Bucket List

All over the place, I keep hearing about the importance of accountability.  If you make a goal public and have people to hold you accountable, you are much more likely to accomplish your goals.

So this is how I am holding myself accountable.

For as long as I live I expect this list to be a work in progress, but it will always give me something to strive for.  Also keep in mind this is the second iteration of my list, or version 2.0 as I like to call it.  I have left the original item numbers, but reorganized how they appear.  Due to this, you will find that not everything is in order.

Now, without further ad0:

Travel

Africa

6.       Visit Victoria Falls in Zambia Zimbabwe

7.       See a Giraffe in the Wild

54.     Attend a World Cup purely for the atmosphere

68.     Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)

Asia

21.       Stay in an overwater bungalow (Maldives, November 2015)

48.       Attend a Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan, Thailand

60.       Stay one night in the Burj Al Arab Hotel (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

100.    Swim in crystal clear water in the Maldives (November 2015)

101.    Have a Singapore Sling at the Raffles Hotel (January, 2013)

Australia (and New Zealand)

2.       Scuba Dive in the Great Barrier Reef

69.    Go Zorbing in New Zealand

90.    Road trip from Melbourne to Cairns

Europe

22.    Attend the Monaco Grand Prix (Monte Carlo, Monaco)

24.    Run with the Bulls (Pamplona, Spain)

46.    Have a beer at Oktoberfest (Munich, Germany)

58.    Hike through the Dolomites

91.    St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, Ireland

92.    Walk to the top of the Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)

93.    Attend La Tomatina (Spain)

94.   Visit Pompeii, Italy

95.   Walk across one of the Spanish Pilgrimage Trails

North America

On top of the South Sister in Central Oregon

So this is what it feels like to be on top of a mountain!

16.   Climb a Mountain (Completed August 29, 2009)

17.   Rock Climb in Yosemite National Park (Yosemite, California)

19.   Go Skydiving (Completed June 2006)

23.   Sell a House for a Profit

28.   Heli-Ski (Valdez, Alaska)

27.   Golf at Augusta National Golf Club (Augusta, Georgia)

32.   See Dave Matthews at the Gorge Amphitheater (George, Washington)

33.   Attend Coachella Music Festival (Coachella Valley, California)

37.   Visit New York City (September 13, 2010)

42.   Ride Every Roller Coaster at Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio)

45.   Experience Burning Man (Black Rock Desert, Nevada)

47.   Go to Cuba before the embargo is lifted and have a cigar (Havana, Cuba February 2012)

50.   Golf at Pebble Beach (California) (June 2015)

51.   Golf at Bandon Dunes (Bandon, Oregon) (November 2013)

56.   Be an extra in a Hollywood movie

57. Bungee Jump (Completed Summer 2006)

59.   Have a beer at a Deer Valley or Aspen ski lodge

64.   Whitewater rafter at Cherry Creek, California

96.   Take a road trip from LA to New York (Does Portland to Austin count?)

98. Go wine tasting in Napa Valley (October 2013)

South America

1.   Hang glide over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Completed February 2009)

20.   Dance in the Rio Carnival Parade (Competed February 2009)

25.   Visit Iguazu Falls (Completed February 2009)

26.   Stay in the Amazon jungle for 3 days

70.   Visit Machu Picchu

Other Travel Related Goals

5.   Visit Every Continent

a.       Africa   b.      Antarctica

c.  Asia (Completed January 7th, 2010)

d. Australia

e.      Europe (Completed June 12, 2007)

f.      North America (Completed April 4, 1985)

g.     South America (Completed February 16, 2009)

12.   Play guitar for one hour on a city street in a foreign country (Completed January 11th, 2010) See this post to 100 comments to see the video!

13.   Learn how to sail

14.   Sail from one country to  another

15.   Swim at sunrise in each:

a.     Asia  b.      Africa   c.       Australia

d.      Europe e.      North America    f.        South America

44.   Travel for more than 3 months straight (Completed April 5th, 2010.)

49.   Go to each of the four major tennis tournaments

a.       Australian Open (Melbourne, Australia)  b.      French Open (Roland Garros, France)

c.       Wimbledon (London, England)                     d.      US Open (New York City)

55.   Work at a resort hotel (Many times, starting in early 2010.)

67.   While traveling, stop at each guitar store I see and write a song, then post a video of it on the blog.  Do this five times.

