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Updated on February 20, 2013

Bucket List Ideas

Are you looking for bucket list ideas? The bucket list below is my bucket list, along with bucket list ideas to help you create your very own bucket list.

If you have any bucket list ideas to share, be sure to share them in the guestbook below.

And, if you have your own bucket list, be sure to drop a link in the plexo.

If you haven't made a bucket list, why not make one now?

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What's a Bucket List?

A 'bucket list' is basically a written list of things you want to do before you die, or 'kick the bucket'. You might call it a wish list of goals or a life's to-do list. This term was recently made popular in the movie, The Bucket List, where a couple of terminally ill cancer patients made a 'bucket list' after they realized they didn't have much time left. As a result, they both traveled the world together as they set out to accomplish each item on the 'bucket list'.

So, what are your bucket list ideas?

The bucket list of Pmona

  • Get my kids to clean their rooms
  • Eat more chocolate
  • lose weight (again)
  • Become a Giant Squid
  • write a book - about anything
  • Earn a full time income on the internet
  • Run in a 10K with at least one of my kids
  • Complete a marathon, and survive
  • Make a cheesecake, that's edible
  • Learn the mysterious foreign language called text messaging abbreviations LOL
  • Reduce 'Mommy' stress by squeezing Yoga into my day
  • Learn sign language
  • Make new friends - but keep the old
  • Learn to juggle (something other than my kid's schedules)
  • Go camping and sleep under the stars (again, and this time not in the rain)
  • Meditate with the Dalai Lama
  • Visit the Grand Canyon
  • Help my children start their own business
  • Separate my kids from their video games long enough to see a beautiful sunset
  • Figure out how to keep myself organized without turning into a cranky, control freak.

Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; can'ts into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don't just think it - ink it!

- Author Unknown

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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. - CS Lewis

So, what's on your bucket list? - What would you like to do before you kick the bucket?

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      tonyleather 4 years ago

      This is a great list, but maybe a bit short?

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      LauraCarExpert 4 years ago

      It is a never ending list!

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      GrowthSpark 5 years ago

      I love your graphic at the top, very pretty, thanks for including. And Happy New Year :)

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      Rankography 5 years ago

      Great ideas. Blessings.

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      paperwritingexperts 5 years ago

      An excellent lens! I think if i start making a list now, it would have some 500 things on it. I enjoyed reading yours.

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      srsddn lm 5 years ago

      It is a never ending list.

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      Neat lens! I enjoyed this a lot!

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      mid-life-man 5 years ago

      It's a bit odd to see young people commenting on this Lens. I mean, a bucket list is the kind of thing that men of middle-age (in particular), and older, start to compile as a last stab attempt at life before they part this earth. There's no need for a bucket list when you're still young, because for the best part, you can just make a decision and go do a thing ;)

      Andy Aitch

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      Caromite 5 years ago

      Nice idea :) I haven't got a bucket list yet, but I think about one.

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      Fabulous idea and topic! Oh gosh, I have zillions to do!

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      surfer1969 lm 5 years ago

      Very nice lens.Every day should be live like It's your last day really.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      ...i blessed this lens but i did not mention it. b-l-e-s-s-i-n-g-s

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      thank you for blessing my lens. honestly, first in my bucket list is EARN MONEY on the internet.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I love the ideas on your bucket list. Get the kids to clean their rooms? LOL!!!!!!!

      OK, seriously, nice lens and I'm spreading angle blessings on it.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I'd like to write a book (well, one that gets published!). Great ideas here for starting one and setting goals.

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      MGuberti 5 years ago

      I am so creating a lens about a bucket list. Thanks for the information. I would definitely want to make a lot of money online. That one is in my bucket list.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I would love to live in Alaska for a season.

      Wonderful bucket list. ~ Blessed

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Popping back in the refresh my blessing on this awesome lens. :)

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      shellyart lm 5 years ago

      Great lens...On my bucket list I would love to own a VW campervan!

