I’ve never been a fan of the term ‘bucket list’. I think, perhaps, it leads me to believe that I’m on the course to death. I mean. I know I am; We all are. But I just prefer not to think about it. Interestingly enough, something happened when I turned 50. All of a sudden I felt like time was running out. Like I hadn’t done enough in the years I’d been blessed with. My therapist asked ‘what is it you think you are missing out on doing’. I couldn’t say. Thus begun my quest to identify and create my bucket list.
Originally, I was trying to think of some other name to call it. As I said, I don’t want to be thinking about kicking the bucket… not at all. But eventually I gave up that quest. It is what it is. The bottom line is, there are some things I want to experience before leaving this earth. Before kicking said bucket.
A lot of these things are not even that big of a deal really. But they are things that I have purposely put off doing, waiting for that special day. When I’ve lost 100 lbs… when my kids are grown… when i have more money… you name it, I’ve found a reason NOT to do it. After putting things off for so many years, I actually have forgotten what makes me excited. What is it like to do what I want to do. In fact, when I’m asked that question (and I have been many times, and have even asked myself), I have not one answer!
I had no idea where to even begin. After doing a lil research, I came up with 10 categories I’m interested in. They are:
From there I was finally able to think of some things I’d like to do. And I am really looking forward to checking some things off of this list. Better believe I’ll be blogging about them!
If you’d like to see my list, a work in progress ~ come check it out here, or by clicking ‘bucket list’ in the navigation..
Do you have a bucket list? What kinds of things are on yours?