Before you Die!

Many years ago I wrote a list of  things that I absolutely must do in life. It was a bucket list of sorts. I have been sorting through all my old computer files and I cannot locate it anywhere.

I think the reason for this is actually one of the items that was on my bucket list – which was live in a foreign country. Check Australia / Check New Zealand.  This brings me to a bit of a dilemma!

Do I start a new list of stuff to achieve or do I try to remember some of the stuff that I have achieved that was on the list to gain the satisfaction of crossing them off?

So I started to run through all of the things that I have achieved in the last few years. I must stay that I was amazed at all the exciting things I have achieved without even realizing that they would have been on my bucket list;

  • Complete a Skydive
  • Go Hang-gliding
  • Dive the Great Barrier Reef
  • Start my own business
  • Get a dog
  • Climb Machu Picchu
  • Walk to Everest
  • Learn to Ski
  • Spend New Year’s Eve in Sydney to watch the fireworks
  • Visit the Acropolis in Greece
  • Climb Ben Nevis
  • Visit Alcatraz
  • Go to Hawaii
  • Feed a Penguin
  • Swim with Sharks
  • Visit the Louvre
  • Volunteer Abroad
  • The Taj Mahal
  • Ride a Camel
  • See the Pyramids, Valley of the Kings
  • Cliff Dive
  • Go to a Festival
  • Learn to Kayak
  • Learn how to Sail
  • Ride a Horse
  • Travel by Helicopter
  • Visit Petra in Jordan
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Learn Yoga
  • See where the Hobbits live in New Zealand
  • Visit Berlin
  • Go to the Opera
  • Air-boat across a Crocodile swamp


So now my thoughts turn the things that I still want to achieve, here is what is still a work in progress:

  • Read the Top 100 books of all time
  • Road Trip USA
  • Do the Cresta Skeleton Ice Run
  • Learn to paint
  • Be an Extra in a film
  • Sit on a Jury
  • Run a Marathon
  • Visit LA and not just the airport
  • Dive with Great Whites
  • Climb Everest
  • Visit Stonehenge
  • Hike the Grand Canyon
  • Gamble in Las Vegas
  • Hike Kilimanjaro
  • Glastonbury
  • Write a book and get it published
  • Learn how to paint
  • Write my name in wet cement
  • Canoe down the Amazon
  • Visit the Rain forest
  • Go to the Azores
  • Scuba Dive in Mozambique with humpback whales
  • Visit all 7 continents – only Antarctica to go
  • Visit Rome
  • Go to Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  • Walk on the Great Wall of China
  • Ride a Zip Line – will be doing this year
  • Go to the Ballet
  • Visit the Vatican
  • Visit Santorini
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Experience Zero Gravity

I think I have achieved quite a lot over the last few years, I would say one thing for certain, If I go tomorrow – what an amazing time I have had. There is definitely still a way to go and more things to enjoy in life.

The list of course will grow and change over the next few years and of course any recommendations or ideas of things to do that I am missing are more than welcome.

Thankfully I have discovered a website that can record all of the completed tasks and those that are on my things to do list. Saving me from future panics about where I am with the list. Check it out Bucket List