BLOG UPDATE 3.0 – I feel like I’ve spent more time updating the BLOG than actually ticking things off the BLOG, my over indecisive nature and ability to chop and choose continuously. However, I assure you, if you’re reading, this will be the last update…
UPDATE 3.0 – MOONSHOT UPDATE
“Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”
This is a figurative statement and meant to inspire people to pursue ambitious goals. Reasoning that even if they fail to achieve them, they may still accomplish other great things while trying.
This update, will referred to as the MOONSHOT UPDATE or the BEN NEMTIN UPDATE.
Ironically, I had never actually heard the name Ben Nemtin until a few months ago, however once I had, I was immediately fascinated.
WHO IS BEN NEMTIN?
Up until late 2020, I had no idea!
At least not until a video auto-played on YouTube while I was watching and listening to a collecting of inspiring speeches and motivational videos, one randomly popped up and the guy that started talking was BEN.
It was about a guy who was going through a depressive period at the time and his friends took him away and they decided to come up with a list of things to do before they die, this somewhat formed their Bucket List.
From what had been passive viewing previously had me somewhat hooked. How had I never heard of this guy?
HOW IT STARTED?
I randomly saw a YouTube video of motivational speeches to inspire you when you’re depressed. I found a guy who’s ideology somewhat mirrored mine. He had “The Ultimate List”, a bucket list of things to do before you die. Ironically, I hadn’t previously been aware of the list and found it massively fascinating. For the life of me, I cannot remember if it was a TEDX or a GOALCAST video, they’re not massively long in length, and you may probably fine them quite useful. I am including both videos below:
Before You Bury Your Dreams, Watch This
(5mins 44 seconds)
6 steps to crossing anything off your bucket list
(12 mins 44 seconds)
BACK TO, WHO IS BEN NEMTIN?
Ben Nemtin (born January 10, 1984) is a Canadian producer, writer, speaker and television personality. He is the creator, executive producer and cast member of MTV series The Buried Life. If you haven’t already seen it, then you can check it out on Amazon Prime.
The date today is 10th March 2021 and I’m going to check it out. There are 2 seasons, 8-10 episodes per season, and the episodes are about 21 minutes on average in length.
If you don’t have Amazon Prime, feel free to
Nemtin is also the co-author of the book “What Do You Want To Do Before You Die?”, which entered The New York Times Best Seller list.
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?
I looked into Ben literally IMMEDIATED! As I was fascinated and signed up via the website and received a short PDF with a few tips, which I have found massively useful and want to share as well.
I also always had a massive affinity with the idea of making the impossible possible, so the above hit me like a tank!
There were 5 main pieces of learning I gained immediately, which were titled, “5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible”, he also mentions these in the above videos.
Studies show that people who write down their goals are 40% more likely to succeed.
> Step One: Write Down Your Dream
Studies show that people who write down their goals are 40% more likely to succeed.
> Step Two: Talk About Your Dreams
Some people don’t talk about their biggest dreams because they’re afraid of what other people might think, or they’re afraid of failure. Failure is a usually a course correction to success. And what you learn from this, far outweighs any potential hit to your reputation.
> Step Three: Persist – Be Tenacious
Increase your odds of success with persistence. Success depends on consistency of effort as much as it does on the quality of work. You can produce great work and not have it recognized. Trying again and again makes all the difference.
> Step Four: Take ‘Moonshots’
99% of the world is convinced they cannot do great things so they aim for realistic goals, so the level of competition is highest for realistic goals, therefore if you shoot for unrealistic goals there is less competition, you have a higher chance of getting it done.
> Step Five: Give
The simplest way to help others: do what you love.
By doing what you love, you inspire others to do what they love. this ripple effect will touch more people than you know.
If anything, I have to be thankful for having read and re-read the above statements again and again, as they resonate with me and on days when you lose a little faith, you need to remind yourself why you started in the first place.
