I will fully admit that when I was younger I would brush aside the concept of a bucket list. I think my hesitation to compile one stems from my lack of interest to sit and think about what sorts of things I wanted to complete in my life, but now that I’m a little older and slightly more mature, I’ve decided to revisit the idea.
I think bucket lists are a great way to outline any ultimate goals we hope to achieve over the course of our lives. That’s not to say that bucket lists can’t contain more attainable opportunities, for example, learning how to do a somersault, because they certainly can. But personally, my bucket list contains endeavours and adventures that may not be the easiest to complete on a day-to-day basis.
A few things I have on my bucket list include:
- Learning how to speak a new language fluently
- Travelling to Europe once again
- Adopting a rescue animal
- Being able to drive my dads’ classic cars without stalling them
- Making an entire meal from scratch
These are a few examples of some things I would like to be able to say I’ve done at some point in my life. Again, they may not be everyday activities (although some are more attainable than others), but that doesn’t mean your own personal bucket list has to mirror mine or anyone else’s in terms of what sorts of goals you have set out to complete. Bucket lists can be full of crazy, adrenaline-inducing, teeth-gritting tasks, or they can look a little less intense and consist of things others may take for granted, like being able to do a proper somersault.
What does your bucket list look like? Perhaps if you’ve never given one any thought, this post will convince you to do otherwise.