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Bucket List (Version 1)

22 May, 2017 | Personal

Think about all the experiences and achievements you want to achieve in your life. That’s your bucket list.

Individually, I’ve thought about each of these a reasonable amount. But in a reflective mood I realised I’ve never thought about them all together; how they relate to each other, which are more important, which might be more effective to do whilst I’m still young, how many to I achieve each year, and so on.

With that in mind, I decided to write down my Bucket List which I share below. Why? Mainly because I wanted to keep a personal record, a live doc which I could add to (and check off) as I progress. In fact, I’ve already checked off some of the recent ones ones I’ve done. Second, at some stage I’m going to develop a bit of a strategy around them. For example, the marathons should probably come sooner rather than later in terms of my body. There are some around work and travel require some strategy. (Sidetone - but I’m thinking of using personal OKRs as a means to do this). Third, perhaps someone might see this and help me to achieve one. Who knows.

As much as anything, I want this list to act as somewhere to come back to when I want to prioritise or centre myself. As I try to slow down and say no more often; these are the big things to stride toward.


To do

Work

  • Write a book
  • Be fully in control of my own time
  • Start my own company
  • Be part of a $1bn startup
  • Try angel investing

Travel

  • Mixed group ski holiday
  • Road Trip across the US in a school bus that I’ve converted into a fun bus
  • Go to a football World Cup

Go to significant national days/festivals in different countries/cities

  • Festival of Lights, Chiang Mai - Thailand
  • Waterboarding, Guantanamo Bay - Cuba
  • Songkran Water Fight - Thailand
  • Holi Festival - India
  • Boryeong Mud Party, - South Korea
  • Octoberfest, Munich - Germany
  • Distortion Festival, Copenhagen - Denmark
  • La Tomatina, Valencia - Spain
  • St Patricks Day, Ireland
  • Venice Carnival, Venice - Italy
  • Day of The Dead - Mexico
  • Carnival, Rio - Brazil
  • Bull Run, Pamplona - Spain
  • Tomorrowland - Belgium
  • Mardi Gras, New Orleans - USA
  • Burning Man Festival, Nevada - USA
  • Amsterdam Dance Event, Amsterdam - Netherlands

Do

  • Build a boat and sail it
  • Build an out-house and host a games night in it (BBQ included)
  • Build a tree house for my kids and host a birthday party
  • Host a boxing day celebration with the families of 4 friends
  • Host a summer party/festival with all me friends, their families and live music
  • Go to meditation retreat
  • Eat at the top 10 restaurants in the world
  • Listen to the top 100 albums of all time (Rolling Stone)
  • Watch the top 100 films of all time (IMDB)
  • Read the top 100 books of all time (?)

Life

  • Live in another country

Challenge

  • Complete a marathon
  • Complete an ultra marathon
  • Complete a significant climb
  • Complete a long distance swim
  • Run the Great Wall of China

Learn

  • How to cook a specific cuisine really well
  • to Sail
  • a musical instrument
  • another language

Already complete

Work

  • Get a role at a venture-backed startup (June, 2014)

Travel

  • Universal Studios, Florida (July, 2015)
  • Go to a football European Championships (June, 2016)
  • Period of travelling for greater than 3 months (November, 2017 – March, 2018)

Go to significant national days/festivals in different countries/cities

  • Kingsday, Amsterdam - Netherlands (April 25th, 2017)
  • Secret Garden Party, UK (July, 2017)
  • Full Moon Party – Thailand (February, 2018 & February 2020)

Do

  • Go to Wimbledon (July 13th, 2017)
  • Scuba dive (December 12th, 2017 – Cairns, Australia)
  • Skydive (December 16th, 2017 – Cairns, Australia)

Life

  • Live in another city (May, 2015)

Challenge

  • Complete a Toughmudder (October, 2016)