Clarissa Johal: Flying Trapeze

Friday, May 10, 2013

Flying Trapeze

I've been keeping a list of Things I Want to Try on a piece of notebook paper since I was 21-years-old. It sits in a shoe box, tucked away with some old photographs of my father in Vietnam, a couple of cats-eye marbles, and a fossil I found when I was ten. When the opportunity presents itself, I cross the things I've tried off one-by-one, with the intention of doing them all. I'm happy to say I've recently crossed another off--trapeze lessons.
I've always been about experiencing what life has to offer. Sometimes, it gets me into trouble. Other times, I'm made fun of and told to act my age. But I never want to look back on my life and think, "Gee, I wish I would have tried that!"
So, here goes. My bucket list, in no particular order.

1. Trapeze lessons
2. Firewalking 
3. Great White shark cage photography
4. Sky diving
5. Hang gliding
6. Wine grape stomping in Italy
7. See the pyramids of Giza, Egypt
8. Visit Stonehenge
9. Visit the Amazon rainforest
10.Volunteer at the Tiger Temple in Thailand
11.Swim with dolphins
12. Survive on a tropical island for a week
13. Shower in a waterfall
14. Meet an alien
15. Scuba dive in Hawaii
16. Visit the Statue of Liberty
17. Visit Salem, Mass
18. Bungee jump
19. Travel to Africa and stay with the Masaai
21.Water ski
22. Watch a volcano erupt
23. Build an igloo
24. Go up in a hot air balloon

and last, but not least...
25. Become famous doing something REALLY famous.

Yep. That's been a lifelong dream.

Check back from time to time to see what gets crossed off and what gets added!
What's on your list?


Vonnie said...

And I thought I was the physical type! You are one hell of a wild woman. My bucket list is a lot tamer!

Clarissa Johal, Author said...

I'd love to know what's at the top of your, Vonnie!

Anonymous said...

I've made bucket lists off and on through the years, but I'm terrible at the follow-through of such things. Trapeze lessons would be fun, though.

Miss Footloose said...

Love your list! I may move to France, so if you change your wine-stomping wish from Italy to France, I may be able to help you out in a few years ;)

Clarissa Johal, Author said...

I would welcome the opportunity to stomp on grapes anywhere, Karen, lol. And how exciting to be considering a move to France! Thanks for stopping by :)

Clarissa Johal, Author said...

Brianna, trapeze lessons are SO much fun and a huge workout for arms/abs. Way more than you would think! ;)

Sharon Ledwith said...

Love your list, Clarissa! The Tiger Temple is right up my alley! Cheers, girl!

Clarissa Johal, Author said...

Wouldn't it be awesome? I've always wanted to sign on as a volunteer there. I'd need to learn the language. Thanks for stopping by, Sharon.

James Garcia Jr said...

Hey, Clarissa! Great list. You and I have the same number 25. *laughs* Wait! We get to be alive to see it, right? Getting famous after death is no good!! Oh, and just what exactly is acting one's age? Hmm? I have a feeling that neither one of us knows anything about that. :)


Clarissa Johal, Author said...

James, one would hope we're alive to see #25! Thanks for stopping by :)