What's on your bucket list?
I know for certain things that'll never make an appearance on my bucket list: skydiving, bungee jumping, and camping in a tent, in the wilderness. As much as I love the great outdoors—and all that comes with it—I know the great outdoors can be enjoyed just as much if I can retreat to luxurious accommodations after I've had some fun outside. With room service, of course.
I tend to make yearly bucket lists, rather than making a bucket list of things I want to do before I die. I guess it's easier for me to stick to things I want to check off my list year to year.
Maybe your bucket list includes attending your first blogging conference, or getting on a plane, or finally getting in shape. Maybe your bucket list includes watching a sunset in Hawaii, learning how to fly a plane, or getting over your fear of spiders. Everyone has a different bucket list and the items on your personal list don't have to be extraordinary. They can be things that are easy to achieve, things that might take years to achieve, or goals you're working towards achieving.
A while back, I sent out a tweet saying:
On my bucket list—to interview the @wealthy_barber!
Minutes later, I received a message from Canada's best-selling author, David Chilton. (If you've read either of his books, The Wealthy Barber, or The Wealthy Barber Returns, you'll understand why I wanted to interview him—he's very funny, and he doesn't bore me to tears when he talks about making smart financial decisions!) I met David a few years ago at an event, and heard him speak to a crowded room—I knew how funny he was before I read his books, and I really wanted to get to know him better, and to interview him.
Anyway, a few weeks later I was interviewing the Wealthy Barber—who is now on Canada's Dragons' Den—in the Library Club of The Royal York Hotel, in Toronto, and I published a great interview with him in Ottawa Magazine.
Some things on your bucket list will get checked off quicker than others, depending on what it is you want to do. I believe that if you want to do something enough—if you're really passionate about something—then achieving the goal isn't going to be impossible.
Going to Greece with my entire family and children was on my bucket list last year, (arranging a trip with 10 family members, including small children, wasn't that easy!) and I'm happy to report that's been checked off my list.
This year, my bucket list includes:
Write a a book for mothers and children—and publish it.
Worry less. (Can that be a thing?)
Exercise more often—stick to that routine.
Continue blogging and doing what I love.
Spend less money. (That's going to hurt.)
Shop less. (Ouch.)
Learn how to say no, and get over FOMO.
Spend more time with my children doing the things we love.
Give back to the community.
Go to more concerts.
Finally attend Bluesfest.
Nothing too wild, nothing too crazy, right?
What's on your bucket list—and what are you doing to make it happen?