100 Things

100 Things

This list was inspired by Laura Vanderkam and her book What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. The idea is that by writing a list of 100 things I want to do in my life, I’m forced to find the smaller things that I can do right away (as opposed to the huge goals like visiting the pyramids).

I plan to update this list as my passions change and as I tick off experiences. It can also be thought of as a ‘Bucket List’ or ‘Life List’, depending on your point of view.

  1. Visit New York
  2. Visit Antarctica
  3. Travel on the Trans-Siberian Railway
  4. Visit Japan
  5. Visit San Francisco
  6. Visit Stonehenge
  7. Go to the Northern-most point in the UK
  8. Drive an Aston Martin DB5
  9. Run a marathon
  10. Run an ultra-marathon
  11. Start a Literary Journal
  12. Run a bookshop
  13. Learn a martial art
  14. Learn Italian (again)
  15. Paint a landscape
  16. Finish a Telegraph crossword without help
  17. Get another A at A-Level
  18. Build an app
  19. Find 1,000 true fans
  20. See a show in London
  21. Visit Rome
  22. Visit Athens
  23. Train across Canada
  24. Visit Iceland
  25. Raise money for a cause
  26. Climb Kilimanjaro
  27. Publish a novel
  28. Get a story in The New Yorker
  29. Write a radio play
  30. Write a screenplay
  31. Visit the pyramids
  32. Go to the natural spa in Bath
  33. Try Transcendental Meditation
  34. Drive across America
  35. Visit Easter Island
  36. Tour the Pacific Islands
  37. Visit North Korea
  38. Learn to surf
  39. Learn to scuba dive
  40. Go to space
  41. Buy Notts County FC
  42. Visit the Reform Club
  43. Drive a steam train
  44. Finish Rupert annuals collection
  45. Visit Loch Ness
  46. Visit Cuba
  47. Visit the Grand Canyon
  48. Do a volunteering project
  49. Explore Jesmond Dene
  50. Walk Northumberland
  51. Have Dinner at the Baltic
  52. Visit the Louvre
  53. Get a PhD
  54. See sunrise on seven continents
  55. Experience life without a five-day work week
  56. Build muscle
  57. Finish my Library project
  58. Watch all the essential old films
  59. Direct a short film
  60. Help people through blogging
  61. Give 10% of my earnings to charity
  62. Mentor a writer
  63. See the Northern Lights
  64. Visit Scandinavia
  65. Visit every country on Earth
  66. Write a book about my philosophy
  67. Do a triathlon
  68. Learn to ski
  69. Learn to snowboard
  70. Walk the Inca Trail
  71. Perform random acts of kindness
  72. Visit Kielder Water and see the stars
  73. Lecture an audience
  74. Get a degree in Philosophy
  75. Learn to play piano
  76. Act on stage
  77. Get on tv
  78. Touch a snake
  79. Find a cause
  80. Meet Ruth Lorenzo
  81. Learn photography
  82. Publish a book of poems
  83. Meditate daily
  84. Do a parachute jump
  85. Choose love not fear
  86. Make a YouTube video series
  87. Publish a short story collection
  88. Read all of Haruki Murakami’s books
  89. Read all of Stephen King’s books
  90. Get a morning routine
  91. Go biking
  92. Keep a journal
  93. Learn more about Buddhism
  94. Practice Yoga
  95. Camp out around a fire
  96. Tour Newark castle
  97. Go to the top of Newark parish church
  98. Climb Ben Nevis
  99. Write an epic (long) book
  100. Live in three centuries

So, they are my 100 things – what are yours? I’d love to hear from you if you have a list of your own.


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