My Bucket List

There’s a lot of things I want out of this life, that I don’t want to regret not doing. So this is my bucket list…or part one of it at least.

  1. Attend a festival
  2. Skydive
  3. See the northern lights
  4. Go to Auschwitz
  5. See the red light district in Amsterdam
  6. Skate along Venice Beach
  7. Perform again
  8. Skinny Dip
  9. Ride on a motorbike
  10. Cliff Dive
  11. Go skiing
  12. Take a road trip
  13. Walk the El Camino de Santiago
  14. Visit Italy
  15. See a show on broadway
  16. Visit Ireland
  17. See Les Miserables in London
  18. Volunteer
  19. Make a difference if only to one person
  20. Run in the rain
  21. Attempt burlesque dancing (risky I know)
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Preparation…

Today is the day.

In the past couple of months I’ve thought a lot about travelling…but in reality it feels like it will never happen. I want to change this so I’ve decided that today is the day I shall start planning where I want to travel, what I’m most interested in seeing and how much money I need to save up. The trip won’t actually be until next summer, but still it’s better to be prepared then leave everything to the last minute…at least with some aspects. The trip will begin in the UK travelling down from my home town and then beginning to travel through and around Europe. So far that’s all I know. I’m sure everything will come together a few months down the line, but until then let’s get planning!

“When all this started, I asked myself, ‘Am I going to withdraw from the world, like most people do, or am I going to live?’ I decided I am going to live-or at least try to live-the way I want, with dignity, with courage, with humor, with composure.” – Mitch Albom.

Dream One

One of my biggest dreams at the minute is to go travelling. This could be due to wanting to escape from other things right now, but it’s mostly about seeing the world and realising that there’s more out there then the mundane lives we lead sometimes. Not only that but in my opinion getting away from reality and seeing the beauty of the world, often allows us to see the beauty of our own lives.

I’ve read many stories about how people realise who they are while travelling, or even who the want to become… that’s not to say it’s the reason I want to do it. I prefer to be on the road exploring, because in a way I am writing my life story everyday and I’d prefer to be moving while doing it. Even if I’m not necessarily moving forward I’ll be happy. Though some would see that as procrastinating instead.

I don’t really have a set route planned out of where I’m going or in what order. However this will probably change once I have money saved and it actually seems like a possibility. Of course I have places in mind that I want to visit and even some to revisit, as I didn’t exactly pay attention to the culture of them when I was younger… well not as much as I would now.

My main plans will be to look over areas that have history for example Germany, Ukraine and America. Then also go on to look at areas of pure beauty like Italy, Switzerland and Amsterdam. Finally going back to places I visited mainly when I was younger like Cyprus, Crete, Portugal and finally back to the last place I visited Iceland.

Hopefully I will have enough money someday to make this dream a reality, but until then I shall carry on exploring England as much as I can.

“It is never too late or too soon. It is when it is supposed to be. But you grab a moment, or you let it pass.”” – Mitch Albom, The Time Keeper.