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 and Apr ’16)
  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. fly in a hot-air balloon
  11. walk on hot coals
  12. donate blood
  13. volunteer at Christmas
  14. make a time capsule
  15. graduate university (completed Jul ’13)
  16. read 50 books in one year (ongoing)
  17. go on retreat  (completed Jul ’12)
  18. skydive
  19. go zorbing
  20. go stargazing
  21. go camping
  22. go skiing
  23. go snorkelling
  24. go scuba-diving
  25. 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. Tibet
  7. London (completed Jun ’12)
  8. Paris  (completed Apr ’13)
  9. the French countryside  (completed Jun ’12)
  10. Rome
  11. Vienna
  12. Amsterdam (completed Jun ’16)
  13. San Francisco
  14. India
  15. Seoul (completed May ’11)
  16. Vietnam (completed Dec ’15)
  17. Australia
  18. South America
  19. a waterfall
  20. a volcano
  21. a rainforest
  22. Route 66
  23. Antarctica
  24. the Great Barrier Reef
  25. every continent
“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. Arabic
  5. how to ride a motorcycle
  6. sign language
  7. how to cook (ongoing)
  8. how to bake (ongoing)
  9. how to knit (ongoing)
  10. how to play the guitar (ongoing)
  11. how to play the piano (ongoing)
  12. how to write music
  13. how to draw
  14. how to water paint
  15. how to do calligraphy
  16. how to solve a Rubik’s cube
  17. how to appreciate wine (ongoing)
  18. how to make cocktails
  19. to program in C++
  20. how to build a smartphone app
  21. how to garden



“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