Blake's Summer Bucket List 2017! (Blake Jones)

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Hey guys!

This is my first ever time at trying a proper blog style thread so hopefully it'll be of some interest to you guys and I'll learn a lot along the way! :jumphug::juggle:

I haven't finalised my list yet but this is how my summer bucket list looks so far. Hopefully I'll find many more things to add!

Red means I haven't started it yet.
Blue means I've started it but not yet completed it. (I was going to use yellow but that was hard to read)
Green means I've completed it!

1. Try a craft
2. Finish my Summer Reading List
3. Take a photo every day for a month (these will be posted on my instagram @justasnapshotintomylife)
4. Go somewhere you’ve never been before
5. Visit a historical place/garden
6. Have a Sherlock marathon
7. Watch 10 TEDX talks
8. Learn sign language
9. Learn how to tie a tie
10. Be able to do 100 push ups
11. Be able to hold a plank for 5 minutes
12. Be able to do 100 sit ups
13. Learn to juggle
14. Eat no chocolate for a month
15. Go out for breakfast
16. Learn a new word every day for a week
17. Learn how to play chess
18. Learn the alphabet in sign language
19. Make a list of 50 books I want to read
20. Make homemade lemonade
21. Spend a week being as environmentally friendly as possible
22. Try a face mask!
23. Learn to drive
24. Start a blog
25. Reach 2500 instagram followers
26. Watch 10 good documentaries
27. Watch 50 films
28. Go bowling
29. Do a photography treasure hunt
30. Bake something
31. Pass my theory driving test
32. Read a classic novel
33. Go stargazing with a blanket, a mug of hot chocolate and some biscuits
34. Binge watch the new orange is the new black
35. Make some progress into researching Buddhism
36. Unlock all the trees on Forest
37. Reach level 200 on Habitica

Feel free to follow this thread and give me any tips you have, or follow me on instagram for the photos (don't worry I won't think you're a creep). Happy bucket listing everyone! :rambo::tea::ta:
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37, wow!!! It's good to see the ones you took from mine, I hope you're gonna be more successful than I will be. And you're definitely braver than I am -- I couldn't manage a month without chocolate lmao

For the list of 50 books, I'd definitely recommend getting a Goodreads account if you don't already have one!
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37, wow!!! It's good to see the ones you took from mine, I hope you're gonna be more successful than I will be. And you're definitely braver than I am -- I couldn't manage a month without chocolate lmao

For the list of 50 books, I'd definitely recommend getting a Goodreads account if you don't already have one!
Haha!! We'll see! I might not manage a them yet! :laugh: And thank you! I'll get one of those now!
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no chocolate for a month?!
I admire your strength of will!
Some of these seem like a lot of fun and I can't wait to see how you'll do
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no chocolate for a month?!
I admire your strength of will!
Some of these seem like a lot of fun and I can't wait to see how you'll do
Haha! Yep I'm gonna try! And thank you! At the moment I'm suffering with a few mental health issues so to have people actually reading my blog and having a list of fun things to do gives me purpose!
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Haha! Yep I'm gonna try! And thank you! At the moment I'm suffering with a few mental health issues so to have people actually reading my blog and having a list of fun things to do gives me purpose!
I know what you mean! Knowing people read it, and having people chat about my goals with me definitely helps
I'm definitely going to keep an eye on how you're getting on (and trying not to neglect my own goals)
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I know what you mean! Knowing people read it, and having people chat about my goals with me definitely helps
I'm definitely going to keep an eye on how you're getting on (and trying not to neglect my own goals)
That's awesome! Thank you so much! I'll be sure to check out yours and keep up to date with your progress too! I really appreciate that!
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16/07/17

After almost a week with barely any internet I'm back! I'm hoping to be posting at least once a week now that my internet is back (fingers crossed) and so I'll be updating you all next week on what I've got done so far and what else I'm adding to the list!

These are my goals for the coming week:

1. Be able to do 15 push ups
2. Be able to hold a plank for 2 minutes
3. Be able to do 15 sit ups
4. Learn a new word every day for a week
5. Make a list of 20 books I want to read
6. Watch 10 good documentaries
7. Do a photography treasure hunt
8. Binge watch the new orange is the new black
9. Make some progress into researching Buddhism
10. Unlock a new tree on Forest

Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow!
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17/07/17

Hey folks! I'm counting this as Day One of my Blog now that I'm properly back. Hopefully there will be daily updates from now on meaning a lot more posts I've added two items to my WFF list from yesterday which stands for Weekly Focus Finder by the way. It's an idea which originated in the STAG guild of habitica which is an website I use to be more productive in a gamified way. I've made so many good friends on there!

