Something that has hit pop culture hard recently has been the notion of bucket list. Popularized initially by the movie, the Bucket List, with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, and followed up with the Buried Life, people have caught on to the idea of doing the things you want to do with urgency, before you die.
I love the idea. I view the bucket list as a simple future goals list with a nice deadline: as soon as possible.
I no longer regret the past nor fear the future or death, all that matters is that I have tried my best to do the things I either said I was going to do, or wanted to.
With that, I've compiled my bucket list for all to see and also for me to be held accountable to.
Here's my bucket list, from when I started it til now:
(The things that I have done are in are green)
Speak in front of:
50 people - WLV Festival
250 people - Division B competition
300 people - Freshman Reception August 2011
400 people - District 21 Humorous Speech Competition November 2011
Division B Champion - YES - April 26th, 2012
World Champion of Public Speaking
Perform in front of 50 people - March, 2011, FSA Night/September 2011, WLV Festival
Perform in front of 750 people - March, 2007
Perform in front of 1,000 people
Compose an album - 2006
Compose a second album
Open Mic Night - December 19, 2011
Buy a black grand piano for my home
Build/buy a studio
Played squash for the first time - New Year's 2012, with John
Storm the Wall - 2009-2012
Day of the Longboat - 2011&2012
Harry Rosen Run - March 2011 - with AKPsi (44:21)Harry Rosen Run - March 2012 - with AKPsi (41:13)
Sun Run - April 2011 - with Kristy (55:06)Sun Run - April 2012 - with Blake, Debbie
Half Marathon - May 2011 - with Kajaul, Beatrix, Liz, and Charlotte (2:30:16)
Half Marathon - May 2012 - with Arash, Beatrix, David, Blake, Jackson, Kevin, Kevin, Tommy, Emily, Jin, Susan, Zhian (2:18:50)
Salsa dancing lessons - 2008-2012
Full Marathon - (tbd)
Super Spartan 15km Race - 2012, with Brandon, Jason, and Bella
Tough Mudder - 2013
Barcelona, Spain - Dec, 2012
Italy - Dec, 2012
Go on a cruise that drops by Italy/Greece or Panama - October-November 2013?
Australia Mexico (Puerto Vallarta and Cancun)
St Lucia - for honeymoon
Britain - Dec, 2012
France - Dec, 2012
New York City (Do a cartwheel on top of the empire state building) - 2013!
Whistler, BC - Nov, 2012
Victoria, BC - 2010
Snorkeling - November 2011 in PV, Mexico - with Desi and Warut
Skydiving - April 2011 - with Dyana
Jump off a cliff - small 15 feet - YOLO Summer 2012
White-water rafting - August 2012, w/ Team YOLO
Fly a plane
Make/Try Panna Cotta - December 3, 2011 - with Teresa
Publish a book
Hit a salary of $100,000/year
Learn to ride a motorcycle - in progress, with Peter
Jet-Skiing in PV, Mexico - November 2011 - with Desi and Warut
Do a 48 hour fast - Sept 2011
Speak Chinese fluently - 2014
Speak a third language conversationally
Speak a third language fluently
Action step: What are things that you want to do before you die?
Create a list!
Wow, the energy coming from everybody on New Years Eve was amazing! It feels as if everybody is making plans, setting resolutions, and is on path to breaking through personal records - I love it!
Yesterday also marked the start of my team for my Southwestern summer, see here @ www.swredline.com, and to top it all off, I have hit 1,000 followers on Twitter! Thank you all.
Recruit a 10-person team for the summer internship
Run for President, Omega Gamma Chapter, Alpha Kappa Psi
Find a niche, launch an e-commerce website for residual income
Hit 5,000 units
Help 50 more students better their public speaking skills
Prepare for TM 2012 World Championship by speaking in front of 50 different audiences.
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