Teenager’s bucket list can be inspiration for us all

Inspired by the story of Amy-Claire Davies, written by my colleague, Liz Perkins, I started thinking about my own bucket list.

Amy-Claire, who is facing with amazing bravery a terminal undiagnosed condition affecting her immune system, has created a list of the things she’d like to do before she dies. (As in the film, The Bucket List, with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, a bucket list is made up of things to do before you “kick the bucket”).

On her list, the 17-year-old from Llansamlet has very normal desires, like to pass her GCSEs, watch a sunset, have a boyfriend and go swimming in the sea. But she also wishes for more hard-to-reach things, like to drive an Aston Martin Vantage.

I’m sure everyone has their own bucket list, whether they’ve written it down or not. Mine also includes very normal things – and some which will be harder to achieve.

Some of my list:

  • Live in Vancouver
  • Get a puppy
  • Travel to Asia
  • Write a book
  • Create a great painting



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