Saturday, 20 October 2012

It's My Life - My Bucket List [6 Month Update]

6 months have passed since I posted my original bucket list, so I thought it was time for an update!

1 - Skydive. [DONE!]
The 27th of July finally saw my jump happen! Here is the video evidence!

Check out my Just Giving page for sponsorship details as you can still donate to the amazing Ape rescue center, Monkey World, in Dorset.

2 - Go to every Disney resort in the world. 1 down. 5 to go.  No Update.
3 - (To the displeasure of my Mother) Get many more tattoos.
In the last 6 months I've only added one to the collection. My 'Friday the 13th' one above the Dead Gypsy on my left arm. 

4 - Own my dream farmhouse in the south west countryside. No update.
5 - Raise and Train a Border Collie as well as my Granda did.
I never thought I'd be able to say this - but we have actually added a collie to our family. Well, he is actually a Collie Lurcher cross, but that made it fate that we got him because as well as having many Collie's my Granda also had a Lurcher... At 7 weeks training is going well. I hope I make my Granda proud. I know he would of loved him! 

6 - (To the displeasure of my other half) Become reasonably fluent in another language. Spanish or Portuguese, preferably. No update.
7- Compete in a Jiu Jitsu tournament. No update.
8 - Learn to Skateboard. I have the best teacher! 
So far Jake has taught me to push along. I'm okay but still a little unsteady. Next year when the better weather comes I'll get more practice in. 

9 - Ride a horse / Buy a race horse. No update.
10 - Go on a super long road trip. No update.
11 - Travel to all 7 continents. No update.
12 - Eventually overcome my dislike of children crying/ making unnecessary noise and have one of my own. Defiantly NO update!
13 - Be the best housewife ever. 
Ask Jake lol

14 - Stay alcohol free for the rest of my life.
Going brilliantly. Read about it here.

15 - Learn to cook properly.
Another surprise is that this is progressing well too. I can make a mean roast dinner, chicken curry and lots of other simple things. Next to master is homemade soup and pies for Jake.

16 - Work on a farm and drive a tractor/combine harvester. No update.
17 - Become semi self-sufficient. Solar/wind power, grow own food etc. No update.
18 - Go on a Snowboarding holiday, staying in a log cabin. In Canada. 
Not snowboarding, nor in Canada, but we did stay in a log cabin...[Click here to see our photos! We got to hold birds of prey and everything!]
19 - Get back into a good fitness routine. No update.
20 - Find out alot more about my family tree, as far back as I can. No update.
21 - Walk over hot coals. No update.
22 - [Removed from list.]
23 - Attend a UFC event in Las Vegas. No update. 

24 – [Removed from list.]

25 – Do all the popular outdoor activities. Eg. Zorbing, Paintball, Rock Climbing. No update.
26 – See beautiful wild animals in their natural habitat on an African Safari. No update.
27 – Have a room in my house completely ‘floored’ and ‘wallpapered’ with mattresses and filled with pillows so I can literally dive into bed. No update.
28 – Be an extra in a film. No update.
29 – Feed a Lamb. No update.
30 – Drive a Bugatti Veyron. No update.
31 – Get a reading from a physic medium. No update.
32 – Buy and rent out property abroad. No update.
33 – Go on a proper camping trip, complete with campfire and ghost stories. No update.
34 – Make a friend...
Although I haven't made any new ones, I've gotten an old one back <3

35 – Have a ‘Lost’ style experience on a desert island. (Maybe minus the actual plane crash though.) No update.

36 – Get better skin. No update.

37 – Climb a massive tree. No update.

38 – Overcome a fear. But not my one of butterflies ‘cause I think they’re pointless anyways. No update.
39 – Win. At something. Anything. Preferably the lottery... No update.
40 – Meet a real life pirate. No update.
41 – Make my own homemade ice cream and bread. No update.
42 – Visit the Harry Potter attraction seeing as I’m too old for my letter inviting me to join Hogwarts to arrive now. No update.
43 – Stay with that one special person forever. 
It's not been forever yet, but it's been a year!

44 – Fire a gun. No update.
45 – See Animal Testing abolished completely worldwide. [Sign the Lush petition here!] No update.
46 – Get my teeth straightened. No update.
47 – Keep updating this blog regularly with interesting posts.
I think its going great! My views have been creeping up and October has broken the record as my highest viewed month! The layout has changed alot since I started but I'm now pretty much happy with it. What do you think? Are you a regular reader? Is there anything you'd like to see in-particular? Comment below!

48 – Photograph an MMA event and have my photographs published or be employed by the UFC. No update.
49 – Stay overnight in a haunted house. No update.
50 – Donate a considerable amount and/or help with animal charities. No update.

I'll do another of these updates in another 6 months and can hopefully tick something else off! Link me to your bucket list if you have one!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Danielle, I came across your blog and it's really colorful and interesting! :)

    I read your nice long bucket list and wanted to share that I've just completed an iPhone app (adream) where people can share their dreams and goals in a fun way. If you own an iPhone, hope it helps you get closer to crossing items off your list. It’s my dream to help people realize theirs in this small little way.

    Best, Ray

    adream – (iPhone app)