Today I’d like to talk about another “Lifestyle” topic (if that’s even a thing). The Bucket List, or as some like to call it: Things I want to do before I die.
Why, you may ask? No, I am not thinking that I will die anytime soon. The main reason I remembered the bucket list was because I lost mine that I did a few years ago.
Bonus tip: Save something you want to keep in a cloud or in an external disc. I lost my previous computer… I lost my bucket list. Shit happens.
So, first things first, what’s a bucket list?
- I think it’s self explanatory when I said AKA Things I want to do before I die but basically, it is a list of things you want to do/achieve/ in the future (near future or whenever really). It can be anything you want from events to attend, races, travels, learning a language, etc. There is no right answer or rules you have to follow. After all it’s YOUR bucket list!
Second, why have a bucket list?
I can sum it up in 4 reasons:
- I love having something to look forward to, being it an adventure or learning something new. As a dreamer myself, I am always thinking of new plans, new adventures, new challenges, but unfortunately I can’t do them all at once. There were classes and now there is a job and as you know, sadly, working doesn’t go hand in hand with having a huge amount of holidays (unlike being an University student).
Funny thing: When you are younger, you have time but you don’t have money. When you are older, you have money but you don’t have time. Well, we gotta live somewhere in between that.
- Whenever you make your own list, you start to realize the things you really want to achieve/do, and the things you really don’t look forward to. You end up getting in your brain a sense of commitment to it. And at the same time, unconsciously you set priorities.
- Keeping track of the things you achieved so far as well. When I look to my bucket list and see the things that I have completed I get a sense of well being and think that I am living the life I want to live.I made some plans and I am turning them real, and that’s an AWESOME feeling!
- Lastly, from time to time, you can check it and get “back on track” with the things you aim to achieve/do. Because, even though you could have all your plans in your head, it’s much easier to have them written down and remember them from time to time in order to be able to pursue them. And it’s not a thing to do in 1 year or 2 (if you can it would be awesome though), but it’s for an entire lifetime.
For me, having a bucket list is writing down in a list a bunch of things I want to do in my life and that I think will bring more happiness to my life. The list is not untouchable, and every day (or year) I can add more things or delete previous choices that I no longer feel like doing.
I challenge you to do your own list, what are your dreams, what are your objectives as a person and as professional in your job, what do you think will bring you joy doing, or what can give you that adrenaline rush you are craving for? And after you finish it, go and look for some other people’s list online and check if you just find something that you definitely want to do. A friend of mine talked me 2 weeks ago about a thing and it just came from nowhere to one of the things I want to do the most: Rickshaw Run. You up for an adventure? Check it if you have an affair with adrenaline and with the unknown.
Example of organising your list. I divided it into categories. Here is mine (but you can organise it the way you want): Life, Sports, Travelling, Adrenaline Rushes , Minimalism, Events to attend, Entrepreneurship; Medical Carreer(job related) , Random
Lastly, in my opinion having a bucket list is much more than having something to put a tick on, for me what brings me the most joy is enjoying the journey of achieving it after dreaming it as long as the feeling of being able to overcome my fears and do something I only dreamed of.
Challenge yourself!You will see that you can do much more than you actually think you can.
Au revoir! Oui, I am still in France doing Workaway. Well, actually no, I am in Switzerland at the moment but I just arrived today after hitchhiking 180km with 5 different people. You will probably never read this but: Thank you for the rides!