SamiM Bucket List

My ever growing and changing

Bucket List


  1. Drink tea in London
  2. Visit Santorini, Greece
  3. Visit Paris, France and go to the Eiffel tower
  4. learn to knit
  5. Visit the giant white sands in New Mexico
  6. Go outside of the country.
  7. visit the many gorgeous colors of the tulips fields in the Netherlands
  8. Celebrate a holiday in a different country
  9. Visit New York and ride the subway
  10. Attend the Palio race in Siena 
  11. learn how to use chopsticks
  12. Experience Christmas-time in New York City. Visiting the large Christmas tree and ice skate in Rockefeller Plaza is a must.
  13. Similarly, go to the New Years Eve event in Time Square at least once in my life. I imagine it will be a nightmare with the amount of people there but to truly experience that amount of excitement and hear Frank Sinatra’s New York, New York playing – man what a dream!
  14. Float in the Dead Sea
  15. Start my own business and open a storefront
  16. Photograph a celebrity (and not in a paparazzi type situation)
  17. Stay in an all-inclusive situation or 5 star resort
  18. Meet a world leader
  19. experience a sunset at the Grand Canyon
  20. Visit the Swiss Alps
  21. Walk through a poppy field
  22. Write a book and be on the New York Times Bestsellers List
  23. Road trip around Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. I just picture riding along the rocky coastline, drinking at Napa wineries, and even hugging a redwood tree.
  24. See Maroon 5 in concert because duh, Adam Levine.
  25. Travel to Italy and visit as many cities as possible (gallery herehere, and here!)
  26. Make homemade fresh pasta in Italy!  
  27. Ride a camel
  28. Ride an elephant
  29. Go to a Michael Buble Concert
  30. Go on a solo trip overseas
  31. Visit 6 of the 7 continents that have civilizations. Sorry Antartica, but we can’t be friends.
  32. Fly first class
  33. Walk on a glacier
  34. Pose with the leaning tower of Pisa
  35. Go to the floating lantern festival
  36. Paint a car at the cadillac ranch – did this twice!
  37. Visit Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana. Photos here and here!
  38. Buy the dream farm house with my own home office, original craftsman wood features, and large kitchen
  39. Experience the Northern Lights and photograph them.
  40. Ride in a gondola
  41. Fall in love
  42. Stand under/behind a waterfall
  43. Witness the gushing waters of Niagara Falls
  44. Go on a safari
  45. extract honey from a bee hive
  46. Have a truly white Christmas that I remember (apparently it happened once but no recollection)
  47. Pay off my student loans (halfway there!)
  48. Stomp grapes
  49. See a tall cactus. You know what I mean – those cacti that are like this emoji with arms. ?
  50. Ride in a limo
  51. Go on a spontaneous road trip
  52. Learn from a mentor.
  53. climb a lighthouse
  54. Have no credit card debt
  55. Swim in the Mediterranean Sea
  56. Throw a dart at a map and just go wherever it leads
  57. Drive along Route 66 (see herehere,  and here!)
  58. Buy this amazing historic building in downtown Ashburn, renovate the top floor to be a large loft/studio space and the bottom floor as some type of boutique stores: coffee shop with baristas, bakery with old men having breakfast there every morning gossiping, maybe even a cool used book store.
  59. Go on a cruise
  60. Graduate college
  61. Kiss in the rain
  62. Go skiing
  63. Find a cookbook I love and cook every recipe in the book
  64. Master a new language
  65. touch a pyramid
  66. Find the balance between my work and my personal life. Setting boundaries.
  67. Sleep in a castle
  68. Ride in horse and carriage
  69. Visit all 50 states (41 down!)
  70. Find something I love that I could get a tattoo of – I have yet to find anything I want permanently on my body.
  71. Have the courage to do something daring: skydiving, cliff jumping, or parasailing. I want to feel that moment of freedom and weightlessness

What are your hopes and dreams? Have you ever dreamt of a goal, planned it, and pursued? My challenge to you is to take 10 minutes, a pen, and any paper you can get your hands on and write down your own bucket list.