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What’s on Your Bucket List?

November 28, 2009

A Guest Post From Nicholas  Z. Cardot

Life is so short. I mean think about it. If we’re lucky we can live as long as 70, 80 or even 90 years. Compared to those numbers, I’m fairly young. I’m only 25. But compared to the thousands of years of recorded human history, our life spans are almost nothing. They’re short.

But here’s the deal. I’m not writing that to discourage you. I’m writing this to encourage you. Way too many people are simply wasting their time away accomplishing nothing. Life is too short to spend it all on the couch. Let’s get out and accomplish something in our few short years on this planet.

Let’s build up a list of things that we want to get done before we kick the bucket. Here’s the best part. Your goals can be personal accomplishments, charitable donations, community service or anything else that your passionate about.

I’m only 25 years old, but I’m racing to accomplish as many things as I possibly can before my time is up. I’ve had a specific list of goals since I was in high school and I’m proud to say that I’m working hard to get them all accomplished.

Here’s my bucket list:

  • Graduate college with a Bachelor’s Degree (Accomplished)
  • Receive an honorable discharge from the military. My father had a dishonorable discharge and my goal is to make my family’s name meaningful again. I’ve now served for 2 1/2 years and have a 1 1/2 left.
  • Have two kids. I have one so far so I’m half way there.
  • Be married for 50 years to the same woman. This coming May, my wife and I will be 10% of the way there.
  • Graduate college with a Masters or better. I plan on using my G.I. Bill to return to college when I get out of the army.
  • Be the pastor of a church. I have a passion to help people and I know of no better way than through the ministries of a church that reaches out to people.
  • Get Site Sketch 101 (my blog) to be one of the top 10,000 sites in the world according to
  • To actually own my dream house and stop dreaming about it. I’d love to have a nice farm house back home in northern Illinois with wood floors, a finished basement, about 5 or 10 acres of land.
  • See my daughter and any future children get married. I would love to live long enough to walk my little girl down the aisle.

There’s more goals but these are the big ones. Some of them are things that I hope to accomplish in the near future and some of them are a very long way off.

So how about you? What are your goals and dreams that you hope to accomplish during your lifetime?

Nick uses his blog Site Sketch 101 to express his passion for helping people learn how to blog with awesome content, brilliant designs and commanding influence.

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 28, 2009 2:25 pm

    Its a very sweet bucket list. Nice to see someone’s dreams. Best of luck Nick!

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