My Lifelong To-Do List

My Lifelong To-Do List

There is something about crossing things off a list that is extremely exhilarating for me. I also have the memory of a beta fish, so I forget the things I want to do as soon as they’re out of sight (because out of sight out of mind, duh). I’ve always wanted to make a bucket list, or my version of a lifelong to-do list.

Here is my list of crazy, ever-changing, outrageous and ambitious things I want to complete before my life’s end. Here on out, I vow to actively work toward and complete these goals and activities, crossing every single item off.

Take inspiration and dream big.


Visit all 50 states (14/50)

Go to San Diego Comic Con

Swim in all the Great Lakes

Travel to the Grand Canyon

Ski in Vail

Ski in the French Alps

Live in NYC

Live in California

Road trip California State Route 1

Travel to San Fransisco

Live in Colorado

Go to Hawaii

Climb the Stairway to Heaven in Hawaii

Swim with dolphins

Swim with sharks

Prance in a lavender field

Go to a Sunflower Field

Float in the dead sea

Backpack across Europe

Go on a cruise with friends

Experience the White Cliffs of Dover

Travel to Paris and lay on the lawn under the Eiffel Tower at night

Travel to London

Live in London

Travel to Amsterdam

Visit the Fault in Our Stars bench

Travel to Iceland

Experience Auschwitz

Travel to India

Swim in the world’s four oceans (3/4)

Travel to a third world country

Travel to Australia

Skydive abroad

Travel to New Zealand

Travel to Tasmania

Travel to Thailand

Volunteer at an elephant orphanage

Visit Mykonos and Santorini, Greece

Travel to Peru

Visit the Rainbow Mountains in Peru

Hike Machu Picchu

Volunteer with the Peace Corp

Volunteer in Africa

Safari in Kenya

Go to Coachella

Sleep under the Northern Lights


Be sponsored to travel abroad

Become familiar with Adobe Lightroom

Make a travel video

Get a personal photographer

Start posting “Outfit of the Days” 5 days a week


Plan my wedding

Get married in an open field

Wear a long sleeve wedding dress


Have an at-home library of my own

Rescue a shelter dog

Become a mother

Be a Maid of Honor

Be a bridesmaid

Own a home

Have a wall of mirrors in my home

Own an apple farm

Plant a garden


Run a 5K

Attend a weekly yoga class

Work out 5 days a week for 2 months straight

See results

Have abs

Squat 100 lbs


Study Abroad

Have a 3.0 GPA

Make the dean’s list

Have a 3.5 GPA

Internship at a major television network

Get into Graduate School


Be an inspiration

Walk a red carpet

Go to the Super Bowl

Learn sign language

Use only natural makeup products

Write a memoir

Write a fiction book

Do Blogmas

Get 10,000 Instagram followers

Be on Ellen

Drive a race car

Do you have any suggestions for my lifelong to-do list? What are some things on your bucket list? Make sure to subscribe to my blog to stay updated on my completion of these endeavors. 



  1. Alexa Marsh
    April 18, 2017 / 11:48 pm

    I love you, we are literally the same person

    • Riley Dixon
      April 19, 2017 / 12:50 am

      Soul sisters!

  2. April 21, 2017 / 12:58 pm

    These are great goals and I have a lot of the same ones too!

    Kim | Simply Lovebirds

    • Riley Dixon
      April 26, 2017 / 2:33 pm

      Life is so exciting and I hope we both complete our goals!

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