Ultimate List

I first wrote this life list when I was still a student, in 2004 I think.    I was obsessed with 'things to do' and 'places to see' books at the time as well so I can't take credit for some of the more imaginative ones (the more embarrassing or cheesy ones maybe!  I may be guilty of watching too many romantic films!)  I was a student at the time and now I look back and think how naive I still was even then!  Also, don't ask me why I switch between 'visit' and 'go to' when referring to places!?

I called it my ultimate list and I used it to inspire me and motivate myself.  I have updated it and plan to keep doing so (although not in sections, I was obviously avoiding studying that day and sub-categorised them into places, activities and experiences!)  The one's I've completed are in bold.  I have added links to the ones I've blogged about so you can read more/see pictures if you are interested.


PLACES...

Travel in Australia
Travel by myself
Visit Egypt – see the pyramids  
Visit Rio de Janeiro – see the carnival
Live in Australia
Go to Italy
See Niagra Falls
Visit the Cook Islands
Visit Malaysia
Go to Disney World, Florida
Go to California
Go to Germany and use the language I learned in school 
Go to Thailand
See the Grand Canyon
See Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Go to Vegas
Go shopping in New York
Go to San Francisco
Go to the Caribbean   
Go to a Greek Island   
Go to the Middle East  
Visit France   
Go to Spain
Go to Canada  
Stay in Hollywood  
Shop in LA   
Walk along the Great Wall of China
Go to Japan
Go to Russia
Climb the Eiffel Tower  
Visit London
Travel cross country on a sleeper train (choose country)
Swim (or float) in the Dead Sea
Visit the Louvre
Visit all the continents (Europe, Americas, Australia, Africa, Asia, Antarctica.... )
Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise/sunset
Go to Iceland
Go horse-riding in Ireland 
Go horse-riding in Argentina
Go to Vancouver
Go to Croatia
Go for a long weekend to Prague
Go to South Africa
Go on an all inclusive holiday 
Visit Melbourne
Go sailing around the Whitsunday Islands

ACTIVITIES...

Fly in a Hot-Air Balloon
Learn to Scuba Dive    
Dive on the Great Barrier Reef   
Dive in the Red Sea
Dive in the Maldives    
Dive in Tonga   
Go cage diving with sharks
Dive in Mexico
Hang-glide
Learn to Ski
Abseil SAS style
Abseil down a cliff
Go paint-balling    
Learn to Surf
Surf in Hawaii
Water-ski    
Gallop along a beach at sunset   
Horse ride on an American Ranch
Sky-dive solo   
Freefall sky-dive solo
Go kayaking with dolphins
Ride in a Helicopter
Go White-water Rafting
Go caving – see glow-worms
Learn to Snowboard
Swim with Dolphins
Go canoeing
Go body-boarding   
Go skim-boarding   
Learn to Roller-blade   
Ice-skate on a real Lake
Go on a huge roller-coaster – in the dark 
Go in a glass bottomed elevator  
Climb a mountain  
Go glacier climbing
Learn to ride a motor-bike
Ride pillion on a motor-bike   
Dive with sharks  
Ride a camel in the desert
See Stonehenge
Sleep in a haunted castle
Ride a quad-bike   
Wing-walk
Hike through a Rainforest  
Go camping  

EXPERIENCES...

Make ice-cream
Make bread
Brew my own beer
Cook a Thai curry from scratch
Grow herbs
Drink a good vintage wine
See a huge concert  
Drive a convertible with the top down and music blaring
Go on a cruise
Buy and decorate my own home
Get married
Win a photography competition   
Make a ball dress    
Make a coat
Be in a studio audience
Donate blood
Visit a chocolate factory
See the Monarch Butterfly's Annual Migration in Mexico
Tour a vineyard   
Stay at the New York Plaza for a night
Visit a temple
Learn Sign Language   
See a fashion show
Spend Christmas on a beach
Buy my parents a surprise holiday
Sleep under the stars
Go skinny-dipping
Ask someone I just met on a date
Kiss someone in the rain (did this in Paris, I'm such a cheesy romantic!)
See the Aurora Borealis
Bartend for a summer   
Go to a music festival    
Shower under a waterfall
Send a message in a bottle
Plant a tree
Be someone’s mentor (maybe being a role model counts - I LOVE comment number 4)
Grow a garden
Experience weightlessness
Swim in a Gorge  
Swim under a waterfall
Learn to show-jump
Drive a powerboat
Try archery
Go indoor rock climbing

I plan to keep updating this list, even with ridiculous things I may never do, but it's good to have dreams, even if they are unlikely!


So the latest list update - which in the interest of sharing these lists (and as Kathryn and Maggie say) may have a few stolen ideas on it along with some crazy ones and some I have already completed but still want to include on my list!  ;) ...


UPDATE...


Dive in Indonesia
Make the most amazing cupcakes
Celebrate my Golden Anniversary
Save someone's life
Take an AMAZING underwater photo (maybe this one?)
Win an underwater photo competition
Learn to eat with chopsticks properly
Write a blog!
Build a tree house
Fly a plane
Learn Floristry
Celebrate New Year in Times Square
Buy myself a special keepsake




I have now also made a life list Pinterest board with ideas I've seen there and one for those I've completed - you know I love visuals and I am addicted to Pinterest so it was inevitable!

2 comments:

Prettiest Hobo said...

ummmmm ask someone you just met on a date?! ;)

Bex said...

Yeh, that one's obviously not going to happen any more! lol

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