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In August 2017 I wrote a bucket list post containing the top 35 things I wanted to do before I turned 35. Almost 2 years later and I'm quite a different person. My top bucket list items have changed a bit. I'm more passionate about the things on my list now. It's not just stuff I thought were cool experiences now, but things that connect to my passions. So I wanted to share my updated list today.

1. See Starry Night

I've always loved Van Gogh. Starry Night is my favourite painting. Getting more into physical art this year has made me want to go to an art museum and just take in the art. Preferable starting with the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

2. Visit Cork County Ireland

My family was originally Ireland and the one we know most about was from Cork County and I'd love to visit my homeland.

3. Make a living from my Art

I'd love to become a professional artist, supporting myself on Prints and commissions.

4. Finish my first book

I need to go to a cabin in the woods with no internet so I'm forced to finish the damn thing. I love the characters and the story but when I set down to write it just seems like a daunting task. Maybe now that I'm getting my writing mojo back I can start on it again.

5. Launch my own Makeup Line

I've been dreaming of making my own firey and berry shadow palettes and my own red lipsticks for years!

6. Live in Seattle

It looks like such a gorgeous place. I don't want to live in the USA forever but I'd love to live in Seattle for a at least few years.

7. Move to the UK or Canada forever

I used to be all in for the UK but I've really been liking the idea of Canda recently. Maybe I could move to Seattle for a few years then migrate north to Vancouver. The UK is still definitely on the table though.

8. Build my Dream home

Whether it ends up being the UK or Canada I have a dream home and I'm determined to build it one day.

9. Get my degree

I start a diploma program in February. So 2 years from now I have to choose what I want to go to Uni for. I don't know what yet but I know I want a damn degree. Business, beauty, graphics, art. The list goes on.

10. Learn Japanese

I haven't really done anything with this one since writing that last post. I'm going to start a Duolingo course and get on it.

11. Visit Japan

I desperately want to see Tokyo!

12. Visit all 50 states of the USA (10/50)

13. Visit all the places on my Travel Bucket List

14. Finish my Sites to see list

This includes the Pyramids of Eygpt, Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Notre Dame, Tower of Pisa, the Colosseum, Big Ben, and so many more! I'm going to write a post dedicated to these soon!

15. See the Grand Canyon

16. Drive all of Route 66

It seems like such a beautiful and historical trip.

17. Swim in all 5 Oceans (1/5)

18. Swim with Sharks

19. Go Cliff Diving

20. Go Rock Climbing

21. Visit an Animal Sanctuary

22. Go Whale Watching

23. See the Northern Lights

24. Walk in the Red Woods of California

25. Walk in the Black Forest of Germany

26. Road Trip from the Atlantic to the Pacific

27. Road Trip around the UK/Europe

28. Ride in a hot air balloon

29. Get a tattoo

30. Run/Walk a 5K

31. Visit Disneyland and Disney World and Epcot

32. Visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

33. Go Deep Sea Diving

34. Write a GF Cookbook

35. Go Skydiving and Bungee Jumping

Items with a line through them means I've done them. I'll write posts and link to them as I cross things off!

I can't wait to cross things off of this list! What are some of the things on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks so much for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed it! Please leave a like if you did, it's much appreciated!

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to message me or leave them in the comments below.

Photo Credit: Photo taken by me with a Canon EOS Rebel T5 with an 18-55mm lens and edited by me in Photoshop.

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