BUCKET LIST

When I first came across this bucket list idea I thought…Hmmm, that would be a fun thing to do! I put down a bunch of things I wanted to do in my lifetime – most which were too far fetched – just for fun. I didn’t even think I was going to achieve a fraction of them. Fast forward to a few years later, I went back to check on the list and realized I had actually achieved some of the things on the list. 

I am now a big believer of writing down your dreams no matter how impossible they seem. A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by actions makes your dreams come true. Anything is possible. Stop dreaming about your bucket list and start living it!

Here is mine. It is a work-in-progress and I will be updating it as I go. 

ADVENTURE

Sky dive √

Ride a horse

Go bungee jumping (some place with no history of the bungee cord snapping lol!)

Go paint balling √

Run and finish a marathon

Go white water rafting

Go scuba diving √

Take one photo a day for a year

Plant a tree and come back a year later to check on it

Learn to play an instrument

Climb a mountain

Cook a meal from every country in the world

Mud wrestle

Throw a random party ‘just coz’

Start a collection of something √ 

Buy and drink Dom Perignon √

Dress up as a superhero and run around town

Catch and eat a fish

Dine in the sky

Own a pet

Fly a kite

Fly first class

Experience all four seasons. Winter, summer, spring and fall √

Ride a roller coaster √

Ride in a limousine

Write in a journal every day for a month

Dance in the rain

Have a water fight √

Spend a week in a remote location with no access to internet, electricity

Spend the night in a 5-star luxury suite

Attend Winter Olympics √

Visit a walk-through aquarium

Go zip lining

Gamble for real money

Play a game of hopscotch, kati, shake,bladder, tapo, rounders for old times sake

Take part in Holi Hai festival

Take a helicopter ride

Go parasailing / paragliding

Ride a jetski

CREATIVITY / THE ARTS

Take a photography class

Record a song

Have something I do or write go viral

Have something I write get published

Learn to light a fire without matches

Make a piece of jewellery and wear it

Make my own movie / documentary

Buy some fashion magazines, pick out a couple of really cute outfits, and try to recreate them for less!

Read 52 books in a year

Write a book

Knit something and wear it

Have my body painted

Write notes to strangers and write my email address at the back and wait for a reply.

Colour my hair an unnatural colour

Enter at least 50 online competitions

Break a Guinness World Record

Have my portrait painted

Build a sandcastle

Make the front page of a newspaper

Create my own website √

Learn a magic trick

Take a tailoring course

Learn to give a good full body massage

Experience weightlessness

Take a makeup lesson and learn to do my makeup

Learn basic phrases, i.e. to say Hello, My name is/I am….., Thank you, I’m sorry, Can I have…, How much does it cost?, Yes, No, What’s your name, How are you, Excuse me, Where is (the).., and Goodbye in 20 languages

Master all the dance moves of a music video and make my own video

Paint a decent looking picture

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Adopt/Foster/Sponsor a child

Be a volunteer

Raise money for charity

Hijack someone’s day and take them out for a treat

Buy a meal for a stranger

Throw a surprise party for someone

Help a stranger in need

Be a mentor

TRAVEL AND SIGHT SEEING GOALS

Watch a World Cup soccer game live

Watch the sun rise and set over the ocean

Go across 10 or more countries in Africa on a shoe string budget e.g.   Tanzania-Malawi-Mozambique-Zimbabwe-Swaziland-South Africa – Botswana – Namibia – Burundi – Rwanda – Uganda

Attend a huge festival

Take an international trip with Mum √

Stay in an underwater hotel

Sleep in a capsule hotel √

Go on a girls’ trip with the 3rd floor girls 

Go camping

Go Skiing √

Go rock climbing

Sleep out under the stars

Road trip: Grab some friends, get in the car and go

Sleep in a hammock above the ocean / sea

Go wine tasting

Go to Palawan, Philippines

Go on a Safari

Explore Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Cruise through Halong bay, Vietnam

Visit all 7 continents :Asia, Africa, North America, South America , Antarctica Europe  and Australia.

Visit the Grand Canyon √

Great Wall of China

Carnival in the Carribean

Pyramids of Egypt

Hot air balloon Cappadocia, Turkey

Mario Kart Street Cart tour in Tokyo

Visit Laos

Go to Jamaica

Visit the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France √

Visit Las Vegas √

See the northern lights

Visit Maldives Islands

Go to Venice , Italy √

Shopping in London 

Macchu Picchu, Peru

Oktoberfest in Germany

Havana, Cuba

Visit Iceland

Island hopping in Greece

French Polynesian Islands

Visit Bern, Switzerland and take a photo captioned  ‘Bern in Bern’

Visit Austria

Visit South Africa

Visit Okinawa

Visit Hawaii

Visit Australia

Visit Canada

Visit Indonesia

Visit Colombia

Visit Ecuador

Visit Singapore (Changi airport, Crazy Rich Asians movie locations)

Visit Poland

Watch the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan

Randomly buy a ticket at the airport and travel (though it cannot be as random as I would have liked it to be because of visa requirements 🙁 ) 

Czech Republic

Go down under in Australia

Go on a ship cruise √

International travel with my family

FINANCIAL

Make money from my own business

Invest in the stock market

Create a passive income

Make Kes. 1,000,000

Reach my SACCO investment goal

PERSONAL GROWTH

Do my PhD and become a Doctor

Learn a foreign language

Learn sign language

Read the entire Bible

Sleep by 11 p.m. and wake up by 7 a.m. daily for 1 month.

Go on a fully raw vegan diet for a month

Achieve my ideal weight

Go to the gym, eat healthy and maintain a healthy lifestyle consistently for 3 months.

DREAM GOALS

Have a destination wedding

Become a mother

Build/buy my dream home (cosy little getaway loft with a biiiig garden full of plants )

Meet someone famous

Combat racism/colorism through a project

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