My Hopes & Goals of 2016

My Hopes & Goals of 2016

Benjamin Franklin

“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!”

~Benjamin Franklin

Ok So I realize that it is already mid May and that 1/3rd of 2016 is already over but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t plan it out!  I just didn’t share it yet!   In fact, every January, I tend to sit down post Christmas and start Bucketlistlusting (is that a word?) from my Old Notebook.  Then I literally create a year graph and draw out how I think I can manage it.  Then I place it by my notebook in a place where I and anyone can see it to always remind me of my commitment to my dreams, hopes, and goals of the year!

My Mad Plan to Take Over the World?!?!
My Mad Plan to Take Over the World?!?!

But if you read my Welcome Page, I stated that I needed to always post it online for 3 Main Reasons:

1) I need Everyone’s help…keep me accountable, help me find ways to accomplish my goals, or just cheer me on!!

2) I want to help others with their own Bucket List Items.  #103 on my list is to Help anyone Complete an Item on their Bucket List within 1 year of them Helping me Completing one of mine!!

3) I want to Inspire People to Dream & then to GO OUT & COMPLETE THEIR BUCKET LIST!  If I can do this, then ANYONE CAN!  Too many people, my Friends & Family included, just go through life living a mediocre existence!

Therefore, I am here now to post up my 2016 goals for The Bucket List Project & perhaps some insights on how I am going to pursue these items this year.

Now 2016 is a Special year for me in that on February 25th, I actually took my 40th lap around the Sun!  So I decided to go after a couple of big ticket items. So Below, I will list what I had written on my Graph and add or tell you what I have already changed.  Let me know in the comments below if there is anything that is on your list this year or is there anything else that I should add or subtract.  Also, let me know if you want to join me on any of these adventures or projects!

February

  • #199) Raise a Minimum of $2,500 for a Charity I Care for Angel’s Place in New Orleans
  • #200) Explore my home state of Louisiana
    • c)  See the Preservation Hall Show Live

March

  • #202) Ride in a Submersive Underwater Bubble (S.U.B.) in the Bahamas

April

  • #118) Geocache in 4 Cities (#1 New Orleans)
  • #200) Explore my home state of Louisiana
    • b)Visit Tabasco on Avery Island
    • g) Boudin & Beer at Fred’s Lounge in Mamou
    • h) Zydeco Brunch at Café Des Amis in Breaux Bridge
    • s) Drive the Bayou Teche Byway

May

  • #78) Experience the Kentucky Derby
  • #104) Finish Reading the 5 Major “Arts” Books
  • #203) Start Reading my 11 Classic Adventure Books
  • #77) Experience the Indy 500

June

  • #188) See the Synchronous Fireflies in Elkmont, Tennessee
  • #5) See my 6 Pack Abs

The Next 3 were added to June/July 

  • #109) Walk the Camino de Santiago from France to Santiago, Espana
  • #185) Visit and Stay with 3 Different Friends who live in Foreign Countries so that I can Reconnect with Old Friends & See that Country through Local Eyes (My Family in Leon, Espana while I am Hiking the Camino)
  • #153) Drink Port Wine in Portugal

July

August

  • #55) Return to Fenway Baseball Park to See the Red Sox Play the Yankees
  • #54) Go to a Summer Olympics
  • #124) Travel to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  • #185) Visit and Stay with 3 Different Friends who live in Foreign Countries so that I can Reconnect with Old Friends & See that Country through Local Eyes (My Brazilian Friends I met in 2012)

September

  • #187) Travel to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada
  • #108) Do 4+ OutDoor Adventure “Mud Races” (4th & Final is the Spartan near Banff, Alberta, CA)

October

  • #167) Celebrate Dia De Muertos in Mexico
  • #185) Visit and Stay with 3 Different Friends who live in Foreign Countries so that I can Reconnect with Old Friends & See that Country through Local Eyes (Stay or Visit with Mike Poissenot for Dia De Muertos in Mexico)

November

  • #70) Climb the Statue of Liberty
  • #79) See the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Person in NYC
  • #89) Travel to the Niagra Falls

December

  • PREPARE FOR THE ADVENTURE OF MY LIFE!!!!!

 

It is Better to Live 1 Day as a Lion than 1,000 Days as a Lamb!

Don’t forget to Pin this to your Bucket List Board!

 

6 thoughts on “My Hopes & Goals of 2016

  1. Love the pics Dan, been still debating on Brazil this summer. Not because I don’t want to go to Brazil, but because it will be all manufactured for the summer Olympics with bloated prices, transient merchants, and insanity beyond the norm. I want to see Brazil for Brazil so maybe next year

  2. Brother E ..I’ll help you #70 and 79 ..NYC I’m sched to do my plans for 2017 on my bday week. Price is Right is on mine 🙂

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