A Real Bucket List

Awhile ago, I wrote a post about Bucket Lists, and pretty much said, ‘eh, I don’t really have a lot to see, do, or accomplish…’

But in my PT course, one of our leaders, Bjorn (who is not blue-eyed and blonde, but looks Asian and is from New Zealand (weird, right?)), challenged us to come up with 101 goals.

Uh, that pretty much sounds like a bucket list.

And, being a good student, I set about to do it. And got stuck at about 17, until I started looking through my blog and around me for a little bit more inspiration, and I came up with more than 101! Some are big, some are small. Some are a little unrealistic, but some I could do tomorrow.

Wanna see my list?

Fitness Goals

  1. Complete an Olympic Triathlon
  2. Complete a Half Marathon
  3. Kayak
  4. Surf – and stand up on the surf board regularly!
  5. Stand Up Paddling
  6. Get 6-pack abs
  7. Try Windsurfing
  8. Complete a long Endurance ride on horseback
  9. Cross-country ski
  10. Go snow-shoeing
  11. Try Curling (I haven’t done this since grade 8 phys ed)
  12. Compete in reining
  13. Cycle a Century – Metric and Imperial
  14. Do the Busselton Jetty Swim
  15. Swim the Rott-to-Cott
  16. Do the Grouse Grind in Vancouver
  17. Climb Bluff Knoll
  18. Hike the Bibulmun Track
  19. Hike the Cape-to-Cape
  20. Hike across Tasmania (Overland Track?)
  21. Master some form of Dance
  22. Boxing
  23. Martial Arts
  24. Take up Fencing
  25. Try Geocaching
  26. Try rock climbing for real (not just an indoor wall)
  27. Complete the 100 Push Up Challenge
  28. Do Jacobs Ladder – quickly
  29. Master Yoga
  30. During summer months do weekly: 1km swim, 20km bike, 5km run, 5 hours other exercise, 2 hours horse play

Travel and Adventure

  1. Experience Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis
  2. See the South Pole
  3. Visit Alaska and the Canadian Territories
  4. See the Victoria and the Angel Falls
  5. See Niagara Falls (Missed this one on our last trip to Canada)
  6. Sail from the southern-most point of Australia to Cape York – the northern-most point.
  7. Travel to Europe
  8. Do a castle tour of England and France
  9. Ride Horseback across Canada on the Trans-Canada Trail
  10. Go to Radium Hot Springs for real this time
  11. Walk on a glacier – before they all melt
  12. Skate on Rideau Canal
  13. Take Mat to Carnival and meet the BonHomme!
  14. Live 6 months in a country other than Australia or Canada
  15. See a volcano up close (go to Hawaii?)
  16. Take a cruise ship anywhere!
  17. See the Great Wall of China
  18. Go on a Mongolian horse trek
  19. See the Pyramids
  20. See the Taj Mahal
  21. Take an African Safari
  22. Travel on the Orient Express
  23. Tour the Mediterranean
  24. Visit the West Indies and pretty much all the tropical islands
  25. Go white water rafting
  26. Go whale watching
  27. See Old Faithful
  28. Ride a jet-ski
  29. Go dog-sledding
  30. Try hang-gliding
  31. See the midnight sun
  32. Swim with the Whale Sharks
  33. Try hang-gliding
  34. Do the big European pilgrimage walk (can’t recall the name of it)
  35. Stand on the equator
  36. Visit every continent
  37. Put my foot in every ocean
  38. Float in the Dead Sea


  1. Live at the beach on the ocean
  2. Live at ‘Sundance’
  3. Help out my family however I can
  4. Bring my brother Madison here on a working holiday – to build our kitchen and hang out and travel!
  5. Live with Mat in Canada for a year
  6. Volunteer with a humanitarian organisation
  7. Volunteer with a ‘green’ organisation
  8. Live off-grid
  9. Go vegetarian
  10. Go gluten free
  11. Fly First Class
  12. Live on a boat
  13. See ‘Cats’ and ‘Wicked’ and heaps more plays and musicals!
  14. See Cirque de Soleil
  15. Finish our home renos
  16. Buy a retirement property
  17. Ride my horse again
  18. Own a Dodge Charger
  19. Rescue animals that need us
  20. Do that ‘No New Gifts for Christmas’ challenge
  21. Read more books
  22. Get more massages

Career and Education

  1. Study Nutrition
  2. Study Physiotherapy
  3. Learn to Speak Spanish & Italian
  4. Lean to speak German
  5. Learn to speak French again – properly!
  6. Learn sign language
  7. Learn to ride a motorcycle
  8. Learn to scuba dive
  9. Be a better manager
  10. Start a PT business

Touchy-Feely and Random Ones

  1. Bring positive change to people’s lives
  2. Do more ‘just because’ calls, cards and gifts
  3. Get another tattoo
  4. Do calligraphy again – and finally do that big project
  5. Finally do that blog idea I haven’t had the guts to get started on

If I am not mistaken, that’s 105 goals! Some do overlap categories and I do hope that I haven’t repeated any.

What’s on your bucket list? What have you done already that is on my list? Do you have any suggestions for great goals and experiences?


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