2016 Bucket List Subset + 2015 Review

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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):

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
  • (hidden)
  • Ride in a hot air balloon
  • (hidden)
  • Go geocaching
  • Look out the window of a room in the top floor of a downtown skyscraper
  • Make an animated video
  • (hidden)
  • Release a floating lantern
  • Complete the 100 Happy Days challenge

What’s on your list this year?

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