The List

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now”. – Goethe

Welcome to my bucket list! 

These are just a few of the things, in no particular order, that I hope to cross off over the next few years. As I do, I’ll mention them in a post or write about them. I’ll be adding more or modifying the list as I go, stay tuned to find out how I do.

Before you read on, please see this post:

The most important thing you need to know about completing your bucket list.

Before I die…

I want to…

  1. complete a half-marathon (completed May ’12)
  2. complete a full marathon (completed Apr ’13, Apr ’16, and Apr ’17)
  3. participate in a duathlon
  4. participate in a triathlon
  5. get a black belt in Karate (ongoing, currently on 4th kyu)
  6. get a yoga qualification (ongoing)
  7. write a book (ongoing)
  8. see the Aurora Borealis
  9. start my own business (completed Feb ’16)
  10. walk on hot coals
  11. donate blood
  12. volunteer at Christmas
  13. graduate university (completed Jul ’13)
  14. read 50 books in one year (completed 2016/17)
  15. go on retreat  (completed Jul ’12)
  16. skydive
  17. go stargazing
  18. go skiing
  19. go scuba-diving
  20. climb a mountain



“The journey is the reward”. – Chinese Proverb

I want to explore…

  1. Tokyo (completed Sep ’10)
  2. Shanghai (completed Aug ’12)
  3. Beijing (completed Aug ’12)
  4. Hong Kong
  5. the Great Wall of China (completed Aug ’12)
  6. London (completed Jun ’12)
  7. Paris  (completed Apr ’13)
  8. the French countryside  (completed Jun ’12)
  9. Rome
  10. Prague (completed Sep ’17)
  11. Vienna (completed Sep ’17)
  12. Budapest (completed Sep ’17)
  13. Amsterdam (completed Jun ’16)
  14. San Francisco
  15. India
  16. Seoul (completed May ’11)
  17. Vietnam (completed Dec ’15)
  18. Australia
  19. South America
  20. Route 66
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever”. – Ghandi

I want to learn…

  1. Japanese (graduated in Japanese & Business, University of Leeds, Jul ’13)
  2. Chinese (ongoing)
  3. French (ongoing)
  4. how to ride a motorcycle
  5. sign language
  6. how to play the guitar (ongoing)
  7. how to play the piano (ongoing)
  8. how to water paint
  9. how to do calligraphy
  10. how to solve a Rubik’s cube (completed Mar ’18, fastest time: 2m49s)

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein

Finally, before I die, it would be amazing if I could…

  1. fall in love
  2. discover my life’s purpose
  3. learn to live