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My Bucket List

It’s so hard to have goals if you never write them down, and for some reason I really love reading other people’s bucket lists. When we give up on all dreams it seems we tend to give up on hope, living in fear of getting away from what is comfortable. I am trying to get down a long list, seems the older you are the longer your list should be, so mine will just run and run.

This is an ongoing and active list, I generally have these lists all over the place so I am trying to get all my ideas on one page, this one. This isn’t really a “bucket list” per-sa but more of a mix of goals, things I want to do, things I strive to achieve, some of which are unobtainable, those are my dreams. What’s on your list? I would love to read it, post some in the comments below or give us a link to your bucket list!

  1. Take a ship across the Atlantic
  2. Get my pilot’s license / fly solo
  3. Circumnavigate the world, (in a boat) or (a plane)
  4. Take a camping / kayak / retreat trip for at least two weeks
  5. Watch Auburn and go to (Pasadena 2014) and win BCS one time in my lifetime (2011 WAR EAGLE!)
  6. Go on a long trip (1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 1 year)
  7. Visit Niagara Falls
  8. Work, or volunteer, to fulfill the mission, at a cutting edge tech org making a difference for the Kingdom (
  9. Complete Project 365, taking a photo-a-day for a year
  10. Study the spiritual disciplines (study, worship, service, prayer, fasting, solitude, meditation, confession, fellowship)
  11. Go to the new Ground Zero Memorial
  12. Pray continually throughout each year (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  13. Complete an Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Accounting ( UAB 1996)
  14. Complete a Masters Degree
  15. Complete the Masters Degree in Seminary (MA Theology, 2012)
  16. Complete an advanced or secondary Masters
  17.  Watch the Yankees play the Dodgers in the World Series
  18. Read 50 books in one year
  19. Publish a [photography] book
  20. Publish a [written] book
  21. Have an image of mine on an album cover (Cornerstone Live 2012) 
  22. Setup an observatory in my back yard
  23. Completely clean out the attic in the house (June 2012)
  24. Live in another country
  25. Work in or for a ministry
  26. Visit Rome / Greece
  27. See the Boston Pops live at either 4th of July or New Years
  28. Photograph at least five planets in our solar system (Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Uranus)
  29. Produce (and publish online) an image of a nebula or galaxy
  30. Visit the Holy Land
  31. Kayak in the Great Lakes
  32. Be instrumental in bringing someone to Christ
  33. Memorize a book of the Bible
  34. Ride / Cycle more than 500 miles
  35. Own a sailboat (Jackpot, LAUGHALOT, Catalina, next one?)
  36. Learn the “great” classical music composers (Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Tchaikovsky)
  37. Read all 25 books described in the book by Renovare (The Imitation of Christ, The Practice of the Presence of God, Mere Christianity)
  38. Be a liveaboard on a sailboat for any length of time
  39. Live on a sailboat short-term (a week)
  40. Live on a sailboat long-term (a month, 6 months, a year)
  41. Take one photo a day for a year (about Project 365 2012 :: Gallery at
  42. Live full-time in a motor home (bus)
  43. Learn to snowboard and/or ski
  44. Touch the Alaska Pipeline
  45. Read the entire Bible
  46. Visit the Pentagon Memorial
  47. Work in ministry for 1 year, 5 years, 10 years, 20 years, and 35 years, Lord willing
  48. Be the wedding Photographer, once
  49. Live in Las Vegas
  50. Take a character to the highest level of WoW. (Ischuros) :: [Completed June 2, 2012, Mists November 30, 2012]
  51. Deleted
  52. Make goals each year, and review them (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  53. Read 52 books in one year (2009)
  54. Deleted
  55. Reach 1 million emails sent/received, (600,000 June 2012)
  56. Take 1 million photos (709,000 June 2023)
  57. Write 1 million words in my journal
  58. Live in the Colorado Mountains
  59. Work full-time at something I really love (my own business, seminary, the Church)
  60. Work with an organization that is changing the world (Church Body)
  61. Drive a Greyhound bus across the country
  62. Visit every state in the U.S.
  63. Sail across a large body of water
  64. Give away a year’s salary
  65. Complete a Life Plan as Outlined by Hyatt’s book (Jan 2012)
  66. Build a Spa modify the spa in the bathroom
  67. Ride a motorcycle at 100mph
  68. Write 1,000 articles on my blog (March 28th, 2012)
  69. Go on a long fast
  70. Invest in other people’s lives through a small group
  71. Lead a small group
  72. Make the Dean’s List in Seminary
  73. Deleted
  74. Have an image of mine published
  75. Take 500,000 photos (350,000 as of 2012)
  76. Read all of C.S. Lewis’ “Signature Classic” non-fiction books
  77. Read all of C.S. Lewis’ “Harvest” non-ficture books
  78. Ride a train across the country
  79. Forgive fully and completely for a wrong against me
  80. Work for God’s body of Believer’s, the Church (2008)
  81. Get Married and stay married (30 years with Deborah)
  82. Deleted
  83. Travel to all 50 states in the United States
  84. Make the garage into an interior useable room
  85. Take an actual vacation (2 Days in St George Island, 1 Week, 2 Weeks, 1 Month)
  86. Build a pond in our back yard
  87. Read the whole Bible every other year for 10 years (1998, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (June), 2013)
  88. Read the Bible cover to cover in one year.
  89. Read the New Testament in 30 days
  90. Learn the very basics of a foreign language (Hebrew)
  91. Visit every continent (North America, South America, Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, Antarctica)
  92. Live in Auburn Alabama
  93. Fill 10 Moleskine journals with daily entries (5-7 Summer 2012)
  94. Get a bike (and ride at least 5 miles a day or 25 miles a week)
  95. Get publicly baptized as an adult (Birmingham 1996)
  96. Go to the NCAA Final Four
  97. See Auburn playing in the Final Four
  98. Write in a journal every day for 1 year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years
  99. Go on a mission trip to serve people in another country (Uganda)
  100. Backpack the Appalachian Trail for 2 weeks
  101. Go on a Biblical Archeology Dig (changed mind)
  102. Fly to a foreign country with no plans (Hong Kong / Bangkok)
  103. Fly an RC helicopter or plane (drone)
  104. Create a Bird Sanctuary around our house
  105. Deleted
  106. Make a Bluebird trail of boxes/houses around the house
  107. Read and log 100 books in a book journal
  108. Write in my journal every day for a month, a quarter, six months, and a year (July 2012), 5 years
  109. Watch a soccer match from the English Premiere League in England
  110. Operate a motorcycle, car, tractor, motor home, bus, train, plane
  111. Deleted
  112. Serve God’s church as a staff leader (Church Administrator or some other capacity) [13 years]
  113. Write a poem, print a poem, gift a poem
  114. Go to a World Series
  115. Learn how to write/understand a web programming language like html, php, css, javascript, React
  116. Transferred to #61 on Rules Page
  117. Transferred to #62 on Rules Page
  118. Get Freshly Pressed on the WordPress Front Page (October 2012 with this post)

5 responses to “My Bucket List”

  1. Tim Cowley Avatar

    Thanks for this list Scott. It is has inspired me to start my own! Hope you don’t mind if I borrow a few of yours. I especially like learning about the Renovare recommended Christian classics.

    1. Scott Fillmer Avatar

      yeah i’m trying to get through Renovare’s list, it’s pretty epic… start your own list and take some of mine, by all means 🙂

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