A Contradictory Life


Everyone dies, but not everyone lives. – Albie Sachs

I am a Dreamer and I think it is very important to have aspirations in life.

The reason I have called this page my “Lifelist” and not my “Bucketlist” is because I feel it has a more positive connotation (see quotation at top of page).

Some of the points may seem silly but as I have said before everything needs to be celebrated and worked towards; both big and small!

Of course this list is a work in progress and will never be exhaustive but I wil update and edit it as I achieve some of these goals or think of new and exciting ideas.

In no particular order and what has been done can be done again 🙂


  • Matriculate with a couple of distinctions
  • Make it to Second Team Hockey, even made it to Captain
  • Get a degree (BCom Investment Management)
  • Get a job in field that studied towards
  • Own my own car
  • Start a blog
  • Complete the 94.7 Cycle Challenge
  • Fall in love
  • Watch a sunrise
  • Watch a sunset
  • Explore a Cave (blogpost on this coming soon)
  • Climb Table Mountain
  • Run a 10km race (read about that here – ‘Taking back the streets – a random juxtaposition’ and here – ‘An empty achievement’)
  • Travel to Ireland
  • Finish Scrapbook Album from trip to Ireland 2004
  • Travel to France
  • Attend school in a foreign country in a foreign language
  • Learn a new language – French
  • Climb the Eiffel Tower
  • Bunjee Jumped off the Bloukrans Bridge – the highest in the world
  • Dye my hair brown
  • Get a tattoo
  • Get a piercing
  • Travel to London
  • Travel to North America
  • Go on exhilirating rides in Disney World, Florida, Orlando
  • Swim with sharks
  • Experience the Victoria Falls
  • Travel to Zimbabwe
  • Wine-tasting in the Cape
  • Kiss in the rain
  • Kiss underwater
  • White-water rafting
  • Picnic in a park
  • Invest some money into Unit Trusts
  • Hold and kiss a new born baby
  • Buy a Mountain Bike
  • Invest money into a Share Portfolio
  • Visit a Cheese Making Farm
  • Successfully cycle Half Marathon (40km) mountain biking races. (‘It’s all technical’)
  • Complete the 94.7 MTB Challenge
  • Write Book Reviews (Shantaram)
  • Redecorate my bedroom
  • Own my own House/Complex/Flat
  • Cut a fringe
  • Become a CFA Charterholder
  • White water raft down the Orange River
  • Sponsor a less fortunate child’s education – this was in my 10+ years section and am very grateful to have been able to do so already.


  • Complete the Argus
  • Run a 21km race
  • Buy a DSLR camera
  • Take a Photography Course
  • Print ALL photos from past 10 years (since going digital have neglected this)
  • Finish ALL Scrapbook Albums: France, 2x Zimbabwe trips, 21st, University years, High-School years.
  • Travel to Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, , Bali, Reunion, Mexico, Brazil.
  • Generate R2500 in passive income per month
  • Go Zip Lining
  • Open my very own “Wellness Centre” – details to follow
  • Walk into a room FILLED with balloons, a surprise waiting to be popped open in each one –  Inspired by Patch Adams
  • Eat a Raw Food diet for a month
  • Make something out of my soap making hobby, maybe establish a whole beauty range (all allergy-free!)
  • Source and use in delicious recipes (cooking & baking) gluten-free ingredients
  • Cycle in Full Marathon (70km) mountain biking events/races.
  • Complete what is described as the most difficult mountain biking challenge in the world, the Cape Epic.
  • Become a Getaway Blog contributor


  • Go on a cooking course in Italy
  • Go on a cooking course in France
  • Live in a foreign country for at least a year
  • See the Angel Falls in Venezuela
  • Explore the Amazon
  • Iguazu Falls of Argentina
  • Explore Machu Picchu in Peru
  • Complete a degree in Journalism/English Literature/Psychology
  • Generate R5000 in passive income per month
  • Volunteer work in Africa
  • Master the art of Public Speaking
  • Spend a month in silence
  • Spend two months in Bali/India/Indonesia practising yoga
  • Become a qualified yoga teacher
  • Backpack and cycle through Europe
  • Race a Lamborghini
  • Go to the Borough Market in London


  • Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef
  • Go on a cruise to Antarctica
  • Start a family
  • Become an expert in any field which interests and instills a passion in me
  • Write a book/novel/published work
  • Walk on the Great Wall in China
  • Go shopping in Hong Kong
  • Go skiing in the Swiss Alps
  • Generate +R10 000 in passive income per month
  • Set up a scholarship fund
  • Go on a Gorilla Trip Safari in Rwanda
  • Ride in a Hot Air Balloon over the Great Migration in the Serengeti
  • Travel to India
  • Ride an Elephant in India


  • Inspire people to live, love and laugh
  • Spend my life loving, living and laughing
  • Take moments to appreciate the greatness and the beauty of everything
  • Be a daughter my mom can be proud of
  • Be a sibling my sister can be proud of
  • Make the rest of the family proud
  • Be a supportive, loving, understanding, listening and fun friend
  • Be an irreplaceable girlfriend/fiancée/wife
  • Help people change their lives for the better
  • Have an impact on people I meet
  • See the best in everyone
  • Be there for people when they need me
  • Live a life of *love.faith.purpose*