Authentically Candace

Bucket List

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I’ve always been quite fascinated with bucket lists and who doesn’t enjoy marking things off a list?! Since my cancer diagnosis back in November of 2016, I decided that life is way too short to stay stagnant. I want to spend the rest of my days accomplishing things and exploring the world, preferably with my best guy, pups and MVPs in life by my side.


Go on a cruise to Jamaica

Travel to Cuba

Travel to Paris, France

Travel to Africa (and swim with sharks)

Travel to Santorini, Greece

Weekend in New York City (preferably eating my way through it)

Stay at an Air Bnb in Hawaii

Visit Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas


Consistently post 2x per week for one month

Write 10 sponsored posts in 1 year (3/10)

Get 500 Instagram followers (August 2018)

Get 1,000 Instagram followers

Get 500 Facebook followers

Get 1,000 Facebook followers


Put away $25/week for 52 weeks

Pay off medical bills from 2016 surgery

Raise credit score 50 points

Raise credit score 100 points

Pay off my car


Buy a house (preferably an adorable fixer-upper)

Foster to adopt a child(ren)

Try to get pregnant naturally

Get engaged to Chris (again) (February 2017)

Start and finish a scrapbook of memories of Chris and I

Take photos and send out holiday cards


Take a photography class

Learn how to make pavlova

Learn how to make petit fours

Learn how to crochet/knit


Go skydiving

Go on a girls only weekend away (Kenny Chesney concert in Tampa, Florida with Jamie- April, 2018)

Learn how to scuba dive

Go deep sea fishing

Go camping


Go the gym consistently for 1 month

Drink more water (72 ounces minimum daily- started May 2018)

Lose 20 pounds (July 2018)

Lose 40 pounds


Plan a romantic weekend away for Chris and I