Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Bucket List


For as long as I can remember I’ve been full of ideas for things I’d like to do in my life. As a child, this consisted of goals such as being a ballerina or maybe a vet, as well as fun things like going to Disney World and getting my face painted. As I’ve got older, my dreams have evolved with the changes in my health, although, saying that, I still have ambitions to do amazing things if my health allows.

Over the years I’ve made various lists – I attempted a project called 101 Things in 1001 Days, where you list 101 goals you’d like to achieve in 1001 days. Needless to say, I didn’t tick off all 101 points, but it was a nice way to encourage me to do things like sending a random text each week and surprising five different people with a little gift. I also had bigger things on the list, such as taking my Mum away for a spa weekend to Champneys and visiting a friend up in Yorkshire.

It was only relatively recently that I came across the term ‘Bucket List.’ If it’s not something you’ve come across before, it is basically a list (as long as you like) of goals you would like to achieve before you kick the bucket! I thought this was a perfect opportunity to put together my own bucket list, but if I keep it to myself I tend to find it gets forgotten about and my goals are never reached. So, I had a think about how I could encourage myself to look at it more often and hopefully achieve more of my dreams and ambitions. This is where my blog came in.

What a perfect opportunity to share my bucket list with the World! It means people can nag me and remind me of my list when it looks like it’s slipped my mind. It also gives me a place where I can keep track of what I’ve done, with words and photos, so that others and I can see how I’m doing. I’ve also bought myself a rather nice scrapbook, which I’m going to use to record every point I achieve from my bucket list. I’m actually feeling really excited about it, and I hope it will mean I make more of my life because if this illness has taught me anything, it’s that life is short and you never know how much time you will have, so it’s important to make the most of it when you can.


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If you’d like to keep up-to-date with my bucket list and the progress I make with it, you can find it all here. I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments as I move through my journey, so don’t be shy!

Do you have a bucket list? Have you completed many items from it and how to you keep track of what you do?


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2 comments:

  1. Hi, Yaa someone else who has a bucket list :) I have a very long bucket list I created back in 2009, things would pop into my head of things I wanted to do but I wasn't actively doing any of those things. So I found writing them down helped my make steps towards completing things on my list. I try to complete 4 a year the most I've done is 11 in one year. Barring in mind some of the things on my list are small random things but I felt were still important for the fun factor :) The best things I've done are I flew a Glider (small air plane) and i travelled solo for a week. I keep a copy of my bucket list on my wall and Id probably complete more a year if my health allowed me to. Sorry that was a long comment but when i hear people talking about bucket lists I'm immediately interested. hope your having a good day :) x

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    1. Thank you for your comment Laura! It's great to hear about other people having bucket lists and it sounds like yours is helping you to focus on doing things you really enjoy :) I can empathise with your health making it more difficult to complete things as it's something I've found with mine. Hopefully one day we'll get there though xx

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