Bucket List

So, drawing inspiration from my very dear and very special friend Shaha and her life list, I have finally managed to write down my bucket list. I’m pretty sure there will be more that I will add to this list down the line, and more that I will cross out in the years to come.

I always had an idea of what my bucket list would be like, and I always kept it in my head. It’s great that I have boiled down most of it onto the most important and special ones and wrote on this list. It took a while to do, mind you. But I have tried to keep it as realistic, yet exciting as possible.

So, here it goes in no particular order, but categorically! I’ve tried to put as much pictures I have of the stuff I have managed to do. If you have any (good) pictures of me while doing it, do send it to me and I shall upload it! Thanks!

Fun, Fun, Fun

1)      Go sky diving

Skydiving at Byron Bay, NSW, June 2016

Skydiving at Byron Bay, NSW, June 2016

2)      Go bungee jumping

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3)      Go deep sea diving

4)      Make a 3 course meal for my closest friends

5)      Go to a concert of one of my favorite artists

6)      Have a psychedelic experience

7)      Go on a hike

8)      Run a marathon

9)      Go on a safari trip with friends

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10)   Go on a road trip with someone I love

11)   See a comet

12)   Go skinny dipping

13)   Swim with dolphins/manta rays

14)   Take a cool picture under water

15)   Jump into the sea from a cliff/somewhere high

16)   Fall asleep under a willow tree

17)   Experience snow

18)   Make a snow man

19)   White-water rafting

20)   Bathe in a waterfall

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21)   Take 1 picture a day for a year

22)   Read my future kids the Harry Potter books

23)   Say ‘yes’ for a whole day

24)   Throw a masquerade party

25)   Be in a flash mob

26)   Donate blood

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27)   Attend a black-tie event

28)   Kiss the love of my life under a star-lit sky

29)   Dine in the dark

Learning and growing

30)   Be fluent in Spanish

31)   Be a vegetarian for a month

32)   Learn to ride a bicycle

33)   Learn to play a tune on an acoustic guitar

34)   Attend a ballroom class

35)   Attend a hip-hop class

36)   Learn how to make 10 kinds of origami

37)   Learn to swim well

38)   Be in a Shakespearean drama

39)   Attend a cooking/baking class

40)   Learn to drive a car

41)   Be a better public speaker

42)   Learn Thai/French cuisine

43)   Learn how to fish properly

Milestones

44)   Find the love of my life

45)   Be in a relationship for more than a year

46)   Fall madly in love

47)   Get married

48)   Figure out what I want to be, when I grow up

49)   Go abroad for my studies

50)   Get my degree

51)   Get my master’s degree

52)   Get my doctorate degree

53)   Find a perfect balance between work and personal life

54)   Start a campaign for a cause I believe in

55)   Get my own apartment in Male’

56)   Get my driver’s license

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57)   Be a father

58)   Be a grand father

59)   Start my own business

60)   Start my own charitable organization

61)   Help make a life changing decision for someone

62)   Find a best friend

63)   Send my parents on a vacation

64)   Be an inspiration to someone

65)   Fund my own masters/doctorate degree

66)   Grow old with the love of my life

Materialistic

67)   Get a salary of more than 10,000 rufiyaa

68)   Buy a cool phone with my own money

69)   Buy a gaming console with my own money

70)   Get abs

71)   Have a full spa day

72)   Own my own bike/car

73)   Own a tuxedo

74)   Own a suit

75)   Work out of country for a year

Miscellaneous and Weird

76)   Grow a beard long enough to be plaited

77)   Have a pony tail

78)   Be an organ donor

79)   Break a part of my body (in an accident)

80)   Experience amnesia

81)   Write to Ellen Degeneres for a whole month

82)   Meet J.K. Rowling

Travel

83)   Go to Italy

84)   Ride a gondola under the Bridge of Sighs

85)   Visit the Colosseum in Rome

86)   Visit the Sistine Chapel

87)   Visit the Kaaba

88)   Go on a spiritual and religious journey alone

89)   Go to China

90)   Take a picture on the Great Wall of China

91)   Visit the Taj Mahal

92)   Visit the White House

93)   Visit the Ganges river

94)   Take a picture on the Grand Canyon

95)   Visit all of the atolls in the Maldives

96)   Travel to more than 3 continents

97)   Throw a dart on a map and go wherever it lands

98)   See the northern lights

99)   Go shopping in Dubai

100)  Go diving in the Great Barrier Reef

5 thoughts on “Bucket List

  1. Hi Shaam, It is commendable to have achievable goals, at any age. As confidence is built up one step at a time. I read John Goddard’s list in Readers’ Digest years ago under ” The Man Who Wanted to Do it All” or close to that. What a determined and resourceful man he is! And that was long before Bucket List became a household name! Cheers!

    • You’re absolutely right. I think for me, it’s more about making my life as fulfilling as possible. And it’s so heartwarmingly exciting to strike out something from the list.
      I would strongly advise you to make one as well! Would love to see it 🙂

  2. Pingback: Bungee Jumping in Soweto, South Africa! | Sincerely, Scube

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