My Bucket List

As regular readers may notice, I love a list. I love clearly setting out what needs to be done and then relishing the sense of achievement as I cross things off.

Some of you may be familiar with my birthday list for the current year. However, there are plenty of other things that I want to do and see.

For one reason and another, I know I am not going to get to them this year, so I pulled together a Bucket List gaining inspiration from friends, family and the internet. I would love to think that when I look back on my life that I have acheived them all!

This week has reminded how precious life is and that we should take time to set goals and relish the opportunities that life presents us with. Is it so easier to get bogged down in the daily grind and forget how amazing this world really is.

I have managed a few off the list, but have plenty more to do, so hope that I get to live a long time!
The ones I have completed are in bold;
1. Throw tomatoes at La Tomatina
2. Hang from Toronto’s CN Tower
3. Eat at one of the worlds best restaurants
4. Visit Area 51
5. Set foot on all 7 continents
6. Help out a random stranger
7. Go white water rafting in the Tatshanshini River
8. Solve a Rubix cube
9. Do something that absolutely terrifies you
10. Watch the top 100 movies of all time
11. Vacation in an Igloo Village
12. Learn to speak another language
13. Attend the Olympic Games
14. Enjoy a cigar in Cuba
15. Drive my dream car
16. Dive the Great Ocean Road
17. Drink Beer at Oktober Fest
18. Visit Redwood National Park
19. Float around the Dead Sea
20. Watch the sunset in Santorini
21. Visit Rio
22. Learn to Tango in Buenos Aires
23. Make your own wine in Napa Valley
24. Get a deep tissue massage
25. Get through the Longleat Hedge Maze
26. Ride on the Singapore Flyer
27. Write a will
28. Party at Mardi Gras
29. Ride a Gondola in Venice
30. Visit Stonehenge
31. Attend the running of the bulls in Pamplona
32. See the Northern Lights
33. Visit Mount Rushmore
34. Bathe in the Blue Lagoon
35. Milk a cow
36. Ride the Rocky Mountaineer
37. Visit Machu Picchu
38. Tour the Neuschwanstein Castle
39. Visit the Colosseum
40. Drink a Pina Coloda in Puerto Rico
41. Ride an Elephant
42. Be part of a flash mob
43. Eat at an Undersea Restaurant
44. Collect my favourite recipes
45. Throw down a large amount at Roulette
46. Stay in an overwater Bungalow in Bora Bora
47. Leave a hefty tip for excellent service
48. Eat a six course meal I have prepared
49. Eat outside my comfort zone
50. Quit a job you really hate
51. Be a movie extra
52. Ride a cable car in San Francisco
53. Get a Masters Degree
54. Stand atop the Eiffel Tower
55. Become Financially literate
56. Ride a Segway
57. Gamble in Vegas
58. Drink a £500 bottle of Champagne
59. Tour the White House
60. Kick Negative Habits
61. Attend the Midnight opening screening of a film
62. Go to a blues bar in Chicago
63. Watch a movie at a drive in theatre
64. Have my portrait painted
65. Visit Vatican City
66. Buy a round of drinks for the whole bar
67. Party at the Rio Carnival
68. Climb to the top of the Pisa Tower
69. Get Married7
0. Go Whale Watching
71. Take a helicopter over Kauai
72. Take a submarine Tour in Waikiki
73. Stay at the Ice Hotel in Sweden
74. Hold a Koala
75. Visit the Louvre
76. Participate in a protest
77. Fly First Class
78. Drive a motorcycle
79. Forgive and let go of grudges
80. Spend Christmas in Leavenworth, Washington
81. Write a book
82. Participate in Burning Man
83. Attend a Japanese Tea Ceremony
84. Learn to paint
85. Buy a round the world air ticket
86. Attend a Cirque du Soleil Show
87. Visit the Auschwitz concentration camp
88. Photograph Christ the Redeemer
89. See a performance at Sydney Opera House
90. Visit Walt Disney World
91. Help someone else fulfil a goal
92. Take a cooking class
93. Take a cruise
94. Visit Tikai
95. Walk in the Grand Canyon Skywalk
96. Walk the Golden Gate Bridge
97. Tour the World Trade Centre
98. Start my own successful business
99. Experience a symphony of lights in a Star Ferry
100. Go on a sleigh ride
101. Visit Toys R Us, Times Square
102. Make Smores
103. Pay for a strangers groceries
104. Ride on the X Train (Vegas to LA)
105. Visit Niagara Falls
106. Visit Yosemite Valley
107. Write yourself a letter to read in 10 years
108. Visit Harry Potter World in Florida

What things are on your bucket list?


6 thoughts on “My Bucket List

  1. I love this! It’s funny how different people are as well. Some of the stuff I thought oh yes!! need to do that! and others I was like huh, I’ve done that and never considered it as something special.I love how we all see the world in different ways.

    One thing I would say is look at how you phrase your wish list, otherwise your internal achievement meter may change the goal post and you may never feel like you have succeeded in that wish. For example what do you see as a successful business? your first profit? lasting 5 years? starting one? How will you know when you have learnt to paint? What negative habits?

    I’m really not being a bitch I promise, I set goals like this all the time and then wonder why I can never meet my own expectations!

    love it, now inspired to write my own bucket list. xxx

    • For me it is all about pushing out of your comfort zone. Like you, I read some others and thought ‘no biggie’ but read others and was inspired!
      Would love to see your bucket list!

      Good point about making stuff measurable, it’s easy to set bland goals and not really be aware of when you have achieved them.

  2. Ironically I too am trying to compile a list of things I want to do within the next year my birthday is in June so I want to try and start doing things that are more achievable to do on the cheap/local ( i’m doing a 22 things I want to do/see before i’m 22 list )
    A few things on my overall bucket list:
    Ride in a hot air balloon!!! Something I got to do last year!!!
    Visit Paris and the Eiffel tower
    Learn to drive
    Learn to swim
    Get married
    Buy a house
    See the northern lights

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