Completing my Bucket List

Interview with Derek Cullen

Thank you to Derek Cullen for taking part in my first interview for 2016.  Derek is a professional travel writer at


Why do you have a bucket list?

I have a bucket list, but I refer to it as my “list of things that keep me seeking out new experiences”! Essentially, I realized some time ago that life was all about new experiences, and growing through these same experiences. Keeping a mental note of all the things I want to achieve, is the best way to hold myself accountable and ensure I don’t end up NOT having these experiences.

How many things are on your list?

Eight things: 1. Have a fancy job title 2. Cycle Across Africa 3. Create a successful content business online 4. Walk the length of a major river somewhere in Asia 5.  Row alone across an ocean  6.  Find more adventures like the previous two mentioned 7.  Find someone special 8.  Have kids

How many have you done?

One – I cycled alone across Africa in 2014, it took a year from start to end.

Ps. I cycled Africa because my parents passed away and  had lost my way in life. The cycle changed everything for me…I am now a travel writer, following my dreams still.

If you could only choose three things on your list to complete what would they be?

Walk a river in asia, find someone special and have kids.

Do you think everyone should start a bucket list?

Yes so they can hold themselves accountable for pursuing their dreams.

What’s next for you?

I am currently in Asia working online and building my content business so when this starts to go well I plan on walking a river.


Thank you for taking the time to speak to me Derek, and best of luck with completing your list 🙂

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