After seeing myself actually scratching off one item after another in my 30 Before 30 project, I’ve decided to make this whole bucket list business a yearly thing.
I thought of coming up with a 35 Before 35 list—bigger goals I want to achieve in five years’ time—but while I have a lot of ideas about the items I want included, I haven’t had time to actually commit them to paper. Giving myself more time to think about it, but off the top of my head, here are some of my “undeclared” plans:
- Visit all ASEAN countries—because I really should; I belong in this side of the world, after all. Already crossed off the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore and Malaysia. Only five more countries: Laos, Indonesia, Brunei, Vietnam and Myanmar (which I am seeing this weekend YAY!).
- Visit at least five of the seven continents—two down, three more to go. Better if I hit all seven—may I win the lottery the soon (or score some really fantastic writing assignments!).
- Go on an African Safari.
- Live and work outside the country.
- Bungee jump.
- Sky dive.
- Round the world trip. (Again, may I win the lottery soon.)
- Run a marathon.
I’ve more ideas swimming in my head, but I guess best to focus on the ones I can do this year first.
For 2014, I don’t really have a “strict” bucket list.
I’ve decided I’m taking it easy and leaving a lot of this year’s travels to fate.
The two things I’m quite keen on, however, is that 1) I hit one destination a month—could be local or international; could be a long trip or a brief weekend getaway; and 2) I conquer Mt. Apo, the Philippines’ highest peak—I can already see myself watching the sunrise and sunset on its summit. Will it be better than Mt. Pulag? It’ll definitely be a longer, more arduous trek—my Davao friends tell me it takes a total of three days for a beginner to make the climb and come back down—so I better start training soon. Wish me luck :D
What’s on your bucket list this year?
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