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      cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

      Good question! Make a bucket list... and do 'em... seems interesting. RIght now I'm doing a big one, working on building an online business from the pieces of me that are here now.

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      dealnation 5 years ago

      grow old without ever growing up

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      siobhanryan 6 years ago

      Nice lens--Before I die Iwold love to go on a spiritual retreat and one month on a safarai tour

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      Angelgirl1976 6 years ago

      I have a few things I want to do and that is have a book published and to see it advertised on book shelves in book stores, shops, bus stands, magazines, t.v etc and to learn french (I speak only a few words, can count to about 70) and a few other languages :)

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      One of thing on my bucket list is to become a giant squid... :)

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Love this lens! So many things I want to do in life, I really need to get cracking on it. :) Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Three things on my bucket list: be an extra in a movie, see a show on Broadway, visit Las Vegas.

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      'Vikk Simmons 6 years ago from Houston

      Love the whole bucket list idea.

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      Donnette Davis 6 years ago from South Africa

      I don't have a written bucket list... but I'd like to jot some thoughts down.. this is a fun lens. Thank you

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      Elizabeth Sheppard 6 years ago from Bowling Green, Kentucky

      What a neat lens. I am adding it to my More About Me: Important Goals lens today. Thank you for writing this.

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      franstan lm 6 years ago

      Great ideas. I think I will start a bucket list and maybe a new lens while I'm at it.

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      writerkath 6 years ago

      I think you have some really thoughtful bucket list ideas. I recently made a lens on my NON-bucket list of ideas. I guess only because I'm just not feeling as adventurous as I used to! :) But, when I saw "getting your kids to clean their rooms..." My first thought was, "Good luck with that one!" LOL! I think "eat more chocolate" is right up my alley.

      Nice Lens!

      (PS: Here's mine on the Non-bucket list:

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      efunk21 6 years ago

      Great list, thanks for sharing. It took me ages to finally come up with the 100 items that now appear on my list. Check it out if you're interested.

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      Patricia 6 years ago This is my bucket list. I tried to add it to the plexo but I couldn't. Cool bucket list you have! Love it! Blessing this lens!

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      mybucketlistonline 6 years ago

      I have a cool bucket list. You are able to create a bucket and change the background to different patterns and colors, add categories, and list within your categories, create groups, request bucket list buddies, upload photo's and journal about your experiences. check it out. Have fun and keep track of all your dreams.

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      Tamara14 7 years ago

      Now that I finally know the meaning of it, I'm start thinking of writing my own. Thanks a lot for explaining it :)

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      RussKeith 7 years ago

      Great list! I share several items on my bucket list with you. I am currently training to run my first marathon. My goal is to qualify for Boston.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This is interesting, I never heard of a Bucket List before, and guess it means a list of things you need to, would like to, must do!! I have a long one, but it's just in my head at the moment! Making more Lenses is near the top of the list, maybe Spring Cleaning should be first!!!! Thank you for your great visit and Squidliking my Lenses, really appreciated! Shirley

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      Sheryl Polomka 7 years ago

      I have just created a bucket list and it includes finishing my scrapbooking album, making a snowman, going on a cruise and a few more. It isn't a huge list but I'm hoping to add to it in the future when I find more things that I'd love to do.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      I love your list! I think many of the items on it, could be on mine as well :)

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      ShamanicShift 7 years ago

      I have a bucket-listed lens challenging me now, too.

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      dismantlerepair 7 years ago

      I'd love to be a visible extra on some blockbuster movie!

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      John Norman Stewart 7 years ago from Cottonwood, CA

      Maybe sky diving? Standing in front of the Matterhorn. Attending the revival at The Bay....

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      KokoTravel 7 years ago

      I'd like to create a peaceful, place in my garden that matches the picture in my mind. Then, once created, I would spend my days reading in the warmth of the sun amidst birds, bees, butterflies and trees.

