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

5 thoughts on “My Bucket List

  1. 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.


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