Its my birthday next week and I’m edging closer to that big 50 “arghhhhh!!”
It got me thinking though I really must write a bucket list, tomorrow’s never a promise and I’m not someone to have regrets but then again I wouldn’t wish to reach the grand old age of 80 and feel like I hadn’t achieved my dreams,goals and desires…..
As you probably already know from my previous posts I’m a bit of a list addict so this will come completely natural to me….
What is a bucket list?
For any of you that don’t know the phrase, term bucket list its definition is –
a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.
“making this trip is the first thing on my bucket list”
early 21st century: from the phrase kick the bucket ‘die’
When its put like that ” kick the bucket – die” it really hits home……
I suppose it will help me see my life in a completed kind of way, give me a clearer vision of where I’m heading.
I’m not the type generally for forward planning beyond my day to day activies though, other than the time management plans I rely on.
However it’ll be something to give me an incentive of keeping enthusiasm in mind, positive thinking….
Photograph by ” Paula Valentim”
Let’s fill that bucket……..
Here’s some ideas for your bucket list that I’ve compiled from friends family and myself.
Let’s not waste anymore time, let’s start on this insightful activity and give our existence some direction, even if we don’t complete the entire itinerary….
1. Travel to a destination you long to see. Mine is the Great wall of China and San Francisco.
Walk the wall and drive up and down the hilly streets in an American old fashioned 70s car….
Photograph by ” Keith Roper”
2. Thrilling or scary activity.
Bungy jumping or sky diving come to mind, can’t honestly say this is on my list. Maybe horse riding on a beautiful beach but everyone to their own. Never say never…..
Photograph by “Ticino-joana”
3. Drop a dress size and get in the best shape of your life.
Fitness and health with nutrition are so important for healthy living both physically and mentally.
4. Learn a different language or skill.
Education is immense and even if its a different skill it will benefit who you are.
A painting, photographic, cooking course, something you have always fancied doing…. #priceless
Silversmith I must try….
5. Run a marathon, or do a triathlon or even climb a mountain.
Push yourself to an extreme, taking you out of your comfort zone. This will help you learn so much about yourself.
6. Volunteer or help others without reward.
Help out at a homeless shelter, this is something I will put on my bucket list. Doing a service or volunteering is incredibly impowering, you are doing something because you wish to and not for material gain.
What you waiting for?
These are only a few ideas, just thought of another, learn a new sport, I fancy kick boxing!
Its a fantastic way to focus your direction and remember our thoughts materialise into actions far more likely if written down…..
So go have fun, make some amazing memories and have no regrets…..
What is top of your bucket list?
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