If you are looking for ideas on what I have ticked off my bucket list and what you may have ticked off yours, you have come to the right place!
In life we are often encouraged to write a bucket list – a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.
But have you ever stopped to think about all the amazing things you have already achieved in your life?
What dreams have you already ticked off that list?
What are the wonderful memories you have created during all your days gracing this beautiful planet so far?
This exercise is about acknowledging and respecting your achievements so far and taking the time to pay tribute to these accomplishments.
I myself originally aimed to list 100 items I had ticked off my own bucket list but I got stuck after 30. Seriously I had a total mind blank!
But hey, I didn’t give up – I persisted and ended up with a list 160 great memories ticked off my bucket list! You can check out my list below.
Now I should point out that once upon a time, all these tasks seemed like far-off crazy dreams that I couldn’t actually imagine doing. But then I did it and what can I say? It felt fantastic re-embracing these old memories!
Please note this isn’t an easy exercise to complete.
When I started this exercise I was literally stumped after listing only 30 items.
I mean, what in the world had I actually done or achieved over the last few decades that was so special and amazing?
But I encourage you to persist because I promise you – the memories will eventually come to you.
Whether you realize it or not, you have most likely done some fantastic things in the past that have completely slipped your mind.
(For example I had completely forgotten about abseiling down a cliff-face at school camp in primary school and signing my name under Juliet’s balcony in Verona until I started doing this exercise – honestly it was as if these experiences were totally wiped from my mind!)
So grab a pen and get to work. If anything, you will end up with a fantastic record and list of your life achievements to date – both big and small.
Finally, feel free to share this list with your family.
Remember seeing you achieving your dreams and crossing goals off your bucket list will inspire your children to do the same.
It will inspire others to dream big and get to work too.
SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, HERE ARE 160 ITEMS I HAVE TICKED OFF MY BUCKET LIST
1-Ridden a camel
2-Swum with turtles
3-Wrapped a snake around my neck
4-Ridden in a gondola in Venice
5-Visited the Palace of Versailles
6-Started my own business
7-Attained a college degree
8-Married my soulmate
9-Had two gorgeous kids
10-Made a wish on a shooting star
11-Sung on a stage
12-Competed in a 5 km race
13-Volunteered my time for those in need
14-Published numerous books
15-Started a successful website
17-Spent a night in Monte Carlo
18-Strolled down Champs Elysees
19-Visited Jim Morrison’s grave in Paris
22-Slept under the stars
23-Purchased an investment property
24-Paid off our mortgage
25-Danced on tabletops
26-Mastered my fear of public speaking
27-Gone on a cruise
28-Sailed a boat
29-Made lifelong friends
30-Climbed a mountain
31-Drawn up my family tree
32-Mastered another language
33-Seen my favorite bands in concert
35-Been on TV
36-Snapped a photo of the Mona Lisa at the Louvre
37-Gotten a Tattoo
38-Owned a Dog
39-Had a snowball fight
40-Become a life coach
41-Acted in a play
42-Taken a yoga course
43-Completed a nutritional therapy course
45-Stayed in Tuscany
46-Graduated with a diploma in Journalism
47-Painted a portrait
48-Seen the Eiffel Tower glitter at night
49-Watched the sun rise and fall
50-Explored a cave
51-Swum at Cannes
52-Ridden in a London taxi
53-Discovered the beauty of Vanuatu and New Caledonia
54-Hung out in a Fijian village
56-Slept in a teepee
57-Built a campfire
58-Sat in the cockpit of a plane
59-Eaten Asian street food
60-Stayed out until dawn
61-Enjoyed a live musical
62-Had a pen-pal
63-Made a fancy cake
64-Become a teacher
65-Created a course
67-Caught and ate fresh sea urchins
68-Published an article in a magazine and newspaper
69-Spend a day in my pajamas
70-Had a viral post
71-Climbed a tree
72-Ridden a motorcycle
73-Gotten my boat license
75-Eaten frog’s legs
76-Built an email list of over 2000 subscribers
77-Stopped caring what other people think
80-Visited the Vatican City
81-Explored a forest
82-Completed Random Acts of Kindness
83-Given to the homeless
85-Developed a backbone
86-Opened my home to people in need
87-Gone camping without power
88-Trusted and acted on my intuition
89-Won a writing contest
90-Crawled through a manmade wombat’s hole underground
91-Visited the Great Barrier Reef
92-Created passive income
93-Read more than 1000 books
95-Swum in a waterfall
96-Caught a wave surfing
97-Ridden a zip line ride
98-Escaped an escape room
99-Competed in a frog jumping contest
100-Milked a cow
101-Witnessed a solar eclipse
102-Attended a high school reunion
103-Been a bridesmaid
104-Met someone famous
105-Received a fan letter
106-Visited my childhood home
107-Videotaped memories of my grandparents
108-Knitted a scarf
110-Attended a foam party
111-Attended a masquerade ball
112-Danced at a music festival
113-Been on a radio show
114-Gone to a book signing
115-Watched a movie at the drive-in theater
116-Built a house of cards
117-Played bingo in a bingo hall
118-Ridden on a Ferris wheel
119-Seen a 3D movie
120-Had front row seats to an event
121-Done a juice cleanse
122-Had my fortune told
123-Had my palm read
124-Played the stock market
125-Stayed in a 5-star resort
126-Toured wineries for a day
127-Baked a loaf of bread
130-Picked olives off a tree
131-Stomped on grapes to make wine
132-Participated in a food fight
134-Built a sand castle
136-Picked a lock
137-Flown a kite
139-Ridden a unicycle
140-Made gnocchi from scratch
141-Signed my name under Juliet’s balcony in Verona
142-Ridden in a limousine
143-Swung up high in a cable car
144-Visited Amman Jordan
145-Attended a film festival
146-Held a starfish
147-Admired Michelangelo’s work in the Sistine Chapel
148-Swum in the Adriatic Sea
150-Gotten swept out to sea
151-Jumped off a cliff
154-Spent my birthday in a foreign country
155-Driven a quad bike
156-Had a bonfire at the beach
157-Made a KIVA loan
158-Joined a book-club
159-Eaten gelato in Italy
160-Finally, also eaten a snail (escargot) in France
Now it’s your turn. What items have YOU ticked off your own bucket list?
I would love to know!