Monday, 9 April 2012

Bucket List

Today is my birthday. I have tried not to think of my "new" age, even though there has been a bit of a twentytoomany-crisis looming in the air. There is so much I want to do, but I honestly don't know where to start. The trip to Budapest gave me lots of energy and ideas - I want to stick to that energy, turn it into something good.

In order to remind myself, I'm re-posting my bucket list. When reading it, I can think of some things to add, and maybe some things that could be deleted. For the time being, though, I will let it remain the same as it was a couple of years ago. However, I'm stunned that I can't really tick off many things. Maybe it means that it's time for me to start living?

  1. Visit all European capitals. (Helsinki, Stockholm, Oslo, London, Madrid, Tallinn, Riga, Moscow, Warsaw, Athens, Budapest)
  2. Visit Kamchatka.
  3. Get back to my „Russian” weight. -> changed this to GET INCREDIBLY FIT
  4. Try pole dancing.
  5. Discuss current affairs in 10 languages. (Finnish/Swedish/English/Spanish/Russian/Polish/Hungarian/Czech/Dutch/German)
  6. Read a book in above mentioned languages + French.
  7. Read Camus and Sartre in the original.
  8. Manage doing a split.
  9. Match my clothes, at least once in my life.
  10. Kiss a girl.
  11. Own a Finnish Lapphund and name it Frunze.
  12. Get married.
  13. Run the Budapest marathon.
  14. Run the Prague half-marathon.
  15. Have my own library
  16. Throw out a TV or a laptop through the window in true rock'n'roll style.
  17. Invent my own cocktail.
  18. Get an advanced university degree, or three. 
  19. Get visible abs.
  20. Stand on my hands.
  21. Translate a book from Hungarian.
  22. Lie on a beach in Dubrovnik.
  23. Cycle through a country.
  24. Fix my nails.
  25. Buy an unnecessarily expensive bag,
  26. Go skinny dipping.
  27. Grow my own herbs.
  28. Talk to a stranger on the street.
  29. Learn to dance. Anything.
  30. Survive a week of serious detoxing.
  31. Invite friends over and make them a Georgian meal.
  32. Walk the „Camino de Santiago de Compostela”
  33. Learn to drive a motorcycle.
  34. Go hiking in the Tatra and Caucasus mountains.
  35. Swim in the Black Sea.
  36. Write a book, it doesn’t even have to be a good one.
  37. Throw an “exotic food” party.
  38. Visit Allie (and anyone else who wants to be visited) in the US.
  39. Travel through South America on a motorcycle à Che Guevara.
  40. Sip on a Pina Colada under a palm tree in the Caribbean.
  41. Have my own company.
  42. Study the Tao.
  43. Do voluntary work with immigrants.
  44. Try boxing.
  45. Finish reading the  "Quiet Don". (The Don is very quiet indeed, it’s a bit like War and Peace)
  46. Get better acquainted with Denmark and Norway.
  47. Buy a bicycle.
  48. Take the DELE-exam at advanced level, and pass.
  49. Take the Polish version of above exam.
  50. Visit the dentist.
  51. Finish a 3000-piece jigsaw puzzle.
  52. Get lost in a strange city.
  53. Make a dress for myself
  54. Attend a tea ceremony.
  55. Pass a course in macroeconomics
  56. Get my driver’s license.
  57. Get a plant and keep it alive.
  58. Get rid of all the stuff I no longer use. 
  59. Join a political party.
  60. Learn statistics. 

1 comment:

Natalie said...

С днем рождения! Желаю тебе счастья, здоровья и успехов. :)