Karen’s Bucket List


It’s AK here – and guess what?! I have a new Bucket List Buddy!

I posted My Bucket List on social media a few days ago and asked if anyone wanted to share theirs with me. My goal was to inspire others to think about their goals, make connections and stay in touch to provide support, encouragement and hold each other accountable. A beautiful girl named Karen responded.


Meet Karen

Connect with Karen: Facebook: karenlynnparton

Karen lives in the little town of Ranlo, North Carolina. She currently attends the University of Phoenix and is majoring in Medical Coding and Billing – finally graduating in September! She also loves spending time tending to her mini farm as often as possible. Something most people don’t know about her is she spends her days trying to better herself so she can help others like her. As a survivor of severe anxiety and depression, she has pushed past and defied the odds of being another statistic. She lives her life as freely as possible, all the while trying to show other people that you can overcome even the toughest of times with a little bit of determination and a whole lot of faith.

You can find her Bucket List below… Hopefully it will inspire you to create and share your own!


[  ] Get certified in Medical Coding and Billing.

[  ] Become a CNA.

[  ] Visit every waterfall in Western North Carolina

[  ] Drive the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

[x] Go back to school.

[  ] Find and restore a 1957 Ford Fairlane, just like my dad owned.

[x] Learn how to play the guitar.

[  ] Own an Epiphone or Gibson Hummingbird.

[  ] Visit the death site of Bonnie and Clyde.

[  ] Travel to Amsterdam and visit the Anne Frank House.

[  ] Travel to Poland and visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp.

[  ] Finish my 17th journal this year.

[  ] Start an organization for breast cancer.

[  ] Complete a 5K.

[x] Do makeup and hair.

[  ] Have a goat rescue/sanctuary.

[  ] Open a farm rescue for injured and special needs animals of all sorts.

[  ] Go on a cruise.

[x] Learn yoga.

[  ] Mentor teenagers with anxiety disorders.

[  ] Find a better treatment for cancer.

[  ] Own my dream cars: Jeep Commander and 1967 Shelby GT.

[  ] Visit all of the old Southern Plantations in Charleston, SC.

[x] Raise a baby goat.

[  ] Make a positive impact on someone’s life.

[  ] Do at least one professional modeling photoshoot.

Now it’s your turn!

Want to be part of our Bucket List community? Email me or connect with me on Facebook!

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