Monday 11 March 2013

to check the bucket list...

Linking up with Kirsty at My Home Truths this week for her linky I Must Confess using this weeks prompt
What would be on your bucket list?

It just so happens that a few years ago I wrote a list similar to what would I think would be my bucket list. With some inspiration from a friend of mine I decided to write a 101 Goals in 1001 Days list. The idea being exactly what the title says, write down 101 goals that you want achieve in 1001 days. 
I wrote the list in 2011 and am due to 'finish'  it in September this year..... I am sad to say, I don't think I am going to make it... in fact I am not even half way...42 out of 101 goals completed... :-(

Some are still possible and I am confident I will be able to make it past half way. For example I am currently working on number..
40.    Start the 12 week challenge AND STICK TO IT!! 

Some that I have already been able to cross off are:
14.      Pay off my personal loan - Woohoo!

15.      Increase my qualifications

16.      Stay sober at a social event by choice - seems crazy I know!

17.      Visit 5 new places within Australia - My job covering 40 schools as a Behaviour Support Teacher in South West QLD helped achieve this one!

18.      Go chocolate free for a fortnight - I KNOW! I can't believe I did it either!
34.       Do something adventurous and out of character (I went parasailing in Switzerland!                   SOOO not something I would normally do or anyone expected me to do!

85.      Donate regularly to a charity 
86.       See 2 live shows - not concerts (1 – Priscilla Queen of the Desert stage show in London, 2 – Carl Baron)
87.      Have personal training sessions

88.      Buy a lotto ticket in a big draw (won $13! WooHoo!)

  And then there are those which I really have no hope of achieving..... such as:

      6.     Participate in Ocsober (am meant to finish on the 30th of September...whoops!)
      21.   Spring clean every year (Whoops.... should have started this one straight away!)
      94.   Have a martini at the Grand Casino in Monaco (I was going to do this when I went to      Europe 2 years ago but the Prince of Monaco decided to get married the night we were there and the reception was at the Grand Casino so we weren't allowed rude! lol)
     There are also 4 that involve travelling overseas....well that's not going to happen, unless of course I try out number 88 again and win big this time!!!

But then there are some that are still definitely achievable...
     64.    Put change into someone's expired parking metre
     66.    Play a game on the beach
     72.    Donate blood 
     82.    Get another meaningful tattoo (I plan on doing this as a reward for achieving number 40.)
Then there's one I just can't believe I even considered...
     33.    Go mobile phone free for a weekend (Seriously! What was I thinking! I did go Facebook free for a weekend, perhaps I could tick that one off??)

It certainly was a hard list to write and it was funny to look back occassionally and be able to tick some off without even realising I'd done it!

So....What would be on your list??



  1. Wow can't believe how much trouble you've taken to compile your list! But it's great to see how much progress you've made, even if it's not even half, you'd done and experienced so much!

    My bucket list consists of one rather general goal of more overseas travel as so far I've only been to NZ, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Hong Kong & the Philippines

  2. That list is HUGE, I think you've done well to acheive even half of it. I'd like to travel a bit too, but like you, I need a major lotto win. Sigh.

  3. Hi Zita, a great achievement so far! I like the idea of a tattoo but wouldn't be able to go through it x

  4. I think 101 goals in 1001 days is a huge undertaking and you should be proud to have achieved half of it - that is super impressive! Thanks so much for linking up Zita! Kirsty @ My Home Truths

  5. Oh I think a random acts of kindness list could be the start of my bucket list.

  6. Good on you for having such a great list. Maybe you could change the Ocsober to another month, I think there is a dry July? Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses for the rest of your list lovely