The Bucket v2018

The inevitable has arrived.

So in the spirit of things, the Bucket v2015 may not have entirely been something that was that realistic to achieve at that point in my life. 3 years on, let’s try again?

 

 

Let’s begin:

1. Attend a festival abroad (Girona, May 2019)

2. Go to Oktoberfest in Germany

3. Attend the Sundance Film Festival in the US

4. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York

5. Build a house with Habitat for Humanity

6. Give blood

7. Sleep in a tree house

8. Sleep in an ice hotel

9. Fly in a private jet

10. See the Northern Lights

11. Visit Spain (Girona: May 2019)

12. Adventure in Bhutan

13. Stay in a glass igloo

14. Soak in the Blue Lagoon

15. Swim in a jellyfish lake

16. Hike through the Glacier National Park

17. Explore a US National Park (Colorado: July 2019)

18. Take a year-long sabbatical to explore the world

19. Become a VS model (actually, who am I kidding?! Next!)

20. Present at a Gordon Research Seminar (Boston: July 2019)

21. Walk the Las Vegas Strip

22. Attend a destination wedding

23. Attend or host a White Party or Black Tie Gala

24. Convince myself to do a Boudoir shoot

25. Have an ‘Instagram-vibe’ photoshoot against the perfect wall

26. Attend an ice skating or hockey final

27. Reside at a vineyard for a month

28. Own my own vineyard (goals!)

29. Sponsor a child’s wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation

30. Start a charitable foundation

31. Be a member of an exclusive club

32. Charter a yacht and take the hot Instagrammable photos

33. Add 5 new stamps to my passport

34. See a coral reef

35. Stand underneath a waterfall

36. Go on a blind date

37. Spend a weekend exploring the idea of FOMO (Birmingham: April 2019)

38. Independently buy a new home

39. Spend a weekend at a yoga retreat

40. Attend a high school or university reunion

41. Be someone’s Maid of Honor

42. See a TED Talk Live

43. Have my own business card

44. Try a ‘Classic Dish’ no one else in the family has tried before (Clam Chowder, Boston: July 2019)

45. Order room service

46. Ride in a limousine

47. Gain a new hobby (Hiking: July 2019)

48. Extract honey from a bee hive

49. Reach 1888+ followers on Twitter

50. Carry out a life-changing internship (PerkinElmer, Inc.: 2017-present)

51. Dive deep into a new book each month

52. Take a self-defense class

53. Toss pizza dough in the air

54. Create latte art

55. Hike a Scottish National Park

56. Make a house of cards

57. Give a speech at a Wedding

58. Give a keynote or invited speech

59. Own a pair of Louboutins

60. Make a dent in the world

61. Be on the cover of a magazine

62. Get published in a journal (PCCP: 17th Jan 2019)

63. Master another instrument

64. Learn how to introduce myself in 10 other languages

65. Learn sign language

66. Become fluent in another foreign language

67. Take my driving test

68. Learn Python

69. Admire a ballet

70. Unplug for a week

71. Read a book before the movie

72. Host a games night

73. Increase my net worth

74. Flip a house

75. Dismember a chicken or turkey (and host Thanksgiving)

76. Make my own perfume (or sunscreen) #phdlife

77. Complete a 1000-piece puzzle

78. Host a Christmas Dinner by myself (HAHAHA!)

79. Visit a place where one can really see the sun set and rise

80. Own an original piece of artwork

81. Start a family

82. Leave a 100% tip for a server

83. co-Own an award-winning restaurant

84. Embrace the Parisian lifestyle (13-17th April 2018)

85. Have a meaningful conversation with a stranger

86. Name a star

87. Make my own ice-cream (my sweet-tooth talking here!)

88. Give back. Success doesn’t come easy, but once we’ve done well for ourselves, why not send the elevator back down and unlock the door for someone else to strive towards their own dreams?

 

But let’s be fair and nicely reflect on the things I did manage to achieve from the v2015 list:

#1 Visit as many places within the UK as I possibly can: Bournemouth, Brighton, Sussex, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Durham, York…

#8 Save up (yes, I got to where I needed to be)!

#10 Reach 1000 followers on Twitter (@enngigi)

#15 Watch Lord of the Rings (despite not being able to really decipher what happened, sure – let’s give me a point for this)!

#23 Go Hiking somewhere in London… erm, ok, well, long walks count right?

#31 Donate £300+ for charity (happy)!

 

Things I’ll probably never consider again:

#13 Hosting a HP marathon

#19 Read an entire book whilst in a bookshop

#29 Get up at 5.30am each morning and go for a run… (what was I even thinking?!)

