What is a Bucket List?
In a nutshell, a Bucket List is a list of things you want to do before you die.
Why a Bucket List?
I spent 6 years of my life severely immobilised by crippling knee pain. The most depressing thing about those 6 years wasn’t the pain, it wasn’t being a cripple at a mere 24 years of age, it wasn’t even the uncertainty of not knowing if and when I’d ever be “fixed”. It was all the things I thought I’d never be able to do.
As soon as there was a slight improvement in my condition, largely in order to stop being such a miserable old moo and also because I am a shameless list-freak, I sat and wrote a list of a few things that I’d love to do, and gradually, throughout the course of the last 18 months, I’ve been ticking some of them off.
The thrill of ticking something off an “I’ve always wanted to” list simply can’t be underestimated. It’s given my life so much unexpected joy, such rich experiences that I wanted to turn my list into a Bucket List Meme, share my joy and achievements via my blog, and hopefully encourage some of you to discover the same enjoyment of life. Go on! Life’s waaaaay too short for “always wanted to”!!
So far as your list goes, the rules are, there ain’t no rules! It’s your list. The contents are entirely your own, and can be as daft or as simple as you like. I’ve posted my Bucket List as an entirely separate blog page so that it’s easily accessible, and as and when I tick something off my list, I will strike it through, and mark the date. You can put lifelong dreams you’ve already achieved on your list, and of course, can post on your blog describing your experience each time you tick off a Bucket List item.
Your Bucket List can evolve with you. Any time you stumble across another experience you really want to have, just edit your post. At the end of your post, tag people whose Bucket List you’d love to see or who you think would enjoy taking part and add the Bucket List badge. Don’t forget to visit other Bucket Listers for inspiration, and to yell encouragement from the sidelines.
My Bucket List
Take a French A-LevelAugust 2011, Grade A
- Study Psychology
- Learn to play the piano
Take a Nile CruiseFebruary 2012 Visit the Sphinx and the PyramidsFebruary 2012
- Learn Hieroglyphics
- Read about the Egyptian Pantheon
- Learn how to cast a circle
- Read about Greek Mythology
Start giving blood again31 March 2010 Register as an Organ DonorJune 2010 Register as a Bone Marrow DonorApril 2010 Sign up as a Vision Aid Overseas volunteerJanuary 2010 Go on a Vision Aid Overseas projectOctober 2011 Complete a Race for Life in memory of my friend Julie27 June 2010
- Visit Wimbledon Tennis Club
- Dine at a Gordon Ramsay Restaurant
Start a blog!April 2011 Take an Archery ClassSeptember 2010
- Climb a rock-climbing wall
Take a dance classBelly dancing! January 2010
- Take a photography class
- See the Niagara Falls
- Try sushi
- Learn how to bake delicious soft chewy cookies!
- Complete a dog agility course with Max, with photographic evidence
Start an ISAMarch 2011 Make a willMarch 2012 Meet my fabulous friend RicOctober 2011 Take my Mum to New YorkNovember 2010 Take my Dad to St PetersburgAugust 2011
- Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
Swim with dolphinsMalta 2008 Go on a cruiseAugust 2011
- Fly first/business class
Take a photo every day for a year2012
- Go on an African Safari
Visit Stonehenge again– July 2012
- Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Visit the Wizarding World of Harry PotterJuly 2014 Visit the Harry Potter studio– August 2012
- See the Northern Lights
- Learn to ice skate
- Watch a Broadway show
- Ice skate in Central Park
Walk on the Great Wall of ChinaSeptember 2013 See Torvill and Dean perform liveApril 2014
I tag my lovely blogging friends:
- Cath @ Crafty Little Blogger
- Kirsty @ Kirstyes
- Stacey @ It takes a Woman
- Michelle @ Old Fashioned Mummy
and because I know she loves a good list as much as I do:
- Kate @ Kate takes 5
Good luck Bucket Listers! May your days be filled with fulfilled Bucket List dreams!
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