A bucket list is a list of things to do before you die and comes from the term “kicked the bucket”.

Travel

  1. Visit every capital city in Europe
    Status:Not Complete
  2. Learn to Snowboard
    Status: Completed – Mammoth Mountain
  3. Learn to Surf
    Status: Not Complete
  4. Scuba Dive in warm waters
    Status: Completed – Red Sea
  5. Ride a Camel in the Desert
    Status: Completed: Doha, Qatar at the TEDxSummit
  6. Tour South America on a motorbike
    Status: Not Completed
  7. Visit the South Pole
    Status: Not Completed
  8. Pack suitcase and go to a random destination at the airport.
    Status: Not Completed
  9. Sail a boat that I own.
    Status: Not Complete
  10. Ride a train in India on the roof
    Status: Not Complete

Athletic

  1. Swim the English Channel
    Status: Not Complete (Attempted Sept 2011)
  2. Swim Alcatraz
    Status: Not Complete
  3. Swim Tsugaru Channel, Japan
    Status: Not Complete
  4. Swim 5km in less than hour. (200 lengths x 25m pool)
    Status: Not Complete
  5. Swim 1000km/year.
    Status: Not Complete
  6. Attend the Swimming Events at the Olympics
    Status: Not Complete
  7. Half Marathon
    Status: Not Complete
  8. Marathon
    Status:  Not Complete
  9. Sub 4 hour Marathon
    Status:  Not Complete
  10. Half Ironman
    Status:  Not Complete
  11. Ironman
    Status:  Not Complete
  12. 100 pullups in a workout
    Status:  Not Complete
  13. Maintain weight at 85kg
    Status:  Not Complete

Experience

  1. Get Married
    Status: Not Complete
  2. Speak French Fluently
    Status: Not Complete
  3. Learn Another Language
    Status: Not Complete
  4. Own a property on Central Park, NYC
    Status: Not Complete
  5. Commission a Famous Architect
    Status: Not Complete
  6. Grow a beard for an entire month
    Status: Complete
  7. Learn to Ballroom Dance properly
    Status: Not Complete
  8. Produce a Feature-Length Animation Film
    Status: Not Complete

Professional / Academic

  1. Finish University
    Status: Completed: University College Dublin
  2. Finish Graduate School
    Status: Not Complete: Did one year of Architecture at the Architectural Association, might do MBA/MSRED at some point.
  3. Teach Graduate School
    Status: Completed: M.Arch UCD Digital Computation and Emerging Technology 2012
  4. Earn a PhD
    Status: Not Completed
  5. Build a thriving company
    Status: Not Completed
  6. Design a Skyscraper
    Status: Completed: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  7. Work for someone who leads their field
    Status: Completed: Rem Koolhaas / Office for Metropolitan Architecture
  8. Employ Staff
    Status: Not Completed
  9. Have £1M+ in the bank
    Status: Not Completed
  10. Give £1M+ away to something I believe in.
    Status: Not Completed
  11. Mentor a startup that raises £1M+
    Status: Not Completed
  12. Front Page a National Newspaper
    Status: Not Completed
  13. Front Cover an International Magazine that I read regularly.
    Status: Not Completed
  14. Speak at the TED Conference
    Status: Not Completed (One of seventeen finalists in 2012, NYC)
  15. Organise a TEDx Event
    Status: Completed, TEDxDublin, TEDxLondon, TEDxGoodenoughCollege
  16. Invited on the favourite talk show
    Status: Not Completed
  17. Write a best-selling book.
    Status: Not Completed

2 thoughts on “Bucket List

  1. Hi James, we met once or twice in Bolton Street.

    Great to see a fellow architect use their skills to forge a different path.

    Best of luck with the bucket list. I’m assembling my own and have found your’s a source of inspiration.

    Ps. I followed your Kickstarter campaign but ashamed to say I didn’t back you… but I’ll placing my order very soon!

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