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Get Started on Your Bucket List in 2018

Get Started on Your Bucket List in 2018

BUCKET LIST, GENERAL, INFORMATION
Well, 2017 is behind us and we are into 2018! As always, time flies and New Year’s rolls around faster than we expect it to. I started my bucket list eight years ago with #86 Go for a Polar Bear Swim and have been working away at it ever since. New Year’s is a time that we associate with new beginnings. For some it is a diet, a work out plan or a new hobby. For me it was my bucket list, which continually reminds me to never stop searching for the next adventure. In 2018, I’m sure a lot of you will challenge yourself to a new beginning such as the examples I have listed above. For some of us, simply managing to write “2018” instead of “2017” on…
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[#9 Lesson] It Feels Good to Help Others

[#9 Lesson] It Feels Good to Help Others

BUCKET LIST, LESSON
This life lesson relates to my previous blog post #9 Give Blood. Whenever I am able to help someone, it makes me feel good. I enjoy learning, whether it be university studies, reading books or life lessons. As I learn more, it increases my capacity to help more. Everyone experiences different struggles at different points in their life. If I have already experienced a struggle that someone else is going through it means I am able to help them. Even if I have not, I can still try to help them through offering other advice. In the case of donating blood, I didn’t actually feel like I had done much but at the same time I felt like I helped someone. Or at least my efforts may help someone in…
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#9 Give Blood

#9 Give Blood

BUCKET LIST
This bucket list item was completed on 28th January 2010 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. This was the second item that I complete on my list and did so only four weeks after my first item #86 Go for a Polar Bear Swim. My friend Candice was going to the same university as myself and was studying to become a nurse. She had never donated blood either but was keen to do it as well. Candice gave me the push to do this one immediately. After our classes on 28th January, Candice and I met up and went to the Canadian Blood Services location in downtown Halifax. Upon arriving we went to registration and were handed several forms. The questionnaire we had to complete was very detailed. There were over…
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[#86 Lesson] Just Start!

[#86 Lesson] Just Start!

BUCKET LIST, LESSON
This life lesson relates to my previous blog post #86 Go for a Polar Bear Swim. “A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.” - Greg S. Reid I was only introduced to this quote in 2016, long after I actually started my list. I was talking about my bucket list with my friend, Jesse, when he recited this to me. This quote embodies what a bucket list is. Write it down, plan it out and go do it. These are the three easy steps to completing anything in your life. What does this really tell us though? It tells us that you just have to start! The start…
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#86 Go for a Polar Bear Swim

#86 Go for a Polar Bear Swim

BUCKET LIST
In How I Started My Bucket List, I described the process I used to create my bucket list. When I created the list I had #86 in mind as being the first one I would complete. This bucket list item was completed on 1st January 2010 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The event that is held each year is called the Herring Cove Polar Bear Dip. The event involves getting into summer swimwear and jumping into the freezing cold Atlantic Ocean on New Year’s Day. I mentioned to my friend, Dave that I wanted to complete this item on New Year’s Day to kick off my bucket list. He thought it sounded like a great idea and agreed to come along. We were going to a party near Dave’s house…
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How I Started My Bucket List

How I Started My Bucket List

BUCKET LIST, INFORMATION
In 2009 I was in the second year of university, studying to become a mechanical engineer. For anyone who has endured university, you know that you need small indulgences to keep you sane. A friend of mine introduced me to the TV show Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and it instantly became my indulgence. I would stream the episodes from the MTV website and always watched the new ones as they came out each week. The show followed Rob Dyrdek, a professional skateboarder and business mogul, on his day-to-day adventures in his home of Los Angeles. Rob started by purchasing a factory and then built an office and skate park within it. He then proceeded to fill it with various toys such as dirt bikes, skateboard ramps, foam pits, basketball nets,…
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