2019 Bucket List

New Years Resolutions…no I don’t do them, they are destined to fail before we notice a difference, instead, a ‘wishlist’ Bucket List seems more achievable.

Last year I wrote my first ever Bucket List, I did so to push myself to get out and do more fun things, some of them simple and no budget needed, it was a great way for me to see what my ´wishlist´was at the beginning of the year and compare it with things that I did. I never thought I would tick everything off on the list, and I didn´t, but I’m surprised over the things that I actually did tick off.

Let´s go through my 2018 list and then write one for 2019.

# 1. Rock climbing. I did this actually the first day of the year, January 1st, 2018 and soon I’m taking my first ever course so that I can belay others. Link

# 2. Visit Exuma Bahamas ’The pig beach’ I didn’t get to go to the Bahamas so I´ll save this for another time. 

# 3. Get my PADI scuba ‘Open Water’ After my first trip to Dubi I ´detoured´ back to Europe via the Philippines and took my Open Water in Moalboal, Cebu. Link

# 4. Go on a surf trip and learn how to surf. I didn´t go on a surf trip but I did take some surfing lessons in LA, still need improvement so I’ll leave this one open for 2019.

# 5. Celebrate Christmas with my family. YES!! First time in five years I finally got to celebrate with my family back in Sweden.

# 6. Fly in a Hot Air Balloon. Yes, ticked this off in Dubai. Link

# 7. Visit Toronto. Went back here twice and hope to go back sometime in 2019. Link

# 8. Fly in one of the ´Vertical Wind Tunnels’ Nope, didn´t do this, definitely still on my list, this looks like too much fun!

# 9. Fly in a Glider Airplane. Nope, never got the chance to try this, hopefully in 2019.

# 10. Sand Dune Buggy. Sand Bashing in Dubai and Dune Buggy, Pismo Beach, CA. This was the best! So much fun! Link

# 11. Go back to Yosemite Went back here for three days in October 2018, still, I could go back here a million times and be just as amazed every time. Link

# 12. Visit at least one new national park, sleep in a tent and cook over an open fire. I did go back to Yosemite and Joshua Tree but not a new one and I didn’t sleep in a tent or cook over an open fire.

# 13. Get better to keep you all updated on my YouTube, no, this did not happen, oops, hopefully in 2019.  Youtube channel

# 14.  See wild leopards. I went on a Safari and I saw lions and a cheetah but not a leopard, leopards being my forever calling animal I feel that I will leave this one open, even if I saw beautiful cat animals, still, I need to see a leopard.

# 15. Visit Australia. I´ll have to save this one too, hopefully in 2019 🤞


Out of 15 I actually did 7 which is not bad at all and saving some that I can look forward to in 2019, onto my 2019 Bucket List, it feels like I´m writing Santas a wishlist…..



2019 Bucket List

# 1. Visit Australia (moved this one over form 2018 list)

#2. Learn to love Burpees, I hate them so much! Every time I go to a class in the gym and they have Burpees in the choreography I’m like ´oh hell no´ and almost leave the room. But I know that they are good for you, so from now on, instead of almost taking my full water bottle and leave, I´ll embrace it!

# 3. Camp and cook over an open fire. Moving this one over from my 2018 Bucket List.

# 4. Fly in a vertical wind tunnel, I will keep this on my Bucket List until I finally get to do it!

# 5. Do an overnight hike. I love to be out in nature, always has, but it was a very, very long time ago that I actually did an overnight hike.

# 6. Skydive again. I did this a while ago and it scared the holy crap out of me (pardon my language) I´d love to do it again just to take the fear away.

# 7. Be more social. I´ve worked a lot last couple of years and locked myself in with my computer, I feel that I want to make 2019 the year of being social, I am also terrible at socializing but will do my best.

# 8. Meditate on a more regular basis, daily basis.

# 9. Do 50 sits up every morning, hello abs 2019 😜😂 How´s with me, let’s make it a challenge.

# 10. Solve my 5 x 5 Rubiks Cube, thanks mom, dad and my sister for best xmas gift ever!

# 11. Sleep in a Glass Bubble, like the one they have in Iceland ´the five million star hotel´

# 12. Go on a ski trip (I´m really bad at skiing).


That’s about what I can come up with right now, there are so many things that I want to do, but I also have to be just a tiny little bit realistic.

What’s on your wish list this year, do you have a Bucket List? Comment here or on @pilotmaria I love hearing from you, plus I might get some extra inspiration on things I did not even think about.


Gotta go now, 50 Sit Ups and then meditate….then breakfast, studying for my simulator check, work on my presets (which are available here: sellfy.com/pilotmaria ) then gym rock climbing then home then…….the list goes on and on an on

Take Care!

xx Maria


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  1. January 13, 2019 / 10:08 am

    I have yet to start my 2019 bucket list… But I plan on doing a Spartan race Trifecta (already paid for them, can’t go back now), which consists of 3 races that get harder with each one. So my goal for this year would be to place in one of the Spartan races.

    • pilotmaria
      January 13, 2019 / 10:38 am

      That’s amazing!! Well done wishing you all of best luck 🙌🙌

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