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The bucket list & lifestyle blog all about facing your fears & conquering your greatest dreams. The platform's mission is to inspire, motivate & empower others.

This website is for anyone who's ever felt a little lost; it's for people who are in an eager search for happiness. It turns out that you DO NOT have to define yourself with one word. You DO NOT need to label yourself based on your career, because that's not who you are, it's what you do. It just so happens that you DO know what you want, so why not write it down? Share it with the world, or hide it in a folder. Either way, it's time to take action & show yourself (& maybe the world) what you're made of.

Bucket List Bound (Formerly 2147Miles) was created in March of 2010 to keep friends & family in-the-loop as I prepared for my solo move across the country to Nashville. (You guessed it, 2,147 miles away from home.) It was created in a moment of loneliness, after a falling out with a few of my friends. And, over the past several years, it seems that one thing has always remained constant: No matter what I'm going through, heartache & loss, boredom & blah, my bucket list has always brought me back to a happy reality - &, most importantly, back to a "me" reality. I find myself time, & time again, through sheets of paper with words written on them all because it's all me - all mine. My recipe for life.

The beautiful Bucket List Bound logo was designed by my great friend, the late Madison Pearce, & reformatted to embody everything that she believed in & all that this website stands for. There is beauty to be found in everything, if you are willing to look hard enough. Nothing is impossible. We love you Maddie!

Bloomsday Spokane & Stepping Stone Goals

By Amy Riordan | May 7, 2017

Today was the 41st Bloomsday race in Spokane, Washington. A bucket list item in itself for many, this 7.46 mile race hosts over 40,000 people each year. And it’s pretty awesome. Seven years ago, I walked Bloomsday with my best friend Brittany & we found ourselves crossing that finish line at 2 hours, 18 minutes. (This…

16 Reasons You’re Not Happy At This Very Moment

By Amy Riordan | May 5, 2017

If you’re reading this, it means there is a part of you that’s not happy; not completely satisfied with the life that you’re living. Life is too short for being unhappy, so let’s dig deep, figure out what’s really going on & MOVE. 1. You’re In A Career You Cannot StandOne question – WHY? Why are…

Escape Rooms: 2017’s Bucket List Must

By Amy Riordan | May 4, 2017

There is a new ‘fad’ coming to town, & it’s called the Escape Room. Okay, maybe it’s not new (I mean, the Inland Northwest isn’t exactly the quickest area at catching on… nor am I), but it’s something that’s BIG & it’s happening now. I’m here to tell you not to miss out. When I first heard…

Get A Puppy: Why It Wasn’t On My List

By Amy Riordan | April 6, 2017

At the risk of sounding like a horrible human being… I’ve never been a fan of dogs. The thought had never once crossed my mind to ever get a dog, it didn’t matter if it was full grown or a puppy… I was certain it was never going to happen. And that was okay. This…

Jump Off The Vegas Stratosphere

By Amy Riordan | December 22, 2016

It’s Throwback Thursday people, & I’m talking all about the Las Vegas Stratosphere jump! And, like many of the daring things that I’ve done, it all happened last minute & on a whim. My Dad & step Mom got married a few years back in Las Vegas on Super Bowl weekend. So, in 2014, when…

When Being A Perfectionist & Bucket Listing Collide

By Amy Riordan | December 20, 2016

As many of you know, I’m the girl who strives for perfection. I’m the girlfriend who’s cleaning the house to surprise you when you get home, the daughter who gets your car an oil change when I borrow it, & the friend who does everything she can to help you fight through your difficult times.…