My Bucket List....

I'm a 21 year old guy from the UK at university. I know what I wanted from life before I came here, but I always wondered if there was more I could do. I knew there was always more I could do, but I didn't have the confidence or belief in myself, having lived a protected and sheltered life at. Coming to university, it has taught me a little bit about myself, and I realise that I can do what I want to do with my life. I started to believe in myself, started to want more out of my so far calm, steady life. It has been a very plain sailing life, and I can't complain, as it has been content, it has been good so far, and I appreciate everything that's happened so far.

But I want more. I want to experience the world. I want to do things I don't think I can do or manage, just to keep proving myself wrong. I want to one day be able to sit back and tell stories about my life, speak about experiences and be a better, wiser, well learnt person. All I want from life is to live a life full of joy, and try to bring joy to others.

I have a favourite quote - it inspires me when I start to think I cannot do something in life. The quote begins "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure..." (google it for the full quote). It's inspiring to me, and makes me realise the only one stopping me going out and grabbing life with both hands is simply me.

So enough about my story so far. Now lets get onto my bucket list. Some of these things are things I want to do. Some of them are things that will bring joy to my life. And some, I hope, are ones that will bring joys to other peoples lives. Some are even ones where I thought to myself "why not", these ones are my just because ones, we all have things we want to do just for the sake of doing them!

So as followed is my bucket list!

  • Visit at least 5 continents (Not counting Europe as I live here!)

  • visit a real blues bar in Chicago

  • Cross a country on a bike

  • Ride something bigger than a horse

  • Climb and stand on top of one of the world's Seven Summits

  • Spend 24 hours in the jungle

  • skydive (Preferably in America)

  • Work in a summer camp

  • Visit the grand canyon

  • Drive a Shelby GT500 or a Gran Torino

  • Walk the Great Wall of China

  • Go on a lads holiday

  • Skinny dip in a sea

  • Jump into a pool fully clothed

  • Graduate from university

  • Move to America

  • Drive down Route 66

  • See the White House

  • See Buckingham Palace

  • Ride the London Eye

  • Run the London Marathon

  • See the Pyramids of Giza

  • Visit the Stonehenge

  • Go up Big Ben

  • Solve the Rubik's Cube

  • See the Golden Gate Bridge

  • Climb up the Statue of Liberty

  • Raise at least ¬£1,000 for charity (Some of my bucket list can be used to help achieve this!)

  • Read 100 books (any¬†recommendations?)

  • Develop general knowledge

  • Own an Armani suit

  • Create a home

  • Be a best man

  • Go zorbing

  • Make a difference in at least one persons life

  • Find a career in the sports section

  • Watch a Super Bowl final

  • Go snowboarding

  • Try 50 different beers/lagers/ales

  • Learn to drive

  • Watch the sunset on a perfect beach

  • Witness something majestic (I won't know what this is until I witness it!)

  • Restore a classic car

So that's my bucket list, so far. Anybody have an ideas for anymore? I know some are simple, but they are things I'd still like to do. And some, as you can see, are challenging ones too! Some I have done already, but I want to do again to experience them properly. My idea is this: To have a bucket list collection at the end of it all. This will basically be a collection of photo's, tickets and items that show my completion of each bucket list, and will be something I can show to say 'yes, I really did do this, look.' I also like to think that they'd be something I can look back on with a smile, and share the story behind each picture, each item and each ticket!

So, anyone have any suggestions, additions or anything?
jimbles90 jimbles90
5 Responses Mar 15, 2012

Nice list! I really liked the best man one. Cross country on a bike is on my list too. (Oh and skydiving is so worth it!!!)

Very interesting ideas! I hope you are able to meet your goals, and cross all of them off. Good luck to you!

Great list. One thought - Just remember to be a best man you need to be a best friend!

I think this is a good list. It seems to have some things on it you can start to check off even in the near future with a little planing.

Thank you! That was the whole plan - To have some I can do short term and have some longer term bucket list goals :)

Love it (:<br />
Hope you get to achieve everything :D

Thank you! So do I! :) Any ideas what else I could add? :)