Establishing Habits for a Productive Life

Bucket List

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West

#17, check.

This list ranges from the simple to the ambitious, from the here-and-now to the distant future, from the ‘self’ to the world.

50 Things to Do Before I Die:

  1. Watch every film on the AFI list
  2. Study at the University of Oxford
  3. Visit 50 countries by age 50
  4. Attend a 10-day Vipassana Meditation Camp
  5. Go to Burning Man
  6. Graduate from the DGA Training Program
  7. Go skydiving
  8. Visit a coffee plantation in Costa Rica (completed summer 2011) 
  9. Graduate from Stanford University
  10. Run an 8K (completed summer 2012) 
  11. Tango in Argentina
  12. Be fit enough to practice yoga at age 60
  13. Complete a 10-day backpacking trip in Yosemite
  14. Visit South Africa
  15. Go to Coachella (completed 2011 & 2012) 
  16. Spend time in the Himalayan mountains
  17. Go zip-lining (completed summer 2011 in Costa Rica)
  18. Become fluent in French
  19. Speak at a TEDx Conference
  20. Attend the Academy Awards
  21. Visit the pyramids of Teotihuacan (completed 2007)
  22. Backpack through Europe
  23. Go on a safari in Africa
  24. Run a half-marathon
  25. Go to Bonnaroo
  26. Produce a film that positively impacts the lives of its viewers
  27. Find joy in my work
  28. Host a dinner party for 10 interesting and inspiring people
  29. Attend the Sundance Film Festival (completed 2011 & 2012) 
  30. Visit India
  31. See Bon Iver in concert (completed 2011 & 2012)
  32. Attend SXSW
  33. Lead a yoga class
  34. Work on a film directed by Wes Anderson
  35. Meet Woody Allen
  36. Visit Istanbul (completed summer 2011) 
  37. Give back to Stanford in a meaningful way
  38. Visit Angkor Wat
  39. Hike the Appalachian Trail
  40. Work as a 1st AD on a major Hollywood Production
  41. See Radiohead in concert (completed 2012)
  42. Learn to sail
  43. Run in the Boston Marathon
  44. Find my soul mate and have a family
  45. Ski in the Alps
  46. Learn how to play jazz piano
  47. Perform in the Sydney Opera House (completed summer 2007) 
  48. Remain best friends with my three older brother as we age
  49. Attend the Cannes Film Festival
  50. Reduce my belongings to 100 items for a year


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