My Bucket List

United States

Beauty surrounds us in our own country.
Beauty surrounds us in our own country.

Ten Things To Do Before I Die.

1. Visit all 50 states in the United States. I have been to many states throughout our great country, but I want to visit all 50. There are so many wonderful things to see in our great country. As of right now 26 July I have seen 32 states.

2. Travel the world. I want to visit the coliseum in Rome, the Eifel Tower in France, the Pyramids of Egypt, and the Rock of Gibraltar. These are only a couple of the places I want to see. As I am of Scottish ancestry I want to go to the highlands of Scotland, being half Irish I shall also visit the emerald isle as well.

3. Fly an airplane. Nothing is more freeing that flying. For those that think I am Superman, I really cannot fly and would need an airplane. I think it would be awesome to fly an old WWII era airplane. My romantic dream is for me to load up in an airplane with my wife and fly her to a deserted field, land, and commence a picnic.

4. Alas, I am not superman and cannot fly so skydiving is next on this list. This would be the most terrifying thing to do. However, once in the air I am positive that I would feel exhilarated. Freedom exists in the air. How fast would one fall though?

5. Write a novel. I would love to write a novel in its entirety and publish it. But, why would I stop at one? I wouldn’t as I tend to obsess when something grabs my attention. I think this is a dream of everyone who has imagination and can write coherently.

6. I also want to write an autobiography. I would not publish this work though. The simple reason is because I am not an interesting person and nobody would want to know how I lived my life. This autobiography would be passed on to my descendants though.

7. Before I die I want to truly help someone. Everywhere we go we see people living in poverty. These people that roam the streets breaks’ my heart but, how does one know the real from the false? I would have to search for someone who honestly needs some help, and then I would give that person $1000.00.

8. Make my wife immortal. What you may ask? Yes immortalize my wife. You can name a star after someone. I would name a star after my wife so that she can be around forever. Then she and I would lay in a field or the backyard and gaze upon her star.

9. Build a muscle car. I will build a 1970 Chevy Chevelle. These cars are awesome. You can see one in “Talladega Nights.” I will build one that can jump a pop can.

10. Finally, the last item on the list. I will cherish every moment I have with my children and wife. I will not let one more chance to spend time with my family slip away. This is the biggest mistake I have made in life and I will not repeat it.

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

A great Bucket List, wesleycox! Make it happen! You never want to be lying on your deathbed muttering "I should have..." until the EKG whines one long final time for you! Do it Superman! I'm pulling for you.


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain

I think that No. 10 is the best thing on your list and the one that will give you the best reward for the time spent doing it.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

I'm partial to 68 Chevelles, but 70s are awesome!! This is a great list, get busy!!


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Dohn121: You're right about that.

Maggs224: I thought ten was the best one also.

Candie V: The 68 was also a great year, but I think the 70 had a better look to it.


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Candie V 7 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

70 is a little sleeker I think, maybe less "chunky" is that the right word (heck I'm a girl and I can't call them 'pretty').. I like the grill and tail lights!


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TamCor 7 years ago from Ohio

What a great bucket list, wesley--and I'm with maggs--no.10 is the best, but no.8 is so wonderful, too...it's so nice to see a husband talk about his wife and family this way--thank you!:)

I hope you get to fulfill all of your wishes(although I'm partial to '66 Mustangs, myself, lol)!!!


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

TamCor: Thank you. My wife also loves the 66 'stang. She wants me to build one for her. I think I will first before the chevelle.


Ghost32 7 years ago

Can't beat this bucket list, Wesley. I've not made one as such, maybe because I've pretty much tackled most everything I wanted to tackle along the way. May have to Hub one, though; you've got me a-thinkin'....


Ghost32 7 years ago

I Commented on this Hub late last night but came back this morning to read it aloud to my wife. #10 speaks for itself. #9, now, that's a GREAT one. We both know the 1970 Chevelle; you couldn't have picked a better platform on which to build your dream muscle car.

Pam and her ex-husband used to race V-8 Volkswagen Bugs. On the weekdays, the Beetle was her baby for running errands. On the weekends, she and her hubby would yank the somewhat modified VW mill and drop in a small block Chevy V-8, then scoot to the dragstrip.

Pam was the driver. The male drivers hated her guts 'cause she beat them consistently. Never ever redlighted, yet never left any time on the clock, either. One time her head-to-head opponent was a really nasty dude with a really nasty mouth. As the lights were coming down the stack, she fixed his little red wagon by flashing one breast at his glaring countenance.