Anyway, that’s pretty much all about Ben for now, if you still want any further info on either Ben or his list, then feel free to check out: https://bennemtin.com
THE REMIX – SHOOT FOR THE STARS
I did after-all say that this whole bucket list thing was somewhat iterative. I kept a few things on the list which were fluffers and fillers, simply to complete the list of #99ThingsToDo and making sure that a few were easy enough to be ticked off and other’s I’d completed a short while ago.
As the website has gone through a few revisions and had some serious downtime, over that period, I did tick a few things off the bucket list. I figured the logic would be, “I’ll just write about it later” whilst others were suggestions so I’d kept them on, however were not massively changing as such.
Please find below a list of revised items for what should now be the final revision.
I have also directly taken inspiration from BEN’s site of things to add to the list…
MY BRAIN FART
I figured if you know me, you know that I tend to have many a brain fart. I’ll have a casual idea from time to time and then it will sometimes grow from there. Me and ideas tend to be an insane combination, especially because I heavily gravitate towards ideas and tend to let them both run with me and I run away with them.
But this is my blog and my digital brain-fart of things I want to do. This idea for a bucket list and a list of things to do came from having read one book once upon a time. This is that whole, “put your ideas and dreams on paper and work on them one at a time”, because there’s nothing you can’t do if you put your mind to it.
I once had faith in my abilities and then continuously doubted myself and what I was capable of. Over time, I realised:
- “Doubting my abilities and not trying is significantly worse than failing”
- “Limiting myself and my capabilities is a disservice to all those who have wished for the opportunity to try”
I remember continuously thinking about gratitude:
- Not everybody got to see the rising sun today
- Not everybody has somewhere to put their head tonight
- Not everybody will have a hot shower
- Not everybody gets the luxury of a hot meal
I have enough to get by for now anyway and I should not be demotivated to try.
I keep coming to this list and keep taking a step back. A list of 99 things to do can be somewhat daunting when you are limited for resource and pretty close to rock bottom. I realise, the list is something to work on continuously and never take my foot off the gas.
99 THINGS TO DO?
Initially, coming up with a list of 99 things to do as part of a bucket list wasn’t actually easy, so had to ask a few friends what they wanted to do. This isn’t really entirely my own bucket list, but a mixture of things I wanted to do, along with some suggestions from friends. Hopefully, when it comes to ticking things off the list, I get to include them in the activities as well.
As time has passed, I’ve realised, I’d filled the list with fluffers of items that were easily done or less challenging. So, I’ve updated the list a few times of items that were either duplicates or too easy.
I later realised, there are many more things I want to do than just 99.
However, as the domain suggests, https://99ThingsToDoBeforeIDie.Com, I figured I’ll keep the list to such. Anything else along the way just fall under MISCELLANOUS, or something like COOL THINGS TO DO or even BONUS ITEM 1, BONUS ITEM 2 and so forth.
99+ THINGS TO DO BEFORE I DIE
Since I typed the above about “Bonus Items”, I thought that sounded like complete BULLS**T!
And just because the domain says one thing, doesn’t mean I have to limit my life on the basis of a domain, so F*** IT!
Besides, it makes no sense! You can’t have a list of 99 things and then having things as “BONUS ITEM 1” and so forth, it just doesn’t make sense….
From most of the people I’ve spoken to, they’ve said, “I can’t come up with a list of 99 things in the first place” and the thing is, “YOU CAN!”.
Most people, including me at times, see a big number and think it’s too daunting to achieve. In the same way any activity is based on the sum of its parts, seeing a large number of 99 things to do can be daunting, however when you consider each of the items as single items on a check list, it becomes significantly easier to manage.
I figure, life is about limitless experience!
