25 Before 25

I had a bucket list here before. Whilst milling on a bus journey, I came to realise that surely a bucket list is futile, I'm in my 20's! I decided to create a more focused list after securing a full-time job. It's surprising how quickly days can seep by. I created this list in order to remember to stay true to what I love. 
My 25 before 25 list
      1. Ascend a minimum of 3 more mountains.
Snowdon (1085M) - 22.06.2014
Ben Nevis (1344m) (03.05.2014)
Puig d'en Galileu (1181M) - 01.11.2014

Mt Kilimanjaro (5895M) - 06.03.2015

      2. Give blood x10 times.
          3. Be a vegetarian for the first time for at least a month.

Vegetarian: 7th July 2014 - 11th August 2014
(still kind of ongoing, I eat a lot less meat now)
       4.   Make an organic vegetable plot at home and grow something from scratch (Inspired by Raleigh International).
       5.   Go to 25 countries before 25. 
18 out of 25 (July 2014)
20 out of 25 (September 2014)
22 out of 25 (November 2014)
23 out of 25 (March 2015)
         6. Sign up for a sporting event e.g. a adventure race, charity run or marathon.
The Nuts Challenge - 7km mud obstacle course 31st August 2014

   7.  Maintain and keep my travel blog up to date.

   8.  Fundraising £800.00 was hard. Whenever I see a JustGiving page on my NewsFeed,  I will donate money to each friend to a minimum accumulative value of £100.00.
28.06.2014 - More to come! 
        9.  Teach myself something new. 
        10. Maintain going to the gym, with a target of going at least 9 - 10 times a month.
(Gym Attendance - (will update occasionally)
         11.   Be able to lift my own body weight, whether it be through pull ups or monkey bars etc.
         12. Sleep under the stars (Microadventure).
        13.   Visit my dad in Phuket, Thailand.
         14.   Volunteer actively with St John Ambulance.  
        15. Go to a West-End Musical.
Fame the Musical (24.02.2014)
War Horse (06.05.2014)
Memphis the Musical (13.10.2014)
                16. Visit the Scottish Highlands
   Haggis Adventures (19.04.2014)
and Fort William (01.05.2014)

       17.  Spontatenously treat a friend to lunch or dinner.
Bamboula Kitchen (09.03.2014)
       18.   Go to a live concert.
McBusted, Hyde Park (06.07.2014)
           19.   No matter how tempting, don’t ever get a smart phone.

      20. Get published in a magazine/online article about Travel.
   Wanderlust - Blog of the week (24.04.2014)

Mountain Kingdoms - Traveller's Tales (08.08.2014)
        21.  Do a long distance cycle.
Attempt 1: South Downs Way 23.08.2014.
Only got to 55 miles out of 100 due to difficult mountain biking terrain.
If at first you don't succeed, try try again! 
      22.  Do an adrenaline related activity that I haven’t done before.
Zipworld (biggest zipline in Europe), Wales 23.06.2014

23.  Try a cuisine I’ve never eaten before.
Persian food, Shiraz Restaurant, Cambridge 27.04.2014
  24. Read something inspirational.
“People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.”
 - The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
   25. Do something touristy in London: I often forget it's a wonderful city to live in! 
      RIB London speed boat tour 12.04.2014
     Current: 13/25

 I was 22¾ at the time of writing. I will try my best and I'll keep it up to date as I go along. The deadline for this list is 10th May 2016. My student-y travel days may be over and I do spend an awful lot of time at work, but let us always remember to make time for the things that matter. 

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