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My 2018 Bucket List & Ideas For You

Hey friends, welcome back!

2018 has officially begun and I am ready to accomplish things this year. I’ve never done one of these before and I’m very excited to start my very first bucket list for 2018!

Mind you, my bucket list will be totally different from my 2018 goals.

These could also be ideas if you’re stumped on what you want to add to your bucket list.

So here is my bucket list that I’d like to do in 2018:

My 2018 Bucket List

#1: Move to a new city

Living in a small town is great and all but I want to try and live somewhere new. Living in Texas, San Antonio is my number 1 spot to live in. The culture. The diversity. THE. FOOD. San Antonio has it all.

#2: Travel

I’ve always love to travel but money is tight. I’ve traveled to the beautiful country of Panama to visit family but I want to see new places and be exposed to new cultures. If it’s here in the US, I’d like to visit Chicago, Washington State, New York. Overseas, of course, would be U.K., Italy, Spain, Greece, France, etc. You know just get out there and discover new places.

#3: Go parasailing 

Whenever I go to the beach, I’m always seeing people parasailing and IWANNADOIT. I just need to convince someone to do it with me lol. Anyone? Any takers?

#4: Road trip

Road trips are fun, with the right company of course. I’d love to just take a spontaneous weekend trip to who knows where and just have fun.

#5: Zipline

OOOO this one gets me so excited. So this summer, we’re planning on going to Panama to visit family again and they have the best views for zip lining.

#5: Name a star

I’ve always loved looking at the stars and it would be so amazing to name one. Now the question is, should I name it after me or something else? Lol

#6: Swim with dolphins

Dolphins are my jam. They are adorable. I wanna be their friend. I wanna take one home and put it in my pool. Nuf said. (I don’t have a pool…)

#7: Feed a giraffe and pet a monkey

This has always been interesting to me but I’ve always been afraid of the thought of giraffes wrapping their blue tongues around your arm and just YANKING IT right out of your socket…no?…just me?..ok lol.

And monkeys well…how can you say no to petting a monkey?

#8: Camp on the beach

I’ve gone to the beach at night but camping would make it 10x more fun. Wrapped up in your blanket with a campfire in front of you making s’mores. What could be better?

#9: Get another tattoo

For those who don’t know, I have a tattoo. It’s a flower on the side of my wrist. It was actually a last minute decision to get it when I already had another tattoo in mind. I don’t know why I did that lol. I’d love to get a tattoo with some meaning behind it.

#10: Eat at places featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives

I enjoy watching this show but I enjoy eating more lol.

Eating. Drivers, Dine Ins, and Drives

#11: Watch a meteor shower/stargaze

Like I’ve mentioned before, looking up at the stars is a joy of mine. I remember earlier this year, a meteor shower was scheduled to pass overhead where I live, so my mom and I set our alarms to 4 AM to go outside in the dead of night to see the shower. What my mom didn’t know and what I knew is that meteor showers are not as frequent as you may think. The most that you can get is 2 meteor sightings per hour. Yep boring I know but I think it’s worth the wait when you actually get to see one.

#12: Learn a new language

I’m bilingual but there’s always room to learn something new. I’d love to learn Italian. OOOO French is sexy. Maybe Portuguese.

#13: No-budget shopping spree

Every girl’s dream lol. I would like to do this at least once this year.

Shopping spree, treat yourself

#14: Go paddle boarding

I’ll probably fall face first into the water but I think it be pretty fun to do this…paddle boarding not fall face first lol

#15: Grow my blog

It’s my mission to grow my blog and grow my audience. I want to inspire people with the content that I make.

And that’s my list. Some things on my bucket list or more specific than others. And I’ll try my best to complete as many as possible.

What is your bucket list for 2018? Let me know in the comments.

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Until next time,

Yis x

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  • The book worm

    My bucket list is not long for now:

    1) travel more with my lil family
    2) read more (including to my hubby and lil one they love it)
    3) grow my blog (just started a month ago!)

    The book worm

    • Yissel R

      Hi! Thank you for sharing your bucket list with me. I love your list nonetheless. Welcome to the blogging world friend 🙂 I hope you get to complete it throughout 2018.

  • xxmiksorxx

    You got this 🙂 treat yo self

  • nikki

    This is an awesome list of goals! I especially love move to a new city, I already have plans to do this one. You’re clearly very ambitious – I’m looking forward to reading your adventures as you achieve these things. Nikki

    • Yissel R

      Aww thank you. That means a lot. 🙂

  • Tee Forever

    My personal favorite was go on a no budget shopping spree! Yess girl! All of your idea’s were great. I will most likely try out the diner suggestion and increase my road trips this year. Thanks for the ideas!

    • Yissel R

      That’s my personal favorite as well haha 😉 I’m glad you got some ideas, you’re welcome 🙂

  • Love this! I love bucket lists in general and find that mine is growing all the time! We share many of the same things on our lists. I can’t wait to start crossing them off!

    • Yissel R

      Wow that’s great. I hope you get to cross them all off this year! 🙂

  • ashtoncelka

    This is great!!! I loved reading this, and it has inspired me to post my resolutions!

