Tracking my Personal Achievements – A Very Long To Do List

My Coffee Table BooksEverybody has things to which they always said “yeah, I’d like to do that”. Call it a Bucket list, call it whatever you like… I feel that it is necessary to write these things down, and continuously update the list as is grows/things get done.

And so with that, here’s my list:

 

Adventures To Have:

  • Attend a Murder mystery Dinner Party.
  • Build a Snowman.
  • Have a snowball fight.
  • Swim / dive with whales.
  • Go Skydiving.
  • Go Bungee Jumping.
  • Hike out on a Glacier.
  • See a Lunar Eclipse.
  • See a Solar Eclipse.
  • See a Shooting Star. (I finally saw a few while at Lake Malawi 2014!!)
  • Ride a Hot Air Balloon.
  • Go White River Rafting.
  • Create my own drink and get it on the Menu at a restaurant or Bar (I will call it the CatAshtrophe… and no that’s not a typo).
  • Ride in a Helicopter.
  • See a Concert. (Lady Gaga/ The Darkness 2012; Cold Play 2011; Rodriguez 2012; Kings of Chaos with Slash 2013!!)
  • Hike up an Active Volcano and eat roasted Marshmallows (Even though I don’t eat Marshmallows, I will this time!!).
  • Climb a Mountain.
  • Drive in a country where they drive on the opposite side of the road.
  • Go Zip lining.
  • Get a Tattoo. (2010)
  • Go underwater in a submarine.
  • Go Skinny Dipping.
  • Have a White Christmas.
  • Celebrate New Year’s in a Different Country.
  • Go on a Cruise.
  • Hang out with Someone Famous.
  • Attend a Parade.
  • Go Streaking.
  • Take part in a Protest (You have to believe in something right?).
  • Tour someplace Haunted at night (This one scares me!!).
  • Take part in an Archaeological Dig.
  • Go to a music Festival. (That’s what us kids do in sunny SA. Smoking Dragon, Woodstock, Oppikoppi)
  • Stomp Grapes to make Wine.
  • Jump off a Waterfall.
  • Plant a Tree.
  • Fairy Scouting in a Forest.
  • Go down deep in a Submarine.
  • Go Kayaking.
  • Go Skiing.
  • Attend Burning Man and/or regional events around the world. (AfrikaBurn 2012 & 2013)
  • Stand on the Equator.
  • Throw a Dart on a Map and go Wherever it Lands.
  • Go Whale Watching.
  • Watch a Meteor Shower.
  • Join a circus.
  • The Caucasian Challenge.
  • The Central Asian Rally.
  • The Put Foot Rally Southern Africa.(2014)
  • The Put Foot Rally USA.
  • The Rickshaw Challenge.

North  America:

  • Do the Trans-America Road Trip.
  • Do the Pan-America Road Trip.
  • See a Broadway play on Broadway.
  • Be a Geek at Harry potter World.
  • Visit Roswell.
  • Go to the Tulip Festival, Ottawa.
  • The Grand Canyon.
  • Times Square, New York.
  • The Statue of Liberty, New York.
  • Las Vegas Strip.
  • The Alaskan Wilderness.
  • Space Needle, Seattle.
  • Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.
  • Alcatraz.
  • Redwood Forest.
  • Niagra Falls.

 Europe:

  • Ride a Gondola, Venice.
  • Climb to the top of the Dome of St. Peter’s, The Vatican.
  • Go to a Festival in Edinburgh.
  • Hunt for the Loch Ness, Scotland.
  • Sail around the Greek Islands.
  • Oktoberfest, Munich.
  • Hunt Vampires in Romania.
  • Relax in the Blue Lagoon, Iceland
  • Drive the Ring Road, Iceland.
  • Ride an Icelandic Horse.
  • Stonehenge, England.
  • Abbey Road, London.
  • All the cool Sights in London (Big Ben, The Eye, London Bridge, etc).
  • Colosseum, Rome.
  • Saint Peter’s Basilica, The Vatican.
  • Ruins in Pompeii.
  • Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Canals, Venice.
  • Acropolis, Athens.
  • Berlin Wall.
  • Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany.
  • Eiffel Tower.
  • The Mona Lisa.
  • Notre Dame.
  • The Hidden People, Iceland.
  • Visit the Giant’s Causeway.

