Often, I have a collaborated sense of what my to-do/achieve-list each year is and what seems like a bucket list. The truth is I decided to be adult about it by separating both lists, as my desire to achieve something in my life time can be logically argued as differing from the need to complete daily or yearly tasks and projects. Especially when tasks and projects are a drag and require time and mental effort (and most often gets procrastinated because I tend to be content simply from this satisfaction which comes from an organised characteristic to write a to-do-list) but bucket lists most often requires money, space and time.
So, personally, I have always felt like I am on borrowed time as doctors once told me I wouldn’t live past the age of 18. Errr, thanks but I am still here.
But before my creator decides its time to return, I was thinking the other day of some realistic and practical things I would like to do in my lifetime and came up with over a 100 things on my list then filtered down to these 20.
- Eat at the La Chevre d’Or in Eze
- Ride on the Wall of China
- See the Taj Mahal
- Visit Oscar Wilde’s graveyard in Paris
- See the Pyramids
- Visit Marilyn Monroe’s grave- Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, United States
- See the Northern Lights
- Experience an eclipse from start to finish
- Learn to ride horses expertly
- Go on a cruise
- Attend a major city fashion show
- Get married on a beach island as a chic hippie
- Learn to speak Mandarin
- Own a classic vintage 1920-60s car
- Own or live in a beach cottage for at least 6 months
- Survive in a very remote rural area doing charity work
- Watch 300 classical movies
- Own my own collection of collections
- Learn to play chess
- Appear on television 🙂
I will review them each year and see how realistic my goals are. But in the meantime, who speaks Mandarin please?