I love lists, so this one is unavoidable: My bucket list!

Such a strange word… Fast forward 15 seconds… looked it up… and I understand it now, as it “derived from kick the bucket (“to die”) + list; hence list of things to do before you die.”

So what would I like to have done or attempted before I kick the bucket? Here we go:

  • Go rockclimbing
  • Paragliding
  • Do a looping in an airplane
  • Learn how to do an eskimoroll in a kayak
  • Go down a class 3 river in a kayak (after having mastered previous point, preferably)
  • Run a color run- race
  • Run a mudrun
  • Learn CPR
  • Eat at a michelin-star restaurant
  • Visit Easter island
  • Learn to make porkchops as well as my mother can
  • Try all Ben & Jerry’s ice cream flavors
  • Eat a spider (consciously… one that has been prepared for consumption)
  • Participate in an ayahuasca ritual
  • Spend the night in a tree(house)
  • Witness a meteorshower on a perfect night
  • Look through a telescope
  • Go swimming on horseback
  • Go scubadiving
  • Do one of those courses where they teach you what to do when your car goes into a crazy slip
  • Roadtrip through Canada
  • Learn French
  • Learn web design
  • Slaughter a chicken myself
  • Watch a volcano erupt (live)
  • See the aurora borealis (or aurora australis)
  • Drive a bus
  • Run 10k in under an hour
  • Get my nails done
  • Play icehockey
  • Wear high heels (and not break my ankles)
  • Donate blood
  • Experience zero gravity
  • Participate in a new year’s dive
  • Build a piece of furniture from scratch (Not Ikea-style)
  • Sing in a karaoke bar
  • Go on a canopy tour
  • Ride on the orient express train
  • Learn to play pool
  • Harvest honey from a bee hive
  • Learn how to sew (neatly)
  • Find a nice place for my hammock (folded up in a closet is NOT a nice place)
  • Get over my fear of public speaking, or at least get better at it
  • Get a dog
  • Get a cat
  • Get a donkey
  • Get a goat
  • Learn how to milk a goat
  • Live in a house with enough space for a dog, cat, donkey and goat
  • Learn to make cheese.
  • Master lucid dreaming
  • Visit India (and check out for myself what the fuss is all about)
  • Get my astrological chart made
  • Drive (?) a segway
  • Be united with my two brothers, their kids and partners, all in the same spot at the same time
  • Build something from recycled materials only
  • Herd cattle on horseback
  • Get rid of my shrimp allergy
  • undergo an acupuncture treatment
  • hitchhike somewhere
  • stand in a big field of sunflowers in full bloom
  • have someone take a pic of me amidst thousands of sunflowers
  • fly first class in one of those super comfy reclining chairs
  • Go to an FC Barcelona soccer match
  • donate my hair to charity
  • volunteer at my local refugee foundation
  • Get my old red chair refurbished
  • Take a course in massage (ayurvedic?)
  • Create something I would be satisfied enough about to hang on my wall (photographs don’t count)
  • swim / dive with a whale shark
  • Chuck the list

I will update this list with new ideas and strike items once I have achieved them… We’ll see how it goes!

10 thoughts on “The Bucketlist

    1. Thanks! It looks like you are working on some ambitious goals yourself. far more inspirational than whatever I have set for myself up here. I hope your dreams come true!

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