A few months ago, someone asked me what was on my “bucket list”. Although I had never seen the movie that created said phenomenon, I knew what the intent of the “bucket list” was.
Having said that, I didn’t know what was on my “bucket list”. I had to think quick on my feet, but now that I’ve had time to process what I really want on my list, I’ve researched and seen some interesting trends.
According Bucketlist.net, some of the top bucket list items include
- Getting married
- Going on a cruise
- Getting a tattoo
- Running a marathon
All admirable items, yes, and I suppose that is what makes the “list” personal and unique to each individual. I had to go a bit deeper to create my list (mainly because I’ve achieved 3 of the above, but never really considered them bucket list material prior to achieving them).
And so, I’m attempting to create my own, unique, bucket list. Here goes:
- Visit Turkey (I’m actually going there this summer, which begs the question – did I really want to go to Turkey, or did I add it to the list to feel a sense of completion?)
- Visit the Czech Republic.
(pause……. What else is on my list?? Have I been working so hard on building my career that I forgot to dream???)
- Wine tour through Italy. These bucket list items are all sounding “travel” related.
- Get my sommelier certificate. Now they’re sounding all “wine” related.
(why can’t I do this?)
- Take my kids to Harry Potter World (obligatory “family” bucket list item)
- Retire with a cute little place in Canmore (obligatory “retirement home” bucket list item).
Perhaps I need to see the movie, perhaps it took Morgan Freeman 40 years to create his list. Perhaps I shouldn’t be so hard on myself. I would ask for advice on how to build my list, but then it wouldn’t be my own.
Is anyone else struggling with their list?