…it’s too late!
I have been thinking about my own list and publishing it for a while now. Yesterday I stumbled upon Trablogger’s blog post about the ultimate Bucket List. We all have dreams, but how many of us settle for dreaming instead of making the dreams come true? Writing down your dreams and goals is taking a step closer to making them happen, no matter how small or big your dreams are. Here is my list:
1. Spend a night in a haunted house or hotel
I’m weird in a way that I am interested in the paranormal, and Ghost Adventures is one of my favourite programs (partly because it can sometimes be absolutely hilarious). I’m not saying that ghosts exist, I only believe when I see one, but I’m not either saying they couldn’t exist unless someone provides me with 100% accurate evidence that they can’t. Anyway, I have always wanted to spend a night in a haunted house or hotel and that is the reason it’s on my bucket list.
2. Learn kitesurfing
Even though I never finished my kitesurfing course, it doesn’t mean I have given up. I already know how to do snowboarding and wakeboarding and I have learned how to use a kite. All I need to do is to combine these skills. (Image source: Shayne Thomas Photography)
3. Visit all the continents
One dream of mine is to visit as many countries and see as many new places as possible, but above all I want to visit all the continents, at least once. As I most often travel around Europe, I have still plenty of work to do!
4. Travel to New Zealand
I don’t think this needs a separate justification. I really want to see and experience this country.
5. Travel to Scotland and try to catch a picture of Nessie
Because… why not? In addition to Scotland being a promised land of haunted castles, I have another reason to travel to Scotland: for my 30th birthday my brother and his wife bought me a small piece of land in Scotland which I want to visit one day. The piece of land came with a title. Modest as I am I hardly ever use it but officially I am Lady Saana Jaakkola of Chaol Ghleann.
6. Refresh your Spanish
I can count on one hand the number of times I have been speaking Spanish since I moved back home from Spain. Naughty me.
7. Learn to play guitar… properly
Yes, I do play guitar, but not very well. It’s so weird you don’t get any better when your guitar is laying in a closet untouched 350 days a year.
8. Try as many extreme sports as possible
Canyoning, skydiving, mountain climbing, bungee jumping, paragliding… lots still left!
9. Own a beach house
I don’t need a fancy mansion, but I feel I am not complete until I live by the sea. Although making this happen might require a win in the lottery… or a mobile home that I could park to a beach any time. That counts, right?
10. Make up a Finnish word for Bucket List
You can say wish list or dream list, but it’s not really telling the whole truth. You can also say “Lista asioista, jotka haluat tehdä ennen kuin on liian myöhäistä” ( = a list of things you want to do before it’s too late) but it’s obviously too long. Making up a real word for Bucket List would be doing a huge favour to society, so I have decided to do it!
So, this was my bucket list. What is yours like? I challenge you to write yours down. You don’t need to make it public if you don’t want to, but if you do, write it down on the comments below.
Happy dream hunting!
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