June 18: Create a Bucket List

This is a guest post by fellow blogger-extrordinaire Elle Swim.  She writes a Bucket List blog, so this is kind of her specialty.

Do you ever feel like your days are slipping away from you?  Do you ever wish that you accomplished more over the weekend or wonder where the time went? Are you tired of experiencing the same thing every day?

What did you accomplishment this week?  This month?  What are your upcoming goals?  What would you like to achieve?  Examine the things that you have done and consider the things that you would like to do.  Having a bucket list reminds you of what is important to you and what goals you would like to achieve.

Creating a bucket list is much like planning out the things that you want to experience in your life.  By writing things down, you are more apt to achieve them. Take time to reexamine and reevaluate your desires and then head out and do them.

So, are you ready to live the life of your dreams? Are you ready to create a list of your own? If you need a little inspiration or a few ideas, please take a moment to look over my list.

Now think.

  • What if you were to die tomorrow?  What would you like to see or do before tomorrow comes?
  • Who would you like to meet?
  • What would you like to see?
  • Where would you like to go?
  • What would you like to do?
  • If you won the lottery, how would you spend your winnings?
  • What achievements would you want to have?
  • What are your hopes and dreams?
  • What skills would have liked to acquire?

Think of as many things that you would like to see, feel, experience, accomplish and do and jot them all down.  Aim for at least 100 goals and you pass that amount than good for you.  The sky is the limit! Get busy living!

Day 18. Way 18. June 18: Create a Bucket List. Stop living vicariously and simply start living.

Where would you like you go?

What would you love to do if money and time were of no importance?

What is on your bucket list?

Share your thoughts, ideas and dreams with us in the comments below!

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  • Bo

    “Creating a bucket list is much like planning out the things that you want to experience in your life.  By writing things down, you are more apt to achieve them.”

    So true.  It was only after I created my bucket list that I realized my life wasn’t at all headed in the direction I hoped it would.  I ended up quitting my job so I could live on a sailboat & start working on a trip around the world!

    • Elle

      I had a moment of awaking when I reviewed my list a few years after I first wrote it out. My list sat in the back of my desk drawer, completely ignored. When I rediscovered my list, I noticed that I was heading in the wrong direction. It was then that I dedicated myself to expanding my list and living my life the way I wanted to.

      I haven’t done anything nearly as drastic as quit my job (as of yet) but I am finally in the direction I want to be in.

    • I think it is also important to note that when you write them down, it really puts a vision in your head of all the things and places you want to do/see.  You start forming the overall vision of the extent of things that you want to accomplish.  I think you also find out more about yourself.  You find yourself writing down a lot of hiking trips, or a lot of water based/boat-based trips. 

      You use these things to find out more about yourself and your goals.

  • Dana Flynn

    Yay for guest posts! I believe i’ve read this one already, but it doesn’t make it any less true.

    • Elle

      I revised the original article for Justin’s site but you’re right, you saw the original on Veni Vidi Vici. Thanks for commenting madame, you’re the best!

    • Yeah, I asked her to write a guest blog, 15 minutes later I had this.

      Rest assured Dana, I gave her a hard time about it. 🙂