  • ashtoncelka

    This was so good!!! I enjoyed reading your resolutions !!!

  • Jenni

    This is a great bucket list! I especially like the fact that you’ve included a ton of adventures.

  • messylifesorted

    You’ve got an adventurous bucket list lined up this year! My biggest one is start a healthy diet. It’s off to a great start so far. Fingers crossed !

    • Yissel R

      Thank you! I hope you get to stick with your diet. You got this! 🙂

  • Nicole

    This post is so timely. Just yesterday, I was thinking that I should start a bucket list for things I should do with my girlfriends. We’d gone to the spa and were talking about ensuring that we do something once a month together – I started thinking of things that we could do. Quite a few things on your list would work great! Paddleboarding, ziplining and running a 5k together just to name a few.

    • Yissel R

      Wow perfect timing I would say! lol I never really thought of doing a bucket list with my girls and that sounds like something I want to do. I hope you get to complete your bucket list with your girlies this year 🙂

  • Christina

    This is a great bucket list! 🙂 I swam with dolphins many years ago. It was an amazing experience! They are magnificent animals! I hope you get to check this off by the end of the year. Hopefully, you can check off some of these items with friends/family. (It is great to share experiences when you can.) Have fun!

  • Jen

    Great list! Mine would include 1. Getting my first sponsored post for my blog. 2. Travel to Europe. 3. Learn German – bought a Rosetta Stone to learn but never finished.

    • Yissel R

      Wow they all see, easily achievable. I hope you get to check them all off this year 🙂

  • More Than Greens

    Great list! I’d love to do a road trip this year too. Also, get a tattoo. 🙂

    • Yissel R

      You should definitely do it. 🙂

  • Stephanie

    Great list of goals! I hope you accomplish all/most of them this year!

  • thislittlelifestyle

    travel is also on my new years bucket list! i would have also had get a new tattoo but i got one on january 2nd 🙂

    good luck with your list, you’ve got this!

    • Yissel R

      Wow that’s amazing! I hope you get to travel a lot more.

  • Kim

    This is a great list but I LOL at wanting to travel more and having a shopping sprees why not. There are loads on blogs on YouTube about budgeting, have a look and get some tips to get you started. I too want to grow my blog so all the best to us.

  • lucie

    Wow! I love your list. This year I plan on getting passports for me and the family and go on our first holiday abroad.

  • fortheloveofglitter1

    I HAVE gone parasailing and it’s definitely a thrill! I hope to travel a lot this year!

    Amanda ||

    • Yissel R

      Wow I can’t wait to do that 🙂

  • Magaly

    I love how fun and adventurous your goals lis is! Here’s to turning those goals I tom a reality this year

  • vchido32

    Sounds like a good year to me! Have fun!

  • Lydia Longman

    Paddle-boarding is SO much fun!! Would definitely recommend doing it on a lake or quiet river before trying it in the sea! I did it on a quite river in Italy and it was idyllic! Tried it back home in England at the beach and ate a LOT of salty sand… it was *very* windy and the waves were super choppy… so yeah, that’s my advice!!! x

    • Yissel R

      Your comment gets me much more excited to try paddle-boarding. And then in Italy!? Oh you fancy huh lol

  • Dr. Elise Ho

    We went on a road trip a while back and mapped out DDD for the trip. About halfway through the trip we got sick of them but it was still really fun.

  • carefreespiritfairy

    Awesome! Great list! I am looking to try stand up paddle boarding this year too

  • OH!!! I would love to complete some of the things on my bucket list…
    travel: US all states, but the eastern seaboard first
    Overseas: Italy, England, Ireland, Germany just to start

    Grow my blog
    Take amazing photos to grow my blog and travel!
    and don’t forget the shopping sprees!

    • Yissel R

      Those sound like amazing things to check off your bucket list 🙂

  • theshadeofwriting

    Amazing list! reminds me that I need to post mine.

    • Yissel R

      Thank you! Can’t wait to read yours 🙂

  • lucicoo

    Really great bucket list. My bucket list is also to go to DDD restaurants, start with the ones closer and go on. I also want to grow my blog to something more.

    • Yissel R

      That’s a great bucket list 🙂

  • joyfulchristianmomma

    Thank you so much for sharing your bucket list.
    Lots of things that you want to do, I would love to do as well.

    1. Road trip…while visiting the restaurants that are on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives
    2. Travel…hence, above
    3. grow my blog
    Hope you do all of those things this year!

    • Yissel R

      That’s a wonderful bucket list. I hope you get to check them all off this year 🙂

  • Angie Niebles

    This definitely gave me new ideas to add to my bucket list! Thanks so much for sharing!

    • Yissel R

      That’s great!. You’re welcome.

  • Shametria

    Love this. Good list, makes me want to make one.

    • Yissel R

      And you should! No one is stopping you 🙂

  • Tonya

    Great list! I checked off ‘pet a monkey’ from my list a couple of months ago and loved it!

  • Sosi's Mom

    Fun read! I don’t really have a bucket list, but maybe I’ll add a page to my bullet journal?!

    • Yissel R

      oooo that sounds like fun. You should definitely do that.

