If ever there was a quote that best sums up my philosophy on life, it’s this one by the talented poet Beau Taplin.
If reading that doesn’t make your soul feel a burning fire – this website is probably not going to do much for you.
But if it does – welcome! You and I are going to get along splendidly.
The origin story
I created my first bucket list at the age of 14. My original list was inspired by legendary explorer and all around cool person, John Goddard. Which means it had some really wild items. Such as “swim with sharks” and “chase a tornado.”
As I grew up, my bucket list continued to grow and evolve. I discovered there was more to life than adventure, travel, and personal triumphs.
I wanted a life beyond a mere checklist. I want to fill my life with stories.
BUCKET LISTS + BIG LIVES
The goal of this website is to explore how you can use a bucket list to live a big life. Let’s quickly define both.
Bucket List: a list of all those things that add intentional experiences to your life. A bucket list can make you dream bigger, step outside your comfort zone, and makes you feel grateful and excited to be alive.
Big Life: everyone should define this for themselves. To me, a Big Life is
- appreciating moments big and small
- loving and being loved
- giving back to the world
- having a story worth telling
WHAT YOU'LL FIND ON THIS SITE
This website began as a way to document my bucket list and share it with a few close family members and friends. Now I’m hoping it can serve as a place of inspiration for others.
If you click around you’ll also find:
- Bucket list things I’ve found and want to share
- My personal bucket list of 700+ things
- Resources I’ve used on my bucket list quests
- A weekly newsletter where I share 7 things worth adding to your bucket list
Life is tremendously beautiful, precious, and short. I want to fill my life with stories.