We live in a world that continues to emphasize that material possessions do not really matter. All the money in the universe is useless if one does not create an experience out of it. The quote “No man in his dying bed ever wishes that he had more money in the bank” reinforces my point. It is for this reason that I have decided to create a Bucket List.
i) Learn a foreign language. Nothing I want to do more than become multilingual. My interest pushes me towards mastering most of Latin languages i.e. French, Spanish, Portuguese.
ii) Travel the world. My love for traveling is immense and bubbling under the surface. I want to visit Iceland and marvel at the bright cold landscape this country offers. I also want to walk the Great Wall of China, camp in the remotest areas of Northern Canada and Alaska and hike in the deepest jungles of the Amazon. Venice, Prague, Hokkaido in Japan, Bavaria in Germany and Skywatching in Norway fascinate me. Doing this with the woman I love will be moments to cherish forever.
iii) Extreme sport. For an introvert, I dont mind much putting my edgy side to test. I intend to one day go bungee jumping, skydiving, flying a hot air balloon and scuba diving.
iv) Learn to play a musical instrument. I have longed to be able to play a musical instrument and it’s time I actualized this dream. Guitar and keyboard tops the list of the instruments and I dont mind adding violin to the list. Sadly I cant sing.
v) Go on a meditation retreat. After reading “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari,” I believe in the revitalizing power of meditation. I want to get lost in a Tibetan Monastery for weeks just discovering myself.
vi) Vineyard. As far as farming goes, to me, vineyards are the most beautiful farms you will ever see. I have promised myself to own one and love it with all my heart. I could even make my own wine.
vii) Space. “A man’s reach must exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for” ~ Robert Browing. I have an intense interest in the universe and its wonders, thanks to Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot.” I want to look at earth from afar and appropriately appreciate the marvel that is the universe. Virgin Galactic better get here quick.