Friday, October 4, 2013

The "Reverse" Bucket List

The other day, I was going through my blog reader and I came across a post on Rachel's blog about the adventures we have in life before we ever think to come up with a list of adventures we want to undertake. That is, things that didn't make your 30 Before 30, or 101 in 1001, or bucket list because you've already done them. I started thinking about the things that didn't make my own list. I'd already done some pretty epic stuff before I started Everyday Adventures. Here are some of mine (complete with pictures!).

My Reverse Bucket List
• Graduated from college with a B.A.
• Went horseback riding
• Attended a murder mystery party
• Rode an elephant
• Took a surfing lesson


• Was the editor of my high school's magazine
• Visited Disney World
• Learned how to drive
• Lost a dance-off
• Went snowboarding in Colorado


• Went skinny-dipping
• Went canoeing
• Sang karaoke
• Played roulette in Las Vegas
• Bet on a horse race in New Mexico


• Performed in a play
• Sang at a famous country music venue
• Was on TV
• Was a movie extra
• Rode in a limo

• Attended a major league baseball game
• Attended a minor league baseball game
• Went to see the Harlem Globetrotters
• Went to Midnight Yell when OU was playing A&M, and wore my OU gear
• Watched my high school's football team take the state championship

• Married my high school sweetheart
• Blogged for Weddingbee
• Visited the Alamo
• Took hiphop dance classes
• Hiked in Maui

• Met someone famous
Interviewed (a different) someone famous
• Went to a concert
Played in a concert band
• Played broomball

• Got baptized as an adult
• Ate a frozen banana a la Arrested Development
• Participated in my neighborhood's "haunted woods" for Halloween
Went to a midnight movie premiere
• Taught my sister to two-step

What would be on your Reverse Bucket List?


  1. Cool! We all really do have our own unique collections of random interesting accomplishments, and I love that! I actually attended a murder mystery party for the first time about a year ago, and it was really fun! But I've never met anyone famous, and you're intriguing me as to who it was!

  2. I love the idea of a "Reverse Bucket List." I sometimes feel intimidated by life lists because they seem so daunting, but it can be great to look back at your past accomplishments. You've done a lot!

  3. I really like this idea! It's a fun more fulfilling alternative in a way to a bucket list. As for a few quick things I've done, I've been to Europe and Asia, I've survived a hurricane and an earthquake. And I was in a musical. Although I might have to come up with a longer list to feature on my blog, so thanks for the idea!

    And just letting you know, I'm stopping by from the weddingbee boards where I post as Miss Ariel!

  4. What a fun and interesting concept! I might have to sit down and write one of these out someday! Loved it! And I don't think I knew that your husband was your high school sweetheart! I always love those kinds of stories. There were two people from my HS graduating class who married one another, and I just think they're probably the cutest & sweetest couple ever. But hey, what can I say? I love love :)

    1. I never know how to classify our relationship ... we started dating a month before we graduated high school, but were kinda sweet on each other for like, our entire senior year. :-D

  5. What a great idea, I tend to focus on all the things I want to do rather than remembering all the great things I have been blessed with already. Love your list!