I am enamored of my brother-in-law who not only HAS a bucket list but is whittling it down as he visits each place. A few years ago I had a client ask me to list 50 of mine. "What, are you kidding?" It got me thinking, "What were they?" Frankly I had not even thought of it. Sure there were places I wanted to see, but never imagined I would actually go there. Yup, there were activities I wanted to do, but to actually do them? Really? Too much got in the way.
Let's play a game here: If finances, family, friends were not an issue or concern, where would you like to visit? What places would you like to see or activities you want to do? Notice I prefaced all of this. Why, because if we start to make excuses as to where we want to go or what we want to do but can't because of the 3-f's, we limit the possibilities. What are you passionate about?
Here is the exercise: write down all the places or things you want to do in your lifetime.
Write them down all of them...no one needs to see it, just you.
Your list might surprise you.
Here's some of mine:
Float in a raft down the Snake River...done, 2012, thanks kids
Go to a dude Ranch...done, 2010, thank you F Bar Ranch!
White water rafting...end of June 2013
Climb Mt. Washington in the summer
Go to one museum a month
Visit the South-History-Civil War
Canadian Pacific Railroad trip
Heli Skiing with family (I can dream)
RV cross country trip with my 4 sisters...yup...for real, 2014
Taking an art course
Having reached my 60's, I realize there's a window of opportunity here. Life keeps going at an unusually fast pace. I don't want to miss the boat, so I am making up this list and learning from the master (my brother-in-law). What I need is a new calendar and begin to fill it in!
What would you like to do?