ΔΕΝ ΞΕΡΩ ΑΝ ΠΡΕΠΕΙ ΝΑ ΤΟΝ ΖΗΛΕΨΩ Ή ΟΧΙ

Δε ξέρω αν πρεπει να τον ζηλέψω ή οχι...

Όταν η Ζωή τον χτύπησε, εκείνος πηρε το μαθημα του και αποφασισε ότι πρεπει να κανει τωρα αυτό που θα ηθελε παντα να κανει.

Διεγραψε τη Ζωή του, φιλους και πρεπει και ξεκινησε από το ΜΗΔΕΝ. ΜΗΔΕΝ ΛΕΜΕΕΕΕ !!!

Εκανε το πρωτο βήμα που απαιτειται για να περπατησεις ενα δρομο 10.000χλμ. Η Ζωη του ξεκινησε στα 48 του. Και μαλλον βρηκε αυτο που ηθελε...

Δηλαδή τώρα που θέλω και εγω να πιασω στυλο και χαρτί, μήπως θα πρεπει να ανησυχώ...???


Στο δρόμο βρήκε και τον έρωτα...


Έβγαλε στο σφυρί στο eBay ολόκληρη τη ζωή του- το αυτοκίνητο, το σπίτι, τη δουλειά και τους φίλους του, περνώντας μία πραγματικά πολύ οδυνηρή κρίση μέσης ηλικίας.

Όταν η σύζυγος του Ian Usher, Laura, τον εγκατέλειψε έξι χρόνια αφότου αφότου μετανάστευσαν από τη Βρετανία στην Αυστραλία, άφησε πίσω του κάθε τι που αφορούσε την παλιά του ζωή.


Έτσι αποφάσισε να κάνει μία καινούρια αρχή, ταξιδεύοντας σε όλο τον κόσμο κουβαλώντας μαζί του μόνο ένα κατάλογο με πράγματα που ήθελε να κάνει!

Τέσσερα χρόνια μετά έχει επιτύχει τους περισσότερους από τους στόχους που είχε θέσει ενώ βρήκε και πάλι την αγάπη και ζει πλέον στο δικό του ιδιόκτητο νησί στην Καραϊβική.


Ο 48χρονος Usher από το Darlington έβγαλε 192.000 λίρες πουλώντας το σπίτι του με όλα όσα είχε μέσα. Στο πωλητήριο συμπεριλαμβανόταν το αυτοκίνητο και η μοτοσικλέτα του, το τζετ σκι και ο εξοπλισμός για πτώση με αλεξίπτωτο, λίστα των φίλων του και δοκιμαστική πρόσληψη στη δουλειά που άφηνε πίσω του.

Συντετριμμένος από το τέλος του γάμου του, ο Usher επιβιβάστηκε σε ένα αεροσκάφος για το Ντουμπάι και μετά σε πολλές ακόμα χώρες. Από τότε δεν κοίταξε πίσω ούτε μία μέρα και δεν έχασε ούτε ένα λεπτό από τη ζωή του.

Από τον κατάλογο με τα εκατό πράγματα που ήθελε να κάνει μέσα σε διάστημα εκατό εβδομάδων ο Usher έχει διαγράψει τα 93. Σε δύο «απίστευτα» χρόνια, όπως ο ίδιος τα περιγράφει, έμαθε γαλλικά, να πιλοτάρει αεροπλάνο, συνάντησε τον σερ  Richard Branson και έπαιξε ένα μικρό ρόλο σε ταινία του Χόλιγουντ.



Κατά τη διάρκεια της περιπέτειάς του έστησε ένα online δίκτυο για άλλους ανθρώπους που η ζωή τους «ξεγέλασε». Έγραφε για τις δραστηριότητές του και κυκλοφόρησε κι ένα βιβλίο με τίτλο «A Life Sold».

Πριν του τελειώσουν τα λεφτά αγόρασε ένα ειδυλλιακό νησί ανοιχτά των ακτών του Παναμά, που εκτιμάται πως κόστισε 30.000 λίρες, όπου χτίζει τώρα το σπίτι του.


Αναπάντεχα ο Usher βρήκε και πάλι τον έρωτα. Η γυναίκα που κέρδισε την καρδιά του είναι Καναδή και λέγεται Moe. «Συναντηθήκαμε στη Φλόριντα, περάσαμε μία εβδομάδα μαζί στη Τζαμάικα και μετά στην Κόστα Ρίκα και ο έρωτας άνθισε», είπε.

Ορίστε και η λίστα του και ποτε τα ολοκληρωσε...

