The Darling Nomadess: Reverse Bucket List: 24 Things I've Done in 24 Years

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Reverse Bucket List: 24 Things I've Done in 24 Years

So a few weeks ago I turned 21 for the 4th time (AKA, I'm 24 now). It was by far the best birthday I've had yet. My work friends celebrated with me at dinner and a few days later we celebrated again during a booze cruise (ahh, life on Lake Erie). It was an absolutely wonderful time filled with so much friendship. I can't believe just how much of an impact my co-workers have made on my life, even though we are only together for the summer season.

Rather than make another list of things to do (because we all have way too many of those), I'm going to celebrate what I've already accomplished in my short 24 years, no matter how silly some of the things may be. I meant to post this on my birthday but, ya know, life happens and I'm really trying to get back into blogging in August. Without further ado, here is my reverse bucket list.

1. Climbed a volcano
2. Travelled to 19 USA States and 13 Countries
3. Dyed my hair pink
4. Marched in a parade at Disney World
5. Assisted with tornado relief efforts in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
6. Fell in love (and back out of love...)

7. Dined with a sloth
8. Graduated from college (first in the family to do so, what what!)

9. Won a beauty pageant
10. Au paired in Europe and survived
11. Got married in Costa Rica* (funny travel story coming soon)
12. Learned more than one language
13. Helped a beached sea turtle return to the Pacific Ocean

14. Saw the coral reef while snorkeling in Costa Rica
15. Participated in a film crew in Los Angeles
16. Met Alexa Vega (you know, the Spy Kids girl?!)

17. Joined a sorority and am now an alumna
18. Completed over 500 hours of community service in my 4 years of college

19. Built 3 houses with Habitat for Humanity
20. Lived and worked in another country
21. Juggled 3 fire batons

22. Competed in 10 Miss Ohio/America Preliminaries
23. Applied to join the Peace Corps
24. Received a promotion at work (I'm now a hotel manager, never saw that one coming...)

What's on your reverse bucket list? 

With Love,


  1. So many amazing things to celebrate on our 24th birthday!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  2. WOW I think I love this idea SO much just because it's a REVERSE bucket list!!! And I may steal it for my 8th 21st birthday... Oh man. Okay I'm old, I'm gonna go cry now. LOL I love all of the things you've done! Seeing a shark while snorkeling my worse fear.

  3. This is such a fun way to look back...I may have to steal this idea for a blog post!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista


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