Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bucket List Updated

I did 7 more things on my list since I last looked at it! Although, that was in 2006... The new things are bold and italicized below.

I even travelled alone to Australia and New Zealand and drove on the "wrong" side of the road. I've become a beach bum, wear more skirts/dresses than pants/shorts, eat beets, played dodgeball, play ultimate frisbee, attempt disc golf, played at a water park, put myself in debt, drink whiskey and scotch neat (as opposed to gin and vodka), started aerial yoga, homebrewed beer, started drinking beer other than IPA, and heaps of other things. Rock climbing, I did again and got pretty decent but then had to stop when I moved back to Maui. Yes, the one thing on my "will never ever do in this lifetime" list, I did... I moved back home. It's okay and I'm starting to find a place for myself here on the island.

Anyway, here's the list I made years ago. Some things I could change but I'll do it at a later date. There is one thing on the list that I'll never check off, unfortunately. Oh well, life is just an adventure and not all of them turn out as expected. Just gotta go with the flow!

Things to do before I die...
1. Visit Antarctica
2. Explore Africa
3. Travel around the world in one go
4. Skydive
5. Read a real book
6. Get in shape (a flat stomach possibly?)
7. Swim with sharks
8. Go to Australia
9. Visit all Australian States
o Western Australia
o South Australia
o Victoria
o New South Wales
o Tazmania
o Queensland
o Northern Territory
o Australian Capitol Territory
10. Live in Australia for at least 2 years
11. Visit New Zealand
12. See a kiwi bird
13. Hike most of the Columbia River Gorge trails
14. Visit India
15. Learn more Arabic
16. Ride the Indian Pacific train
17. Ride the Trans-Siberian train from start to finish
18. Ride the scenic Amtrack routes (did the Empire Builder route from Minneapolis to Portland)
19. Catch a fish with bare hands
20. Snowboard
21. Ski
22. Skate on a real frozen lake
23. River Raft
24. Rock Climb
25. Eat balanced meals
26. Jump off a 50 foot cliff into a glistening natural pool (only jumped from about 25 ft)
27. Swim with wild animals (frolicked with sea lions)
28. Finish nursing school with no psychological issues
29. Get an adorable dog (although I no longer get to take care of him)
30. Take care of a gecko
31. See a dingo
32. Observe a wild manatee or dugong
33. See stromatalites
34. Eat a bug without vomiting
35. Pet a camel
36. Ride a horse (rode on a beach in Oregon and through a river in Australia)
37. Grow a garden on my own
38. Teach a bird to talk
39. Purchase a Rolex (black mother of pearl with diamonds)
40. Visit Asia (done Malaysia and Singapore)
41. Learn Italian
42. Learn how to cook better
43. Meet a real life beaver
44. See a panda
45. Re-learn to sew
46. Practice better yoga
47. Do the Bridge Pedal
48. Observe an autopsy
49. Save a life
50. Say "sorry" less