  • doreenh73

    We share a few goals there..running two 20km races this year in May and October, I.also want to teavel and grow my blog. Great list! Thnaks for sharing.

    • Yissel R

      That sounds great. You’re welcome.

  • livinthecountrylife

    What a fun list!

  • Beth

    I love making bucket lists, too! Can I recommend a good place for your Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives goal? Big Jim’s in Pittsburgh, PA is a family favorite. Good food and the people are great! If you’re ever in the Steel City, be sure to check it out!

    • Yissel R

      I’ll definitely write that down and check it out if I ever go there. Thanks! 🙂

  • amerytina

    It was like I was meant to read this! We’re in the process of relocating to New Braunfels or San Antonio, cool to hear someone loves it there! And I’m right there with you on that last one, excited to grow my new blog!

    • Yissel R

      OMG small world! It’s soo beautiful San Antonio. And yes, my blog is growing slowly but surely. I hope the same for you too 🙂

  • HerNameIsAni

    Loved this post. This was inspiring, thanks for sharing your ideas.

  • Shelbie

    Love your list! I would say traveling is #1 on my list along with growing my blog of course (9to5hiatus)! I’ve been saying learn a new language for the past 5 years… maybe this will be the year LOL.

    • Yissel R

      That sounds like a good list to me 🙂

  • Jill

    This is an awesome bucket list. I am a huge fan of lists – especially bucket lists. If you can tick off even half of these items this year, you will have had an amazing year. Best of luck with tackling these. I have eaten in a few places featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and I have never been disappointed by one. If you do make it to New York this year, DeFonte’s in Brooklyn was on the show and is one of my favorite places. I would probably eat there every day if my husband let me, lol.

    • Yissel R

      Thank you so much! lol I’ll definitely keep that place in mind if I ever do go Thanks.

  • ourfamilycode

    What a great list! My bucket list this year includes traveling to new places with my family, reading at least 20 books, grow my blog, quit my job and spend more time with my family, road trip, and spend more time disconnected from tech and really connecting with my kiddos!

    • Yissel R

      That’s a wonder bucket list. I hope you get to check them all off this year!

  • Selam

    hiiiii 🙂 such a fun post to read! all the best in completing your bucket list, you should consider going to Zanzibar, in East Africa, as part of your destinations to travel to abroad. you can also swim with dolphins there and it’s a beautiful island rich in history and culture 🙂

    • Yissel R

      Hi 🙂 that sounds so exotic. I’ll put that on my list of travels. Thank you!

  • The Pretty Platform

    I’m a huge fan of bucketlists. I’m even signed up to to keep my list organized and out there for the world to see. So…one of my items as well is to hold a monkey. I found a place…the North Georgia zoo if you ever decide to road trip there. Wishing you a great 2018.

    • Yissel R

      Oh wow never knew a website for bucket lists existed. Have to check it out now lol. Wish you the best as well 🙂

  • Jenny Morrison

    I love to eat at places from Triple D! They are the best and you find good food and a sense of the local community! On my bucket list, finish visiting the United States. I only have 7 to go, so that tops my list! Good luck!

    • Yissel R

      WOW sounds amazing. I hope you get to complete that this year 🙂

  • Gwen Llana-Serrano

    These are great ideas. I’d love to try learning a new language this year.

    • Yissel R

      That’s great. Hope you get to learn one. 🙂

  • Tara Fuller

    I’ve been parasailing – so so fun!! love this list!

    • Yissel R

      Wow sounds awesome. That’s really on top of my list of things to do. I hope I get to do it soon.

  • Yvette

    Great list. Zip lining would be on my top for sure!

    • Yissel R

      Me too! Parasailing a close second 🙂

  • Linda

    Great list! The tattoo item could possibly get me in trouble though. Lol. I have 8 already and am scheduled for my 9th this coming weekend. Perhaps I should try something else on he list 😊

    • Yissel R

      haha tattoos are awesome. No need to be ashamed of getting more.

  • Amy French

    This looks like a fun list! I’m too much of a wimp to do some of these 😂 off to write mine now 😃

  • You should DEFINITELY pet a monkey! I went to Monkey Island in Colombia last year where they give you a banana to hold, call the monkeys out, and the monkeys climb all over you. SO COOL!!!

    I want to get another tattoo this year, too. And I’ve always wanted to name a star! Thanks for the reminder! I was feeling a little exhausted this morning (long week!) and reading all these ideas gave me some energy and excitement for all the adventures ahead this year!

    • Yissel R

      That sounds amazing! lol aww I’m glad you got motivation back in you 🙂

  • My Dee Dee's Diary

    I love triple d too and it would be awesome to eat in places featured in the show. This list is a bit similar to my most recent list that I just made about things I want to do before I’m 30. I also wanna try parasailing

    • Yissel R

      Hey that’s great! I guess we have similar interests haha good luck completing your list.

  • Mark Leitao

    love your bucket list Idea. I am so going to make one! One of the things on my bucket list is to go to Paris. which i am doing in September!

    • Yissel R

      Paris sounds lovely! I hope you get to go one day 🙂

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