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Before I die …

Before I Die is a global public art project that invites people to reflect on their lives and share their personal aspirations in public space. Begun by artist Candy Chang (after losing someone she loved) and friends on an abandoned house in the New Orleans neighbourhood, the project is about remembering what is important to you.

Inspired by the work of Candy Chang, we open up the public space that is our website to ask the people of Scotland 'what do you want to do before you die?' Please share below.

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Before I die I want to help my family, friends and clients to love themselves
Before I die I want to stop isis
Before I die I want to fall deeply in love
Before I die I want to Learn to fly a fixed wing glider, hang glider, and/or get my pilots license and fly a Cessna... I just want to fly!
Before I die I want to find peace with myself
Before I die I want to affirm life and teach that death is a natural process
Before I die I want to Learn how to ride a big horse.
Before I die I want to write on that wall
Before I die I want to walk barefoot at dawn through summer medows
Before I die I want to reach black belt level in Aikido
Before I die I want to visit places in the North of Scotland. We live in such a beautiful country and I haven't seen half of it yet.
Before I die I want to be an inspiration to oters
Before I die I want to live
Before I die I want to Be known for what I do rather than what I have got
Before I die I want to I want to see the world.
Before I die I want to see whales in the ocean
Before I die I want to learn to tap dance
Before I die I want to be loved again.
Before I die I want to stay as happily married as I am today :)
Before I die I want to find confidence
Before I die I want to have a space hopper race with all my friends :-)
Before I die I want to know that I have lived.
Before I die I want to go for a long walk in the sunshine.
Before I die I want to have a (healthy family), visit the Galapagos Islands & live a long, healthy life (despite Type 1 diabetes)!
Before I die I want to make amends with those I have pushed out of my life
Before I die I want to fly a fixed wing glider over the Swiss Alps.
Before I die I want to be debt free and not leave bills for my children
Before I die I want to walk out of the airport at New York and sing the Taylor Swift song: Welcome To New York
Before I die I want to Have lived my life to the full, to have made a difference in the work place and know that my family know how much I love them
Before I die I want to Hold my lovely daughter tight
Before I die I want to live, laugh, love and dance in the rain.
Before I die I want to marry the woman of my dreams <3
Before I die I want to make as sure as possible that God will welcome me to His Kingdom!
Before I die I want to travel, travel, travel!!!
Before I die I want to learn how to die a good death, teach my kids & grandkids about death (& life!), live every minute by being present, now! Love lots.
Before I die I want to I want to make a difference in people's lives.
Before I die I want to see a cure for cancer
Before I die I want to find inner contenment and be at peace with such an angry world
Before I die I want to travel to beautiful places
Before I die I want to do whatever comes up, I already have everything I ever wanted, a wonderful husband and an amazing daughter. I can die happy :-)
Before I die I want to Find the love of my life.
Before I die I want to go to Australia to spend time with my childhood friend.
Before I die I want to put £1,000 on one colour in a casino
Before I die I want to travel the world!
Before I die I want to have more happiness in my life and share with my family and friends
Before I die I want to learn to play the saxophone
Before I die I want to to see a safe place for respite and care of those living with neuromuscular disease
Before I die I want to Find peace
Before I die I want to see the law changed so people can have medical help to die when they choose
Before I die I want to have my own family.
Before I die I want to rock 'n' roll
Before I die I want to help more people realise how beautiful it is to be alive.
Before I die I want to see the pyramids
Before I die I want to go on an elephant safari
Before I die I want to Have a party where all my friends can share their best memories of Our friendship
Before I die I want to Know that the world is different because I lived.
Before I die I want to go to the Great Barrier Reef and Scuba dive there and go to Japan and China. I also want to scuba dive in the Georgia Aquirium
Before I die I want to grow a tree
Before I die I want to want to tell the person I've loved since I was 12 what they have meant to me and that I hope they are fulfilled and content in all they do x
Before I die I want to fly a kite.
Before I die I want to sleep under the stars with my beloved, far away from any artificial light and wrapped in a big fluffy rug.
Before I die I want to keep trying to make a difference till the very end.
