I’ve been a little future thinking crazy at the moment, I’ve handed in my final piece of uni work, my driving test is booked and I’m working my arse off to make me some dollar. But it got me thinking, what do I really want to achieve in life?
To be happy, yes.
But what really do I think will make my life worth living, I’ve put off so many things because I either couldn’t afford them or was too scared or busy to do them. So I thought I’d create a bucket list. I know, at 23 it may be too early to start this, but with the whole of my life to live, why not start now and actually live it fully whilst I can.
One thing that really got me when I was talking to my friends, and I don’t judge anyone’s decisions to do so because it’s their lives, but I don’t want to get married and have kids young. I want to be able to live my life before I bring another into the world.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I love my boyfriend to pieces and I can’t wait to start a life with him, but why rush into things? If you do everything so soon in your relationship, what do you have to look forward to? I have friends that are married with kids and are so happy with that (and I’m happy for them) but like, what’s next? You’re 23 and you’ve not lived?
This is starting to go a little off topic, so I’ll save it for another blog post.
In short, the reason I wanted to build a bucket list, is so I could fill the bucket before I kick it. There’s so much to do in this world and not many people really do it!
On the other side of things, I have friends that have travelled the world, and done things that in their end years they couldn’t have done, but I’m not talking gap years with this. This is a list that will take me years, probably my whole life, to complete. But, it’s something that I can accomplish and work towards and save for and it will motivate me to enjoy my life and take risks and opportunities.
Writing the list:
Okay, I looked at so many other blogger’s bucket lists to get my inspiration, lots of them blog their lists as they go, and have some incredible photos and life experiences to share.
But is that for me?
I’ve written a blog since I was 14 years old, I’m a nightmare at keeping it up to date and it’s currently sitting there not having been written on since probably last year. But maybe that’s because my life is currently boring? Let’s me honest, I have nothing really exciting going on in my life, I’m sat staring at a cup of coffee (well, two actually if I’m being honest) and it’s just passing me by. And maybe this is a calm before the storm, that is my life, hits. But it occurred to me that for the past twenty years, I’ve been in education, and now I’m not.
I need something to do!
So, that’s where the bucket list comes in! But it’s a case of, what the hell do I put on this list?
I find lists are easier to complete if things are already crossed off or if I’m planning to do something sooner rather than later. So I added a few things I’d already done to my bucket list, to sorta start it off really. Then came the big things I wanted to do in life! The generic things followed that, and then the tiny filler things! And before I knew it, my list of things to do in life was good to go!
And the the best thing? It can keep growing! So, watch this space!