Bucket list

As you many know from my monthly goal-oriented posts, I’m a big fan of setting goals and making lists. Anyone else Type A? Or am I alone here? In defense of my list-making, goal-setting ways, there is significant evidence to support the fact that writing your goals down gives you more impetus to make them happen.

If you don’t have a bucket list, here’s your challenge for the day: sit down and make one. If dreaming big doesn’t come easily for you, set a timer for 10 minutes and write down as many things that pop into your mind. They don’t have to make sense. Write them down now, and evaluate them later. See what you come up with!

Here are some of the things on my bucket list:

1. See all of the national parks in the US of A. I’ve seen a few of them, but the vast majority are still on the Yet to be Seen List.

2. I’d love to work for a summer at one of the national parks out west.

3. I want to learn Dutch and travel Europe with nothing but a backpack and a Eurail pass.

4. I want to have a garden (a big garden) so that I can grow all of the food that I can and freeze.

I wanna know:  What’s the very first thing on your bucket list?

P.S. This post is brought to you by my selfish desire to win the $500 Budgets are Sexy giveaway, sponsored by Life Insurance Finder. How awesome would $500 be to fund my bucket list? I could knock out a national park, buy Rosetta Stone, or build some above ground garden plots.

P.P.S. I wish I could claim the photography in this post. I can’t. Click the photos for the sources.

Thanksgiving flashback

Check this out! The lovely people over at The Guerilla Gourmet have launched the Cornucopia Project.

They collect Thanksgiving stories from people around the USA, and have compiled it into an interactive map.

AND! Yours truly, here at B&B was featured as the blogger from Indiana.

Take a look and click around the map to see how Thanksgiving was celebrated in 2010.