In 2020 I needed inspiration and I was tried of waiting on others to provide it for me. So, I decided to make a list of things I wanted to accomplish over a period of twelve months. It was so fun, I just kept doing it.
I am grateful to make it to see the start of a new year. I’m alive and well. And, like a good little Virgo, I make a list of some things I’d like to accomplish that are new and reasonable. I’m all about those S.M.A.R.T. goals, you know. Once the list is done…I set out to work through any ‘discomfort’ and plan to have a ton of fun.
The focus of a bucket list is to live a life with hopes and aspirations. Making a bucket list allows us to reflect on our values and goals, and identify important milestones and experiences that we want to have in our lifetime.
The very words “bucket list” can stir up some pretty heave-duty fears. Lots of people think a bucket list is simply a list of things to do before you die. But, we are all dying, are we not? Each day alive is just one day closer to death. Morbid? Maybe. But I tend to think it’s important to set myself up with a few cool things to do each year. Our time is limited and our desire for knowledge can guide us to achieve what is most important to us before it is too late. Life is short.
We fuel our bodies with food, our minds with education and our hearts with love, but new experiences and dreams can nourish our spirit in ways that nothing else can. Whatever your goals or dreams are, there are benefits to turning them into a bucket list, a well-crafted one can push you to lead your version of an ideal life. Do you have a bucket list? If not, maybe it’s time.