The Bucket List

My Bucket List

Written in 2015

“We are born in one day, we die in one day, we can change in one day, we can fall in love in one day, anything can happen in one day.” -Matthew DeRemer

Life is there to live. Don’t wait until something happens to make you realise that you need to live it. Stop working so hard and not enjoying your life. Happiness is a choice. If you’re not happy, do something about it and create your own happiness.

This bucket list was written in 2015. Since writing this list, each year we have been crossing things off the list. It is a never-ending work in progress, continuously being altered, updated, contemplated and rejuvenated—much like myself. Have you got a bucket list? Where do you want to go? What makes you happy? It is my hope that you use these ideas as inspiration to create your own fun bucket list. #startlivingnow

There is only now

Whether we are thinking about the past or the future we are thinking about it in the now, therefore all we have is the now. Every moment, every new experience, every new touch, sight and every new person we meet happens in the now and if we aren’t fully present with the now we can miss things. When you’re present with the now, things such as the sounds around you, the warmth of the sun, the cool breeze that gives you shivers, your breath, your feelings and thoughts are brought to our attention.

“When you’re present with the now you’re literally living your life and it’s a pretty amazing feeling to have discovered”

The Bucket List

  • Volunteer overseas
  • Dance with children overseas
  • Teach children English overseas
  • Visit an orphanage
  • Pat and cuddle a panda
  • Swim with turtles
  • Stay in an overwater bungalow
  • Get a small tattoo that means a lot
  • Take a photo everyday for a year- put it in a book.
  • Throw a dart at a map and go wherever it lands
  • Travel somewhere with my best friend
  • Participate in a colour run
  • Go berry picking
  • Own Tiffany Jewelry
  • Own our own home
  • Stay at the Shaky Co
  • Go to a Yoga Retreat
  • Spend a night on a beach
  • Hunt for Wild Mushrooms
  • Eat at a Food Truck
  • Run a marathon (or maybe like a half one)
  • Drink at an Ice Bar
  • Drink from a fresh coconut
  • Go Canoeing
  • Start dancing again
  • Start a blog
  • Learn how to use my camera properly/ do a short course
  • Fly in a hot air balloon
  • Go glamping
  • Parasailing
  • Snorkel in the Maldives
  • Bathe an Elephant
  • Feed a Crocodile
  • Pat and hug an Elephant
  • Make a Snowman
  • Snorkel in Bali
  • See a Coral Reef
  • Hire a van and road trip
  • Sleep in a Yurt
  • Attend a Jazz Festival
  • Stand Under a Waterfall
  • Attend a Wedding in a Different Country
  • Attend a White Party
  • Create a Flower Arrangement
  • Attend a High School Reunion
  • Get a Fish Pedicure
  • Get a Makeup Lesson
  • Get Acupuncture
  • Get a Professional Body Massage
  • Swim in the dead sea
  • Relax in a Natural Hot Spring
  • Go a Week Without Makeup
  • Have a Facial
  • Have a Professional Photo Shoot
  • See a TED Talk Live
  • Try Pole Dancing
  • Go to a Drive-In Movie
  • Be a Bridesmaid
  • See a ballet
  • Educate children about healthy eating
  • Help people learn to cook healthy food
  • Learn and rap a song
  • Backpack around a country
  • Sleep in a tree house
  • Play messy twister (paint on the game)
  • Visit all 7 continents (Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica)
  • Sky dive
  • Learn to ski
  • Scuba dive
  • Learn to surf
  • Travel solo (eeeeeeek- totally out of my comfort zone)
  • Stand up paddle board
  • Sign up as an organ donor
  • Help a homeless person (give them fruit and vegetables).
  • Kiss in the rain
  • Trigger an explosion of kindness messages in a big city
  • Become a Naturopath – Finish my degree
  • Go on a safari 🙂
  • Have a bath in mud
  • Jump off a cliff into the beach/water
  • Watch the sunrise and sunset in the one day
  • See a European summer
  • Say “yes” get engaged
  • Say “I Do” and get married!!
  • Have children
  • Write an ebook
  • Write a book/cookbook – be published
  • Own my own business
  • Ride a horse on the beach

