Have you seen the movie Bucket List? If not, I suggest a Netflix Night. More importantly, do you have a Bucket List? What is on it? If you do not have a Bucket List, daydream and write one in your head, starting now.
I made a Bucket List on my cell phone with some downtime on a plane once, but…oops, I got a new phone. However, the idea of having a Bucket List is superb and everyone should have one. My Bucket List would look something like this:
- Live in another country, even if it is short term (beyond the USA and Australia)
- Bungee Jump in New Zealand
- Eat duck…..I am fearless to eat most things from kangaroo to mussels to pate, but no duck has been in my mouth. Ever.
- Hit-up the wine country and explore vineyards on a bike
- Drive a Vespa while touring Europe
- Initiate a romantic dinner (preferably with French red wine) at least once a week
- Run a triathlon
- Learn French fluently
- Visit the Eiffel Tower with my soon-to-be hubby (hopefully learn French first)
- Go shark diving
- Write a book
- Visit friends with all leftover vacation each year, not stressing about the cost – knowing it is well worth it in the end
This almost looks like a New Year’s resolution, right? It makes me think about things I really want to do in my life and it is a first step of getting these must-dos on the calendar. This coming week I have decided to make a weekly Bucket List and this is what it looks like:
- Challenge myself (even though I am travelling for business) to eat strictly Paleo for SIX days! My fiancé leaves for the USA this week for two weeks and I will allow some flexibility on a date night before he goes.
- Visit the local market on my lunch break at work
- Bike to work at least one day this week
- Organize a get-together with some girlfriends
- Try something new – a class at the gym? Duck??? Ideas anyone?
- Blog more!
- Sketch an outline for my book
The point of my weekly Bucket List goes along with a theme I have been really trying to pursue – living in the moment. Since I have moved to Australia it has been hard missing my family and friends. But I realize I cannot live in this amazing country by just missing my friends and family and trying to catch up with them every minute I have. I have to find the balance and find joy in where I am and what I am doing.
All I know is in my twenty-some things, I sure feel like I was only ten years old yesterday. Life is short.
Cheers to you and good health!