THE FINAL UPDATE
Below you will find a list of items that were initially going to be removed/updated. I realised that most of them are still relevant in some capacity. So, the long essay that goes with them was initially partly justification for removing them also, to make way for alternative items, which since which have been added after the original 99 THINGS…
Some items have been completed, and were massive dreams of mine at the time of initially writing. Due to the fact that I took my foot off the gas and took a significant step back to get my life back in order, I hadn’t focused on the bucket list. I had decided to start afresh and update the items. However, the ones that are completed shall remain, and others that are added, shall be additions 100+.
With that being said:
2. LEARN TO NOT FALL OFF A UNICYCLE
You could pick up a book and learn a new skill, or you could study online at some point. You could enrol to a college or attend an apprenticeship. Whatever your choice of medium of education, learning a specific or generalist skill is not massively difficult in itself. We learn new things every day, from basic life-skills to potential home improvement and DIY based on sometimes trial and error.
I am a lifelong learner and enjoy spending time learning new skills both online and offline. Skills I do wish to learn in abundance, however selective skillsets. Other achievements shall also be catalogued in some capacity, although I figured I had to be a tad bit more specific with a few of them.
Over the course of this bucket list, I will most likely pick up a set of skills, however in the interest of setting more SMART targets, I figured I would learn specifically to ride a unicycle.
Why a unicycle you ask? Well, I’ll tell you…
I can already ride a bike and a unicycle takes a little more practice and balance and is deemed as somewhat more of a challenge. Granted, I don’t envisage dressing up in a clown suit and juggling at the same time, but for now just riding a unicycle would be good enough.
NEW ADDITION - ITEM 100 - LEARN TO RIDE A UNICYCLE
3. TRAVEL INTO THE RECORD BOOKS
I’ve travelled abroad numerous times over the course of my life. I have met individuals that have never left the country and never experienced a world outside of our own. I figured travelling abroad to visit places that I have not yet been is a significant achievement in itself. A number of the activities posed on this list involve leaving the country and travelling abroad, by extension potentially tick two items off the list at once.
This idea of getting into the records books was one I also took almost directly from Ben’s list. I would have initially put it on mine, however I kept a toss between what I perceived to be achievable and do-able, whereas their list was, “if you could do anything”, which were it not for fear, was originally what mine was about.
Sure, it’ll mean going through the entire Guinness World Records to see which record I could potentially set/break and then work at it.
This is not impossible!
It will take effort, but there is no impossible.
NEW ADDITION - ITEM 101 – GET INTO THE RECORD BOOKS
18. DON’T FEAR THE RIBBON
A lot of what we do and overcome involves facing our fears, from changing routines and changing how we are and the way in which we see the world to public speaking, entering a haunted house, swimming with sharks, handling snakes, etc.
I figure a number of the items on this list involve me overcoming my fears and invoking significant change in my life. I was previously determined to complete a SKYDIVE however out of being deterred by other people’s fear of falling and skydiving, I put this on the backburner for a short while. In accomplishing a number of the items on this list, I will also fundamentally overcome fears in one way or another.
I’m not sure which ribbon I would cut or which event I would as of yet inaugurate, however this is something that would be nice to do. In all fairness, if or when I open an office, then I shall proudly cut the ribbon on it’s opening or another event of some sort.
NEW ADDITION - ITEM 102 – CUT A RIBBON AT AN OPENING
19. GET BACK TO ALCATRAZ
With such things as home-workouts and it not being massively difficult to obtain gym membership, I feel the “Get Back To The Gym” was more on par with my own personal body image and getting back into shape, and hitting some sort of definition of peak physical fitness rather than merely attending. So, initially I changed this one to Visit Alcatraz.
Alcatraz, or Alcatraz State Penitentiary, was a maximum-security federal prison on Alcatraz Island, 1.25 miles (2.01 km) off the coast of San Francisco, California, United States. Now it is a public museum and one of San Francisco’s major tourist attractions, attracting some 1.5 million visitors annually. If you have never heard of, then this is probably something you should look up, it’s a fascinating piece of history. Two men are said to have escaped from Alcatraz prison.
