My bucket list…

I just learned about the concept of a bucket list. Apparently there’s a movie , which I’ve not seen, but has to do with two terminally ill cancer patients who escape from a hospital and embark on a road trip with a wish-list of to-dos to complete before they die.

I’m not ill, not dying (at least not anytime soon that I’m aware of) but I like the idea, so I’m going to start that list and see where it takes me.

So here goes, a few preliminary items for my bucket list:

a bicycle tour of Prince Edward Island

a bicycle and/or walking tour of Scotland

buy a cottage with space enough for a vegetable garden

Hiking trip to the Pacific Ridge

Spend a summer in the Banff region

Spend a couple weeks camping/canoeing in Algonquin Park

Knit Winter Wonderland

This is kinda fun! It’s a bit of a challenge too. I don’t want to add something unless I’m sure it’s actually possible, and I also don’t want to add something unless I’m absolutely positive I really want to do it. For example, for years I’ve been thinking about a trip I read about once that involves camping on a flat barge as it makes it’s way down the Nile. I’d love to do it, but I’m not sure how serious I am about it.

Making up and refining this list will be an interesting process. I dunno why I’m so taken with the idea. I guess I’ve always had a kind of wish-list floating around the edges of my consciousness, but I like the idea of actually writing it all out. As I’m discovering by the fact that I’m reluctant to put some things down and don’t even think twice about some others, writing it out is actually proving to be a process of making some level of commitment!

such a simple idea. I’m glad I bumped into it.

Additions:

Live more simply (I’ve reduced my trash output to one bag a week, would love to get that down to once a month or even less)

eliminate all dry-cleaning items from my wardrobe

Go on a yoga retreat at Quebec’s Sivananda Ashram

Figure out how to live without a fridge

Write that collection of short stories that has been running around in my head for ever … (even if I’m the only one who ever reads it!)

Get vacation time for just me and my grandkids

(added March 25th)

Bicycle along Route Verte

Finalize divorce

Bring joy to someone’s life

… more to come!

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3 thoughts on “My bucket list…

  1. Excellent, Sharon!
    A Bucket List (or Life List, as I prefer to call it, focusing more on the positive aspects of the idea) is a fantastic exercise. Mine is partly done, and of course subject to constant revision. I don’t have it written down anywhere per se, but perhaps I should assemble those scribblings in one place. I’ll work on that in the next while, and let you know.

    I love your list. So much adventure to be had! Never stop moving, exploring, and gaining momentum! We all know too many people who have, and in my opinion they need to be reminded of what Life is about.

    Bruce

    • Looking forward to seeing your list, Bruce. I’m having fun constructing mine. I, too, am thinking of it as “bucket list for life!” Having fun compiling it 😉

      -S

  2. i just wrote out my bucket list. it’s pretty extensive but i also added a list of things i have done.

    yet, i know as extensive as my list is–i’ll be adding things and adding things to my list i’ve already done without it being on my bucket list.

    i guess you can call it a “compilation of my earthly works”

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