 

Well. Maybe this year is the year?!

Nat

The inevitable has arrived.

So in the spirit of things, the Bucket v2015 may not have entirely been something that was that realistic to achieve at that point in my life. 3 years on, let’s try again?

 

 

Let’s begin:

1. Attend a festival abroad (Coachella 2020?!)

2. Go to Oktoberfest in Germany

3. Attend the Sundance Film Festival in the US

4. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York

5. Build a house with Habitat for Humanity

6. Give blood

7. Sleep in a tree house

8. Sleep in an ice hotel

9. Fly in a private jet

10. See the Northern Lights

11. Visit Spain (Girona: May 2019)

12. Adventure in Bhutan

13. Stay in a glass igloo

14. Soak in the Blue Lagoon

15. Swim in a jellyfish lake

16. Hike through the Glacier National Park

17. Explore a US National Park (Colorado: July 2019)

18. Take a year-long sabbatical to explore the world

19. Become a VS model (actually, who am I kidding?! Next!)

20. Present at a Gordon Research Seminar (Boston: July 2019)

21. Walk the Las Vegas Strip

22. Attend a destination wedding

23. Attend or host a White Party or Black Tie Gala

24. Convince myself to do a Boudoir shoot

25. Have an ‘Instagram-vibe’ photoshoot against the perfect wall

26. Attend an ice skating or hockey final

27. Reside at a vineyard for a month

28. Own my own vineyard (goals!)

29. Sponsor a child’s wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation

30. Start a charitable foundation

31. Be a member of an exclusive club

32. Charter a yacht and take the hot Instagrammable photos

33. Add 5 new stamps to my passport

34. See a coral reef

35. Stand underneath a waterfall

36. Go on a blind date

37. Spend a weekend exploring the idea of FOMO (Birmingham: April 2019)

38. Independently buy a new home

39. Spend a weekend at a yoga retreat

40. Attend a high school or university reunion

41. Be someone’s Maid of Honor

42. See a TED Talk Live

43. Have my own business card

44. Try a ‘Classic Dish’ no one else in the family has tried before (Clam Chowder, Boston: July 2019)

45. Order room service

46. Ride in a limousine

47. Gain a new hobby (Hiking: July 2019)

48. Extract honey from a bee hive

49. Reach 1888+ followers on Twitter

50. Carry out a life-changing internship (PerkinElmer, Inc.: 2017-present)

51. Dive deep into a new book each month

52. Take a self-defense class

53. Toss pizza dough in the air

54. Create latte art

55. Hike a Scottish National Park

56. Make a house of cards

57. Give a speech at a Wedding

58. Give a keynote or invited speech

59. Own a pair of Louboutins

60. Make a dent in the world

61. Be on the cover of a magazine

62. Get published in a journal (PCCP: 17th Jan 2019)

63. Master another instrument

64. Learn how to introduce myself in 10 other languages

65. Learn sign language

66. Become fluent in another foreign language

67. Take my driving test

68. Learn Python

69. Admire a ballet

70. Unplug for a week

71. Read a book before the movie

72. Host a games night

73. Increase my net worth

74. Flip a house

75. Dismember a chicken or turkey (and host Thanksgiving)

76. Make my own perfume (or sunscreen) #phdlife

77. Complete a 1000-piece puzzle

78. Host a Christmas Dinner by myself (HAHAHA!)

79. Visit a place where one can really see the sun set and rise

80. Own an original piece of artwork

81. Start a family

82. Leave a 100% tip for a server

83. co-Own an award-winning restaurant

84. Embrace the Parisian lifestyle (13-17th April 2018)

85. Have a meaningful conversation with a stranger

86. Name a star

87. Make my own ice-cream (my sweet-tooth talking here!)

88. Give back. Success doesn’t come easy, but once we’ve done well for ourselves, why not send the elevator back down and unlock the door for someone else to strive towards their own dreams?

 

But let’s be fair and nicely reflect on the things I did manage to achieve from the v2015 list:

#1 Visit as many places within the UK as I possibly can: Bournemouth, Brighton, Sussex, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Durham, York…

#8 Save up (yes, I got to where I needed to be)!

#10 Reach 1000 followers on Twitter (@enngigi)

#15 Watch Lord of the Rings (despite not being able to really decipher what happened, sure – let’s give me a point for this)!

#23 Go Hiking somewhere in London… erm, ok, well, long walks count right?

#31 Donate £300+ for charity (happy)!

 

Things I’ll probably never consider again:

#13 Hosting a HP marathon

#19 Read an entire book whilst in a bookshop

#29 Get up at 5.30am each morning and go for a run… (what was I even thinking?!)

