a brewery tour at the end of all of that.

27. Get spiritual.

I’m not sure you can ever really “cross this off the list” but I do feel like I need to make some progress there. I am officially more comfortable with stating I’m not really a Christian (aside, I guess, from culturally), but whatever I am has yet TBD.


23. Develop some knowledge about cars.

I’m doing great with this one – I started an auto club at work and we meet on Wednesdays. NO SHIT.


20. See a Wonder of the World.

19. Take a cross-country road trip with Brandon.

Hoping to do this soon – maybe when we buy my next car, as my lease ends next month!



15. Invest in 5 diversified stocks.

I need to check, but I may actually have done this already. I know on an individual basis, I only invest in one, but my retirement is in mutual funds. I want to buy a BitCoin and invest in at least 3 other stocks, though, before 30.

14. Build retirement fund.

Making really solid progress here.

13. Own a second home.

I become less confident each day that this will happen before I turn 30.


11. Go on a walk at least once a week with Brandon.

This is so easy and yet so challenging to make happen.


6. Participate in a big cultural event like a music festival or Oktoberfest.

Can’t wait for this one!

2. Perform in a play or musical.

My company has its own band and we perform for an actual crowd this month. The Christmas party will be our next gig. I think I’m gonna count it.


1. Learn to be happy just as I am.

How silly; can anyone ever actually consider this task complete?

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