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Conquering My Bucket List

Everybody has a bucket list and I have talked about mine in an earlier post. Today, I thought of doing a quick update on how many items have successfully been stricken off the list.

Times Square; July 2012

Bucket List Times Square NYC

Well, NYC and Times Square were never part of the bucket list earlier but when I actually was there it edged its way into it as if it was always in my destiny to be there! Truth be told, I need to go there again to strike it off my bucket list.

Flash Mob; 21 March 2013

Flash mob was THE trend in 2012-2013 and it was everywhere – railway stations, malls, hostels. It still is I suppose! So, I knew I had to do it and as the head of the dance club *cough cough*, I brainwashed a couple of friends to make this a reality. With two days of practice, I left for home thinking it would be a ~8 people show. Little did I know my dear friend found people in the night and with practice sessions that lasted well into the night, the final performance was done with ~30 people with people joining us as the performance continued. The video is a little embarrassing but you might need proof right? 😉

Travel In Train Alone; 20 September 2014

You will find “Conquer it yourself” to be a big theme in this list. Even though I love being by myself, being alone in public is a huge feat that I still tremble over. We always traveled by train from Delhi to Kerala and traveling alone was a feat I achieved in 2014. I had to travel to Kerala to sign an official document and since it was just for the weekend it did not make sense for my mother to travel with me, hence the lonely ride with myself and my backpack that was half full by books (I took five of them with me!). Check!

Goa; 12 April 2014

Bucket List Goa

Point me to somebody who doesn’t want to go to Goa at least once in their life and I’ll show you a liar! My sister who has seen most of Europe still grumbles how she still hasn’t been here. So, Goa was always on this list and I checked this one off my list in the summer of 2014.

Skydiving; 22 February 2015

Bucket List Skydive

I have always been fascinated with adventure sports (though normal sports still elude to grab my attention) and bungee jumping, skydiving, paragliding all have been on my bucket list and I did not think I was ever going to fulfill them anytime soon but then our work trip to SF happened and so did sky diving. All thanks to my lovely friends.

London; December 2015

Bucket List London

Well, ever since my sister moved there I knew this trip was on the cards someway down the line, but it happened all too soon in 2015. My brother in law’s India trip got canceled at the last moment and we couldn’t wait to meet our sister and her little baby. So there I was ticking off the item as I traveled as my sister and baby’s bodyguard 😀. We also had an unremarkable new year beginning flying amongst the clouds!

Watch A Movie Alone; 27 August 2017

Bucket List

Back again in the “conquer it alone” series was overcoming the fear of strange eyes on me as I walked into a theatre all alone. I earlier had seen “The Jungle Book” alone but it was because a friend had to cancel at the last moment and an accident did not seem to make it worth striking off the list. Then, last week when my parents were away I planned and went for a movie all alone. I laughed out loud without worrying about any eyes on me and it indeed was such a lovely experience all in all.

Dine Alone In A Restaurant; 27 August 2017

Bucket List

Don’t get me wrong I have dined alone multiple times, well actually I usually dine alone every single night. But again dining in a restaurant with other people all around was a HUGE feat for me that I was so glad to check off. And it was just icing on the cake that it was my favorite Pasta and it was finger licking good. Yummy! I conquered the last two on the same day and I even went all dressed and made up for my date with myself! <3

 

Well, even though it does seem like a big chunk of the list, there is still a long way to go (with a lot of cliched items I must as well!). And here’s to another year of checking off many more items in the list. What are items in your bucket list? I’d love to expand the list with your ideas as well. Have you conquered any of these items yourself? Let us know in the comments below! Comment, share and don’t forget to spread the love!

 

Until later,

Vani

 

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