1. Be able to do 15 push ups
2. Be able to hold a plank for 2 minutes
3. Be able to do 15 sit ups
4. Learn a new word every day for a week
5. Make a list of 20 books I want to read
6. Watch 5 good documentaries
7. Do a photography treasure hunt
8. Binge watch the rest of the new orange is the new black
9. Make some progress into researching Buddhism
10. Unlock a new tree on Forest
11. Update the blog
12. Help 10 people in the tavern (On habitica)

On habitica we also have DFFs which are daily focus finders and so here's mine for today:


Must-Dos:
  1. Publish my TBR list so far to the blog (See below)
  2. Learn a new word and share it with the guild and blog (See below)
  3. Help 5 people in the tavern


Should-Dos:
  1. Plank for 1 minute 30 seconds
  2. Do 10 sit-ups and 10 push-ups
  3. Watch a documentary and review it on the blog (that's what I'm calling this)


Nice-To-Dos:
  1. Watch 2 episodes of Orange is the new black
  2. Plant 5 trees on Forest (a productivity app I use)
  3. Spend a pom reviewing and adding to my goals


Today's word is Voracity which means to consume great amounts of food eagerly!

Here's my TBR list so far...

1. Face
2. Self Discipline
3. Cold Killing
4. The Power of Habit
5. Brain Rules
6. Thinking fast and slow
7. Spark
8. Pride and Prejudice
9. Anne Frank diaries
10. Unsolved Science
11. To kill a mockingbird
12. The fabric of the cosmos
13. The elegant universe
14. The 7 habits of highly effective people
15. The wide window
16. The miserable mill
17. Gone
18. Noughts and Crosses
19. The Toy Taker
20. The Keeper
21. A mind for numbers
22. Alex Rider Point Blank
23. Trouble Twisters
24. The knife of never letting go
25. The riddle of the hidden treasure
26. The dragon of ordinary farm

I'm now off to help some people in the tavern - I'll do another post later
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17/07/17 Pt 2

Hey guys! Second post of the day!
For my goal of watching 10 documentaries I watched this David Attenborough documentary on arthropods and it was awesome! You have been warned though, it's not for those scared of spiders of insects of any kind!

I loved the Bombardier beetle! It was awesome! Whenever it gets attacked it has a chemical reaction in its abdomen and this produces hot gas and acid which it sprayed in the attacker's face! Ouch!

The trapdoor spider also looked pretty cool. Overall I'd say it was an okay documentary, I'd probably say 5/10. It was good because it was David Attenborough but I just didn't get into it as much as some of the others but that might just be because I'm not particularly interested in bugs.



Today's DFF is currently looking like so:


Must-Dos:
  1. Publish my TBR list so far to the blog (See below)
  2. Learn a new word and share it with the guild and blog (See below)
  3. Help 5 people in the tavern



Should-Dos:
  1. Plank for 1 minute 30 seconds
  2. Do 10 sit-ups and 10 push-ups
  3. Watch a documentary and review it on the blog (that's what I'm calling this)



Nice-To-Dos:
  1. Watch 2 episodes of Orange is the new black
  2. Plant 5 trees on Forest (a productivity app I use)
  3. Spend a pom reviewing and adding to my goals


Time to watch some OITNB!
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18/07/17

Some things happened yesterday evening which led to my DFF not getting completed but the vast majority of it got done.

Hopefully today's goals will go better:


Must-Dos:
  1. Do a plank of at least 1 minute 30 seconds
  2. Help 5 people in the tavern
  3. Update WOTD - (see below)


Should-Dos:
  1. Do 15 push ups and 15 sit ups
  2. Watch a documentary
  3. Read 20 pages


Nice-To-Dos:
  1. Go out with a friend for lunch
  2. Spend a pom reviewing and adding to my goals
  3. Do the chores



Today's Word of the Day is... Epochal which means of great importance or something that is highly significant
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18/07/17 Pt 2

Today I decided to watch this documentary which although quite dark, it was actually very interesting! I hadn't ever really thought of psychopathy being an innate condition.

That's documentary 2/10.



I've had to change one of my nice-to-dos but here's what my DFF looks like now:

Must-Dos:
  1. Do a plank of at least 1 minute 30 seconds
  2. Help 5 people in the tavern
  3. Update WOTD - (see below)



Should-Dos:
  1. Do 15 push ups and 15 sit ups
  2. Watch a documentary
  3. Read 20 pages



Nice-To-Dos:
  1. Do some lettering
  2. Spend a pom reviewing and adding to my goals
  3. Do the chores
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19/07/17

This post isn't going to be a long one due to various issues I'm having at the moment. I think I'll just update when I actually make goal progress next week when I've finished my word of the day challenge.

I've watched 3/10 documentaries now. Today's was about the Brain man. It is sooooo worth a watch! He can remember the first 22415 digits of Pi! (Hope I remembered that right! XD)

Today's word of the day is casuistry meaning to use clever but unsound reasoning.
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