What’s On YOUR Bucket List?


You’ve probably heard of a “bucket list,” which is basically stuff you’d like to do before you, well, kick the bucket. I wanted to take a little break from book stuff before the release of FROM CHAOS BORN next Monday, and it suddenly struck me that I was curious what other folks had on their lists, and if any of those things would be ones I’d like on mine.

To be honest, my list isn’t very long at the moment, because I haven’t really paused to give it much thought. But here are a few things that I’ve got scribbled on my mental wall in crayon:

  • Travel. This is sort of an open-ended one, but I have on my list visiting all the U.S. states and provinces in Canada (most of which we’ll accomplish in the RV); India; Australia; New Zealand; and, well, just about every country in Europe (especially Norway: I hope to get in on the troll hunting action there!).
  • Static parachute jump. I wrote those words because that’s something I’m absolutely terrified of doing, but if I could dress up in combat fatigues and jump like the big boys and girls do, I’d suck it up and give it a try. I even have an invite from a jump school in Europe, and could write it off on my taxes for book research! Of course, that’s assuming that I survived. Talk about a hilarious YouTube…
  • Hiking the Grand Canyon. We visited the Grand Canyon earlier this year, and the thought of making the hike, difficult though it may be, really took hold on me.
  • Pretend like I’m a fighter pilot in a real plane. They have these places where you can fly a plane – well, actually, where someone who has a clue about flying flies the plane, and you get to hold a stick and rudder that hopefully are both disconnected – in simulated air combat against opponents. I’m sure I’d puke my guts out, but I’d sure like to give it a try!
  • SCUBA diving. I don’t actually want to go out in the ocean and dive, because I’m afraid of the things swimming around out there with big pointy teeth, but I’ve always thought it would be cool to learn how. It’d almost be worth getting a swimming pool!

Okay, there are a few things. I’m sure I could think of a couple more, but I’m more curious what you have on YOUR list!


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9 thoughts on “What’s On YOUR Bucket List?

  • Daniél Lecoq

    You’re always welcome here in Sweden 🙂 We got the same trolls as they do in Norway. After all, we share a border through the mountain range where the trolls live.

    • Michael Hicks Post author

      Of course, that raises an interesting question: can Norwegian and Swedish trolls talk to one another? :^D And sure, would be glad to visit Sweden, too – it all looks like beautiful country. I was in Finland briefly while going into and out of the Soviet Union, but didn’t have a chance to see much outside of Helsinki…

  • Monty Fowler

    My bucket list:

    1. Write a novel…oops, mark that one completed!
    2. See the pyramids.
    3. Visit Machu Pichu.
    4. Fly a fighter jet.
    5. Visit the Holy Land and walk where Jesus walked.
    6. See the Earth from orbit. (Need to sell a lot of books to afford this one!)
    7. Visit every continent.
    8. Sleep in a castle.
    9. Live long enough to meet my great-great grandchildren.
    10. Visit the deep sea in a submarine.

  • Tanya

    My bucketlist is probably never ending but the main ones are
    To swim with sharks, either in a cage or not, unsure
    To go somewhere exotic on holiday, because I’d love to!
    To make my business offical and working!
    Maybe meet a real life vampire, failing that, a couple of celebs.

  • KJ

    1. I want to visit Dublin, Ireland and have a real Guinness. Preferably during St Pats.
    2. Well.. that’s pretty much it. =)

  • Brandon Esparza

    I’ve always wanted to go skydiving! I think I would be totally terrified, but after doing it once would do it over and over again! I also really want to go to Africa and New Zealand I think. As far as the Grand Canyon goes…that is a good idea. I’ve been there, but haven’t hiked it! 🙂 Oh, and an RV would be a grand idea, I actually work for an RV company and there are some really nice ones out there!