Last year I was having one of my regular over the phone chats with my older sister Ava when she casually mentioned to me that her son Christian had created a “bucket list.” Unbeknownst to me, she had planted the very beginnings of a seed that was about to blossom into a giant flower! If my thirteen-year-old nephew had already created goals for his life, why hadn’t I? It wasn’t like I didn’t have things that I wanted to do, it was just that I hadn’t organized them into an actual cross-off list nor had I set out to actually take the steps to achieve them. Instead as I did something in my life I would say or think “Wow, I’ve always wanted to do that,” and that was basically it. No crossing off, no celebration, or journaling about it.
Then as New Year’s approached a few days ago I did my traditional reflecting over the past year and planning of my New Year’s resolutions (which as we all know rarely last longer than a few months) and as I was thinking of what I would add to my resolution list this year.
I decided to make a few changes and instead create a bucket list of things that I can achieve over a lifetime, why limit myself to only a year? Some of the things on my list I have already accomplished, others will come with time and will give me something to do with my free time or something to look forward to as I get older so drum roll please …
Faith’s Bucket List:
1. Visit Europe (Done)
2. Write a book
3. Have one of my articles featured in a magazine/website
4. Work for myself one day
5. Visit the Acropolis in Greece
6. Visit Stonehenge
7. Stand under the Eiffel Tower (Done)
8. Appreciate the simple things in life
9. Finish the Bible cover to cover(work in progress)
10. Take life one day at a time
11. Create my own Happiness Project (will start this soon)
12. Help others
13. Create a website and keep it going! (Work in progress)
So this is my current list but it will not end here, as my life changes each day so will the things that I want to do and I’m sure that I have left off a few things anyways. I read somewhere today that you should attempt to do something everyday instead of every other day or just a few days a week because the more you do it the easier they will becomes and the more it becomes a part of your daily.
“So if there’s something that you wish you did more regularly, try doing it every day; if you do something every day, revel in it”.
First things first, update m y website every day with new content also start on some other daily tasks like reading the Bible cover to cover if only a page at time, start taking life one day at a time and begin creating my own happiness project.