My Bucket List

I decided to start a Bucket List – things to do before I “kick the bucket”.
It was not the movie that inspired me to do this, but rather the resus that I blogged about a few days ago. Life is short. It might be the longest thing you ever have, but it is unpredictable, and is taken for granted.

Well, here it is. [The ones in Italics are the ones I have completed]

My Bucket List

Sports and Athletics

  1. Run a marathon
  2. Learn archery
  3. Learn to ice skate
  4. Learn how to sail
  5. Sail around the world


  6. Learn to speak French
  7. Learn to speak Italian until I understand what they are singing about in Opera
  8. Learn sign language
  9. Learn Yiddish
  10. Be fluent in 10 languages


  11. Learn to play the violin
  12. Compose a song
  13. Sing karaoke
  14. Learn to play the piano
  15. Learn to play the oboe


  16. Learn Spanish dancing
  17. Learn hip hop
  18. Learn Ballroom and Latin American
  19. Learn to bellydance
  20. Learn pole dancing


  21. Ride in a hot air balloon
  22. Go sky diving
  23. Go on a helicopter ride
  24. Go scuba diving
  25. Go snorkeling in a shipwreck
  26. Swim with sharks
  27. Cage-diving with Great White sharks
  28. Go bungee jumping
  29. Ride a camel
  30. Ride a donkey/ass
  31. Ride an elephant
  32. Learn to fly a plane
  33. Race a sports car
  34. Learn to shoot a gun
  35. Own my own gun
  36. Go on a cruise
  37. Visit the wreckage of the Titanic aboard a submarine.
  38. Travel Europe
  39. Travel India
  40. Travel the whole of Africa
  41. Visit all 7 continents.
  42. Visit every country in the world.
  43. Live in a foreign country for 6 months
  44. Work in India or Africa along with Doctors Without Borders

    Natural Wonders to Visit

  45. The Great Barrier Reef
  46. Victoria Falls
  47. The Amazon Rainforest
  48. The Northern Lights
  49. The Perito Moreno Glacier

    Famous Monuments to Visit

  50. The pyramids of Giza, Egypt
  51. Stonehenge, United Kingdom
  52. The Parthenon in Greece
  53. The Coliseum in Rome
  54. The Great Wall of China
  55. The Taj Mahal, India
  56. Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
  57. The Kremlin in Russia
  58. The Acropolis in Greece
  59. The Basilica di San Marco, Venice
  60. St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican, Rome


  61. The Sex Museum in New York
  62. The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia
  63. Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, France
  64. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, USA
  65. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo
  66. The Louvre, Paris, France

    World Festivals

  67. Loy Krathong, the sky lantern festival in Thailand
  68. Brazilian Carnival, Rio de Janerio
  69. Mardi Gras, New Orleans
  70. The Day of the Dead, Mexico
  71. The National Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, DC

    Things To Do in America

  72. Play in the snow in Central Park
  73. See the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
  74. See Mount Rushmore
  75. See the Empire State Building
  76. See the Statue of Liberty
  77. Climb up the Statue of Liberty
  78. Visit Disney World
  79. Visit all Fifty of the United States
  80. Visit Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

    Things to See

  81. The Dome of the Rock, Israel
  82. The Western Wall, Israel
  83. Salzburg, Austria
  84. Karnak Temple; Egypt
  85. Mecca
  86. The Leaning Tower of Pisa
  87. The Eiffel Tower
  88. The Panama Canal


  89. Learn to play chess
  90. Learn to play shesh-besh
  91. Learn to play poker
  92. Take up photography
  93. Try my hand at modeling
  94. Learn to make pottery
  95. Learn astrology
  96. Solve the Rubik’s cube
  97. Learn to make candles
  98. Learn to brew beer
  99. Take up gourmet cooking
  100. Restore a classic car
  101. Learn to draw

    Take Up a Craft

  102. Calligraphy
  103. Knitting
  104. Scrapbooking
  105. Origami


  106. Read every novel that has won a Pulitzer Prize in the Fiction Category.
  107. Make a list of 100 books I want to read, and read them.
  108. Read every book my favourite author has written
  109. Write my own novel.

