Bucket List

An ever-growing list of things I want to accomplish before I kick the bucket.

Personal Growth and Development

  1. Learn how to meditate.
  2. Go to a group meditation class.
  3. Try yoga.
  4. Try hot yoga.
  5. Learn how to play the violin.
  6. Take an adult dance class.
  7. Attempt to learn how to play with aerial silks.
  8. Learn how to weld and cut metal.
  9. Learn how to blow glass.
  10. Listen more, talk less.
  11. Learn how to drive a stick-shift, again.
  12. Learn to snowboard.

Home Improvement

  1. Create a cozy community garden oasis that inspires my neighbors to stop and smell the flowers.
  2. Create some metal sculptures for the garden.
  3. Buy a Dyson vacuum cleaner (if I ever need one).
  4. Create a creative, cozy home that inspires others to be curious and get comfortable in the beauty of real life.


  1. See an ocean.
  2. Travel in a plane.
  3. Travel internationally.
  4. Hike the grand canyon.
  5. Visit Sedona.
  6. Gamble in Las Vegas.
  7. Stay in a treehouse hotel.
  8. Visit the Japanese Friendship Garden in Portland, OR.
  9. Make a sand castle in Hawaii.
  10. Get a massage on a sandy tropical beach.
  11. Swim with the fishes of the Great Barrier Reef.
  12. Ride the fastest roller coaster, have pictures taken of myself with adult vending machines and visit ancient gardens in Japan.
  13. See a real castle in Europe.
  14. See the Pyramids.
  15. Take my kids to Burning Man.


  1. Loose 5 or 10 more pounds to get down to a healthy BMI of 22-24.
  2. Find activities outside the gym that I enjoy that give me a more active lifestyle to keep my weight down. (this is getting close!)
  3. Be fit, happy, relaxed, creative and have less stress in my life.
  4. Not kill myself figuratively or literally.

Unique Experiences

  1. Have nude photos taken of myself.
  2. Shave my head.
  3. Go to a strip club.
  4. Dance in the rain.
  5. Get a pedicure by fish.


  1. Get Made Better Studio to be a income sustaining business without a ton of stress.
  2. Build a CSS Zen Garden stylesheet.
  3. Lead a WordCamp.
  4. Design more.
  5. Speak at a national conference.
  6. Build a collaborative work environment that I and the people I work with (both clients and colleagues) enjoy.

Sharing My Life

  1. Take more photos and video to help share my perspective with the world.
  2. Let someone know every day that they are needed, appreciated and special.
  3. Make the world a better place while I’m here.


  1. Put flowers on my mothers grave.
  2. Experience pregnancy.
  3. Adopt or foster a child that just needs a second chance.
  4. Be able to know my great, great grand kids.
  5. Have a home that’s filled with love even after years of marriage because of our passion for each other and zeal for life.


  1. Pay off credit cards.
  2. Stay debt free.
  3. Stop worrying about money.

What is this?

This little blog happens to be the personal ramblings of one April Holle - I'm female, outspoken, webbie, a community evangelist, and Principal of Made Better Studio. Check out the about section for more info.

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