Question of the Week: What’s the Most Unusual Thing on Your Bucket List?

The end of the year is fast approaching, and nearly everyone I know is plotting out their plans for 2014 and thinking about their bigger life goals.

What things do you want to do next year? What type of person do you want to be?

If you’re struggling to come up with an answer, then I think it’s about time for you to sit down and write a bucket list.

A bucket list contains all the things you want to be, do, and experience before…well, you know. Do people even say “kick the bucket” anymore?

And if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know I hate the term bucket list. I’d rather use “life list” but nobody knows what I’m talking about when I say that. Bah! Bah, I say!

I used to watch WAY too many Looney Tunes cartoons as a kid, and this clip still comes to mind whenever someone says bucket list.


The wabbit kicked the bucket…the bucket kicked the wabbit…

Anyhoo, the point of a bucket list is to let yourself think freely and not limit yourself. That means people can come up with some pretty weird and wonderful ideas.


Naked yoga?

Eating your weight in macaroni and cheese? Maybe that’s just me…

So you tell me—what’s the most unusual thing on your bucket list?

I’d like to work at Walt Disney World, even if just for a day. I’d also like to do a road trip across America and visit all the silliest roadside attractions like the enormous ball of twine.

In addition to writing my bucket list dreams as SMART goals, I’ve also had great success by picking a date to complete the task and writing it nice and big in my planner.

Click to tweet: “The only people worthy of consideration in this world are the unusual ones.” L. Frank Baum, The Land Of Oz via @SageGrayson1

What’s the most unusual thing on your bucket list?

In the comments below, share what silly, strange, or outrageous things you want to do.


  1. Sarah @ Long Island Nerd on November 27, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Oooh what a fun question Sage!! I have a few unusual items on my bucket list… or I call them the fun ones 😉 Things like going on an archaeological dig, be a part of a “big ass food fight,” learn how to nunchuck, walk around in a gown all day, and have a cup of coffee in each of the 50 states 🙂 Those are some of the sillier and more fun items on my list.

    Happy Thanksgiving Sage!

  2. Laura on November 27, 2013 at 5:53 am

    It’s really not that unusual, but I want to visit all the states and 6 of 7 continents (Antarctica not so much-too cold). Fun topic!

    • Sage Grayson on November 27, 2013 at 11:00 am

      Oooh, good one! I agree, Antarctica is way too cold for me. 🙂

  3. Shybiker on November 26, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Great post, intriguing subject. As someone closer to the end than most of your readers, I’ve given this topic serious thought. One thing I plan to do before I kick it is publish a book. Of course, I could easily write on many topics but I mean writing a book of real significance and value.

    • Sage Grayson on November 27, 2013 at 11:01 am

      Boo–you’re not that old! I would love to promote any kind of book you write. I think so much of what you write on your blog is thoughtful and has real value.