93/100 goals completed
100/100 weeks completed.
 






http://www.100goals100weeks.com/goals_Progress.php

Completed Tasks list:
05 Aug 2008 - Snowboard on Dubai indoor ski slope
11 Aug 2008 - Big bungee jump
17 Aug 2008 - Christ of the Deep
19 Aug 2008 - Paraglide
27 Aug 2008 - Tomatina Festival
05 Sep 2008 - Climb the Eiffel Tower
14 Sep 2008 - Dive off the top board at Bishop Auckland swimming pool
02 Oct 2008 - Oktoberfest
09 Oct 2008 - Climb Statue of Liberty (or at least walk round it!)
11 Oct 2008 - Kingda Ka rollercoaster
15 Oct 2008 - Niagara Falls
29 Oct 2008 - Sort out my tattoo
01 Nov 2008 - Have a hawk land on my hand and eat
12 Nov 2008 - See the Grand Canyon
15 Nov 2008 - See Mount Rushmore
18 Nov 2008 - Las Vegas
22 Nov 2008 - Skydive in a wind tunnel
23 Nov 2008 - Drive across America on Route 66
24 Nov 2008 - Los Angeles
28 Nov 2008 - Juggle with fire clubs
06 Dec 2008 - San Francisco
09 Dec 2008 - Gallop on a horse along a beach at sunset
10 Dec 2008 - Spend a night in a haunted house - alone!
25 Dec 2008 - Work in a soup kitchen on Xmas day
27 Dec 2008 - Go on a dog-sled ride in the wilderness
03 Jan 2009 - Snowboard at Whistler
17 Jan 2009 - See an active volcano
19 Jan 2009 - Dive with manta rays
20 Jan 2009 - Take the controls of a helicopter
24 Jan 2009 - Ride the long surf at Hawaii
26 Jan 2009 - Get Paula Campbell into top 10 in a Google search
28 Jan 2009 - Sleep in a Japanese capsule hotel
03 Feb 2009 - Hammerhead shark reef
06 Feb 2009 - Sell my life
07 Feb 2009 - Dive with whales
09 Feb 2009 - Ice sculptures - Sapporo Yuki Matsuri
25 Feb 2009 - Go to Israelite Bay
13 Mar 2009 - Ride a motorbike at over 250km (150mph) on a public road
27 Mar 2009 - See Uluru
29 Mar 2009 - Learn to play didgeridoo (circular breathing)
02 Apr 2009 - Learn to kite surf
30 Apr 2009 - Swim with a 10+ metre whale shark
14 May 2009 - Cannes Film Festival
24 May 2009 - Learn to speak conversational French
25 May 2009 - Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling Festival
31 May 2009 - Meet Richard Branson
14 Jun 2009 - Ride the Wall of Death
20 Jun 2009 - Do a wingwalk
08 Jul 2009 - San Fermin Bull Run Festival
12 Jul 2009 - Greenpeace, go aboard the Rainbow Warrior
19 Jul 2009 - Stay a night in an underwater hotel
22 Jul 2009 - Pyramid at Chichén Itzá
12 Aug 2009 - Bonneville Speed Week
15 Aug 2009 - Bobsleigh run
23 Aug 2009 - Bognor Regis Birdman
31 Aug 2009 - White water rafting
01 Sep 2009 - "7 peaks in 7 days"
18 Sep 2009 - Enter a $1000 poker competition
21 Sep 2009 - Meet 10 new people from ALife4Sale
04 Oct 2009 - Skydive from either a helicopter or a balloon
21 Oct 2009 - Have a bit-part role in a Hollywood movie
24 Oct 2009 - Memorise the poem "If..." by Rudyard Kipling
01 Nov 2009 - Festival of the Dead
12 Nov 2009 - Walk on the Great Wall of China
20 Nov 2009 - Ride an elephant
22 Nov 2009 - Elephants Round-Up
12 Dec 2009 - Red crabs march
21 Dec 2009 - See an iceberg
22 Dec 2009 - See the Northern Lights
05 Jan 2010 - See Table Mountain
07 Jan 2010 - Shark cage dive
09 Jan 2010 - Ride an ostrich
17 Jan 2010 - Victoria Falls
25 Jan 2010 - See the statues on Easter Island
06 Feb 2010 - See Machu Picchu
11 Feb 2010 - Iguazu Falls
12 Feb 2010 - Learn to speak Spanish
14 Feb 2010 - Carnival at Rio
15 Feb 2010 - See "Christ The Redeemer" statue in Rio
27 Feb 2010 - Learn to fly plane
06 Mar 2010 - Nude skydive
31 Mar 2010 - Slim down to and maintain 70kg
16 Apr 2010 - See Everest
28 Apr 2010 - Taj Mahal
13 May 2010 - MIG flight
13 May 2010 - Join the Mile High Club
13 May 2010 - Weightlessness flight
20 May 2010 - Have a workplace romance
19 Jun 2010 - Learn to ride a unicycle
22 Jun 2010 - Learn to play the harmonica
26 Jun 2010 - Night skydive
30 Jun 2010 - Develop a six pack stomach
03 Jul 2010 - Set up the BlindsidedNetwork.com support forum


Τι δεν προλαβε να κανει ?


