Sunday, 22 May 2011

“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them”-Walt Disney

Dreaming and setting goals is something I find very important.  Once you have an idea of what you want, it is much easier to get it.  One of the best teachers I’ve had was my grade 9 English teacher. He taught us the power of the human mind.  You can create your future with your thoughts is what his lesson was.  Once you’re in a good mindset and dreaming, you have confidence, strength and passion.  The next step is acting on the dreams and remembering not to take anyone’s negativity too seriously.  There are very few things that are impossible. 

Below is my life list. I have crossed out the things I have accomplished so far (36/139) and indicated the date I accomplished it.  Keep in mind I was 13 when I originally wrote most of these goals so one or two of them may sound silly (ex. “Do not watch television for four days in a row”. That was actually a challenge for me at the time but now I can go months with no television). 

What do you think of life lists? Is there something that you’ve always wanted to do?

1. New York-Times Square, AMNH, Empire State Building  (July 30th, 2010)
Times Square photo I took on my NY trip

2.  Las Vegas
3.  Florida-disneyworld (July 30th, 2013)
4. Hawaii
5. California
6. Bermuda
7. Mexico
8. Every province in Canada
9. Chile
10. Jamaica
11. St. Lucia
12. Spain
13. France-eiffel tower, louvre museum, st. tropez
14. England (again) (Aug. 14th, 2011)
Big Ben and the Parliament Buildings in London
photo taken on my trip in 2011
15. Scotland 
16. Ireland
17. Denmark
18. Sweden
19.  Switzerland 
20. Greece
21. Netherlands
22. Romania
23. Italy-the Coliseum, Vatican
24. Turkey
25. China-great wall, mount taishan
26. Japan
27. India-city of Varanasi, taj mahal
28. Cambodia-angkor wat (to watch a video of the beautiful city:

29. Sydney, Australia
30. Nigeria
31. Zimbabwe  
32. Egypt-kayak down the Nile, great pyramids, sphinx
33. Explore the amazon


34. Snow lepord (August 3rd, 2008 at T.O. Zoo)
35. Macaw (August 3rd, 2008)
My macaw photo 

36. Golden Lion Tamarin Monkey (August 3rd, 2008)
37. Chimpanzee
38. Liger
39. Ocelot
40. Taj Mahal
41. Eiffel Tower
42. CN Tower( August 16th, 2007)

One of many CN Tower
photos taken by me

43. A Great Pyramid
 44. Victoria Falls
45. Sphinx
46. Machu Picchu


47. Ride in a hot air balloon
48. Learn to speak French
49. Learn to speak Spanish
50. Learn to swim
51. Read some works of Shakespeare, Plato, Aristotle, Dickens, Twain and Thoreau (May 2nd, 2009)
52. Read the whole bible (in progress)
53.Ride an elephant (July 29th, 2011)
Riding an elephant!
54. Explore the ocean in a submarine
55. Dig to find a fossil or bone
56. Get on a game show
57. Get driver’s license (2013)
58. Graduate high school with honours (June 28th, 2010)

59. Get Bachelor’s or Honour’s Degree from university (2014)
60. Apply for optometry (or med) school
61. Learn to use a sewing machine  (January 28th, 2009)
62. Make chocolate (July 10th, 2009)

 Chocolate truffles made byLDWondertwin #1 and I 
63. Invent or design a product
64. Attempt a Guinness World Record
65.Watch every Harry Potter movie and read every Harry Potter book (July 17th, 2011)
66. Do 200 sit-ups or crunches (with minor breaks)
67. Adopt an animal and raise funds for an endangered animal
68. Try parasailing or paragliding
69. Attend a masquerade ball or party
70. Paint with oil on a canvas (March 20th, 2009)
71. Hula hoop for 30 minutes (non-stop)  (July 18th, 2008)
72. Talk to a scientist about life

