A big thanks to Candy…Wow my life is all about Bucket Listing and when I heard of this website I was stoked! My first wall will be in New Orleans in a few weeks! I will be celebrating The Big 5 0 in the big Easy with over 20 friends.. And a photo opp with the 8 foot ” You Should Be Here Sign”- will be epic! Praying I get the chance to interview her while in Nola, the end of the month! For sure will be an amazing 50th Birthday!
Hope to see you at one of the bucket list destinations of the world! Cindy- Bucket List Coach
Build your own “Before You Die Wall”>Get for information here!
See where all the “Before You Die Walls” are located world wide> This for sure come in handy while doing my “40 year Bucket list from age 50- 90 years old”>See here to see all the walls!
Buy the book>See where you can purchase- by clicking here!
Read Candy’s story: CHECK OUT HER MAIN WEBSITE
After losing someone she loved and experiencing deep depression, artist Candy Chang created an interactive wall on an abandoned house in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with neighbors while remaining an introvert. After receiving permission, she painted the side of an abandoned house in her neighborhood in New Orleans with chalkboard paint and stenciled it with a grid of the sentence, “Before I die I want to _______.” Anyone walking by could pick up a piece of chalk, reflect on their lives, and share their personal aspirations in public space.
It was all an experiment and she didn’t know what to expect. By the next day, the wall was full of responses and it kept growing: Before I die I want to… sing for millions, plant a tree, hold her one more time, straddle the International Date Line, see my daughter graduate, eat more everything, abandon all insecurities, be completely myself… She understood her neighbors in new and enlightening ways, and the wall reminded her that she’s not alone as she tries to make sense of her life.
After posting a few photos online, the images spread and she received hundreds of messages from people who wanted to make a wall with their community. She created this website with resources and now thanks to passionate people around the world, over 1,000 Before I Die walls have been created in over 35 languages and over 70 countries, including Kazakhstan, Iraq, Haiti, China, Ukraine, Portugal, Japan, Denmark, Argentina, and South Africa. The Before I Die book is a celebration of these walls and the stories behind them. READ MORE here!