 Central / South  America:

  • Day of the Dead, Mexico.
  • Attend Carnival, Rio.
  • Hike up Machu Pichu.
  • Scuba dive in Mayan underwater caves in Mexico.
  • Visit Easter Island.
  • Camp at the end of the world.
  • Swing on the “Swing at the end of the world“, Ecuador.
  • Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
  • Salt Flats, Bolivia.
  • Glaciers, Patagonia.

Australia & New Zealand:

  • Ride the TranzAlpine Train across New Zealand.
  • Dive in the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Go Zorbing.
  • Sydney Opera House.

Africa:

  • See the Migration, Serengeti.
  • Ride a Camel in the Sahara.
  • Buy a carpet in Morocco.
  • Get a Moroccan Hammen.
  • Quad bike in the Dunes, Namibia.
  • Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda. – Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans).
  • The Pyramids of Giza, Egypt.
  • Victoria Falls.(2014)
  • Chefchaouen, Morocco (The Blue City).
  • The Joining of the Blue and White Nile, Sudan.
  • Hippo’s Surfing, Gabon.
  • Pygmies, Central African Republic.
  • Fish River Canyon, Namibia.(2014)
  • The Skelton Coast, Namibia.
  • Zimbabwean Ruins.
  • Ride a Mokoro in the Okavango, Botswana.
  • Visit a Voodoo Priest, Benin.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Lake Malawi.(2014)
  • Zanzibar Beaches.

Asia:

  • Attend the Cherry Blossom Festival, Japan.
  • Take a train ride in India.
  • Take a Trans-Siberian train.
  • Get a Sak Yant Tattoo From a Monk.
  • Great Wall of China.
  • Forbidden City, Beijing.
  • Mount Everest.
  • Taj Mahal, India.
  • See Temples of Angkor.

 The Middle East:

  • Float in the Dead Sea.

 Other:

  • Antarctica.
  • The Northern Lights.
  • Icebergs Up Close.

 Animals to Encounter:

  • Cage Diving with Great White Sharks.
  • Kangaroos in the Wild.
  • Hold a Koala Bear.
  • Ride a Camel.
  • See Panda’s in China.
  • The Big Five. – (Buffalo & Elephants – 2014)
  • Volunteer with Elephants.
  • See Silver Back Gorilla’s in the Wild.
  • Swim with Dolphins.
  • Go Whale watching.
  • See Polar Bears in the Wild.
  • Go Dog sledding.

 Things to Learn:

  • Learn to Surf.
  • Learn to Sail.
  • Get my Scuba Diving Open Water License.
  • Learn to Cook really well.
  • Become Fluent in many Languages.
  • Fire Poi.
  • Learn to play the dam Violin.

 Personal Goals:

  • Live abroad for at least a year.
  • Live off the Grid for a Month.
  • Fill up a Passport before it expires.
  • Visit all 7 Continents.
  • Volunteer.
  • Host an Exchange Student.
  • Host Couch surfing.
  • Go barefoot for a Month.
  • Take a vow of Silence for a week.
  • Have a photo Published in a Magazine/Book.
  • Have a story published in a Magazine/Book.
  • Become and Remain Debt free! – I am steadily getting rid of all my debt!!

So if you made it this far well done!! This list isn’t a definite list of goals in my life, and it is ever changing (growing really) and kinda seems impossible that I will ever accomplish everything here!

Are there things you always wanted to do in your life? And if so, do you have them written down somewhere to remind you of where you have been and where you are going?