Revising the bucket list

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in general thoughts | 0 comments

Revising the bucket list

This post is for my own benefit – you’re welcome to read it but I’m posting it here to make it more real for me.

I love holidays. I haven’t had enough of them in the last couple of years… partly through having a RIDICULOUS number of weddings + wedding related things to go to in the last couple of years… anyway… I just got back from a great little break to Lanzarote with 2 friends where I spent some of the time surfing, volcano exploring, eating great food and pondering my life to-do list.

The list has been a bit neglected recently, time for a refresh!

So, I sat in the sun and rewrote it.. my first decision being that it will only ever have 10 things on it maximum. This seems like a good round number to me.

I started by thinking about and writing down some of the things I’d like to change/improve and experience – this mission statement of sorts was in 3 parts: health, wealth and happiness.

It’s a very personal list, that I made SMART (Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Time-specific). From this and a few extras I wrote my to-do / bucket list:

  1. Go into space & experience weightlessness
  2. Own a campervan
  3. Travel more (inc. the pyramids, Machu Pichu, Paris, New York, Area 51…)
  4. Reach the BSA Silver level 1 in surfing
  5. Buy a second property
  6. Get married – any single Zooey Deschanel-a-likes out there? get in touch! 🙂
  7. Finish and publish the YRNB book
  8. Cycle John O’Groats to Lands End
  9. Complete the 3 peaks challenge
  10. Be a world record holder
I also then wrote one specific action for each of these to do by June, to make sure I get cracking.
Game on!!

Do you have a bucket list?

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