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by Georgina Tselekidis (subscribe)
Freelancer and aspiring journalist from Adelaide. Visual Arts graduate & current journalism student. Fashion, lifestyle, entertainment, art & food. I also write for The Adelaidian //
Published January 28th 2016
You've probably heard the term "bucket list" before, and if you haven't it's basically a concise list of all the goals you want to achieve, the places you want to visit and ultimately all things you want to do before you die. Yes, it sounds a little morbid, but it's definitely not. It's a way to really push yourself to work hard, reach your goals, be successful or just experience the beauty that this world has to offer.

They say, "in the end you only regret the things you didn't do, and the chances you didn't take", well I find this to be true. Looking back on your life, you'll want to have lived a fulfilling journey that feels both satisfying, and beautiful. By creating a bucket list, you can tick things off as time passes by; no matter what age you are.

I've luckily ticked a few things off mine already, and I've experienced some great memories that I'm extremely grateful for.

In 2013, I traveled through Europe and decided to visit Iceland; one of the places on my bucket list. I thought I'd never get to see this place as it's so far away and quite expensive; however, I did it and it was truly spectacular. I witnessed the Northern Lights, which glistened over the night sky, and I was fortunate enough to visit the Blue Lagoon; one of the most visited tourist attractions on the globe. It's a geothermal spa powered by Iceland's volcanic and geothermal energy. It provides you with a natural and peaceful experience that leaves you with everlasting memories.

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The Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

As a huge Harry Potter fan, I was thrilled to have visited the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour in London. It was probably one of the most memorable events of my life, as I was able to capture and witness the sets, props and features of the film series. All items were authentic and used in each film.

Soon after, I decided to suck it up and get a tattoo; a Harry Potter tattoo. Yes, call me a nerd or crazy, but this was on my bucket list, so I did it. The symbol is from the Deathly Hallows; the last and final book of the series. It symbolises the Elder Wand, The Invisibility Cloak and the Resurrection Stone; when combined, you become the Master of Death.

One more thing that I've happily ticked off the list, is eating snails and frog legs in Paris; délicieux!. Not only were they tasty, but they were intriguing in texture, and appeal. Not many people would be game enough to try them, but I just had to do it; I was in Paris, after all!.

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Of course, I have a heap more to accomplish, but it's a start. So what's on your bucket list? Or what have you successfully ticked off of yours? Please share!
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