    Personal Development

  110. Have a happiness project.
  111. Discover my Life’s purpose
  112. Learn to act within my sphere of influence and stop worrying about things which are not within your control.
  113. Become an early riser
  114. Kick negative habits
  115. Detox
  116. Learn to say “no” without feeling guilty
  117. Learn to speak tactfully
  118. Learn to be gentle, yet firm
  119. Learn to stop taking everything so personally
  120. Learn to control myself in confrontational situations, without crying and screaming


  121. Learn CPR
  122. Become a CPR instructor
  123. Finish Matric
  124. Be accepted into Nursing
  125. Qualify as a Registered Nurse
  126. Specialize in Advanced Wound Care
  127. Specialize in Midwifery and Advanced Neonatology
  128. Specialize in Primary Health Care
  129. Be accepted into Medicine
  130. Finish Medicine
  131. Become a Lecturer.

    People I want to Meet(or see)

  132. Barack Obama
  133. Angelina Jolie and her whole family
  134. Kim Kardashian and her whole family
  135. Kendra Wilkinson
  136. Nelson Mandela
  137. Queen Elizabeth
  138. Prince William and Harry
  139. David and Victoria Beckham
  140. Lady Gaga
  141. Britney Spears
  142. Jennifer Aniston
  143. Russell Brand
  144. SuBO (Susan Boyle)

    Hit the Big Time

  145. Be interviewed on Oprah
  146. Be one of CNN’s Heroes
  147. Win a Nobel Prize
  148. Cut the Ribbon at a major opening
  149. Make the front page of  a newspsper
  150. Receive a a damehood from the Queen of England


  151. Make a difference in at least one person’s life.
  152. Volunteer in a soup kitchen
  153. Volunteer at a homeless shelter
  154. Donate blood
  155. Donate unused clothes to a home for raped or abused women
  156. Donate books to a school.
  157. Go green
  158. Adopt as many pets as possible from rescue shelters like the SPCA instead of buying, and neutering all animals.

    The High Life

  159. Shop at Harrods
  160. Own a beach house
  161. Own/rent a private jet
  162. Spend a week at a 5star spa
  163. Have “High Tea” at the Plaza Hotel in New York, or perhaps at Fortnum & Mason in London
  164. Drive a Lamborghini or a Ferrari
  165. Sleep in a castle


  166. Be an expert in my field
  167. Leave a valuable contribution in your area of expertise.
  168. Start your own business.
  169. Make a documentary film.
  170. Become a wild life photographer.
  171. Become a doctor.
  172. Become a nurse


  173. Become “financially secure”
  174. Create enough passive income so that you don’t have to work another day in your life.
  175. Become a millionaire
  176. Become a billionaire
  177. Create a trust fund for my child.
  178. Open a Swiss bank account.


  179. Find the love of my life
  180. Get married
  181. Have a honeymoon (unlike my parents)
  182. Have at least 4 children
  183. Adopt a child
  184. Create a home with an inviting, joyous, comfortable, loving atmosphere.
  185. Have an abundance of happy pets and children, the pitter-patter of feet and laugher echoing throughout the house hallways.
  186. Create a coat of arms for my family
  187. Write a letter to each of your children telling them what you want them to know about your life and the lessons you’ve learned.

    The Animal Kingdom

  188. “MUSH” a dog sled
  189. Watch turtle hatch and run towards the ocean
  190. Swim with dolphins
  191. Go whale-watching
  192. Go on safari
  193. Save a species from extinction
  194. Milk a cow

    My Ideal Home Should Have

  195. A rose covered gazebo in the backyard.
  196. A fireplace
  197. A large kitchen
  198. A herb garden
  199. Wooden floors
  200. Granite counters
  201. A skylight in the bedroom
  202. A wall mural in the hallway
  203. A grand piano
  204. A scented linen closet
  205. A library filled with leather-bound books
  206. A garden with fruit trees
  207. A grand staircase
  208. A pond with koi in the background


  209. Spend a week at a Silent Retreat
  210. Find inner peace
  211. Learn to forgive
  212. Take up yoga
  213. Learn to meditate
  214. Go to an Inner Awakening retreat in India
  215. Have a past life regression
  216. Find out the colours of my aura
  217. Learn reiki

    Be a Spectator At:

  218. The Soccer World Cup
  219. The Kentucky Derby
  220. The Olympics
  221. A Broadway Play
  222. Armani fashion show
  223. An opera at the Scala of Milan


  224. Times Square on New Years Eve
  225. Go to a Saint Patrick’s day Parade

    Foods to Try

  226. Baklava
  227. Mapani worms
  228. Caviar
  229. Eat Fugu (puffer fish from Japan)
  230. Prawns
  231. Crocodile meat
  232. Kudu
    • So  – this is my Bucket List. I am hoping to keep crossing things off my list at a gradual pace. And will possibly be adding more, until I feel my life has been lived.



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