 

Well. Maybe this year is the year?!

Nat

The inevitable has arrived.

So in the spirit of things, the Bucket v2015 may not have entirely been something that was that realistic to achieve at that point in my life. 3 years on, let’s try again?

 

 

Let’s begin:

1. Attend a festival abroad (Coachella 2020?!)

2. Go to Oktoberfest in Germany

3. Attend the Sundance Film Festival in the US

4. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York

5. Build a house with Habitat for Humanity

6. Give blood

7. Sleep in a tree house

8. Sleep in an ice hotel

9. Fly in a private jet

10. See the Northern Lights

11. Visit Spain (Girona: May 2019)

12. Adventure in Bhutan

13. Stay in a glass igloo

14. Soak in the Blue Lagoon

15. Swim in a jellyfish lake

16. Hike through the Glacier National Park

17. Explore a US National Park

18. Take a year-long sabbatical to explore the world

19. Become a VS model (actually, who am I kidding?! Next!)

20. Present at a Gordon Research Seminar (Boston: July 2019)

21. Walk the Las Vegas Strip

22. Attend a destination wedding

23. Attend or host a White Party or Black Tie Gala

24. Convince myself to do a Boudoir shoot

25. Get paid to travel

26. Attend an ice skating or hockey final

27. Reside at a vineyard for a month

28. Own my own vineyard (goals!)

29. Sponsor a child’s wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation

30. Start a charitable foundation

31. Be a member of an exclusive club

32. Charter a yacht and take the hot Instagrammable photos

33. Add 5 new stamps to my passport

34. See a coral reef

35. Stand underneath a waterfall

36. Go on a blind date

37. Spend a weekend exploring the idea of FOMO

38. Independently buy a new home

39. Spend a weekend at a yoga retreat

40. Attend a high school or university reunion

41. Be someone’s Maid of Honor

42. See a TED Talk Live

43. Have my own business card

44. Be present at a birth of a godchild

45. Order room service

46. Ride in a limousine

47. Gain a new hobby (Hiking: July 2019)

48. Extract honey from a bee hive

49. Reach 1888+ followers on Twitter

50. Intern for Nature

51. Dive deep into a new book each month

52. Take a self-defense class

53. Toss pizza dough in the air

54. Create latte art

55. Hike a Scottish National Park

56. Make a house of cards

57. Give a speech at a Wedding

58. Give a keynote or invited speech

59. Own a pair of Louboutins

60. Make a dent in the world

61. Be on the cover of a magazine

62. Get published in a journal (PCCP: 17th Jan 2019)

63. Master another instrument

64. Learn how to introduce myself in 10 other languages

65. Learn sign language

66. Become fluent in another foreign language

67. Take my driving test

68. Learn Python

69. Admire a ballet

70. Unplug for a week

71. Read a book before the movie

72. Host a game night

73. Increase my net worth

74. Flip a house

75. Dismember a chicken or turkey (and host Thanksgiving)

76. Make my own perfume (or sunscreen) #phdlife

77. Complete a 1000-piece puzzle

78. Host a Christmas Dinner by myself (HAHAHA!)

79. Visit a place where one can really see the sun set and rise

80. Own an original piece of artwork

81. Start a family

82. Leave a 100% tip for a server

83. co-Own an award-winning restaurant

84. Embrace the Parisian lifestyle (13-17th April 2018)

85. Have a meaningful conversation with a stranger

86. Name a star

87. Make my own ice-cream (my sweet-tooth talking here!)

88. Give back. Success doesn’t come easy, but once we’ve done well for ourselves, why not send the elevator back down and unlock the door for someone else to strive towards their own dreams?

 

But let’s be fair and nicely reflect on the things I did manage to achieve from the v2015 list:

#1 Visit as many places within the UK as I possibly can: Bournemouth, Brighton, Sussex, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Durham, York…

#8 Save up (yes, I got to where I needed to be)!

#10 Reach 1000 followers on Twitter (@enngigi)

#15 Watch Lord of the Rings (despite not being able to really decipher what happened, sure – let’s give me a point for this)!

#23 Go Hiking somewhere in London… erm, ok, well, long walks count right?

#31 Donate £300+ for charity (happy)!

 

Things I’ll probably never consider again:

#13 Hosting a HP marathon

#19 Read an entire book whilst in a bookshop

#29 Get up at 5.30am each morning and go for a run… (what was I even thinking?!)

 

Well. Maybe this year is the year?!

Nat

The inevitable has arrived.

So in the spirit of things, the Bucket v2015 may not have entirely been something that was that realistic to achieve at that point in my life. 3 years on, let’s try again?