Drive a car into water off a jetty

I have tried to arrange this goal on several occasions, in several locations. In Salt Lake City my buddy Clay has a few TV program pals, and thought he might be able to get something arranged for this goal. The biggest problem that he ran into was finding a suitable body of water to put a car into, due to pretty strict environmental regulations.

When I found myself with a few spare days in Kathmandu, heading next for England, I started putting some postings on UK diver forums, looking for suggestions for locations, and offers of assistance for safety cover. I didn't quite expect the level of controversy that my posting would receive. Check out the most active forum for responses here at Yorkshire Divers - very polarised opinions. After much discussion, I pretty-much wrote off the UK as a venue.

Finally, back in the States again, a friend of a Hollywood stuntman contacted me on Facebook, but unfortunately I never heard from the daredevil himself!

At times I have considerd simply buying a car, and driving it off a pier somewhere, but have always been keen to avoid two potentially undesirable consequences - being arrested and ending up with a hefty fine, or worse, or getting trapped in the car with nobody there to assist! Common sense has prevailed here, and unable to do this safely, I have decided to wait until such a time as I can do this in the way I would like. I am sure I will get around to doing it one day.

Gather 5 Ian Ushers together in one place

I came so close with this one, managing to gather four Ian Ushers in a pub in London. I have tried on several occasions since then to achieve this goal, and just the other day arranged a Skype call, hoping to at least be able to gather five of us together on an internet call. The three other Ians from the original gathering all agreed to be part of the final attampt, but despite many emails to many other Ians, I couldn't get one more involved.

I had thought this might be a reasonably easy goal to achieve - I mean, how hard can it be to get five guys together for a beer? But despite my best efforts, it would seem that most Ian Ushers are not the slightest bit interested in meeting any of their namesakes.

Thanks to the Ians who did take part though, sorry we couldn't make it happen.

Dive to the Titanic in a submersible

As far as I know, and I have done quite a bit of research, there is only one company that offers deep-dive sumbersible tours down to the Titanic, where it lies on the sea-bed, at a depth of over 12,000 feet. That's over two miles down, and is an extremely dangerous trip.

Unfortunately, there is no expedition in 2010, the next one being palnned for 2011. I am on the mailing list for information, but another factor which makes this a particularly difficult goal is that the cost is expected to be around $55,000 per person. Unless my forthcoming book is a runaway bestseller, this one may not happen for a while yet.

Learn how to lucid dream

This is another goal upon which I have been working on and off over the course of the 100 weeks. Lucid dreaming is when, in a dream, you realise that you are dreaming. Apparently it is then possible to control the direction of the dream, and make it about whatever you want.

I have had this happen only twice, once long ago, and once during the course of the 100 weeks, but want to be able to do this somewhat regularly to count it as an achieved goal.

It is something I intend to keep working on in the future.

Raise $50000 for Bowel Cancer Research

I perhaps think I put off beginning my fundraising efforts for too long, concentrating on other goals instead. I have managed to raise over $7,000 for my chosen cause, which I am proud of, but it is still a long way from my original target of $50,000.

I can't make any excuses, but perhaps the world economic climate over the past year or two has made this particular goal a bigger challenge. I received many emails from people who would have liked to help out on this one, but unfortunately were not in a postion to do so.

Many thanks to all of you who did help, or would have liked to. Your support is greatly appreciated, both by myself, by the Australian Bowel Cancer Association, and I am sure by the people whose lives may well be saved by earlier recognition of the onset of symptoms, and more effective treatment that ongoing research facilitates.

Watch a baby being born

I have always imagined that one day I might see my own child being born, and this was a goal on a list from long ago. maybe this will never happen for me, I don't know, but I left this goal on the list regardless. I think this must still be an incredibly moving experience, obviously more so if you have a connection to the parents, rather than it just being a random stranger.

Maybe I will still be lucky enough to experience this one day.
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