My Bucket List

After my diagnosis I started to compile a bucket list of items that I wanted to achieve. This is a live list and forever changing. Items are added, items are completed and as they are I will be updating them here.

Short Term (0-2 Years)

Item

Added To List

Completed Date

Comments

See an Aurora

2017

See the Stomalites

2017

Photograph the Milky Way

2017

Visit Craig’s Hut

2017

Take a selfie with a Quokka

2017

Draw a bird using charcoal

2017

Relearn the guitar

2017

Marry Megan

2017

Swim with seals

2017

March 2017

Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania. Australian and New Zealand Fur Seals.

See a wild Orange Bellied Parrot

2017

Camp at Wilson’s Prom

2017

Read a “mystery book”

2017

Create a book of bird photos

2017

Read Megan’s favourite book

2017

May 2017

The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy.

Win a photography award

2017

Be a tourist in Melbourne

2017

Watch the top 50 movies from IMDB

2017

Eat every cake variety from Peter Mac

2017

Spend a night alone in the woods with only minimal items.

2017

Long Term (2+ Years)

Item

Added to List

Completed Date

Comments

Visit the Great Barrier Reef

2017

Go on a last minute, unplanned holiday

2017

Go to Sydney Mardi Gras

2017

Go overseas with Megan

2017

Graduate

2017

Read the top 10 books from Amazon

2017

Travel Australia

2017

Top 50 IMDB movies

Rating

Name

Watched

1

The Shawshank Redemption

February 2017

2

The Godfather

February 2017

3

The Godfather: Part II

March 2017

4

The Dark Knight

June 2017

5

12 Angry Men

April 2017

6

Schindler’s List

April 2017

7

Pulp Fiction

July 2017

8

The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

9

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

10

Fight Club

May 2017

11

The Lord of the Rings: The fellowship of the Rings

12

Starwars: Eps V The Empire Strikes Back

13

Forrest Gump

14

Inception

15

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

16

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

17

Goodfellas

18

The Matrix

19

Seven Samurio

20

Star Wars: Eps IV A New Hope

21

City of God

22

Se7en

23

The Silence of the Lambs

24

It’s a Wonderful Life

25

Life is Beautiful

26

The Usual Suspects

27

Leon: The Professional

28

Spirited Away

29

Saving Private Ryan

30

Once Upon a Time in the West

31

American History X

32

Interstellar

33

Casablanca

34

Psycho

35

City Lights

36

The Green Mile

37

The Intouchables

38

Modern Times

39

Raiders of the Lost Ark

40

Rear Window

41

The Pianist

42

The Departed

43

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

44

Back to the Future

45

Whiplash

46

Gladiator

47

Memento

48

The Prestige

49

Apocalypse Now

50

The Lion King

Top 10 Amazon Must Read books

Rating

Title

Author

Completed

1

1984

G. Orwell

2

A Brief History of Time

S. Hawkins

3

A Heart Breaking Work of Staggering Genius

D. Eggers

4

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

I. Beah

5

The Bad Beginning: Or Orphans!

L. Snicket

6

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass

L. Carroll

7

All the President’s Men

B. Woodward

8

Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir

F. McCourt

2013

9

Are You There God? It’s Me

J. Blume

10

Bel Canto

A. Patchett

Completed prior to diagnosis

Item

Added to List

Completed Date

Comments

Learn to ride a motorbike

2008

October 2009

Learnt to ride on an old Suzuki 185

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Join the CFA

2010

2015

Became a member of South Morang CFA

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Take a roadtrip within Australia

2010

June 2012

Roadtrip through outback South Australia

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Travel overseas

2010

January 2016

Spend three weeks in Cambodia

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Learn to use a DSL camera

2014

2016

Although not an expert, I only use the manual settings

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Take a photo that wow’s me

2016

July 2016

A White Bellied Sea Eagle and a Swamp Harriet fighting mid-air over an Eurasian Coot

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