Honestly, we have come across a zillion people ready to utter, ‘Oh, well, you only live once.’ No, you only die once! You live every day! The catch is, no one knows how fast the timer on our lives will run out.
Here’s a minor bummer before we head to a thrilling virtual experience of adrenaline-boosting activities the world has in store for us: a male lives for an average of 76 years while a female’s expectancy is pegged at 81 years, according to World Health Organization stats in 2015.
If you think that’s long enough, a study from the University of Zurich in Switzerland says that people feel about seven and a half years younger than their actual age. So there! More life to live and more things to do!
So, unless you don’t have a bucket list or if yours is as long as your arm, get off that La-Z-Boy recliner and start ticking those boxes!
Before You Begin, Consider Writing a Will:
What? Weren’t we supposed to be talking about having fun? Yes, we were. But, before you get too jumpy about finally skydiving or going on that safari ride, consider this: what will happen to all your hard-earned money when you die?
You don’t want your loved ones to fight over your assets or have the government take a massive chunk of it?
No matter how young you are, it’s always a good idea to have a will. Lookup for the best online will maker and get started on it right away. It’s a painless process and will only take a few minutes of your time.
Now that we have the serious stuff out of the way let’s get to the fun part!
Scuba Diving with the Sharks in the Bahamas
Have you ever wanted to get up-close and personal with the king of the ocean? You can do just that by scuba diving with the sharks in the Bahamas!
You’ll be diving with expert instructors who will ensure you’re safe. And if that’s not enough relief for your mind, you’ll also be in a shark-proof cage. Keep those eyes ready to witness the ubiquitously magnificent underwater creatures in their natural habitat!
Bungee Jumping in Verzasca Dam in Ticino, Switzerland
Are you looking for the ultimate thrill? How about bungee jumping 220 meters (720 feet) from the Verzasca Dam in Ticino, Switzerland?
The bungee jump scene from the James Bond movie ‘GoldenEye’ was filmed. And if it’s good enough for 00, it’s good enough for you!
You can also go ziplining in the nearby valley or take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Verzasca River.
Visit an Elephant Park
Those cute little grey guys have been on this planet for over 50 million years! And you can get a chance to meet them by visiting an elephant park. What luck, human!
Feed them, bathe them, roll over in the puddle of mud with them; it’ll be an experience you’ll never forget. Up for a little more The Jungle Book excitement? You can even ride them! Just make sure you’re not allergic to their trunk-hugging.
Write a Love Letter
Mushy stuff, right? But we’re not talking about just any love letter; this is a letter to your favorite celebrity! Picture Ian Somerhalder or Jennifer Lawrence receiving a heartfelt letter from a fan and responding to it.
It may seem like a long shot, but you never know until you try. And at the slightest, you’ll have a great story to tell your friends. And please, don’t pretend like this didn’t make your heart flutter a little.
Visit Hogwarts or the Shire
“You’re a wizard, Harry!”
Those magical words changed Harry Potter’s life forever, and they can change yours too. Visit the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studios and explore the magical world of Hogwarts! Where’s my wand!
Or, if you’re more of a Lord of the Rings fan, take a trip to Hobbiton in New Zealand and visit the Shire. You can even stay in Hobbiton for a night! Just make sure Gandalf is with you to ward off any pesky orcs.
Join a Marathon
Get those running shoes on and join a marathon! It doesn’t matter if you’re running a full, half, or even a quarter marathon. Just get out there and do it!
And if you’re not a fan of running, that’s okay too. You can always walk, jog, or crawl to the finish line. The worse that could happen is a viral video of you crossing the finish line. But at least you’ll be able to say you did it!
Take A Hot Air Balloon Ride
Dreamy, isn’t it? Gazing up at the colorful balloon as it floats you away into the sky. It’s like something out of a fairytale! You may even feel like Carl Fredricksen from Up!
You can make this dream a reality by taking a hot air balloon ride! All you need is a ticket to Cappadocia in Turkey, one of the most popular places to take a hot air balloon ride.
And the best part is that hot air ballooning is relatively safe. So there’s no need to worry about plummeting to your death. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!
So, stop feeling sorry for yourself lazing in your lounge with a pint of ice cream sulking over the Instagram post of your ex enjoying the view of Capri with a glass of wine in his hand. You could’ve been on that yacht, enjoying the scenery and sipping a mocktail, had you not been such a couch potato!
And now, when you have that will ready, you have nothing to worry about except getting a bad FOMO case! So, get out there and start living before it’s too late.