Thursday, August 18, 2011

My Bucket List

Let me just list ideas as they come, I am sure it will be revised many times.
1. Run a marathon. Sept 25, 2011 New Goal: 5 marathons by the age of 40. (now ran 4)
2. Climb Elbrus June 2013
3. Climb Kilimanjaro
4. Do at least one more paragliding fly. Oct 17 2011, got Club Pilot certified and 20 h airtime in Spain, Bali, Norway, Turkey, Cyprus. New goal: fly in all continents (Asia, Europe check) 
5. Sail the Mediterranean
6. Visit French Polynesia
7. Learn to surf better
8. Live in France visited France several times since Revised goal - live at the Mediterranean. Completed 2012 in Cyprus
9. Visit Machu Picchu
10. Visit Petra done Dec 2014
11. Live in Bali
12. Visit USA at least once year  In progress
13. Dine at El Bulli. They closed it! Revised goal: Noma
14. Visit Antarctica
15. Learn a new foreign language
16. Own a wine collection and learn more about wines wine-tasting 
17. Publish a book
18. Teach for free - judge/coach in mock trials in the USA
19. Being able to do 10 pull ups
20. Skydive -solo static line jump from 4000 ft near Larnaca Cyprus, 25 Nov 2012, 3 jumps in total
21. Learn how to tango
22. Carnival in Brazil
23. Party in New York, Miami and LA, again January 2012
24. Visit Salvador Dali's house north of Barcelona Sept 2012
25. Visit Rowan Oak, W. Faulkner's house Feb 2012
26. Climb Kinabalu
27. Dive from a cliff, at least 6 m high
28. Learn to ride a motorcycle
29. Go to Burning Man
30. Build or completely renovate a house
31. Run with the bulls in Pamplona
32. Ultra marathon
33. Learn to meditate in a spiritual place
34. Bungee Jump
35. Climb to Everest Base Camp
36. Visit Alaska
37. The Pyramids
38. Learn advanced cooking skills by a professional lots of cooking classes
39. Learn to dance in the original country (salsa in Cuba)
40. Learn a fight sport in the original country
41. Visit the "Stans" (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan)
42. Safari in Africa
43. Visit Mongolia
44. Learn to swim well
45. Run the Baikal Ice marathon, in Siberia.  March 3, 2012, finished third(!)
46. Soak in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
47. Help a child achieve their dream of better life arranged a big donation for children with cancer May 2012
48. Go to October fest Oct 2011
49. Learn to paint and draw sketches
50. Visit 100 countries. Now at 56 countries
I am sure I have forgotten some, so allow me to edit this list. I am sure it will happpen.
I have crossed some things, more than what I still need to do, like living in the USA and Russia, learning French and Russian, read the complete collection of Dostyevski, Hemingway, Steinbeck and a few others. Visit their homes and places they wrote about. Visit Japan, China, and most of South East Asia. Party in Iceland and Stockholm and all over the wold actually. Give birth, raise kids. Drive top down at the Cote D'Azur, learn snowboarding, surf in Hawaii, travel Europe by car, travel the USA by car, suntan at Ipanema, go to hundreds of concerts and festivals, complete (a draft of) a book, become a lawyer, work for non-profits for free, work in a bar and meet bands, drive top down from LA to San Francisco on Highway 1 in my own convertible, do paragliding, see a ballet in the Bolshoi, see lots of museums, exhibits, monuments, meet Irvin Welsh in person, visit the Venice Biannual, drive along the Italian West coast etc etc... Hubby just told me I should be happy that by 34 the list of the things I have done is much longer than the things I still want to do.. Thank you, Lord:)

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