The site has been the host of some amazing Hollywood blockbusters and actors including Clint Eastwood in ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ. And then also one of my favourite movies of all time, THE ROCK starring Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage. The Rock was also nickname for the site.
At some point I’d love to visit the site as a tourist.
NEW ADDITION - ITEM 103 - LEARN TO RIDE A UNICYCLE
23. GET ON THE TELLY AND RACE ON THE TEST TRACK
I am almost certain that I can get on TV, whether it be a game show, the news or something similar, there’s a process in place and getting on TV is far from impossible. Even if it means flailing my arms around like a nutter in the back of a news or weather report in the town centre. If you’re going to have a target, have a decent one and set a SMART target.
Of all the shows I’ve ever seen; I think TOP GEAR has always been up there with my favourites. There’s just something childish and boyish about Top Gear. It’s not your average car show and not exactly targeted at your every viewer. It falls short of what would be defined as ‘serious TV’. Showcasing the newest of cars at your disposal for a joyride. And ever more random and wacky automotive challenges.
In order to get a place on the couch, you have to be a celebrity of some sort, plugging your next movie, album or update, which I figure I don’t have any movies or albums in the making.
I do however either want to present a show/season, take part in a challenge, want to race around the test track and so much more.
NEW UPDATE - ITEM 104 – GET ON TOP GEAR
24 LEARN A TRADE AND PERFORM AN ART
There are a variety of jobs that fall under tradesmen or trades-person, however these tend predominantly to be related to roles within building, construction, engineering, etc. I do love a bit of DIY and a little electrical work from time to time, but I wouldn’t say I am qualified beyond, just enjoying the use of power tools. Fundamentally, all jobs involve a skillset and trade.
I’m not entirely sure how Street Performing would work and whether everybody would just walk on by. I figure this would be all in a day’s work and whether it’s by dancing, playing an instrument, miming or even juggling, there’s got to be something I can do to entertain.
I have always been fascinated by street artists, as you see individuals showcasing their musical talents in the interest of either getting by to make a living or to share their talent with the world. Many an underground tube ride has resulted in me passing musicians whom were more than worthy of an opportunity to play on a grander stage.
NEW UPDATE - ITEM 105 – STREET PERFORM AND MAKE £100
30. RADIOS AND ROCKSTARS
As a recommendation from a friend who hadn’t realised, I’d once hosted my own long-running radio slot on community radio. The radio station is no more; however, I have some very fond memories of the team and my time presenting live on the air. From having a co-presenter to having my own show and then a new co-presenter or the group Christmas special.
COMPLETE - ITEM 30 – BE ON THE RADIO
As much as I feel a little like my partying days are somewhat behind me to some degree. It does feel a long time since a group activity or night of drinking, dancing and merriment. I think there was something a tad more thrilling about parting in my past life.
Looking back, I hold a wealth of memories from many a fun time in good company, with friends from both near and far. But never have I ever, partied with a Rockstar.
NEW ADDITION – ITEM 106 - PARTY WITH A ROCKSTAR
31. OLD FRIENDS AND NEW FRIENDS
Reconnecting with old friends within the digital age is fairly easy, it doesn’t really take much more than a social media search, followed by a friend request or a follow and then a short DM saying HI. I think the world is potentially a fairly lonely place when we lose touch with loved ones and friends, so proactively making an effort to keep in touch is fairly important. One of the Top 5 Regrets of the Dying was also not keeping in touch with friends, so in the busy world, this is something we should all proactively be doing.
I have never sent a message in a bottle and never have I ever received a response.
The strange irony with this is one is that I am massively anti-littering and anti-pollution, so by polluting the environment and polluting the world, increase the amount of waste, we create more decay in the world. Plastics being non-biodegradable and other materials finding their way to the depths of the ocean.
If I send a message in a bottle, what’s to guarantee that the bottle does not break?
How does the message get to a destination intact?
NEW UPDATE - ITEM 107 – SEND A MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
43. VEGANS DOING THE SPLITS
Guess who turned vegan?
