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10 Things (or more) to do Before I Die

The other day I was driving home and listening to one of my mum’s CDs (it was on the CD player and the radio was boring) and one of the songs in that CD kinda made me cry… the name of the song is Live Like you were Dying by  Tim McGraw… It was a good cry tho… The sort that makes you think “WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE?!?!?!” sort of cry…

Made me realise I have 2 alternatives: Either wake up and leave the whole depression business behind and get on with it… there is still too much to be done and those things won’t do themselves (yeah… I know… it is harder said than done…) or put a bullet in me head and end up my misery (hard to do as well as you can’t really buy guns in the UK can you????).

Well… As you can say I have chosen the 1st alternative and I have decided to embrace it with all that’s in it, the good the bad and the ugly… And I have a plan…

This plan has a few steps… and one of them was to elaborate a list of things to do before I die… I started ambitious and my first number was of 100 tasks and got straight into google to get myself an idea of how to populate that list… Well… it seems to me that this would be harder than I thought… and the main reason of my difficulty in that is… well…

I’ve done most things on the lists I found on google:

I have sky dived, I have crossed a country in a bike (okay… maybe not crossed, but have you seen how long the BR101 in Brazil is? is kinda like crossing the UK), I have gone mountain Climbing and have abseiled down a 50mt waterfall (and down one of the sides of the Twickenham Stadium), I got married (and am getting divorced) and have 3 beautiful children… I have been a Stay at Home Dad.  I have been successful in my profession and have worked for myself after that, I’ve lived in New York and lived in a beach town… I’ve surfed and ridden a motorbike. I have travelled and lived abroad… I have spent time in a shanty town aiding  in the community, I’ve gone bungee-jumping. I’ve climbed an active volcano and camped on top of the Andes under snow… I’ve gone scuba-diving AND snorkeling. I have had classes on piloting a small airplane, I have driven a Ferrari, a Mustang, a Camaro a Montecarlo and have street raced a tuned car. I have Photographed amazingly hot women wearing nothing or next to nothing and been paid to do it… Oh… yeah… I took up on photography… I’ve had photos published in magazines and newspapers in 3 countries… I’ve been on TV, I’ve had a newspaper column and I was part of a band and we have performed to a full audience… I have danced a tango in Argentina. I have competed in Adventure Races… I have shot a gun (1st class sharp shooter me…). I speak 3 languages fluently… I have participated of a public protest more than once… and almost been arrested for it once. (even took a can of Tear Gas in my head once)… I have kissed in the rain and I have been to a nudist beach (colony even… was fun!)… And that is just the stuff that crossed my mind now and not adding the naughty ones… *blushes*

Yeah… I’ve been quite busy ove the past 31 years huh?!?!

Now you see my predicament?!?!?! For me to have a list of things to do before I die that will actually challenge e the stuff in it will have to be bloody BIG! But at the same time realistic…

Only thing is I need ideas… And that, my beloved reders, is where you come in in the plan (well one of the ways). So far what I have is:

1 – Write and publish a book

2 – Expose my Photos in a gallery (or similar)

3- Leave a legacy for my children

4 – Put my feet in every continent in this world (Done North and South America and Europe… only Asia, Africa and Australia to go… (think Antarctic is doable?!?!!?)

5 –  Throw a big party for twitter friends… but not just any party… THE PARTY (ummmm… that gives me an idea…) Would you come?!?!?!?!? 😉

Yeah…. I know it’s not a lot… but that’s what I have in mind at this precise moment… the list will grow… and there are 5 more items to add to it…. so well… I would like to count on ya to help me fill up the spots on the next few days and when I have all the positions filled up I’ll start working to cross one by one (in no particular order) and I will be blogging every step of the way…

THAT is my challenge… yours is to find me 5 more things that I HAVE to do before I die… More if I think is well worth it… You can leave it in a comment, email, SMS, call me… whatever way you want… just give me ideas and let me know why you think I should do it?!?!

Looking forward for that one… :-)


10 Things (or more) to do Before I Die

The other day I was driving home and listening to one of my mum’s CDs (it was on...
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