There's a film called The Bucket List in which Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman play seniors who bust out of a cancer ward and head off on a road trip to fulfill some personal wishes before they die.
It's actually quite the lovely film, but we recommend not waiting until you're on your deathbed to do the things you'd like to do. (Easier said than done, obviously.)
Whether it's seeing the Northern Lights or getting out into the wilderness or even just falling in love, many were keen to share their personal desires after Redditor FAM0USLOSER asked the online community, "What is at the top of your bucket list?"
"I'm a medical student now."
Buy my family a house. A functional, nice one.
I've always lived in a terrible place. My house was small, and something was always broken. My landlord wasn't useful and was always running away from paying her mortgage, so bailiffs always came knocking, threatening to change our locks if we didn't call her to pay her mortgage. I went to a secondary school where the pass rate was so low, it was almost a laughable matter. But I really just wanted to get my grades and leave.
I'm a medical student now, I'll graduate in 3/4 years (depending on if I intercalate). I'll buy my family a house. With good central heating. Double glazed windows. A garden. A functional oven. An electric hob countertop. I want to get them a fridge-freezer that dispenses ice. A shower that allows you longer than 10 minutes before the water goes cold. A shed. Rooms with double beds.
I live in a university dorm, little things like a working oven, shower etc gives me so much joy.
"I'm trying to make it through..."Giphy
Gosh, so many deep ones in here. Mine is kinda dumb in comparison.
I'm trying to make it through the complete list of 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die. There are plenty of lists out there, there's no reason in particular why I chose this one, but I'm working through it. It's...honestly probably going to take me the rest of my life.
Also, maybe try sky diving?
"I'd love to see..."
Traveling to every continent in the world and various countries. I'd love to see what's all on this planet.
Make music and release them for people to listen to. If anything I want to do in my adult life is to making music. Even if it's just a part time job. To know you made something of your own and people liking it might be the best feeling ever.
"Excited is an understatement."
Visiting Norway to see the Northern lights. Wanted to go since I can remember and I'm finally going on Wednesday! Excited is an understatement.
"I know that sounds strange."
Beating the odds. I know that sounds strange. I am one year past my last chemo treatment with no evidence of disease. The 5 year survival rate for the cancer I had is 40%. I plan to be part of the group that boosts that sh*** statistic (ha! Kind of a pun since it was colon cancer (stage 3)).
"We'll drive all day..."
I wanna travel America in an RV with a significant other. We'll drive all day or just stop and see the weird things there are to see, get local foods, visit national parks and national forests, sleep in the RV, cook and camp out. I wanna see the Grand Canyon, visit Montana, see the Northern Lights somewhere up north... but I'd love to share the experiences with someone I care about and who cares about me.
"I was fat..."
Get ripped, see how beautiful I can be. I was fat the first 33 years of my life. I'm 90 pounds down now, 70 pounds and many gym hours to go.
"I want to open..."
I want to open a comfort food restaurant in Ireland. It would just be me behind a full round bar with a grill top, some deep friers, and stove tops.
Menu would change daily based on what I find at market and feel like cooking. Entertainment would range from relaxed music, to fight nights, to big media releases like GOT before the bad seasons, The Mandolorian, the occasional soccer match, etc.
Menu scope would be anything from American continental, Mexican, Tex-Mex, Bronx Soul, or Italian.
I'm gonna hike the Pacific Crest Trail. For those who don't know, it's 2,700 mi (4345 km), from the US-Mexico border to the US-Canada border, by way of California, Oregon, and Washington.
I'm not gonna have time till probably 2025 or so, but I'm already preparing, and I've announced it to my family and friends (and Reddit now), so it's gonna happen.