THIS GUY! ME! I DID…!
While studying for my Masters in Marketing Management and doing my dissertation which I decided to base on Advertising Effects on Dietary Choice, I continuously found promising data, studies and journals detailing the health benefits of vegan lifestyles compared to those of meat eaters. I found that inflammatory markers, cancer cells, type 2 diabetes, and a whole host of health problems were associated with omnivorous diets, especially those with higher intakes of processed meats. It felt a little bit like common sense at the time to make the change. And besides, I went from hardcore meat eater to completely the opposite, so a big achievement in itself.
COMPLETE - ITEM 43 – LOOK INTO VEGAN DIETS
Around about my mid-teens I was somewhat quite into martial arts and Van Damme movies. Over an extended period of time, some ripped bottoms, achy joints, I eventually managed to do the splits. Maybe not as well as the above picture, or anything that would be showcased in the next kickboxer movie franchise, but good enough for me.
So, this is something that will take practice and consistency.
What others view as impossible, I view as a challenge.
NEW ADDITION – ITEM 108 - DO THE SPLITS AGAIN
44. GLIDE INTO THE RING
Once upon a time, I went to Tenerife, around about 2007 if my memory serves me well enough. I was young naïve and on holiday and had the opportunity to paraglide in good company over the clear blue waters. It was a great experience at the time and it was somewhat coupled with skydiving. And skydiving I definitely still haven’t done because of my fear of jumping out of a plane.
So, paragliding has already been done! And that was well before the bucket list was, so I figured I may do it again some time in another place.
What I haven’t really done in my life is fight! Not something I was a fan of as a kid and stuck with me into my adult years. It’s that whole ahinsa thing or non-violent resolution to conflict, which at times can also be hard as well.
A friend of mine and me were going to take part in White Collar Boxing or White-Collar MMA, he actually went through with it, however I never got round to taking part. So at this point, it’s on the hit list to train and get into the ring. Not exactly not 7 bells out of one another, but in the interest of friendly competition and sport.
NEW ADDITION - ITEM 109 – HAVE A RING FIGHT
47. TAKE A LEAP AND TAKE A STAND
We take leaps of faith every single day. We take a plunge into the unknown and we aim to conquer the day. Every risk we take and every new opportunity we seek is a leap of faith in itself. I’ve taken many a leap of faith in my life and many times have I taken a venture into the unknown. Many a time have I ventured into the unknown and many a time have I failed, yet not let that discourage me. I realised immediately after secondly school that a fear of failure stops us from experiencing new things. I somewhat learned to fake confidence realising that taking a shot a shot in the dark is better than not taking a shot at all. Every day we wake up is potentially a new leap of faith.
I replaced taking a leap of faith with JOIN A PROTEST.
There are very many worthy causes to fight for or to raise awareness for. Haven’t quite pinpointed this down to where and when, which cause or anything as such, but I’m sure I’ll find something to get behind. Besides, sometimes changing the world starts with a little small peaceful protest.
NEW ADDITION - ITEM 110 – JOIN A PROTEST
57. THE MOUSTACHE FOR MOVEMBER
Would you believe I kindo grew a little attached to the tache? For that reason and that reason alone, I think I’m going to keep it. At least for the short-term anyway. At the time this update was initially compiled, the fundraiser had not been completed and I think I fell as a little behind with the updates as well. Life sometimes gets the best of us.
Well, the fundraiser was a massive HIT. I say massive hit, better late than never, I reached target, so at least it’s one thing that shall be ticked off the list.
NEW ADDITION - ITEM 111 – COMPLETE MOVEMBER FUNDRAISER
61. DRESS UP AND START A DANCE
Who doesn’t like to have a little fun in fancy dress? Put on an interesting or scary outfit and scare a friend or two? Maybe attend a Halloween party?
