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.
Enter a photography competition 2017
Be a tourist in Melbourne 2017
Watch the top 50 movies from IMDB 2017  Ongoing
Eat every cake variety from Peter Mac 2017  Ongoing
Spend a night alone in the woods with only minimal items. 2017
Take art classes 2017
Read Goodreads Choice Award Winners 2017
Watch all of the Star Wars movies in order 2017
Swim with Dolphines 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  Ongoing
Travel Australia 2017
Visit every town in Victoria (yep….that’s a biggie!!) 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

 August 2017

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

 June 2017

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

 September 2017

2

A Brief History of Time

S. Hawkins

 November 2017

3

A Heart Breaking Work of Staggering Genius

D. Eggers

 November 2017

4

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier

I. Beah

 November 2017

5

The Bad Beginning: Or Orphans!

L. Snicket

November 2017

6

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass

L. Carroll

 December 2017

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 Margaret.

J. Blume

10

Bel Canto

A. Patchett

Goodreads 2017 Choice Award Winners

Title Author Category Completed
Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng Fiction
Into The Water Paula Hawkins Mystery & Thriller
Before We Were Yours Lisa Wingate Historical Fiction
Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them J.K. Rowling Fantasy
Without Merit Colleen Hoover Romance
Artemis Andy Weir Science Fiction
Sleeping Beauties Stephen King Horror
Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls, and Everything in Between Lauren Graham Humor
How to be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life Lilly Singh Nonfiction
What Happened Hillary Clinton Memoir & Autobiography
The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women Kate Moore History & Biography
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson Science & Technology
The Sun and Her Flowers Rupi Kaur Poetry
The Hate U Give Angie Thomas Debut Goodreads Author
For this bucket list I decided not to read the young adult, children and graphic/picture category winners. Why?? Coz it’s my bucket list and I can.

Watch All The Star Wars Movies In Order

Title Completed
Star Wars
The Empire Strikes Back
Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menance
Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones
Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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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