I put my bucket list on paper for the first time in 2007, but never really focused on checking things off. It was more of an “I’ll-get-to-it-sometime-before-I-kick-the-bucket list”. I read a book called the Success Principles in 2008 and it pretty much changed my life. If you ever have a chance, read it. Then read it again. Call me after you’ve read it at least 5 times… or better yet, send me a message here! I actually read that book once a year to help me STAY focused. It’s easy to identify what you want, but you need some accountability if you’re actually going to go after it. Not only did the book force me to focus, it forced me to expand my bucket list (“Oh naïve little grasshopper… only 30 things on your bucket list? Ha! You must think bigga!”). Expand, I did.
The #1 thing on my bucket list was skydiving. I’m deathly afraid of heights. I’m that girl who watches someone else stand a little too close to the edge and yells, “Stop! You’re going to fall!” like an idiot right before that person reports her to security because they’ve never seen her before in their life and yelling that at a perfect stranger actually comes across as a little psychotic.
Skydiving, December 2009. Done. I’ll never do it again:
Over the years, I’ve added and taken away things from the original list.
Part of this blog will be to document anything that I manage to complete. I’m a compulsive list maker, so checking an item off my lifetime “To Do List” is hugely gratifying. I’m the type of person who will add an item I’ve already completed to my daily To-Do list at work, just so I can cross it off and feel superior. That’s me. Don’t hate.
Yes, I will most certainly post the ever-growing bucket list, as well as pictures of the items I’ve already knocked off. Look for that soon.
In the meantime, enjoy your weekend!