Bucket List

June 17, 2017

My last birthday was one of the bigger ones. 40 years old. While I wasn’t particulary sad at turning 40 it did make be think about all the things I’d accomplished so far and about how I thought I may have achieved a few other goals by this age.

With that in mind I got thinking about the next 10 year block and how I could make that as enjoyable, productive and fulfilling as possible.

I decidied to compose a bucket list, normally a list of things you hope to do in your lifetime, instead this one would be limited to 100 items and a timeframe of 10 years.

I figured that if I knock off all 100 things on this list I’m going to have some good stories to talk about on my 50th birthday.

Super simple maths - 100 items in ten years is 10 per year so aprox 1 a month with a couple months left out.

Some of the items are much harder/larger than others and will take a whole bunch of effort to achieve. Some can probably be batched up a few at a time etc, some are simple things that maybe easy to achieve but for whatever reason I’ve no goten around to completing them thus far.

Here is the list:

  • Stand under a waterfall
  • Arrive be seaplane
  • Catch a wave surfing
  • Mush a dog sled
  • Travel on a Zip line
  • Do a Backflip
  • Go Fatbiking
  • Paddle board on a warm ocean
  • Go in a submarine
  • Drive a tank
  • Drive a rally car
  • Drive a supercar
  • Fly in a helicopter
  • Learn to scuba dive
  • Walk a rope bridge
  • Zorbing
  • Feed/Wash an elephant
  • Climb a volcano
  • Relax in a natural hot spring
  • Sleep in an igloo
  • Visit the ice hotel
  • Start a fire by rubbing sticks together
  • Swim with sea turtles
  • Drive a digger - Done
  • See the northern lights
  • Live by the sea
  • Meet someone famous - (define this)
  • Have a book published
  • Create a family tree
  • Learn to carve wood
  • Make pottery on a wheel
  • Be in a TV show audience
  • Be an extra in a film
  • Fly first/business class
  • See a ted talk live
  • Watch the Hakka live
  • See a live Wimbledon match
  • Set a guinness world record
  • Watch a rocket launch
  • Go in a sensory deprivation tank
  • Take a mud bath
  • Catch, cook and eat a fish
  • Create an ice sculpture
  • Create a signature dish
  • Eat a 10 course meal
  • Eat an insect
  • Eat at a michelin 3-star restaurant
  • Eat fondue
  • Learn a song on the piano
  • Make cheese
  • Make my own wine
  • Stomp grapes
  • Have cooking lesson from a famous chef
  • Eat a deep fried mars bar
  • Do random act of kindness
  • Give blood
  • Help someone complete something on their bucket list
  • Learn to speak another language
  • 2 min Handstand
  • One arm hand stand
  • One arm chin up
  • Planche
  • Manna
  • Iron cross
  • Front lever
  • Side lever
  • Go deep sea fishing
  • Shoot a machine gun
  • Ride a snowmobile
  • Drive speed boat
  • Have a go on a Jetski
  • Ride a Segway
  • Drive a dune buggy
  • Spend Xmas in the snow
  • Spend Xmas in the sun
  • Road trip around Europe
  • Sleep in a treehouse
  • Stay at an underwater hotel
  • Visit New Zealand
  • Stay in a Water bungalow
  • Trip to Vegas
  • See the Grand canyon
  • Visit the Hover damn
  • Holiday in Bali
  • Go to San Francisco
  • Run the Rocky Steps in Philadelphia
  • Relax in the Blue lagoon in Iceland
  • Take the Guinness Brewery tour in Dublin
  • Zero gravity plane ride
  • Sell some wood creations I made
  • Climb Snowdon
  • Volunteer
  • Take a photo every day for a year
  • Go to watch gymnastics
  • Watch strongman competition
  • Wedding reunion in Cyprus
  • Learn to dive into water
  • Donate a bench with your name on it
  • Watch a demolition