I’ve been talking a lot about paying off debts, saving money and getting rid of the excess in my life. I’ve mentioned that I would like to make more time and space in my life, but I haven’t specified what I plan to do with this extra flexibility. Some of the things I’ll be focusing on with the freedom I’m working towards can be found on my bucket list!
Do you have a bucket list?
For those of you that aren’t sure what a bucket list is, it’s a list a things you would like to experience before you die. When you create a bucket list, you should pour out every desirable experience you can think of — without regard to time or money.
That last part was so important that I’m going to repeat it. If you had no time or financial contrants, what kind of life experiences would you like to have?
A good starting point is to think of your list like this: At the end of your life, what experiences would you like to look back on? What memories would you like to have?
You still with me? OK, now start writing down whatever comes to mind.
No matter how crazy the things flowing out of your soul may sound, just keep writing. Besides, who says you can’t do each and every thing on your list? It’s your list, and you can do anything in this life that you set out to do.
The following is what I’ve come up with so far on my own bucket list. I’ll be adding to the list as I think of new things I’d like to experience and I’ll cross things out as I accomplish them.
- Walk across hot coals, barefoot.
- Live in a mostly, or completely self-sustainable house.
- Ride in a hot air balloon.
- Visit all 50 states in the U.S. (11 down, 39 to go!)
- Visit all seven continents (One down, seven to go! Ha, ha.)
- Visit all seven natural wonders of the world.
- Travel in the U.S. for several months in an RV.
- Travel in the U.S. for several weeks in a House Boat.
- Visit Hawaii. (Planning a trip for next March to attend the Go Slow Summit!)
- Write a book (or books) that positively change millions of lives. (Working on an e-book now!)
- Send out positive ripples wherever I am thrown. (More of an ongoing goal I have for myself.)
- Sleep in a tent on a mountain.
- Go snow skiing in Vermont and Colorado.
- Be completely financially independent by the time I’m 50. (Making progress!)
- Be able to work digitally, from anywhere within the next five years.
- Learn to play the piano.
- Learn to speak Italian.
- Relearn to speak Spanish.
- Visit Spain.
- Ride a water taxi in Venice, Italy.
- See the Eiffel Tower at night.
- Take the Amtrak.
- Take the kids to Disney World.
- Go on a cruise.
- Visit Alaska.
- Visit Ireland.
- Visit Sweden.
- See the Pyramids in Egypt.
- Ride a Zipline.
- Go repelling.
- Run a 5k.
- Learn to water ski.
Drive a jet ski.
- Become a black belt in a martial art.
Go on a helicopter ride. Go parasailing.
- Go bungee jumping.
Fire a pistol.
- Become a Toastmaster.
Earn a Bachelor’s degree. Graduate Summa Cum Laude. Own a small business. Go skinny dipping in the ocean. Donate blood.
OK guys! The floor is yours. Do you have a bucket list? What are you working on knocking off your list now? If you don’t have a list, do you plan on writing one? Spill it in the comments section below!