 

 

Let’s begin:

1. Attend a festival abroad (Coachella 2020?!)

2. Go to Oktoberfest in Germany

3. Attend the Sundance Film Festival in the US

4. Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York

5. Build a house with Habitat for Humanity

6. Give blood

7. Sleep in a tree house

8. Sleep in an ice hotel

9. Fly in a private jet

10. See the Northern Lights

11. Visit Spain (Girona: May 2019)

12. Adventure in Bhutan

13. Stay in a glass igloo

14. Soak in the Blue Lagoon

15. Swim in a jellyfish lake

16. Hike through the Glacier National Park

17. Explore a US National Park (Colorado: July 2019)

18. Take a year-long sabbatical to explore the world

19. Become a VS model (actually, who am I kidding?! Next!)

20. Present at a Gordon Research Seminar (Boston: July 2019)

21. Walk the Las Vegas Strip

22. Attend a destination wedding

23. Attend or host a White Party or Black Tie Gala

24. Convince myself to do a Boudoir shoot

25. Have an ‘Instagram-vibe’ photoshoot against the perfect wall

26. Attend an ice skating or hockey final

27. Reside at a vineyard for a month

28. Own my own vineyard (goals!)

29. Sponsor a child’s wish through the Make-a-Wish Foundation

30. Start a charitable foundation

31. Be a member of an exclusive club

32. Charter a yacht and take the hot Instagrammable photos

33. Add 5 new stamps to my passport

34. See a coral reef

35. Stand underneath a waterfall

36. Go on a blind date

37. Spend a weekend exploring the idea of FOMO (Birmingham: April 2019)

38. Independently buy a new home

39. Spend a weekend at a yoga retreat

40. Attend a high school or university reunion

41. Be someone’s Maid of Honor

42. See a TED Talk Live

43. Have my own business card

44. Try a ‘Classic Dish’ no one else in the family has tried before (Clam Chowder, Boston: July 2019)

45. Order room service

46. Ride in a limousine

47. Gain a new hobby (Hiking: July 2019)

48. Extract honey from a bee hive

49. Reach 1888+ followers on Twitter

50. Carry out a life-changing internship (PerkinElmer, Inc.: 2017-present)

51. Dive deep into a new book each month

52. Take a self-defense class

53. Toss pizza dough in the air

54. Create latte art

55. Hike a Scottish National Park

56. Make a house of cards

57. Give a speech at a Wedding

58. Give a keynote or invited speech

59. Own a pair of Louboutins

60. Make a dent in the world

61. Be on the cover of a magazine

62. Get published in a journal (PCCP: 17th Jan 2019)

63. Master another instrument

64. Learn how to introduce myself in 10 other languages

65. Learn sign language

66. Become fluent in another foreign language

67. Take my driving test

68. Learn Python

69. Admire a ballet

70. Unplug for a week

71. Read a book before the movie

72. Host a games night

73. Increase my net worth

74. Flip a house

75. Dismember a chicken or turkey (and host Thanksgiving)

76. Make my own perfume (or sunscreen) #phdlife

77. Complete a 1000-piece puzzle

78. Host a Christmas Dinner by myself (HAHAHA!)

79. Visit a place where one can really see the sun set and rise

80. Own an original piece of artwork

81. Start a family

82. Leave a 100% tip for a server

83. co-Own an award-winning restaurant

84. Embrace the Parisian lifestyle (13-17th April 2018)

85. Have a meaningful conversation with a stranger

86. Name a star

87. Make my own ice-cream (my sweet-tooth talking here!)

88. Give back. Success doesn’t come easy, but once we’ve done well for ourselves, why not send the elevator back down and unlock the door for someone else to strive towards their own dreams?

 

But let’s be fair and nicely reflect on the things I did manage to achieve from the v2015 list:

#1 Visit as many places within the UK as I possibly can: Bournemouth, Brighton, Sussex, Cardiff, Birmingham, Manchester, Durham, York…

#8 Save up (yes, I got to where I needed to be)!

#10 Reach 1000 followers on Twitter (@enngigi)

#15 Watch Lord of the Rings (despite not being able to really decipher what happened, sure – let’s give me a point for this)!

#23 Go Hiking somewhere in London… erm, ok, well, long walks count right?

#31 Donate £300+ for charity (happy)!

 

Things I’ll probably never consider again:

#13 Hosting a HP marathon

#19 Read an entire book whilst in a bookshop

#29 Get up at 5.30am each morning and go for a run… (what was I even thinking?!)

 

Well. Maybe this year is the year?!

Nat

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