I figured in the interest of keeping things a little interesting rather than making them too easy, I would update the Halloween outfit option, as it’s not really too hard to play dress-up. That which I have done a number of times in the past. I’ve both dressed up for HALLOWEEN and as an ELF/SANTA for Christmas. The Christmas Santa was a couple of years running.
Then again, I don’t know if flash mobs are still a thing! I would want to start a dance in a public place. It can’t just be any dance; it has to at least be semi-well-choreographed and probably have at least 50 people participating. It has to be somewhat spontaneous, but also involve crowd participation.
NEW ADDITION - ITEM 112 – START A DANCE IN A PUBLIC PLACE
63. GO-GO SUMMERTIME BALL
So as time has gone by, things that were on the list were done a long time ago and as such were in the process of being removed and updated. Some challenges not as strenuous and difficult as others, whereas some take a little more effort and courage.
Go-Karting was a fun experience and enjoyable putting your foot to the floor in both an outdoor setting. Initially, I was going to scrap this as it was done somewhat recently, however that makes little sense when this is a bit of a box ticking exercise.
COMPLETE - ITEM 63 – GO GO-KARTING
What I was going to replace this with was, Get On Stage at the Summertime Ball, however this shall now be an additional item, in the interest of not cutting things out.
I did after-all make a promise to a friend that I would take her to the Capital Summertime Ball as a VIP guest and that I would be on stage at the time. I said, “In 4 years, I’ll be on that stage and I’m bringing you along as VIP”. Oh, my goodness, the things we agree to after a couple ciders.
I don’t’ by any means consider this impossible. This may be somewhat of a challenge; however, it can be done, I just have to work out how…
NEW ADDITION - ITEM 113 – GET ON STAGE AT CAPITAL SUMMERTIME BALL
85. HOLLYWOOD AND SLIDE
Hollywood is synonymous with movies, the Walk of Fame, big name stars and a massive hip-top sign indicating its name. Hollywood is the home of big cinema and the place of dreams. Who hasn’t heard of Hollywood or at some point dreamt of going? I’ve been when I was significantly younger, however have very few memories of my visit as time has passed, so have left this on the list for a return trip.
I’ve always thought it would be the coolest thing ever to have a slide in either my office or build a slide at home, mainly because it would be timesaving in terms of coming down the stairs and the fact that slides are massively fun too. A standard dry slide will do just fine, not looking to build a waterpark in the office or my back yard just yet.
NEW ADDITION - ITEM 114 – BUILD A SLIDE IN MY OFFICE
88. MASTERS AND MINISTERS
Finishing my Masters was definitely an achievement, more so as doing it part-time over such an extended term made it somewhat feel never-ending. Studying for my masters was quite an enjoyable activity as it involved a breadth of reading, stepping outside of my comfort zone in some senses and also enabled me to meet some fascinating friends.
COMPLETE - ITEM 88- FINISH MY MASTERS
As an additional qualification and interesting activity where you get to share in the joy of others on a day when two souls are joined in holy matrimony or wed until teach do them part. I had always thought it would be massively cool to be ordained a minister and marry off a friend.
“Do you take thee…?” and all that…
I did always wonder why it’s, “You may now kiss the bride” as opposed to, you may not kiss one another or, “you may now kiss the groom”. I suppose this is one of those things that’s been historically passed down and has stuck over time.
NEW ADDITION - ITEM 115 – BECOME A LICENSED MINISTER
Well before I had finished my MSc, or even started for that matter, I had decided that at some point I would have liked to have studied for a PhD. A few reasons include, it’s great to continuously learn, it’s a difficult piece of work and I tend to enjoy things that aren’t massively easy, whilst also liking the idea of having the title of Dr in a non-medical profession.
NEW ADDITION - ITEM 116 – GET A PHD
117. MEET BEN AND THE BURIED LIFE GUYS
Television producer and sketch comedy aficionado.
Internationally renowned keynote speaker and mental fitness advocate.
Cambridge PHD student and A.I. expert.
