I’ve been thinking about bucket lists lately. I’m still pretty young – I’ll be 32 in February. But I feel very aware of age and what sort of things you’re capable of at different ages. Take for example my change in activity and exercise – I’m grateful that this is a change I made in my 30s while my body is still young and not later in life when it might be harder. I may be young but that doesn’t mean I’ll always be capable of all the things I want to do. My Nana is nearly 93 years and looks damn good for her age but she still obviously cannot do a lot of things.
I’ve also been thinking a lot about the negative reputation that bucket lists get sometimes. I still can’t quite figure it out because I’ve always loved them. I’m a lists kind of person so I’ve always loved the idea of making a list of your goals, whether it’s for the day, the week, the brand new year or the rest of your life. Feels kind of organized and planned – I like that. I’m terrible at being a spontaneous person. I sometimes think people make fun of bucket lists because they tend to be really really cliche or they’re full of a lot of things that can be super unattainable for the average person. I can barely afford to go to Vegas for the weekend and it’s four hours away from me. Putting something like “ride on an elephant in India” or something does seem a little silly.
But I’ve been thinking a lot lately about getting older. Like I said – still totally young. But life does seem kind of different on the other side of 30. Suddenly those things that seemed so far in the distance aren’t that distant anymore. Those thoughts of “I have plenty of time to get married, have children, travel, do this, do that” turn into “wait a second I don’t have forever.”
I’ve been following this super great blog called Runs for Cookies for about a year now. It’s run by an amazing woman named Katie who went through a huge weight loss and has shared a lot of her struggles, both with her physical and mental health, online. I really appreciate that. She’s a bit older than me but she started a list of goals called her 40 Before 40, 40 things she wanted to accomplish before she turned 40. I really loved her list because it had so many attainable things, things that some people might scoff at on a bucket list but things that made me love her bucket list more!
So I’ve decided to work on my own 40 Before 40. Sure, I have over eight years but if I’ve learned anything from my 20s, it’s that time can seriously fly by. I’ve been working on a list but in the meantime, I wanted to ask my amazing followers what kind of things they want to accomplish in life and what kind of goals they’d put on their bucket list.
So, please! Comment below! Share with me the goals you have! It could be things you want to accomplish before you graduate high school, things you want to do before you’re 20, 30, 40, 50 and so on. I would love to hear from you!