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My Photography “Bucket List”

Photos of me on top of the Denali Mountain in Alaska

As early in life, I learnt and practiced the value of setting up goals and writing them up. I grew up with having not just more of a “wishing” attitude but with a mindset that “I can and I will make it happen” mindset. Nothing has changed my life more than learning how to set goals and then working hard to attain them. From career aspirations to all those staff of my goals and dream are made of – I have made it a habit of goal-setting and writing them down.

I am a huge believer in this bucket lists. I make bucket lists for everything! Now ,at 50 years old, I still make and write down a list of all the goals from my personal life to Business life, including Arts & Photography endeavour. I love seeing my aspirations written down in a concrete list.
Today I want to share with you some of the things that’s in my photography bucket list.

  • Circle the globe with top National Geographic travel and do photography Around the World by Private Jet
  • Learn to do scuba diving so I can do underwater photography. Swim with the whales and sharks and photograph them. Dive with dolphins in the wild
  • Attend storm and cyclone chasing photography workshop
  • Photograph Polar Bears with Cubs and more Grizzly and Panda bear
  • Photograph as many wildlife on different places of the world, being Elephant on my number one list, followed by big cats and moose
  • Do a lot of Wild Horse photography and photograph all breeds of Horses
  • Photograph and do intensive tour of Iceland and Norway in a camper van for few weeks
  • Experience and Photograph the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
  • Do aerial photography
  • Go on an African photo safari. See and photograph an animal migration
  • Camp and Sleep under the stars in the Sahara Desert
  • Learn to do a long exposure shot of the Milky Way
  • Iconic Places I wanted to visit and photographs:
    • Photograph every national park in the USA and around the world
    • Photograph penguins in Antarctica
    • The animals of the Galápagos Islands
    • The Taj Mahal monument in Agra, India
    • Kingdom of Bhutan
    • Attend and photograph the colourful Holi Festival in India
    • The Mayan pyramids in Yucatán, Mexico
    • The Himalayan mountains in Nepal
    • The Stonehenge ruins in Wiltshire, England
    • Photograph Cuba and do intensive tour of South America
    • Dakkak Village, Gobi desert of Mongolia
    • The seaside cliffs and buildings at Santorini, Greece
    • The open fields in Tuscany, Italy
    • Moonrise over Death Valley National Park, California
    • Lechuguilla Cave at Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
    • Castle in Scotland
    • An ancient Shaolin temple anywhere in China
    • An abandoned farmhouse or barn on the Texas backroads

So what does your list look like? Do you have wishes and dreams? Things you want to do? Places you want to visit?

  • Liz Bennet

    This is inspiring, and you have some amazing goals that I’d never even dream of achieving. It’s true seeing your goals in print is a motivator and I think that’s something that I’ll try to start doing. One thing I always wanted to do was visit an old castle or spend the night in one if possible.

  • You are a very ambitious woman, which is good. I have always believed that a bucket list adds a spice to one’s life such that there is always a desire to live on. I like the African safari one, I promise you, Africa is beautiful with wonderful loving people.
    I have always wanted to earn more on my private activities than what my employer gives. I would like the revenue streams to 50% coming from internet entrepreneurship, 30% from professional coaching and 20% from informal activities such as keeping domestic animals. At my age, 39 I believe that I can achieve this if God gives me more years in this world.

  • I loved reading your bucket list! So many ambitions. I love photography and I would certainly love to do underwater photography as well! There’s so much about the ocean we don’t know and so many creatures people aren’t familiar with and I’d love to make an impact by bringing them to the public! And photographing every national park in the US, that’s awesome! I hope you accomplish these.

  • Tahia Tahi

    If anyone visit your blog roll,they can know many information and motivation that help to do anything them.Photographing every national
    park in the US, that’s charming and beautiful.Everyone will inspire to see your Bucket List.It’s true seeing your goals in print is a
    motivator and I think that’s something that I’ll try to start doing.While reading visiting your blogs make to realize that anyone can do a lot
    of good things and that can help other people and accomplish everyone’s dreams.

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