Completing my Bucket List


Hey, I’m Laura! Back in 2012 I was depressed, over weight, in a dead end job and doing nothing with my life.  Until I decided I was the only person who could change this!  I started off with a bungee jump and since then I have been trying to figure out who I am, and what I want to do in life by working through my ever growing bucket list.

Over the next few years I lost 45lbs, gained some qualifications, a new career, sky dived, and crossed many more things off my list.  Early in 2015 my story was picked up by the press including CNN, The Daily Mail and the BBC.  This has changed my life so much and opened up so many opportunities, none of these would have been possible without starting my bucket list in the first place.


As I work full time I try to fit in as much as possible into my free time.  I travel as much as my annual holiday allowance/funds allow; but apart from that my interests include:

  • Watching films at the cinema
  • Being a scarer in a haunted house at Halloween
  • Food
  • Escape Rooms
  • Costume Make-Up
  • New Experiences


Follow my adventures from the small to the large as I continue to work through my list and figure out what I want to do with my life.

Happy bucket listing 🙂





16 thoughts on “About

    1. completingmybucketlistuk

      Thanks so much, im just lately getting into actual writing on my posts instead of just pictures. I was just reading your latest post when you sent this. We’re a week behind american horror story here. Cant wait for the last episode!!

      1. Lovely Sami Anne

        You’re very welcome. I noticed you were starting to give a little more story background on your adventures. I think it is lovely either way. We have very similar blogs so yours ranks up there in one of my favorites. I’m so glad I didn’t put any spoilers then. You’ll love it though! They ended it well.

  1. Kim

    Hey there, I am kim and I live down near Milton Keynes. If you want some company to tick off some of the sporting things give me a shout.
    Drop me am email.

  2. Lauren


    After reading your story on Daily Mail I really wanted to message you and say I want this.
    How did you get the balls to do it.
    Im in a dead end job, got broken up with at Christmas and am so lonely.
    I want to do it but I dont feel like I can do it alone.
    Help me


  3. David

    I think like a lot of people I’d just like to know how you got started/ I guess it was just a case of taking the plunge and doing it and not worrying about what others think?

    With regards


    1. completingmybucketlistuk

      Hi David

      Pretty much yeah! A friend suggested doing a bungee jump. Something id have normally said no to straight away, but decided to jump in head first (excuse the pun).

      Id also gotten to the point in my life when it didn’t matter as much what others think.

      Best wishes 🙂

  4. Rainer

    Hi Laura,

    I found your bucket list very inspiring and plan now to create my own!
    Think about to create an additional page with bucket lists or links to bucket lists from other people who are fascinated by your example and want to share your great idea!

    Best regards,

    Rainer from Germany

  5. herheadache

    Hello Laura: I have had a bucket list for a while and it became the very first post on my blog. I started it when I turned thirty and I was sick and tired of not trying new things. Entering a new decade made me realize life is precious and we shouldn’t waste it. I have been trying to take chances and have adventures ever since, like my walk around the outside of the CN Tower in Toronto.
    I would love to show you my lists, one on my blog and what I have termed my “WanderList” on my new travel blog I’ve started.
    Feel free to check these out and let me know what you think. Would love to compare lists with you.
    Thanks. Good luck with this site and achieving every item on your list.

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  7. Michael Krobath

    Dear Laura

    We just published your story on our blog, as we think it belongs to the 10 best, touching bucket stories ever. check here:

    The blog is about the longer self-termined life and it is published in 3 languages (german, french, english).

    Would be great, if could you share it with your followers.

    All the best from Switzerland and we hope you will fulfill all your bucket list dreams. Go for it!

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