It is this time of year again…
A couple of years back, I thought that making a bucket list was silly. I didn’t need to write my dreams and goals down to achieve them, right?
For those of you who wouldn’t be familiar with the concept of a bucket list, it is simply a list of things you want to you before you die. You can make a simple list in a notebook, or, like me, write your goals on little pieces of paper you keep in some kind of jar. And every year, you go through the previous year’s list, and check out what you achieved and add new challenges.
I am not quite ready to review my list yet. But I took my Mason jar out today, to get prepared to do it.
I remember being quite conservative the first year I decided to keep a bucket list. I put relatively easy to reach goals in the jar, thinking “Meh, no need to be reminded that I can’t realize my big dreams!”
Going to Denmark was on my list, though. I didn’t believe I’d do it, but it needed to be on my list. And guess what? When it was time for the yearly check, I got to check it out.
Later this month, I know I’ll take a wish I never thought I’d put in the been there done that collumn. I took my bestfriend to Paris this year… It was her all-time dream. I think that’s pretty cool.
New dreams will have to fill up the gasps. I am not sure what will take the place of the challenges I completed, but I know I’ll find ideas. Big ones. Because I found out that, as silly as a bucket list might seem, it is a real motivation.
Do you have a bucket list yourself? How has it worked for you so far?