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      Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Nice idea for a lens ~ well, I don't have a bucket list per se, but actually I do, in my mind. It's a good idea to write it've given me something to think about. Like a few have commented here...I'd like to travel more. Seasonâs greetings and the best for the New Year! **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      WorldVisionary 7 years ago

      There are so many things I'd like to do, but definitely I'd love to travel more.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I actually have my bucket list at, the site allows me to share with friends and even get ideas from others.

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      Travel to Hawaii again, for starts.

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I've never actually written them down, but I have many dreams from small to huge. I think I will start compiling my list.

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      CCGAL 7 years ago

      I was surprised at how many of the things you've listed on your bucket list were on mine until I accomplished them. One of my items was to take a turn at being a Squid Angel, which I just discovered I am, so consider your lens blessed. Thumbs up!

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      tssfacts 7 years ago

      Very nice bucket list. I think bucket lists should be never ending. It's when we keep adding to our lists we find we still have so many more desires to complete. 5*

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      Lotusland 8 years ago

      Good luck with you bucket list!

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      WhiteOak50 8 years ago

      Very nice lens, Bucket list are so much fun to make!!

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      Patricia 8 years ago

      How fun! I love your bucket list. I am a rocket mom too and a graduate. Blessed this lens!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I love these ideas! I have 158 items on my bucket list at

      Some include: milk a cow, ask my spouse 20 questions to get to know him, tour a ghost town...and many more!

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      You know my dear -- I just read your bucket list and may I say that it is extremely do-able! I have yet to actually COMMIT to making my own bucket list -- I've done so many incredible things in my life, that I can't imagine what else I want to accomplish? Maybe 1,000 lenses? ;)

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      Sojourn 8 years ago

      Great list! As a mom, I laughed at the "get kids to clean their rooms" goal. How I can relate! Very nicely done. :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Once you get your kids to clean their rooms, will you share with us exactly how you got them to do it? Thanks!

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      Tiddledeewinks LM 8 years ago

      I have to make my bucket list. Number one is own a farm! Then I can get more dogs. (Can't have one where I'm stuck now-sigh!).

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      Great list! I love goals and bucket lists, too! Lensrolling to Ten Things I Want to Do in the Next Five Years!

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Love the lens and the concept. I have a list of places I want to see before I leave the planet. so I guess that counts.


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      dahlia369 8 years ago

      Love the list of your things to go/places to visit, it sounds like a lot of fun, especially making the kids clean their rooms (if only you can laugh through everything!).

      Lensrolling you to my bucket list.

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      Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

      I love that you led off with "get my kids to clean their rooms." lol! 5*****

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      cool lens :-)

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Nice list! As I complete things on my list just grows! It's a wonderful life!! 5*

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      annetteghallowe1 8 years ago

      I haven't written my bucket list yet except in the "place I will visit before I die". Haven't finished that list as it continues to grow almost daily! Nice lens....5*

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      badmsm 8 years ago

      Nice lens, I'm living out my 'bucket list' every day. :)

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I agree with clouda9. Just let it go, it's one of those battles that doesn't even seem to be worth the fight. With my kids, it's just messy the next day anyway!

      One thing on my bucket list would be to see the Northern Lights!

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Great bucket list. Chocolate would be number one on my list.

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      Great list!

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      The first item on your bucket list is scary! I don't have one, yet.

      Your bucket list lens is nicely done and blessed by an SquidAngel

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      lingstar 8 years ago

      Love the list! And you should try the Black Garbage Bag of Doom when you want kisd to clean their room - I simply tell them, the next time I'm in their room and it's unclean, I'll be bringing the BGBoD with me and throwing out everything I see.

      It works remarkably well. :)

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      clouda9 lm 8 years ago

      Please check this one off by closing the door and letting it be: Get my kids to clean their rooms. Just a suggestion because I almost drove myself crazy trying to control that one. Hint: I only entered if I felt the need to snoop (for safety sake :) and or a foul smell was coming from the room that demanded removal, namely dirty wrestling clothes. I promise you at least a little bit of peace if you work hard at letting this one go...admit to occasional slips, hey it is hard being a mom.