Last year was slow for me in terms of bucket list progress and growth (I added only one thing to my list!). It’s a little disappointing that I didn’t have more success (measured by goal achievement), but I think the way I spent my time last year was worth it. Much of the time that would have gone to bucket list activities went to building new friendships and strengthening old ones. I also did several things that were bucket-list worthy but not actually on my bucket list (retrospective list in progress), so I feel that although I didn’t make as much progress as usual, I had a good bucket list year.
In 2015, I accomplished only 5 things on my list (I’ll add links as I write the posts):
- Ride in a train (I plan to redo this one in more of a “travel by train” experience – this train ride was fun, but only an hour long)
- Go to a drive-in movie
- Leave motivational sticky notes in random places
- Watch a roller derby bout
- Ride in a convertible
The roller derby bout list item (#129) was also the only item that I added to my bucket list this year, and I added it on January 1st and completed it less than two months later – probably one of the fastest completion times so far!
The 2016 Bucket List Subset
Every year I make a subset list of 10 items for goals I want to give myself a little extra pressure to finish before the year’s over. The purpose is to move me closer to the chosen goals, even if I don’t complete them that year. These aren’t the only goals I work on during the year, and they may not even be the most important goals to me. They also don’t include any goal I know for sure will happen this year (that’s almost like writing a to-do list with things you’ve already finished!)
So, here’s the subset list for 2016 (as with my full list, some are hidden until I complete them, and this is in no particular order):
- Ride a motorcycle
- Ride in a hot air balloon
- Go geocaching
- Look out the window of a room in the top floor of a downtown skyscraper
- Make an animated video
- Release a floating lantern
- Complete the 100 Happy Days challenge
What’s on your list this year?
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