Before I die I want to Kiss & cuddle my wife & hold my grandchildren in my arms
Before I die I want to enjoy life to the full!
Before I die I want to Feel content
Before I die I want to have lived my life to the full with no regrets about things I wish I had done
Before I die I want to stand on an Australian beach in shorts
Before I die I want to be organised for my death
Before I die I want to fall madly in love and be stupidly happy
Before I die I want to know what peace is
Before I die I want to visit Darjeeling tea gardens.
Before I die I want to travel along Route 66 in an open topped car with my daughter, taking in the sights and generally having a great time
Before I die I want to meet the man of my life and have kids with him, as I feel that would complete me.
Before I die I want to retire and live a new chapter in my life with those that are dearest to me
Before I die I want to See my children happy and content
Before I die I want to visit the White House
Before I die I want to Watch my children become happy, confident adults & support them to reach their full potential whatever that may be
Before I die I want to make sure that everyone I love knows just how much I really do love and appreciate them.
Before I die I want to see the Great Barrier Reef
Before I die I want to cuddle my cats and have lots of cats
Before I die I want to love myself and my husband fully and completely
Before I die I want to be at peace with the loss of my soulmate and look forward to seeing her again x
Before I die I want to feel carefree and not worry about stupid things
Before I die I want to find peace of mind, find love, and Live the life that i deserve !
Before I die I want to be loved by a man that I love and trust.
Before I die I want to go to Vegas!
Before I die I want to find happiness
Before I die I want to date Gerard Butler
Before I die I want to share time with my grandchildren
Before I die I want to reach Base Camp on Mount Everest
Before I die I want to put love in every little thing I do, in every relationship, in every working day, in every glance, even when I look in the mirror
Before I die I want to make my parents happy
Before I die I want to see my children grow into happy successful adults and to see them experience the joy of having children of their own
Before I die I want to complete a cycling challenge
Before I die I want to Stand at the feet of the statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro and look up
Before I die I want to truly appreciate the little things in my life that make me smile
Before I die I want to Build a great guitar others will play and gift music to others.
Before I die I want to have my own child, travel more and be happy
Before I die I want to Understand Bob Dylan's songs
Before I die I want to spend more than a day with my childhood friend in Scotland. Show my childhood friend the wonderful sights of Australia. Visit Bora, Bora.
Before I die I want to travel as much as possible, and experience other cultures.
Before I die I want to See my children grow into kind adults with a huge capacity for happiness. And to be ok with dying.
Before I die I want to have two wee dogs to walk along the Orkney beaches in our retirement
Before I die I want to travel and see so much more of the world
Before I die I want to visit Mongolia and stay in a yurt
Before I die I want to fly in an aeroplane.
Before I die I want to teach my children that love is more powerful than hate, forgiveness better than revenge and time more precious than money. xx
Before I die I want to learn true acceptance of self and others
Before I die I want to visit Alaska and do whale watching
Before I die I want to live.
Before I die I want to see my children be all they want to be and happy
Before I die I want to give peace of mind to the world
Before I die I want to build a snowman.
Before I die I want to Go dog sledding and cuddle a koala.
Before I die I want to swim with penguins in the wild
Before I die I want to climb Ben Nevis with my friends
Before I die I want to I want to go to Niagra Falls & do a boat trip unr it.
Before I die I want to Swim in the Indian Ocean
Before I die I want to live in another country for at least a year and learn the language
Before I die I want to sing a duet with Rufus Wainwright
Before I die I want to be happy
Before I die I want to see my children grown, independent and happy, write a novel, build my own house.
Before I die I want to be a doctor, get married, have kids and live peacefully.
Before I die I want to Help people and myself,to LIVE.
Before I die I want to Have a day at the spa with my beautiful daughter (now only 3)..
Before I die I want to Love as I am loved without fear
Before I die I want to learn how to play the guitar.
Before I die I want to exhibit my photography
Before I die I want to go to indonesia
Before I die I want to feel the kind of love that makes my soul catch on fire
Before I die I want to Be fully grateful for the life I've had
Before I die I want to Travel South East Asia and on to Australia
Before I die I want to not worry
Before I die I want to go back to Germany and see where I was born
Before I die I want to share life with a dog (again).