HE redlighted while she scampered on down to the finish line. Moral of the story: Ya mess with the little redhead, ya pays the price. Heh. Heh.


aabert 7 years ago from Melsomvik, Norway

Yah, the world is full of wishes and goals.And it is wonderful to have them.I want to travel as you,I have seen a lot of Europe, South and North America including Canada, but still we have the vast far east,Asia.

Your list is a fine thing.

How to fulfil your dreams, learn from Mark Joyner's program

www.simpleologi.com

Good luck.

Enjoy your days and dreams. aabert


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fierycj 7 years ago from The Fiery Heart of Africa

Loved it. I can tell you're an honourable man, indeed. And who says no one would wanna read your autobiography besides your descendants...I know I would.


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

I also would like to visit each state. I have 14 to go.

I agree with the others above: you have a great list and # 10 is the greatest part of it.

Thanks for your service to our country. And welcome to the Hub Pages Community!


Pachuca213 7 years ago

what wonderful goals. I hope you are able to accomplish all of them....=)


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Ladybird33 7 years ago from Georgia USA

Wesley, this is a GREAT hub, I need to do this, so important to set goals and try to do all the things you want in life, since you only have one. Wonderful hub.


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M.R. Jie 7 years ago from USA

Wow Wesley great list. This list definately tackles all lot of different areas in life. How many have you accomplished so far?


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Well, I have not accomplished any of them yet. Pretty close on 1 but number 10 is a life long goal.


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trish1048 7 years ago

Hi wesley,

Great list. I especially like #1. I've traveled to CA and back many times. My father's family lived in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and California. As an adult I took a road trip for six weeks and loved every minute of it. One thing I should do is invest time in my own state. Although I was born and raised here in NJ, I have not seen most of it.

As to your #7, count me in! LOL I sure could use that right now since I am struggling to keep myself afloat. Our current economy has affected so much of our country and I'm just one of the larger picture. For several years I worked two jobs but the 2nd job came to an end last year. To say the least, it's difficult.

I really haven't given much thought to my own bucket list. I so loved the movie, which apparently inspired you :) Jack Nicholson is one of my favorite actors.

Thanks for sharing and welcome to HubPages :)


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Angela_1973 7 years ago

Very good hub! I also love number 10, you should definitely write and publish your novel, you're good!


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kea 7 years ago

Great List! Some of these are on mine too.


Crazdwriter 7 years ago

I love your bucket list. What does your wife say about the skydiving one? lol I should make my own bucket list too. Thanks for the idea.


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

THank you for commenting, my wife thinks it would be cool to skydive.


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Luciendasky 7 years ago from Florence, OR

This is a wonderful hub, I am glad I stumbled on it through crazdwriter, why not publish your autobiography - I am sure many would find it interesting :D


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Maybe someday Luciendasky. I'll see. Thank you for stopping by.


\Brenda Scully 7 years ago

JUST SEEN THAT FILM, otherwise i would not have known what the title meant... great hub


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Brenda, glad to see you er... thanks for stopping by. I wrote something for you in the forums, you should check it out.


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create a page 7 years ago from Maryland, USA

A bucket list is a great idea. I encourage you to write your autobiography and publish it. It may just be a bestseller. Continue to 'cherish every moment you have with your children and wife'. Some people do not do that. Then they live their lives with regret.


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wesleycox 7 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Thanks for visiting and I will write the autobiography some day and I will also continue to cherish every moment I have with my children.


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AntoineAllen 6 years ago from New York City

This a Amazing HUB.

great job


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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Thanks for visiting Antoine, and thanks for commenting.


Annette Renee White 6 years ago

I have a bucket list too! So far it has 158 goals on it, I am working my way to 1000. My favorites are 'Milk a Cow', 'Ride a Zipline' and 'Make a Coloring Book'. You can see my list at www.mslistologist.com Good Luck!!


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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Thank you for visiting.


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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

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dallas93444 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

Priorities.. If it works for you. So be it... Most of us make an impact as much as when he pull our hands out of the ocean... The ocean does not rise, or sink. It remains constant with no apparent effect from our hand... Perhaps our bucket list is within.. Our personal achievements and accomplishments...


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wesleycox 6 years ago from Back in Texas, at least until August 2012 Author

Thanks for reading dallas3444, though I don't understand anything you're saying. The bucketlist as stated in the whole of the article is things I want to do before I die. Not sure what the oceans have to do with it but perhaps you mean in the end we won't affect the world except for our small corner. Again thanks for reading.

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