The term bucket list refers to experiences someone would like to have before they pass away or kick the bucket. Glorified in movies, generally a bucket list is completed by terminally ill people who are painfully aware of the fragility and short period of time we are alive. Most folks wander in a haze of work and family, putting things they would love to do off for a magical time when they will have:
- More money
- More time
- More freedom
- More opportunities
They are blissfully unaware of the realities that there is no guarantee that you will live outside of this very moment– in an instant it might be over.
Why wait to experience your bucket list? There’s no time like right now to live as if you were dying because the fact is… we are all dying from the moment we are born.
What’s on your bucket list?
Your bucket list should include the things- both great and small– that matter to you and your personal interests. Here are some prompts to get you stared:
- Places you want to see
- Experiences you want to have
- People you want to meet
- Foods you want to try
- Activities you want to engage in
- People you want to impact
- Ways you want to make a difference
Wow, that’s a hefty list right there.
What would it take to check things off your list?
Your bucket list should be a mixture of things you could do easily if you took the time and made them a priority co-mingled with things you want to do that take effort, planning, and stretch you. What would it take to accomplish some of the things off your list? How about these ideas:
- Research an activity or interest
- Start a bucket list Pinterest board
- Start a savings account or envelope for a bucket list experience
- Join a group or club doing an activity on your list
- Make a reservation and set a date for an adventure
- Take action and simply dive in
It doesn’t take a whole lot more than intention to get started experiencing the things you want to be, do, see, and have before you die.
Life is fleeting so it doesn’t make sense to put off until tomorrow all the fun you could be having today! Create and experience your bucket list early on and don’t wait for the future to enjoy life’s opportunities.