Bucket List

This is my bucket list, an organic adventure that has evolved, well quite a lot. I’ve found myself in countless predicaments I never thought possible for myself – ever. It has literally changed my life!

  • 01. Take a leap of faith – done
  • 02. Cook every recipe in a cookbook – done
  • 03. Change someone’s life
  • 04. Get a tattoo – done
  • 05. Donate blood
  • 06. Take a self-portrait every day for a year – done
  • 07. Do a photo shoot (photographer)
  • 08. Work experience – weatherman – done
  • 09. Hold an art show
  • 10. Elvis impersonator
  • 11. Marathon 42k (in a wheelchair) – done
  • 12. Join the circus
  • 13. Random giveaway – done
  • 14. See a clairvoyant – done
  • 15. Flash-mob
  • 16. Get passionate about a cause – done
  • 17. Guinness world record
  • 18. TV show contestant
  • 19. Befriend a year 7 class
  • 20. Visit a town from a-z
  • 21. Throw a party
  • 22. Award named after me
  • 23. Crash the red carpet
  • 24. Talk at my old high school
  • 25. Finish something I start
  • 26. Vegetable garden – done
  • 27. Road trip (destination chosen by dart)
  • 28. Sweep someone off their feet
  • 29. Dawn service on ANZAC day – done
  • 30. Appear on neighbours – done
  • 31. Adopt an animal in need
  • 32. Learn a foreign language
  • 33. Perform in a musical
  • 34. Raise $10,000 for a charity – $7,188
  • 35. Attend an AFL grand final
  • 36. Hot air ballooning
  • 37. Get something published (book)
  • 38. Sing in a band
  • 39. Research my Family tree
  • 40. Stand-up comedy
  • 41. Health retreat (juice protocol)
  • 42. Be Santa Claus
  • 43. Learn to bartend
  • 44. Blind for a week – done
  • 45. Host a backpacker
  • 46. Big brother mentor
  • 47. Do something truly spontaneous
  • 48. Sleep on the streets
  • 49. Sing in a church choir
  • 50. Be there for someone who is in crisis (drugs)
  • 51. Speed dating – done
  • 52. Bet $1000 on black
  • 53. Become involved with a support group
  • 54. Bald – done
  • 55. Meet the prime minister
  • 56. Write to a pen-pal – done
  • 57. Help someone tick something off their list
  • 58. Colonic irrigation
  • 59. Television commercial
  • 60. Extra in a movie
  • 61. Heartfelt memorabilia (heirloom)
  • 62. Start a small business
  • 63. Jury (court) duty
  • 64. Elaborate surprise
  • 65. Naked pose (nude model) – done
  • 66. Make a short film
  • 67. Ride in a Lamborghini – done
  • 68. Grow a mullet
  • 69. Live vicariously through someone else – Birdman Rally – done
  • 70. Meet a relative for the first time
  • 71. Epic photo bomb
  • 72. Learn how to play chess
  • 73. Street performance
  • 74. Sporting team mascot
  • 75. Witness a birth (deliver a baby)
  • 76. Attend a movie premiere
  • 77. Kiss a celebrity – done
  • 78. Backstage at a concert – done
  • 79. Walking billboard
  • 80. Fireman (firestation)
  • 81. Body painted
  • 82. Silent for a week – done
  • 83. Haunted house
  • 84. Street parade – done
  • 85. Visit a prisoner
  • 86. Bachelor & Spinsters ball
  • 87. Medical trial
  • 88. Catwalk model
  • 89. High school reunion – done
  • 90. Join a protest – done
  • 91. Front page of newspaper – done
  • 92. Write my last will and testament
  • 93. Create a competition
  • 94. Coach a team
  • 95. Present an award
  • 96. Medical training (cadaver)
  • 97. Primary school friend – done
  • 98. Ramadan
  • 99. Donate something of significance
  • 100. Lap of a race track
  • 101. Invent something useful
  • 102. Zoo keeper
  • 103. Teach an adult to read
  • 104. Raise awareness about an illness – done
  • 105. Etiquette class – done
  • 106. Find out about past lives
  • 107. Music video
  • 108. Attend a religious event – done
  • 109. National honours
  • 110. Challenge a champ
  • 111. Brew beer – done
  • 112. Attend a television finale – done
  • 113. Dream date
  • 114. Meditation (Buddhist teachings)
  • 115. Meet a childhood icon – done
  • 116. Random convention – done
  • 117. Swim against the tide
  • 118. Beekeeper
  • 119. Crash a wedding
  • 120. Attend a charity dinner – done
  • 121. Extreme funeral
  • 122. Judge a competition
  • 123. Live my dream (ride a bike again)
  • 124. Graveyard at night – done
  • 125. Sky writing
  • 126. Work at a soup kitchen on Christmas day
  • 127. Meet someone who’s 100 – done
  • 128. Carols by Candlelight – done
  • 129. Volunteer at a cancer ward
  • 130. Participate in an athletics carnival
  • 131. Teach a class – done
  • 132. Enter a nationwide competition
  • 133. Have a vision and follow it – done
  • 134. Witch doctor consultation
  • 135. First aid course
  • 136. Heavy metal gig – done
  • 137. Invite 10 strangers to dinner
  • 138. Random dress-up
  • 139. Roller derby
  • 140. McDonalds for a week
  • 141. Run for local council
  • 142. Join a committee
  • 143. Finish university – doing
  • 144. Scout troop – done
  • 145. Singing telegram
  • 146. Walk a mile in somebody else’s shoes
  • 147. Security guard
  • 148. Below -10 degrees – done
  • 149. Sailing adventure
  • 150. Step back in time

 

To further my quest for a normal life, many years ago while in hospital I started writing a ‘to do list’ (or a bucket list). However, the reality was that my physical inadequacies held me back and somewhat squashed these dreams.

You see I always thought a bucket list included things like Running with the Bulls or Climbing the Eiffel Tower, and well sadly these are unachievable for me. Still never one to shy away from a challenge I decided to get creative.

So instead I came up with a more realistic list with an equally diverse range of challenges with the hope that they would get me out and about and living life again – because in reality I’ve already let far too many years just slip by.

And to me this is the essence of a bucket list. It’s about challenging yourself and achieving things you might normally see as unattainable – and of course living a fulfilling life.

So fingers crossed the experiences bring some adventure and excitement to my life; not to mention a lot of anguish.

To begin living again is the ultimate goal.