Monday, 20 January 2014

The Buried Life Project

1) See the Olympics live
2) Donate blood as much as possible
3) Become a Starbucks gold card member
4) Backpack through Europe
5) Be a camp counselor
6) Experience New Years in Times Square
7) Travel to Thailand
8) Be successful in the career I choose
9) Go to Disneyland
10) Travel somewhere hot
11) Marry and have children
12) Go to a pub in Ireland
13) Move for a year
14) Study abroad
15) Learn how to dance… well
16) Go to Country fest
17) Go to Folk fest
18) Take a road trip across Canada
19) Travel to ever state in America
20) Scuba Dive
21) Be in a flash mob
22) Go camping for a whole summer
23) Take my mom on a cruise
24) Go shopping in New York
25) Walk up a pyramid in Egypt
26) Go to Mardi gras in New Orleans
27) Write my name in wet cement
28) Walk the Great Wall of China
29) Live in London
30) Buy a Polaroid camera and document my life with it
31) Go on a midnight stroll in Paris
32) Get matching tattoos with someone
33) Have a mud fight
34) Ride a subway
35) Become vegan
36) Snowboard in Whistler
37) Have a photo shoot pregnant
38) Watch the sunrise and sunset in 24 hours
39) Get tickets to the Ellen DeGeneres show
40) Send a letter to a random address and see if they write back
41) Visit Sydney Australia
42) Visit Carlos Bakery
43) Own a beach house
44) Swim in every ocean
45) Learn how to surf in Hawaii
46) Own a pair of Louboutins
47) Spin a globe and wherever my finger lands travel there
48) Watch the NBA finals live
49) Take all my best friends on a weekend getaway
50) Take a photo everyday for a year
51) Try paddle boarding
52) Go on a safari in Africa
53) Teach English in a foreign country
54) See the Northern lights
55) Go zip lining
56) Go white water rafting
57) Buy my own house
58) Get a Great Dane
59) Have a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower
60) Go skinny-dipping
61) Go zorbing
62) Go to the airport and take the next flight out
63) Volunteer in a 3rd world country
64) Be a bridesmaid
65) Have a job that I love
66) Be a extra in a movie
67) Ride a Segway
68) Visit the Great Barrier Reef
69) Attend a murder mystery dinner
70) Win the lottery
71) Learn yoga
72) Have abs at least once in my life
73) Visit Vegas on my 21st birthday
74) Have my future told
75) Buy a car
76) Go on a blind date
77) Go to a drive in movie theatre
78) Go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
79) Attend a Cirque De Soleil performance
80) Have a food fight
81) Be debt free
82) Work a Lulu lemon
83) Be a organ donor
84) Drive down Route 66
85) Gamble in Vegas
86) Learn to drive stick shift
87) Kiss a stranger
88) Graduate University
89) Learn how to cook
90) Find/ send a message in a bottle
91) Go streaking
92) Be on T.V.
93) Be able to do the splits
94) Adopt a child
95) Learn how to save my money
96) Witness a miracle
97) Read all the Harry Potter books
98) Lock a lock on the love bridge in Paris
99) Drive a motorcycle
100) Be happy

Authors note

My name is Kendra Smith and I am 17 currently in Grade 12. I truly haven’t been able to experience my life to the fullest… yet.  After I graduate high school I plan on completing my bucket list, and possibly adding to it as well. My whole life I’ve wanted to travel but I’ve never had the chance to. I find myself looking through blogs about all these people traveling to amazing places… and I want to do that. I’ve grown up in a family who doesn’t really like to travel and I’ve never gone on a family vacation. Many things on my bucket list have to be with traveling. Others I’ve always wanted to do, like adopt a child or be an organ donor. While I was making my bucket list I realized how I wanted to do so many cool and exciting things in my life that I haven’t had the chance to do. I plan on filling my life with amazing experiences, and unbelievable moments. Some may feel trapped where they are; even if I don’t have the money I will find a way to accomplish all my things on my bucket list!  I don’t think that it will be hard to complete my bucket list, because hopefully I have at least 50 YEARS to complete it. It will take some time and effort but how amazing would it be to say that you’ve completed your bucket list. Maybe I’ll even make another one when I’m older.

What now

I have many many things on my list that I want to complete. I have actually accomplished one already, number 54 see the northern lights. It’s always been on my bucket list and I’ve completed it. This summer I was out at my friend Jennis Lake for a weekend and we were all sitting by the campfire talking and having a good time. We were all looking at the stars and out of nowhere we see blue and green lights shooting across the sky. My next one to be accomplished is number 10, travel somewhere hot. I’ve never been on a vacation somewhere hot but this July I’m packing my bags and heading to Cancun with a group of my friends! I was hesitant about going on this trip, just because it was so much money. But I've been working quite a bit and I've been saving my money so that I will have enough to go.  To complete the other things on my list I plan on working a lot and saving my money to go on trips. I don’t want to spend my money on useless things I want to save it. And by saving money for my trips I will be accomplishing number 95 on my bucket list; learning how to save money.


  1. I really like your video, the pictures were a very cool representation of the items on your list. I liked the get tickets to the Ellen show item, I definetly relate to that one. Hope you have fun the summer on your trip!

  2. I really like the song you picked for your video, and the way you presented your video was neat. I especially like the sunrise and sunset one and the moving smiley face at the end!

  3. Your stop motion pictures was very impressive! I loved the end part with the smiley face. It was a great way to conclude your great video.

  4. I thought your video was really well done. I liked how the clips went along with the beat of the music and how they were original and creative. I liked that you went all the way you strived to come up with 100 ideas for bucket list also.

  5. I really loved all of your little drawing visuals and found it very creative how you wrote your visual representations in with them as well. A good list and I hope you get to cancan.

  6. Loved your video! I have no idea how you had patience to draw all of those drawings! I can't draw and definitely don't have patience for school projects. Many of the things on your list were similar to the ones on mine!

  7. I liked how you drew out all of your pics then took pictures of your writting it out and then took the pictures of the whole process. I think that you will have lots of fun in cancun

  8. I liked how are videos were kinda similar! I think it shows your creativity! I liked how you have a plan for now what so I think that's also pretty cool!

  9. I liked the visual style. Very colorful and cheery. The music was upbeat and gave the video a very brogt feel

  10. I liked your video, very creative! That must have taken you a long time. I want to put a lock on the bridge in Paris too! Hopefully you can accomplish everything you want to do! Going to the Olympics would be really cool.

  11. Great job on making the video it was really well done and it makes me wish I could of tried something other than animoto, but having a hundred things on your list will be tough!

  12. I loved how your drawings went with the beat in the video! It made me want to dance! I hope you're able to cross off all 100 things before you die!

  13. your video was very creative! I thought your drawings were really neat, that must have taken a long time to do! good job!