1) Krabi-Town, Thailand. (Completed January 12th, 2010, unfortunately we were kicked out before I could make a video!)

71.   Go into space on Virgin Galactic

72.   Live for a month on a tropical island (cumulative completed July, 2010)

73.   Ski at 5 of the worlds best resorts:

a.       Whistler (British Columbia)    b.      Chamonix (France)

c.       Vail (Colorado) (January 2012)   d.      Park City/Deer Valley (Utah)

e.      Zermatt (Switzerland)

74.  Go to the airport and board a plane with no preconceived ideas of where it will be going (Bangkok –> Manila May 19, 2010)

75.   Go to a Vipassana retreat

76.  Take an international trip with my dad

77.  Take an international trip with my mom

All of the Other Things I Would Like to Do

3.   Get a photograph published

4.   Get an article I’ve written published (June 2012)

8.   Become proficient at Adobe Photoshop (2011)

9.   Own my own business (Completed February 2005 and September  2007)

10.   Start a Successful Blog

a.       50 RSS Subscribers (Completed July 18, 2009)

b.      100 RSS Subscribers (Completed August 14, 2009)

c.       500 RSS Subscribers (Completed December 29, 2009)

d.      1,000 RSS Subscribers (Summer, 2010)

11.   Make a living off my own business (Summer, 2010)

18.   Learn a foreign language

29.   Bench press 200 lbs.

30.   Donate more than $1,000 to an important cause

31 .   Make at least one terrifying decision that will get me closer to my goals (Completed January 5th, 2010. Move to Thailand)

34.   Record an album with 10 original songs

35.   Achieve zero debt

36.   Drive a Ferrari (June 2015)

38.   Do something newsworthy (May 2011)

39.   Go for at least one month without internet

40.   Take dance lessons for:

a)  Salsa               b) Tango              c) Ballroom             d) Samba

41.   Swim with dolphins

42.   Ride something larger than a horse (June 2012, Camel)

52.   Play tennis with a former or current top 10 player in the world

53.   Embarrass myself in front of a bunch of people (Completed July 2009)

61.   Compose at least one spectacular HDR Image

62.   Climb a 5.11 climbing route (personal best is 5.10+)

63.   Win (another) tennis tournament with at least 12 entrants)

65.   Wake up before 6 a.m. every day for 2 weeks (October 2014)

66.   Make $10 a day average from my blog/internet (Summer, 2010)

78.   Finish a marathon (Completed May 1st, 2011)

a) Finish a half marathon b) Run a 10k c) Run a 5k

79.   Create a list of my top 100 albums of all time

80.   Have coffee with the CEO of a Fortune 500 company

81.   Jam with Joe Bonamassa

82.   Write a manifesto

83.   Design a theme for this blog (June 2011)

84.   Write a book

85.   Shake hands with a President

86.   Reach 10,000 Followers on Twitter (2014)

a.       500 (completed November 15, 2009)       b.      1,000 (Summer, 2010) c.       5,000 (Fall, 2012)

87.   Start another band

88.   Fly in a Fighter Jet

89.  Create my own drink, and get it on the menu at a bar or restaurant (“The Ogle” – Gilt Club, Portland, Oregon)

97.   Speak in front of a large crowd. (June 5, 2011 World Domination Summit, March 4th, TEDxCMU)

99.  Taste a scotch that is older than I am (Las Vegas, January 24th, 2013. Glenlivet 50 year Old)

Errol Moo Young November 1, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Many a list have I started. But it was more wishful thinking. Thanks for showing your list, I’ll be seeking to write ones that I know, with a stretch, I can accomplish. Great post.

Mat Siems November 9, 2010 at 7:08 am

Wassup Sean my man,
Nice list and nice blog. Great work this year. Wishing you all the best for 2011.
Funky Mat

drew November 17, 2010 at 11:16 am

my bucket list is the best and that has nothing on mine. alot of those were random.like the beer one and the work at a resort

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