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Before I Kick The Bucket (16-30)

Updated on September 6, 2016
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Student of life, lifelong learner, mother, writer, artist, poet, dancer, musician, and martial artist ... passionate about all of these.

The author, practicing at rock-climbing
The author, practicing at rock-climbing | Source

The continuation of my Bucket List

When we have passions or dreams or visions, we try our hardest to make those passions and dreams come true. One of the ways that I make this happen is by having a bucket list. By writing down my dreams or visions or wishes, it becomes a visible reminder of what I want to achieve, and it also gives motivation to make them happen. Do you have a Bucket List? What's on your list? Please share with me. You may, also, read Part 1 of my Bucket List before proceeding with this list.

There’s a lot more on my list. I like keeping a bucket list because it’s really my dream list, and the dreams on this list are all ones I can make come true. There is no question but that I will one day come to the end of my life, so I want to die content that I made things happen, that I took opportunities, and that I helped others do the same. Every day is a new chance.

Have you started a bucket list? What are some of the dreams and goals you want to accomplish during your lifestime, and tips on what works for you?

16. Run a Marathon.

16. Run a Marathon.

I have had the opportunity to run a half-marathon, but running a marathon has always been a dream of mine. How about you? Have you run a marathon? What was training like? How long did you train before you ran your first marathon?

17. Milk a cow.

17. Milk a cow.

Having grown up in a small town in Jamaica, growing our own vegetables and learning how to milk a cow was the norm. I remember the taste of warm milk straight from the cow.

Learning how to milk a cow is not easy.

18. Climb Mayan Ruins.

Altun Ha
Altun Ha
Cahal Pech
Cahal Pech

18. Climb Mayan Ruins in Central America.

Due to my frequent travels, I have the opportunity to climb and/or explore several Mayan ruins, including Xunantunich, Altun Ha and Cahal Pech. It was definitely worth the effort, although getting to Cahal Pech and Xunantuni ch I'd say were the most adventurous trips.

Altun Ha Mayan Ruins

Visiting Cahal Pech, Land of the Ticks

On to Xunantunich

19. Take an Art class.

19. Take an Art Class.

As an Art teacher, I have many opportunities to give lessons in one form or another. However, I also like to take lessons, so I have gotten certified in different areas throughout the years.

Imagine taking a class in ceramics. We are all familiar with the scene from Ghost where Demi Moore is at the wheel throwing clay and Patrick Swayze comes up behind her, right? We may not have that kind of experience, but throwing clay can be very therapeutic.

Demi Moore at the wheel in Ghost

20. Write a book.

20. Write a book.

To date I have written and published one small book. I have also written a novel, which is still in the editing phase. Also in the works are a couple books on natural remedies.

Have you tried to write a book? How about a book of poetry?

There are numerous tools available online to help you get started, and to help you get it published, upon completion.

21. Go on an African Safari.

21. Go on an African Safari.

A bucket list would not be complete without the dream to go on an African Safari. As a Travel Writer, my bucket list is long and includes some very exotic places.

Don't be afraid to dream big!

22. Go to China.

22. Go to China.

I have always wanted to go to China. Having visited Taiwan many years ago, and flown over the Great Wall prior to that, it left an impression on me, and a visit to China has been on my Bucket List ever since. I recently started studying Chinese, as another bucket list item, but also because I know it will come in handy on my trip there.

23. Buy an old bus and convert it to an fancy R.V.

23. Buy an old bus and convert it to a fancy R.V.

I have always wanted to rent an R.V. and travel cross-country, but what it would be to convert an old vehicle exactly as I want it!

24. Visit a Castle.

24. Visit a Castle.

As a teenager, I had the opportunity to travel to England with the Girls' Brigade band, of which I was a member. It was such a wonderful experience, seeing the sights of London, and traveling through England to Wales. One of the most memorable experiences for me was staying in a Castle in Chelmsford for a week. The walls were thick with the history, the food was great, and if you're not afraid of "ghosts" an experience such as this should definitely be in your future.

25. Ride the Underwater Rollercoaster in Japan.

25. Ride the underwater rollercoaster in Japan.

This is on my list. I have always been fascinated by the culture of Japan, but this is now on my list. This amazing rollercoaster is located at the Cosmo Land amusement park in Yokohama, Japan. The rollercoaster features a terrifying and exciting drop into an underwater tunnel. It looks as if the riders are plunging straight into a giant pool, with water splashing up around them as they dive in. This ride is definitely not for the faint of heart!

Ride the Underwater Rollercoaster in Japan.

26. Go on a hot-air balloon ride.

26. Go on a hot-air balloon ride.

Talk about seeing the world from a whole new perspective! This would be it. A hot-air balloon ride. I would love to be up there when the sun is rising above the horizon.

Hot-air balloon ride over Albuquerque, New Mexico.

27. Be part of a T.V. show audience.

27. Be part of a T.V. show audience.

The only cost is a little time and effort. Finding tickets to the show that you want to be a part of should not be that challenging, and with so many shows in existence, the list is long to choose from. The experience of being part of a live studio audience is absolutely worth it, based on what I have read.

28. Eat in an Underwater Restaurant.

28. Eat in an underwater restaurant.

My choices are:

Al Mahara, Dubai, UAE

Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji

29. Learn a new language.

29. Learn a new language.

Over the last few years I have undertaken quite a challenge as far as languages is concerned. Although I am fairly fluent in Spanish, I have always wanted to learn Chinese, so I have started to learn. This would also come in very handy when I make that long-overdue trip to China.

30. Throw a coin in the Trevi fountain and make a wish.

30. Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain and make a wish.

After seeing the Trevi fountain featured in the movie, Under The Tuscan Sun, I was always intrigued, not only with the fountain, but with the area in general, and made it part of my bucket list.

How many of these have you done?

How many of these have you done?

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Under The Tuscan Sun trailer

Trevi Fountain, Rome

© 2015 Gina Welds


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