Do you have a “Bucket List”?

In case you’ve been living under a rock in the bush and you don’t know what a bucket list is … it’s a record of things you want to do before you die or “kick the bucket”. Naturally, I did a Google search to confirm I had the correct meaning of the term. A more refined definition is: “A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime”.

Many of us just trundle along in life, living each day as it comes. That’s fine if you’re happy to live in the moment, but having some goals and dreams can provide direction too. We all have a different approach to life.

Ponder this – if you found out you had limited time left to live, what would you really want to do? Imagine you have unlimited money and resources… dream a little! Is there something you always wanted to do, but you haven’t done yet? Places to visit? People to meet? Things to achieve? OK, now you’re getting the idea.

Getting started with your Bucket List

There are so many different aspects of our lives from which we can draw bucket list ideas:

  • Career
  • Family
  • Love
  • Travel
  • Health
  • Social
  • Community
  • Spiritual … just to name a few.

What things can you think of doing that would truly give your life meaning and make great memories? They don’t all have to be big things, they just have to mean something to you.

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Bucket List inspiration

It’s time to renew my bucket list, as I’ve ticked off a fair chunk of my previous list. I went looking for some inspiration and found some ideas to help me write a new list. I hope the following helps inspire you too: (ideas are in no particular order)

  • Learn to dance the tango and waltz (properly)
  • Eat sushi in Japan
  • Try to eat haggis in Scotland
  • Explore a deep cave
  • Visit the Amazon rainforest
  • Get up close to an active volcano
  • Walk the Camino trail from France to Spain
  • Learn to surf
  • Write a book and have it published
  • Take an art class
  • Have your own photography or art exhibition
  • Take a drama class – family life has already prepared me well J
  • Attend a movie premiere
  • Create your family tree
  • Go parasailing or paragliding
  • Go to a music festival
  • Own your home outright (no mortgage)
  • Attend a gallery opening
  • Go on safari in Africa
  • Sleep in an igloo
  • Watch the sun rise over the ocean
  • Watch the sun set over the ocean
  • Make a snowman
  • Make a snow angel
  • Climb to the top of a tree
  • Go whale watching
  • Learn Yoga
  • Ride a Segway
  • Learn how to stay upright on a Stand-Up Paddleboard
  • Take a ride on a jet ski
  • Eat chocolate in Switzerland
  • Ride in a gondola
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Swim with stingrays
  • Stay in a five-star hotel and order room service
  • Learn to Belly Dance
  • Cruise the Mediterranean
  • Host a foreign exchange student in your home
  • Ride in a cable car in San Francisco
  • Stay in an underwater hotel
  • Go white water rafting
  • Ride a roller coaster
  • Herd sheep or cattle
  • Shear a sheep
  • Arrive at a beautiful destination by seaplane
  • Watch turtles hatch and run to the ocean
  • Eat gelato and pasta in Italy
  • Go hang gliding
  • Attend a floating lantern festival
  • Run a marathon
  • Achieve your goal weight
  • Go scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Ride a camel on the beach
  • Ride a horse
  • Go zip lining
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Swim with sharks
  • Visit the pyramids in Egypt
  • Shop on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverley Hills
  • Stay in an over-water bungalow in the Maldives or Tahiti
  • Go skydiving
  • Live overseas
  • Learn a new language – and use it
  • Work in a completely different field
  • Go bungy jumping
  • Learn to ride a motorbike
  • Learn to play a musical instrument
  • Watch the Olympic Games live
  • Shop at Harrods in London
  • Play paintball
  • Attend a book launch
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Visit Machu Picchu
  • Climb Mt Kilimanjaro
  • Visit the Grand Canyon
  • See the Great Wall of China
  • Ascend the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  • Sleep under the stars in the bush (no street lights!)
  • Ride an elephant
  • Plant a tree and watch it grow
  • Raise a child to be a happy, healthy adult
  • Work at a job you love
  • Write your memoirs
  • Shower beneath a waterfall
  • Hit a hole-in-one at golf – Putt Putt or Mini Golf doesn’t count here! J
  • Learn to juggle
  • Climb a mountain
  • Swim across a river
  • Build a tree house
  • Buy a house for someone you love
  • Climb a lighthouse
  • Fly in a private jet
  • Fly first class to Europe
  • Give a $10,000 gift to charity
  • Start a scholarship fund

I’m sure there are a thousand more ideas you could add to your bucket list. Everyone’s list will be different. As time and space here are limited, I’ll finish the suggestions and hand over to you.

What’s one thing you’d put at the top of your bucket list? Please let me know in the comments box below.

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