#30before30 Challenge – My Bucket List!

Climbing on up

Bucket lists are the staple of those who are mid-panic that they’ve not accomplished enough in their lives, and scramble to find exciting things they can do to impress all their friends (and convince themselves that they are in fact interesting people). Lets ignore that Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber are celebrity multi-millionaires before they even hit their mid-twenties, or that Megan Fox (who’s 3 days older than me) has been in more movies than I’ve ever watched. Though considering she’s been in 17 feature films, that’s probably more my failing, than her success.

I’ve actually done a lot of things I’ve wanted to do already (Skydive, eat at one of the world’s top restaurants, climb a mountain, run a marathon, start a business, travel alone, volunteer on Christmas Day, 10k followers on Twitter, living abroad, learning photography, generally just travelling the world).. but here goes with my bucket list of things I want to have achieved before I turn 30:

1. Run 10 races and have 10 medals to show for it (including at least 1 marathon).
2. Attempt to break the Guinness world record for the Tube Challenge.
3. Try White Water rafting.
4. Make my own chessboard and carve the chess pieces out of wood.
5. Fly in a hot air balloon.
6. Go camping under the stars.
7. Get lean and to my peak physical condition.
8. Finally get my head around 3D modelling in Maya.
9. Sell a photograph I’ve taken to a total stranger.
10. Learn how to make 10 different cocktails.. and then invent my own!
11. Try scuba diving.
12. Be a role model to someone.
13. Teach something I excel in to a class.
14. Make a beautiful timelapse video.
15. Pass my driving test.
16. Watch all the movies in the imdb Top 100 list.
17. Do the Three Peaks Challenge.
18. Climb a mountain in a foreign country and unfurl the Union flag at the top.
19. Learn how to look after a plant to bloom without it dying.
20. Watch the Northern Lights.
21. Have a photograph published in a magazine.
22. Be able to cook 30 different dishes from 30 different cultures.
23. Take a completely spontaneous, unplanned trip.
24. Do a 30 day challenge
25. Fly a kite.
26. Stay in a luxury hotel suite.
27. Fly a plane.
28. Complete a hedge maze.
29. Learn a style of dance.
30. Make somebody’s dream come true.

And also the lists within the list:

[reveal title="1. Run 10 races and have 10 medals to show for it, including at least 1 marathon." open="false,true" color="grey-lite"] 1. Newham 10k [/reveal] [reveal title="10. Learn how to make 10 different cocktails.. and then invent my own!" open="false,true" color="grey-lite"] 1. Disarrono Sour [/reveal] [reveal title="16. Watch all the movies in the imdb Top 100 list." open="false,true" color="grey-lite"]

1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

2. The Godfather (1972)

3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)

4. The Dark Knight (2008)

5. Pulp Fiction (1994)

6. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

7. 12 Angry Men (1957)

8. Schindler’s List (1993)

9. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

10. Fight Club (1999)

11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

12. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

13. Inception (2010)

14. Forrest Gump (1994)

15. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

16. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

17. Interstellar (2014)

18. Goodfellas (1990)

19. The Matrix (1999)

20. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977)

21. Seven Samurai (1954)

22. City of God (2002)

23. Se7en (1995)

24. The Usual Suspects (1995)

25. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

26. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

27. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)

28. Léon: The Professional (1994)

29. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

30. Casablanca (1942)

31. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

32. American History X (1998)

33. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

34. Psycho (1960)

35. City Lights (1931)

36. Spirited Away (2001)

37. Rear Window (1954)

38. The Intouchables (2011)

39. Modern Times (1936)

40. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

41. Whiplash (2014)

42. Memento (2000)

43. The Green Mile (1999)

44. The Pianist (2002)

45. The Departed (2006)

46. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

47. Apocalypse Now (1979)

48. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

49. Gladiator (2000)

50. Back to the Future (1985)

51. Alien (1979)

52. The Prestige (2006)

53. The Great Dictator (1940)

54. The Lives of Others (2006)

55. The Lion King (1994)

56. Django Unchained (2012)

57. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

58. Cinema Paradiso (1988)

59. The Shining (1980)

60. Paths of Glory (1957)

61. American Beauty (1999)

62. WALL·E (2008)

63. North by Northwest (1959)

64. Aliens (1986)

65. Citizen Kane (1941)

66. Vertigo (1958)

67. Amélie (2001)

68. M (1931)

69. Das Boot (1981)

70. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

71. Toy Story 3 (2010)

72. Oldboy (2003)

73. Princess Mononoke (1997)

74. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983)

75. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

76. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

77. Reservoir Dogs (1992)

78. Taxi Driver (1976)

79. Double Indemnity (1944)

80. Braveheart (1995)

81. Requiem for a Dream (2000)

82. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

83. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

84. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

85. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

86. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

87. Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

88. The Sting (1973)

89. Bicycle Thieves (1948)

90. Amadeus (1984)

91. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)

92. Snatch. (2000)

93. Rashomon (1950)

94. L.A. Confidential (1997)

95. For a Few Dollars More (1965)

96. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

97. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

98. The Apartment (1960)

99. All About Eve (1950)

100. Inglourious Basterds (2009)

[/reveal] [reveal title="22. Be able to cook 30 different dishes from 30 different cultures." open="false,true" color="grey-lite"]

1. Spain: Paella
2. Laos: Tum Mak Hoong
3. China: Chow Mein
4. Brazil: Feijoada
5. Taiwan: Beef noodle soup
6. Bahamas: Crack conch with peas and rice
7. Chile: Pastel de choclo
8. Greece: Moussaka
9. France: Pot-au-feu
10. Burma: Mohinga
11. South Africa: Bobotie
12. Republic of Tatarstan: Öçpoçmaq
13. Lebanon: Kibbeh
14. Russia: Borscht
15. Cuba: Platillo Moros y Cristianos
16. Guatemala: Fiambre
17. Netherlands: Stamppot
18. United States: Hamburger
19. Singapore: Chilli crab
20. Vietnam: Phở
21. Madagascar: Romazava
22. Norway: Fårikål
23. Portugal: Bacalhau
24. Algeria: Chakhchoukha
25. Egypt: Ful medames
26. Nicaragua: Gallo pinto
27. United Kingdom: Fish and chips
28. Cape Verde: Cachupa
29. Botswana: Seswaa
30. Nigeria: Jollof rice[/reveal]