Get Adventurous! Create a Bucket List


Sober Recovery Expert Author

Remember the movie “The Bucket List”? It really is an inspiration to set some goals for yourself that you’d like to accomplish before you “kick the bucket.” All too often we get into the day-to-day grind with work, family and chores that we can easily forget that life is passing us by. Are we really enjoying the journey? Are we challenging ourselves? Doing things that we love and trying new things?

If not, why?

Go on, put down your wildest hopes and dreams.

Making a bucket list is fun and though I’ve made them before, it’s easy to forget what I want to do when “regular” life gets too busy. I am determined to take my bucket list, print it out and tape it at several locations in my home so that I don’t forget about my goals. I am also keeping track online at I encourage you to do the same.

So sit down and start making a list of the things you’d like to accomplish in your lifetime. These can be things done within the next year or over the course of many years. Feel free to change your list up every once in a while, as people do tend to change over time. As for my bucket list, it is never complete since I’m always adding to it, but here’s a look at what I want to do this year and beyond:

Things to Do

  • Go whitewater rafting
  • Learn to play the piano
  • Learn Italian
  • Learn Spanish
  • Get six-pack abs
  • Get a book publishing deal
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • Buy a rental house
  • Take a yoga class
  • Meditate with a monk
  • Buy a dirt bike
  • Perform a spoken word poem
  • See a country star perform
  • Leave a $100 tip to a waitress or waiter

Places to See

  • Go to Europe
  • Explore the Grand Canyon
  • Explore Charleston
  • Explore Asheville
  • Stay in a treehouse
  • Roadtrip out West
  • Visit New Orleans
  • Paddle through a Medieval town
  • Go on an Alaskan cruise

Now it’s your turn! What's on your bucket list?

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