My Bucket List

April 15, 2011

As inspired by David at Raptitude, here is my list of things to do before I die!

Cities To Tour

  • Kyoto
  • Dublin
  • Paris
  • Vegas
  • Portland
  • San Diego
  • Tel Aviv

(Ive been to New York, Florence, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Amsterdam x3 and Singapore.)

Countries/Regions to explore

  • Morocco
  • Japan
  • New Zealand
  • Costa Rica
  • Canada
  • Hawaii
  • Italy
  • More of England and Wales

(Ive been to Bali, Indonesia; Phuket and other island in Southern Thailand; Queensland, Australia; South Western Australia; All over South Africa; Parts of England.)

Skills and Knowledge

  • Learn Latin American Spanish
  • Learn basic Japanese
  • Learn a Martial Art (started Muay Thai in Dec ’09, Karate in 2015)
  • Learn First Aid and CPR (bought a First Aid book)
  • Learn to surf properly so I dont look like a kook (started back in 08, need to pick it up again this summer)
  • Learn to longboard skateboard with confidence, working up to slides and grinds.
  • Learn some survivalist skills
  • Learn self-sufficiency skills
  • Get a Permaculture Design Certificate
  • Learn to grow my own groceries
  • Learn to hula-hoop
  • Learn to bellydance!
  • Learn to use iMovie properly
  • Learn to use Photoshop properly
  • Achieve a general understanding of various philosophers
  • Read Mary Angelou, Emerson, H.D. Thoreau, Roosevelt
  • Learn to play the guitar
  • Learn to play the drums
  • Learn to ride a motorbike (can ride a quad-bike)
  • Learn to build a house from all natural materials


  • Become gainfully self-employed
  • Become debt free
  • Find out who my ancestors are beyond my great grandparents.
  • Be able to do one proper pull-up
  • Reshape my upper thighs and butt into strong muscle areas
  • Make a living doing work I love
  • Grow my own food at my off-grid home in the countryside
  • Work with kids in a creative, un-government-scheduled way (teaching horse riding?  teaching art at a Montesory school?)
  • Perform professionally as a non-exotic dancer (IN PROGRESS)
  • Be completely prepared for disaster should I need to be (supplies/exit strategies/basic medical knowledge)
  • Achieve a location-independent, mostly passive income
  • Read all the books I have bought before buying more!
  • Swim/surf/snorkel with wild dolphins and turtles
  • Get a turtle tattoo
  • Immigrate to Australia
  • Complete my pole dancing training so that I can do all of the advanced moves!
  • Become fully flexible

Books to read / Films to see

  • Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • On The Road by Jack Kerouac
  • Beyond Good and Evil – Neitzsche

Experiences To Have

  • Plant and harvest an organic vegetable garden
  • Work with pre-schoolers
  • Surf, explore and do yoga in Costa Rica
  • Fly First Class
  • See the Northern Lights
  • See Kings of Leon live
  • Live in Paris for at least a month
  • Live in a van
  • Stay at a very expensive hotel
  • Be part of a documentary
  • Be on TV
  • Go camping
  • Go kayaking
  • Work for food and board on a Permaculture farm
  • Work for food and board on a low impact homes site

What are some things you would like to achieve in your lifetime?  Tell us in the comments!

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