Personally I’ve never watched The Bucket List, but I have always thought that the idea of having an aspirational list of things to do was a great idea.
When I was younger I had all sorts of ideas about what I would do with my life and where I would travel. Fortunately for me I’ve managed to fulfil some of those, but as I have aged I have noticed a tendency to become complacent about the “big dream” aspect of my life.
It has become too easy to be tied to my job, the kids and family, or simply stuck in the routines of daily living. This is to the detriment of the dreamy goal-setting youngster that still lives in my heart. I miss that young kid, she was a BIG dreamer. And it is one of my things to live by, after all.
Instead of having the traditional mid-life crisis* I think perhaps I may simply require a re-evaluation of those areas of my life that I feel have begun slipping quietly away from me, mostly unnoticed in the rowdy noise of small children and their games.
But just how to start?
Well my first step was to find this website, Bucketlist. I signed up and then began thinking about some of those goals that I had once upon a time, the ones that I haven’t managed to fulfil yet. So far I have a massive five items, three of which involve travel. Well considering just how much I love to travel that should be no surprise to anyone.
I’m thinking that I will make this a work in progress because I really don’t want to be the shrinking person I have become over the past few years. I think it is time to allow that internal youngster out to play.
Do you have a Bucket List? Feel like sharing? I’d love to hear from you if you do.
Feel free to follow me on the Bucketlist website, it will be a while before any of the existing list is finished, but maybe we can inspire each other on to bigger things.
* do women actually have these? I seem to only notice the term in conjunction with men and very expensive two-seater European sports machines.