Sunday, May 1, 2011

My bucket list - 101 things I want to do before I die...


"Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans"
                                                      -John Lennon


This week I decided to prepare a bucket list of 101 things I want to do...before I kick the bucket! As morbid as that sounds, I thought I'd better make this list when I'm still in my 20's so I'd still have plenty of time to go about completing it. It's actually kinda fun! I don't think anything on my list is impossible to achieve and even if it does seem that way, I'm hoping that it would motivate me even more to complete it             

So, this is how my list goes...
  1. Learn a new language
  2. Get my picture taken at the top of the Swiss alps
  3. Achieve my ideal weight
  4. Publish at least five research papers in International journals
  5. Go white water rafting
  6. Go skiing
  7. See Mount Everest from a close distance
  8. Make a difference in someone's life
  9. Donate blood
  10. Get a complete makeover
  11. Visit Holland during the tulip season
  12. Attend chef school
  13. Be on television
  14. Fly a hot air balloon across a country
  15. Learn the art of wine appreciation
  16. View the cherry blossoms (sakura) in Japan
  17. Pursue another Master's degree or a higher degree
  18. Sponsor an all-expense paid trip for my parents to South America
  19. Learn salsa and ballroom dancing
  20. Become a mother
  21. Win a lucky draw
  22. Go on a long road-trip
  23. Go on vacation to Maldives
  24. Gain a better understanding of the Bhagavad Gita
  25. Author a book
  26. Teach in an educational institution
  27. Be actively involved in a humanitarian cause
  28. Knit a cardigan
  29. Fly a kite
  30. Visit a volcano
  31. Go on an African safari
  32. Surprise a loved one with a puppy
  33. Learn sign language
  34. Go to a costume party
  35. Take a trip to New Zealand
  36. Throw a huge surprise party for a loved one
  37. Learn to play the violin
  38. Offer prayers at the Tirupati temple
  39. Stay at a palace in Rajasthan
  40. Climb a mountain
  41. Learn techniques in self-defense
  42. Take professional photography lessons
  43. Become self-employed
  44. Ride a gondola in Venice
  45. Attend an opera
  46. Learn ice-skating
  47. Run a marathon
  48. Volunteer at an orphanage
  49. Design and stitch clothes
  50. Ride a stretch limo
  51. Adopt an abused animal
  52. Learn an Indian classical dance form
  53. Backpack through Europe
  54. Watch a World Cup cricket match in the stadium
  55. Ride a camel across a sandy desert
  56. Buy a grand piano and learn how to play it
  57. See the great wall of China
  58. Have my portrait painted
  59. Design and decorate my own dream home
  60. Take a picture with an exotic animal
  61. Invest my savings in real estate
  62. Learn how to play chess
  63. Take a trip to Egypt
  64. Swim with dolphins
  65. Travel in a caravan
  66. Study the history of my family tree
  67. Spend a few days exploring Kashmir
  68. Monetize my blog
  69. Get over my fear of watching horror movies
  70. Write a script for a movie
  71. Go camping in the forest
  72. Take singing lessons
  73. Watch every movie that has won an Academy Award for Best Picture
  74. Unwind and relax during a staycation
  75. Go to a discotheque and party all night
  76. Become an expert at making cakes and pies
  77. Build a life-size snowman
  78. Spend a summer vacation in Hawaii
  79. Do something completely crazy and out of character
  80. Attend a rock concert
  81. Go deep-sea diving
  82. Win a bowling competition
  83. Celebrate life in Santorini - Greece
  84. Take pottery lessons
  85. Grown my own organic vegetables in the backyard
  86. Make a scrapbook of all the special memories in my life
  87. Read the complete works of Shakespeare
  88. Be a good role model
  89. Cut the ribbon at a major opening
  90. Do something major for the betterment of the environment
  91. Visit every continent
  92. Own a pair of insanely expensive Jimmy Choo shoes
  93. Get married to my husband again
  94. Spend a relaxing week in Goa
  95. Dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant
  96. Invest in the stock market
  97. Watch a tennis match at Wimbledon
  98. Own a farm and live in a farmhouse during my old-age 
  99. Bury the hatchet with people I don't get along with
  100. Find inner peace
  101. Complete my bucket list!

    Here are a list of things that I'm happy I've already done because otherwise they would have definitely been on my bucket list!
    1. Learn how to swim
    2. Drive a car
    3. Ride a horse and elephant
    4. Obtain a Masters degree
    5. Have a snow fight
    6. Get a massage in Thailand
    7. Visit Mauritius
    8. Fly first class
    9. Learn ballet
    10. Visit London
    11. Act in a play
    12. Gamble at Vegas
    13. Own a diamond necklace
    14. Create a blog
    15. Speak more than three languages
    16. Switch career fields
    17. Try water sports like snorkeling jet-skiing and para-sailing
    18. Study abroad
    19. Own a pet
    20. Go on a cruise
    21. Watch a Formula 1 race live at a venue
    22. Visit Walt Disney World
    23. Learn french
    24. Speak at an International conference
    25. Walk underwater
    26. Take part in a fashion show
    27. Learn how to use chopsticks
    28. Smoke the hookah
    29. Make friends with individuals from 10 or more different nationalities
    30. Get an autograph from a celebrity
    I am going to update my bucket list every couple of years or so in the hope that I can accomplish at least 50% of what's on it, if not all! I would consider myself to have lived a very rich and fulfilling life  

    Wish me luck!

    4 comments:

    1. awesome megs..:) its a great idea to write it all..:)

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    2. Hey nice to see ur bucket list :) :)

      btw mithun chakraborthy doesnt count as a celibrity!!!

      lots of things to njoy, go for it girl!

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    3. @Rosh - Thanks!
      @ax - I was thinking on the lines of Anil Kapoor when I put in the celebrity one!! Now don't tell me he isn't a celebrity! :D

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    4. i liked number 93 the best :) btw, u've already visited a volcano, though dormant for years. mauritius remember? it has almost everything, dunno how u can update it.... visit antarctica n get a pic with penguins or run for president lol!

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