Before I die I want to be a granny - better still a great-granny...or a great great granny - you get it...
Before I die I want to say to my daughter 'I love you' 1 milion times!
Before I die I want to see the earth from space
Before I die I want to live life to the full.
Before I die I want to inspire someone to safeguard our precious environment.
Before I die I want to walk barefoot along Arisaig beach and dance under the Northern Lights
Before I die I want to learn how to ride a horse, learn to sail and see venice
Before I die I want to visit San Francisco
Before I die I want to help save the world's elephants
Before I die I want to experience sunshine in Scotland for at least six months of the year...
Before I die I want to make a will and leave a legacy to charity
Before I die I want to Drink a pint of Guinness while watching the sunset on the west coast of Ireland.
Before I die I want to Rollerskate to 'my favourite things' by John Coltrane
Before I die I want to set up a business to help people get their death organised, before they die, so they can concentrate on living.
Before I die I want to watch my best friends get married
Before I die I want to make sure I tell my children how much I love them EVERYDAY.
Before I die I want to visit Iran
Before I die I want to Want to live.
Before I die I want to have and hold onto deep, life-affirming love!
Before I die I want to make sure that all the people I love know it - and now much! Likewise, those who are a negative influence, I forget about!
Before I die I want to tell all the people I love how much I love them
Before I die I want to live and celebrate life to be the best it can be with all the ups and downs and to capture the story to share and give hope
Before I die I want to I would like to be a reasonable ballroom dancer
Before I die I want to Find happiness with my love
Before I die I want to Tour round America
Before I die I want to be forgiven for all my mistakes and re enact a moment of my happiest time. after my death, scatter my ashes over the sea.
Before I die I want to get married
Before I die I want to see Southside Johnny & the Abury Jukes in New Jersey
Before I die I want to be peaceful and smile because of the journey i have had and the love i have received.
Before I die I want to give more love every day
Before I die I want to thank my parents for such a wonderful childhood
Before I die I want to Be very very old!
Before I die I want to See a cure for Cystic fibrosis.
Before I die I want to Stop hurting and learn to love again
Before I die I want to help otthers
Before I die I want to have a tidy house.
Before I die I want to prepare for my send off!
Before I die I want to feel content
Before I die I want to see my boys grow up, be happy, healthy and settled with lovely wives and children. i want to go on lots of holidays with my Husband.
Before I die I want to I want to see the northern lights
Before I die I want to Be loved by a man with a strong and true heart, a man who loves me in the way I long to be loved and who I love in every moment of every day
Before I die I want to live on a farm
Before I die I want to do a Foundation Course in art and get lots of laughter lines
Before I die I want to Make sure my daughter is comfortable with lots of support when I'm no longer here for her
Before I die I want to visit every continent on the planet.
Before I die I want to live in peace...
Before I die I want to Bring an end to cruelty and bring Peace through my music to millions in one song.
Before I die I want to i whish everyone thier whishes come trure me 2
Before I die I want to i would like to see superman
Before I die I want to be able to truly say "I have lived."
Before I die I want to live in New York.
Before I die I want to plant a rose bush.
Before I die I want to keep as healthy as possible and spend every spare moment outdoors!
Before I die I want to be happy.
Before I die I want to overcome my anxiety and be at peace with my past. I'm working on it!
Before I die I want to go on safari
Before I die I want to shower beneath a waterfall.
Before I die I want to see my children and grandchildren are happy and content knowing how much i love them.. Oh...and ride on the back of an elephant! x
Before I die I want to see my son fledged, settled and happy.
Before I die I want to feed a quokka on Rotnest Island
Before I die I want to become a Doctor and be able to care for others
Before I die I want to See GBX experience (george bowie clyde 1 radio dj)
Before I die I want to Live every precious moment
Before I die I want to see a permanent "before i die" wall to give hope to those who feel alone
Before I die I want to Laugh every day!
Before I die I want to Sing a duet with rod Stewart
Before I die I want to be enough
Before I die I want to know my grandchildren and be a fantastic grandma
Before I die I want to walk the West Highland Way
Before I die I want to look back and think "Goood life, well lived".
