My Life Bucket List: 43 Things I Want To Do Before I Die

If you are following this blog, you know that I am going to make the most of my life before I die.

I have long wanted to make a list where I set concrete goals for different things I want to do in life.

I therefore bring to you… my life bucket list!

How my life bucket list will be used

Being a consultant, I naturally want to make my bucket list specific, measurable and realistic. It should be very clear what it is I want to do, how to measure whether I have done it and be attainable (it cannot be a goal that can never be completed, e.g. “stay out of debt”, or something impossible).

I don’t see the life bucket list as the only way to have a successful life, nor do I see completing it as my overall purpose in life.

I will make sure to live life to the fullest on my way towards achieving these goals and never stress about the ones I don’t make any progress on. Even if I complete half of them, my life can still have been a very well-lived life. The items on the list are merely aspirations that I will try to pursue.

I want to keep my life bucket list open for new things that I want to do and be able to remove things I no longer want to do.

I want to check in on my life bucket list once a year and write an update on my progress on this blog.

I don’t want to include things I have already done.

Enough talking? Let’s get to the things on the list:


  1. Get married
  2. Get minimum three kids (I do not have kids at the moment)
  3. Move to a house outside the city (I live in an apartment in the city at the moment)


  1. Give food and shelter to a friend in need
  2. Be a best man at a wedding


  1. Have a savings rate of 75% on a rolling 12-month average
  2. Achieve financial independence before age 33
  3. Invest in a startup


  1. Have an interesting and challenging part-time/part-year job
  2. Have an unpaid, meaningful job
  3. Be featured in a large Danish newspaper/magazine with early retirement
  4. Be featured in a large global newspaper with early retirement


  1. Have a weekly charitable job for minimum a year
  2. Collect money for a charity minimum five times


  1. Be active four days a week for minimum a year
  2. Do yoga every day for minimum a year
  3. Be a vegetarian for minimum five years
  4. Do not drink alcohol for minimum a year


  1. Have more than 100,000 unique visitors in a month
  2. Have more than 1,000,000 unique visitors in a month
  3. Get a mailing list of more than 10,000 emails
  4. Earn an online income of more than $5,000 per month
  5. Write 52 articles within a year


  1. Visit more than 100 countries
  2. Live abroad for more than one year
  3. Go on a minimum 10 day yoga retreat abroad
  4. Go on a +100 day hike
  5. Visit Antarctica


  1. Join an amateur soccer club
  2. Do a skydive without an instructor
  3. Run a marathon
  4. Get a rescue diver license
  5. Attend minimum one year of dancing classes with my girlfriend


  1. Perform a concert on a guitar
  2. Be able to play a classical music piece on piano
  3. Join a choir for minimum a year
  4. Write a book on personal finance
  5. Sell a book on personal finance

Lifestyle & other shenanigans

  1. Take a professional cooking class
  2. Live a CO2 neutral life for minimum a year
  3. Throw out my alarm clock for good
  4. Go to a nudist beach
  5. Try to be silent for more than 10 days

That’s it! My life bucket list. If I get to do all of these things before I die, I will die a very happy man indeed – even half of them would be a success!

As you will see, many of the items have a “minimum” condition, which means that I can always choose to extend them if it adds value to my life and happiness.

Now it is your turn! What is your most important life bucket list item?