Volunteer at an animal shelter, be a bridesmaid, visit all 50 states and spend a whole day sleeping. These are only a few bucket list items pinned on Pinterest.com. Bucket lists are a trending topic online and on campus.
Even Kevin Jonas has a bucket list. In a recent episode of “Married To Jonas,” Kevin Jonas revealed the items on his baby bucket list. To Jonas, a baby bucket list is a list of things to do before he starts pushing a baby carriage around. His list features camping, a big family trip, going on tour with the Jonas Brothers and riding a Jet Ski.
In August, bucket list was added to the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.
Merriam-Webster defines bucket list as “a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying.”
Some UF seniors created bucket lists with what to do before graduating.
Gilda Brown, a nutritional science major, said she has a bucket list of things to do around Gainesville. Some to-do’s on her list are to go to the Butterfly Rainforest, the Renaissance Fair, Ichetucknee Springs, a trip excursion and to see the bats fly at the bat houses.
Jeseeka Gustave, a nursing major, said she would complete her bucket list with all her friends.
“I wouldn’t want to do that stuff alone,” Gustave said.
Some graduating seniors already feel fulfilled with their lists.
“I don’t think there is anything left to do,” said Jorge Gonzalez, a history major. “I’ve done it all.”
However, Gonzalez still has things to do on his bucket list for around the world. Gonzalez said he would like like to travel to Europe, Africa and probably Asia.
Are you inspired to create a bucket list? Well, there’s an app for that.
Elliot Darvick, 28, is the co-founder of www.unbucket.com and the Unbucket Facebook app. On Unbucket, you can create a bucket list of things to do and invite people to that list. People can contribute items to the list, which can be public or private, and attach photos, videos and notes to capture the memories.
Darvick said the purpose of Unbucket is to bring people closer.
“I love looking at that completed app and seeing that long list of things of what we’ve done together,” Darvick said. “Also seeing emails that something has been added to my list. It lets me know people care about me.”
Darvick said it’s important to create a bucket list for yourself and to share it.
“At the end of the day, it’s who you do things with,” Darvick said. “Grades matter, but it’s all about the moments.”