Bucket List

Mbugua Njihia

In many ways I think of myself as a free spirit, nothing is too risque, with life and the world worth exploring. The rat race that forms the existence of most of humanity, bogs us down and we end up living such mundane lives stuck in the “cycle” wash, rinse, repeat. While I may not be in a position to say that I have broken free of that cycle…yet – the rigors of building and running a business petty much subscribes me to it, I have made a deliberate effort to pepper my life liberally with those experiences that my spirit calls out for. It began way back in high school with a great love for the outdoors, where all you had was on your back and good company by way of a friend or a colleague.

This is me going back to being human, life is never that serious. If you are a kindred free spirit, lets share and see where the paths of adventure and discovery lead.

Live life, Love Life

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The Things List {grows and shrinks a life dictates}
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  1. Climb really big things! Like mountains
    Mount Kenya to Lenana Peak 4,985 metres above sea level – Done
    Mount Kenya to Nelion Peak  5,188 metres above sea level – Pending
    Mount Kilimanjaro juu tuu sana  at  5,895 metres above sea level – Pending
  2. Run like a….
    Three Stanchart half marathons down (21 Kms), Nairobi – Done
    Nairobi is “high altitude”, lets run closer to the sea and still gun for 21 – Pending
    Something epic like the Boston or New York Marathon – Pending
  3. Dive
    Scuba dive at a beautiful reef – Pending
  4. Drive
    Get a race track and a sports car all to myself. Did someone say AMG? – Pending
  5. County visits
    Step into each of the 47 counties in Kenya- Pending
  6. Jump when I would rather sit or lie down
    Bungee jump 60 meters with waist deep head dunk in murky waters, Sagana – Done
    Twice…three times as mad. I am told that the Victoria Bridge bungee in Zimbabwe is something else – Pending
  7. See some ancient civilization
    The Aztec and Mayan chaps – Pending
    The Mummies and Daddies 🙂 of Egypt and their cribs – Pending
  8. See all seven +  wonders of the world 
    Grand Canyon – Pending
    Great Barrier Reef – Pending
    Harbor of Rio de Janeiro – Pending
    Mount Everest – Pending
    Aurora – Pending
    Parícutin volcano – Pending
    Victoria Falls – Pending
    Great Wall of China – Pending
    Petra – Pending
    Christ the Redeemer – Pending
    Machu Picchu – Pending
    Chichen Itza – Pending
    Colosseum – Pending
    Taj Mahal – Pending
    Great Pyramid of Giza – Pending
  9. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas – Pending
  10. Go places by sea…a multi city, multi country cruise – Pending
  11. Venice by gondola – Pending
  12. Explore Europe on foot, bike and train – Pending
  13. Dissect Asia, it’s people, architecture and food  – Pending
  14. Shadow a master chef and cook up a 5 course storm for family and friends – Pending
  15. Conquer something really dry, like a desert with dunes and shit – Pending

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The Feelings List 
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words not my own, but they fully sync with what I feel

  1. Have a feeling, when I’m 80, of a life well spent
  2. Stay mentally sane and have self-respect and dignity, and not be lonely
  3. Enjoy good health
  4. Get a big charge from what I’m doing
  5. Have freedom and some peace of mind
  6. Be free of feelings of injustice done to me
  7. Have enough money to help with all the above
  8. Be free of disappointment