Maybe you have yours written down, maybe not. I actually have mine in a list on my phone. But we probably all have a form of a bucket list. I remember the first time I heard that phrase, and how I thought, “well, that’s a weird thing”. I may have even thought, “that’s kind of ‘me-focused'” But, the older I’ve gotten, the more I think that a bucket list is a sign that you have hope for the future. Tomorrow is coming, and you are going to be a part of it.
Some people have places they want to travel, some have experiences, some have events, mine kind of is a mix of all of that. I hope to visit all 50 states (I have made it to 43 so far), I would love to see the Northern Lights, and a live musical or play or NYC’s Broadway. I also have some travel destinations on my list, some domestic, some international: Lake Tahoe, Mackinac Island, Switzerland. I’ve been able to check off some amazing places in the past few years: Venice, Australia, Bermuda, Alaska, game drive in South Africa. Just this week, I was able to check off an experience: seeing the cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. It will stay with me for a long time (and made me want to plant some cherry trees in my yard).
Hopefully you have a bucket list, and like mine, it’s ever evolving. Every time I check something off, I add two more. It gives me something to look forward to, something to work towards, a hope that tomorrow is coming, and I’m going to be there!