73. Make a list of 100 questions I want answered and attempt to find possible answers (in progress)
74. Ride an ostrich
75. Catch a fish (August 30th, 2009)
76. Watch all the 'Best Picture' Academy Award winners from 1980-2005 (August 14th, 2012)
77. Don't watch tv for 4 regular days in a row (February 28th, 2006)
78.Write to a famous person and get a reply

79. Retrace the steps of Alexander the Great
80.Go on “dropzone” at Wonderland (June 29th, 2011)
81.See the aurora borealis
82. Walk and raise money for a cause (Terry Fox Run-September 29th, 2006)
83. Memorize Martin Luther King Jr.'s “I have a dream” speech (March 14th, 2006)
84. Learn to play a song on the piano (Summer 2005)
85. Go through the John Muir trail, US.
86. Own a dog
87. Watch a fire walking ceremony in South America
88. Get a song recorded
89. Learn to juggle (August 2007)
90. Learn to play the recorder (May 12th, 2006)
91. Locate all 12 zodiac constellations through a telescope
92. Plant a tree
93. Become familiar with compositions of Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin
94. Go to a live comedy show
95. Learn to read hieroglyphics
96. Experience zero-gravity
97. Donate blood
98. Ride a cable car to a mountain top
99. Attend a major sporting event (ex. Wimbledon, Olympics etc.)
100.  Try oysters, clams, or octopus (January 26th, 2011)
101. Go to a legit concert  (July 2, 2012)
102. Learn Esperanto
103. Visit a chocolate factory
104. Go skydiving
 105. Go whale-watching
106. Type 50 words a min.  (July 2nd, 2006)
107. Learn to photoread (July 18th, 2008)
108. Own a house with huge yard space and personal library
109. Go zip lining
110. Write a book
111. Get a book or story published (Short story published in anthology) (September 23rd, 2013)
112. Collect 100 books (~70/100)
113. Collect 50 bookmarks (July 5th, 2011)
114. Have a lucid dream
115. Write my autobiography
116. Swim with dolphins
117. Visit and/or have cake made by Carlos' Bakery
118. Donate at least $1000 to a non-animal charity (see #67)
119. Face and get over my fear of spiders and mice
120. Climb all the way to the top of a rock-climbing wall  (July 1st, 2011)
121. Have (or adopt) children
122. See cirque du soleil or a similar show (Apr. 27th, 2012)
123. Be good friends with someone on every continent
124. Help someone abroad in any way I can (Dec.- April 2013)
125. Make it a goal to thank at least 10 people who have helped me more than they realize
126. Create an amazing collection of photos from all my travels (in progress)
127. Be in a parade
128. Participate in a medical research (May 2015-present)
129. Run in a marathon
130. Give an inspirational lecture to a crowd of over 100 or have an inspiring article published
131. Own a red convertible or sleek black or silver car
132. Ride a mule across the Grand Canyon
133. Make lasagna (July 14th, 2011)
134. Go on a train journey through a beautiful scenic place
135. Host a large dinner party (preferably in my own house)
136. Be featured in a newspaper or magazine
137. Stay in a uniquely themed hotel
138. Attempt the "Behemoth" at Wonderland for a second time (August 21, 2012)
139. Pay for someone to go on vacation

Walt Disneyland, Florida


  1. Hi there! Just wanted to say I LOVE your blog!
    I saw your link on yahoo answers and as soon as I was directed to your page, the Walt Disney quote grabbed me in! (Giant Disney fan here)

    The way you've arranged your bucket list into sections is really cool, wish I'd had that idea for mine haha.

    Maybe you'd be interested in checking mine out too? I've followed your blog so look forward to reading more.
    Take care, best wishes - Danielle.

  2. Hey, thank you! I'm glad you like it :)
    And yep for sure, I'll check yours out too!


  3. Those truffles look delicious! You should cross off #138 next. Its awesome! Your life list inspires me to live life without fear of the unknown.

    1. I'm glad it inspired you. And they do look great don't they? I had some great assistance making them lol. I was planning to attempt that one in a couple of weeks!