Places to see, explore and adventure

Australia

  • Victoria: Hike the Grampians, Visit Wilson’s prom, 1000 steps,Dandenong ranges, The pillars- Mornington,Lake William Hovel, Great Ocean Road, Hike you yangs, Daylesford. Sorrento, Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula. Werribee Gorge, You Yangs.
  • Queensland: Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, Noosa, Hamilton Island.
  • New Zealand: Ski, hike.
  • Western Australia: Foodie trip, visit the beaches, Pink Lake, Indian ocean drive, visit Fremantle, visit Swan Valley.
  • Byron Bay: Crystal castle, lighthouse trail, whale watching, the farm Byron Bay, beach walks, sunset, ate at three blue ducks, naked treaties and the roadhouse.
  • Tasmania: South bruny national park, Wilsons prom, Hobart, road trip, the overland track, Montezuma falls, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers, Bay of fires, Lake Burybury.
  • Sydney: A big foodie trip
  • NT: Darwin, Kakadu, Berry Spring, Litchfeild, Mindle Beach Markets, lived here for 10 years

 

Asia

  • Thailand: Phucket, phi phi island, koh samui, chang mai, Bangkok (2013) Elephant riding, got up and close with a tiger, kayaking, hiking, held a monkey, snorkeling, ate the sweetest pineapple, danced with the locals. 
  • Bali: Ubud, Gili-T, Seminyak 2015
  • Maldives: relax on the beach, over water burr 2017
  • Cambodia: Hike, help children
  • India: See the Taj Mahal, learn their culture, volunteer, learn about spices and health and attend a meditation retreat/class.
  • Havlock islands: Explore the beaches
  • Nepal: Trek/ hike the mountains
  • Mongolia: Ride a horse
  • Singapore: Singapore sling, garden by the bay, little India, Jamie Olivers Italian restaurant 2017

Europe

  • France: Visit Paris (Eiffel and the Louvre)
  • Germany:
  • Iceland:
  • Green land:
  • Belgum:
  • Croatia:
  • Cyprus:
  • Czeeh republic: Explore prague
  • Greece, santorini:
  • Hungary, Budapest:
  • Ireland:
  • Italy: (Visit rome, venice, florance, pisa and Sardinia)
  • Netherlands, Amsterdam: Ride a bike through the city and canals
  • Norway:
  • Sweden:
  • Poland:
  • Portugal:
  • Spain, Barcelona and Madrid: Tomato festival, watch a soccer game.
  • Sweden:
  • Turkey:
  • United kingdom: see the fairy pools in Scotland

America

  • Canada: Whistler, Vancouver, lake louise, Jasper
  • Alaska:
  • Hawaii: Hula dance with the locals
  • Experience a white Christmas
  • Lay on a rug in central park (New york)
  • See the grand canyon – fly over it in a helicopter
  • Go to Yosemite national park
  • Niagara falls
  • Go to Lake Tahoe

Mexico/central/south America

  • Mexico: Beaches/ islands, eat a burrito and nachos
  • Machu picchu:
  • Costa rica: Explore a rainforest
  • Brazil:
  • Argentinia: Trek in glacier National park

Oceania

  • Fiji: Drink kava, learn the local dance, island hop, volunteer
  • Vanuatu: Volunteer in a remote island village, health checks, business development and relaxation on Aore Island. 

Caribbean and the Bahamas

  • Barbados:
  • Colombia:
  • Cuba: Drink a mojitos and dance

Africa

  • Egypt: see the pyramids
  • Marrakesh, Morocco: Visit the markets
  • Tanzania:
  • Mozombique:
  • Seycelles:
  • Mauritius:
  • Madagascar:

The world is our oyster <3