What exactly is a bucket list? I really never heard the term before seeing the 2007 movie with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman in the theater, but then it was everywhere. There are lists you can choose from and books to read to make your own bucket list. So, a bucket list is a list (obviously, lol) of experiences and achievements a person hopes to accomplish in their lifetime before they die…or “kick the bucket”, which is how the phrase came to be. My question to you is this, do you have a list of things you would like to do before going on to our final destination or do you just take opportunities and experiences as they come and only live in the moment?
I am a list maker, but you knew that. I have a short list of things I would like to see and do, but I will still have lived a great life if I never get to do any of those things. Some people make the list and hold on so tight to it, then are so disappointed they never got a chance to do the list, but I would imagine if they took the time to look back through their life, they would see some pretty incredible things that were never on the list to begin with.
Making a bucket list can be a good thing. It can be a great tool to help you focus on goals and help you move towards your dreams. I am a big believer in writing those things down, but I am also a big believer in going with the flow and letting life unfold. I guess I am a list maker that hardly looks at the list. I just go out there and do my thing, while my list is sitting in a drawer somewhere.
What are some of the things on my bucket list?
- To be in Dublin, Ireland to celebrate a St. Patrick’s Day
- To ride in a hot air balloon
- To be on the New York Times best seller list
- To own the graffiti satchel bag from Chanel
Those are a few of the things I would like to see happen in my life. I will, however, not go to pieces if they don’t happen. I have seen and done some awesome things in my life and when my time comes, and I look back and reflect, I think I will remember all the laughter over stupid fun things instead of big trips and big experiences. Knowing me, I’ll be on my death bed singing the song “Seasons in the Sun” just to annoy my sister one last time. Because I plan to go out laughing.
When I think about it, the real things for me on a bucket list would be love, fun, laughter, friendship. These are the things that make up a great life, and I already have those things in abundance. But I’m still going after that Chanel bag!!!
Question for the comments…Do you have a bucket list? If you do, tell me one thing from your list.
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