Writer and motorcycle collector.
I’ve binge watched the 2 seasons in 2 days and I find it the strangest and most fascinating thing that I had never come across this show. The show massively reflected my ideologies and outlook and was somewhat a mirror of that which I wanted to achieve.
If you want to check out their original “100 Things To Do Before I Die” list, then feel free to check out the URL below:
After watching just one episode, I knew that at some point I had to meet the guys to ask them about their experience.
Just to show how granular I was in managing the list, I kept a table of items that were going to be removed and iterated in order to keep the list at 99.
If I don’t keep some sort of table, I think I’d end up confusing myself. There’ve been so many random updates along the way and with my ever-indecisive nature, I think it’s only about right to have some sort of table as to which items are being removed and which are being kept…
And YES! I realise I went a little over the top with the colouring in, but it helps me keep track of what I’m doing at times! It’s a thing…
Item Number / Name
2. Learn A New Skill
2. Learn to Ride A Unicycle
ADDED – Incomplete
ADDED AS 100
3. Travel Abroad
3. Get into Guinness World Records
ADDED – Incomplete
ADDED AS 101
18. Get Over A Fear
18. Cut Ribbon at An Opening
ADDED – Incomplete
ADDED AS 102
19. Get Back To The Gym
19. Visit Alcatraz Island
ADDED – Incomplete
ADDED AS 103
23. Get On TV
23. Get On/Present Top Gear
ADDED – Incomplete
ADDED AS 104
24. Learn A Trade
24. Street Perform and Make £100
ADDED – Incomplete
ADDED AS 105
30. Be on The Radio
Updated – COMPLETE
30. Party with A Rockstar
ADDED AS 100!
ADDED AS 106
31. Reconnect with Old Friends
31. Send A Message in A Bottle
ADDED – Incomplete
ADDED AS 107
43. Research Healthy Vegan Diets
Updated – COMPLETE
43. Do the Splits Again
ADDED AS 101!
ADDED AS 108
44. Go Paragliding
44. Have A Ring Fight
ADDED – Incomplete
ADDED AS 109
47. Take A Leap of Faith
47. Join A Protest
ADDED – Incomplete
ADDED AS 110
57. Shave the Moustache
57. Complete Movember Fundraiser
ADDED – COMPLETE
COMPLETE AS 111
61. Dress Up in Horror Gear
61. Start A Dance
ADDED – Incomplete
ADDED AS 112
63. Go Go-Karting
Updated – COMPLETE
63. Get on Stage at Capital Summertime Ball
ADDED as 102!
ADDED AS 113
85. Go To Hollywood
85. Build A Slide in My Office/Home
ADDED – Incomplete
ADDED AS 114
88. Complete Masters
Updated – Complete
88. Become A Licensed Minister
Added as 103!
ADDED AS 115
116. Get A PhD
ADDED AS 116
117. Meet the Buried Life guys
ADDED AS 117
As this is the last formal update, I can only sincerely apologise if you have read this all the way to the end. All future posts should be significantly shorter in length. Also, any additions to the bucket list, will come in a condensed form, or via the social media channels on:
Feel free to follow the Wishlist, and if you want to add any items to the list yourself, there is a page for suggestions:
THANK YOU FOR READING
Here’s hoping you have a bucket list of your own, if not, then here’s hoping you give it a little time and thought and maybe come up with a few things you want to do before you die. OK, so maybe, you don’t need to have 100 Things To Do Before You Die like Ben Nemtin and The Buried Life team and maybe you don’t need to have 99 Things To Do Before I Die like me. This was however based on the Top 5 Regrets of The Dying. And having asked many people before I came up with the bucket list, what they would have regretted or what they would have wanted to do, I realised, I should have a bucket list of my own to work through.
People tend not as much regret what they did do, but more what they didn’t do.
Here’s hoping, in some small way this inspires someone else to chase a little dream of their own.
What would be your Top 5 Things To Do Before You Die?