Life Goals (aka Bucket List)

Last updated: July 2015

I got this idea from a college friend (Shaun Yelle) who was compiling his own list of Life Goals. This was years before the movie "The Bucket List".

Checkmarkindicates I've accomplished the goal.

  • visit all 50 states as an adult
    (12 so far: AL, CA, DE, FL, GA, MD, NC, NJ, PA, SC, VA, WV)
  • USS North Carolina (Wilmington, NC) summer 1993Checkmark
  • USS Yorktown (Charleston, SC) summer 1993Checkmark
  • Gettysburg May 2009 Checkmark
  • Antietam May 2009 Checkmark
  • Harper's Ferry May 2009 Checkmark
  • Hawaii & Pearl Harbor
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame (Canton, OH)
  • Mall of America (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Shenandoah National Park (Virginia) May 2012 Checkmark
  • Savannah
  • Atlanta Sept 2011 Checkmark
  • Shiloh
  • Vicksburg
  • Chattanooga & Chickamauga
  • Richmond & Petersburg, VA May 2012 Checkmark
  • Jamestown, Williamsburg, & Yorktown, VA
  • New York City
  • Canada
  • England
  • Germany
  • have an indefinitely long loving relationship with a woman who loves me back
  • find a career I have a passion for Checkmark
  • be financially independent 2009 Checkmark
  • watch over 1000 movies currently 600+ (need to update my list)
  • read over 1000 books currently 550+
  • see the sunrise on the beach Checkmark
  • go on a cruise
  • write a book and have it published
  • become a black belt in Muay Thai or Jeet Kune Do
  • learn archery
  • attend an Iron Maiden concert April 2011 Checkmark
  • beat all 32,000 games of FreeCell on Windows
  • kayak the Juniper Springs Run (Ocala National Forest, FL) Sept 2009 Checkmark
  • drive the entire Blue Ridge Parkway (Virginia & North Carolina)
  • play mini-golf at Goofy Golf (Panama City, FL)
  • kayak the Loxahatchee River from Riverbend Park to Jonathon Dickinson SP Jan 2013Checkmark
  • find a geocache in all 50 states
  • win a Magic: The Gathering tourney July 2005Checkmark