Bucket List?

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Time to take a break from organising, decluttering and the regular day-to-day activities at work and home.

I keep hearing people speak of bucket lists so I decided to investigate a little further.  I found this definition thanks to Google:

early 21st century: from the phrase kick the bucket ‘die’ (see kick1), popularized by the 2007 film The Bucket List.

There are many bucket list ideas floating around on the internet if you care to look but I think this defeats the purpose somewhat as you are really just following the mob.  I prefer to carve out my own unique path.

Bucket listThe majority of online bucket lists tend to follow a general focus on travel, extreme sports/activities and philanthropy.  Travel is a passion and while we have lots of ideas of places we would love to see both in Australia and overseas, I do not have a specific list of places to go.  Extreme sports or activities would probably go on my list of things that I will definitely not do before my time on earth is ended.  I would love to volunteer and provide support for those less fortunate , especially when I am no longer working full-time.  However, I am not sure that this really fits with a list of things that I want to experience.

I have never considered ever actually writing a list of things I want to do. I think that a list creates the risk that you can become so focused on ticking things off the list that the enjoyment is lost.

That is not to say that I do not have goals and aspirations.  I just haven’t written them down and numbered them as 1 to 100.

Do you have a bucket list?  What are your thoughts?

10 thoughts on “Bucket List?

  1. I make lists. It helps to write things down so I don’t go over and over about it in my mind. I have a list right now of the projects I need to do when the weather permits; painting cabinets, building shelves, staining deck, etc. With so much of life whirling around, the lists are a gentle reminder of things I need to know or need doing. There’s no mistaking that life comes first though. I Saw James Taylor in concert, John Mellencamp followed, lots of hiking, adopted a mutt… I still remember to smell the roses. Have a wonderful day. 🙂

    • Funnily, I am the same – I have a project list – saves on brainpower trying to remember but the fun stuff is just that – fun – and I don’t need a regimented list.

  2. I’m with you apart from wanting to be around long enough to see some grandkids and stay healthy to enjoy them. Mmmm, getting a kitchen is probably in there too 🙂

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