Bucket List

From a young age, I have always had a list of items I wanted to achieve. At the time, I did not really view them as goals but rather a checklist of things I thought I needed to experience in life. Most of the stuff was generic ideas taken from magazines and in my head; that was what I needed to do.

As I grew older, the list evolved and transformed into a lifetime bucket list of items I really wanted to do and now, in 2017, the list has changed into the lifestyle I would like to live. I’m not going to lie and say that all my goals have a purpose….

Below is my lifetime bucket list.

Note: the list is continuously being altered, updated, contemplated and rejuvenated, much like me.


“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

  1. Great Wall of China
  2. Thailand  – 25 April 2018 – 2 May 2018 
  3. Florida
  4. Weekend in Sun City
  5. Kruger National Park (See the big 5)
  6. See the parting of oceans in Cape Town
  7. Australia (Backpacking in the outback)
  8. Take the Walk of Faith, Tianmen Mountain in China
  9. Explore the Ancient Ruins of Petra in Jordan


“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you” – Fred Devito

  1. Eat healthier
  2. Exercise 4 times a week with ease
  3. Spend more time with family and friends
  4. Create a home (transform my house into a home)
  5. Build a stronger relationship with God.
  6. Start going to church again and become more active
  7. Get out of debt (currently have Credit Card; Personal Loan and Home Loan)
  8. Build an emergency fund (worth 3 months’ salary)
  9. Open 3 investment portfolios
  10. Run a marathon

Professional Achievements

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Collin Powel

  1. Grow and monetise my blog (Jeanette Theu) and start a YouTube channel
  2. Start an online shop selling crafted/design items
  3. Start the GirlCoder program
  4. Grow the annual GirlCode hackathon every year
  5. Grow and maintain the GirlCode brand
  6. Learn more about finance and investments
  7. Read more books (increase the number of books a year)
  8. Write a novel
  9. Create Passive Income
  10. Have a Positive Net Worth


”Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell not stuff to show.”- adventureinyou.com

  1. Get a tattoo (heart and freedom) – 29 April 2017: Now I want a dandelion and flower
  2. Learn how to swim
  3. Go bungee jumping
  4. Swim with dolphins (hence the learn to swim :))
  5. Participate in the bull run
  6. Experience weightlessness
  7. Go see the sunken titanic (submarine and swim out to the ship)
  8. Visit Shondaland (See the production of a TV show)
  9. Learn how to surf
  10. Visit Disney World
  11. Go up a hot air balloon
  12. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
  13. Scuba Dive
  14. See the Northern Lights
  15. Walk on a Black Sand Beach
  16. Go to Comicon (San Diego or New York) – 14 – 16 September 2018: Comic Con Africa
  17. Take part in Cosplay

Giving Back

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” ~ Muhammad Ali

  1. Sponsor or donate something of importance
  2. Pay for a stranger’s something (groceries etc.)
  3. Do a Charity Walk