Starting Your Bucket List
I wrote a blog post last week about starting your bucket list and about making your bucket list your own rather than a collection of things you think you should do. Really there is one more important to starting a bucket list – you have to start.
Here’s what you don’t need:
- A list that you feel you have to complete
- A really long list that you never change
- A list that you feel you can compare to everyone else.
A bucket list is a selfish endeavor – it is about what you want to do in your life.
It doesn’t matter that you only have few things on it – that’s all that you have now that you really want to do. Over time you’ll add things as you discover new hobbies and interests as you change over time.
You will also go through a period where you remove things – because you either are not interested in them any more or your life has changed dramatically so you cannot do them anymore.
This happened to me. After I was diagnosed with Epilepsy I realized there were several things that I wouldn’t be able to do so I begrudgingly had to remove them from my list.
I haven’t given up hope that one day there might be a cure or am adjudged not to have Epilepsy any more.
Obviously when I first made the list I didn’t know that was going to happen so if I tried to stick to my original list it would be very discouraging.
So I’ve taken those things off and added more since then and it has become an ongoing project.
Remember, this is what you want your life to be about – you only have one life so make the most of it!