Before I die I want to sit for a day beiside the Falls of Unich
Before I die I want to update my will and power of attorney
Before I die I want to live for 200 years in perfect health
Before I die I want to Cycle the great wall of China
Before I die I want to Be the happiest I can be and still love my brother even tho he took his own life 18 months ago
Before I die I want to watch the baseball on the telly on 14 March at 6:05pm but there'e nae chance of that
Before I die I want to learn how to dive
Before I die I want to Play acoustic guitar and make music
Before I die I want to Live on Colonsay and for my Children and Grand Child to have a happy life.
Before I die I want to dance naked in the rain
Before I die I want to I want to spend more meaningful time with my friends
Before I die I want to live every moment with those that i love dearly and let them know how much they mean to me
Before I die I want to Live!!
Before I die I want to I want to tell my children how much i love them and to continue to have a meaningful life.
Before I die I want to rest assured I've made a positive difference in my life.
Before I die I want to know what happens after death
Before I die I want to clear my internet history
Before I die I want to Honestly say I made it.
Before I die I want to make my wishes about death and dying known to those who matter most.
Before I die I want to laugh till I cry as many times as humanly possible
Before I die I want to find my soulmate and live happily ever after!
Before I die I want to see may little girl grow up and win her battle with leukaemia
Before I die I want to see my kids set up for a decent life
Before I die I want to besides having a family, I want to land my dream job in the funeral industry.
Before I die I want to recapture that sense of total absorption in something that children have when they play
Before I die I want to make a difference to the lives of others
Before I die I want to make sure my children are happy, cared for and know they are loved
Before I die I want to clear my inbox
Before I die I want to Learn to tap dance
Before I die I want to have the same desk for more than a few months
Before I die I want to help those that have been emotionally and mentally abused, especially by family, have a voice.
Before I die I want to have my dogs with me and hold them close
Before I die I want to see my children settled.Make sure they know that they are very much loved and gave me all I wished for in life xx
Before I die I want to sledge down a big hill.
Before I die I want to help others know the options for planning a good death.
Before I die I want to visit as many inspiring places as possible! And live a happy life, appreciating my friends and family and all that I am lucky to have :)
Before I die I want to be able to cycle safely in Scotland
Before I die I want to visit the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Australia.
Before I die I want to fulfill the 'unticked boxes' that have taken up residency in my head, as a result to then inspire others
Before I die I want to die softly
Before I die I want to have a family of my own
Before I die I want to write a book
Before I die I want to really live
Before I die I want to know I have helped people
Before I die I want to appreciate the gift of death.
Before I die I want to say thank you to the many people who have cared for me.
Before I die I want to Kiss my babies goodnight every night
Before I die I want to Before I die I want to teach my child how to live- to experience life in all it's vivid colours and be happy in its richness
Before I die I want to love, love, love!!
Before I die I want to see my children settled, happy and thriving.
Before I die I want to Finally find the job that fufills my dreams
Before I die I want to try to be all i can be. To thank God every day for all the blessings that I have & always to work towards social justice & peace x
Before I die I want to eat lunch
Before I die I want to travel around Italy and sit in the Tuscan sunshine with a glass of the local red, surrounded but friends and family
Before I die I want to share a lot of happy moments with my wife and see my children grow up.
Before I die I want to sail into both Sydney and New York harbour
Before I die I want to Travel to Scotland and see where my grandfather was born- then Italy!
Before I die I want to totally embrace and love who I am, just as I am.
Before I die I want to truly find out what it is really all about
Before I die I want to impact and inspire as many people as I can
Before I die I want to remember all those that I have loved and that have loved me, and be grateful for that love. My children and my soulmate.
Before I die I want to Not spend my days worrying about the future
Before I die I want to live in the moment
Before I die I want to swim naked.
Before I die I want to Meet Boy George
Before I die I want to see the world and live in paris
Before I die I want to climb a mountain with my daughter and remind her of her beautiful energy and look up at the big sky!
Before I die I want to Go to my own funeral
Before I die I want to write a book
Before I die I want to have so many wrinkles, that I cannot count them!
Before I die I want to cage dive with great white sharks!
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