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
Make a difference in at least one persons life
Find a career in the sports section
Watch a Super Bowl final
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?