I was reading an article recently about what you should ask yourself when creating a bucket list.
What did you always dream of doing as a kid?
Where have you always dreamt of traveling?
What craft or activity have you always wanted to take up?
What physical activities have you always wanted to try?
What sorts of events have you always wanted to attend?
Tell us about your bucket list and have you added anything to it recently?
My thoughts about a bucket list weren't triggered by an article, but by the movie "The Bucket List" which was a list of activities and destinations that a person writing such a list would regret not having done or visited before it was too late. I had grown up traveling pretty much everywhere, not to fulfill a list, but this was just the life I was born into. My Dad loved to travel and so did we as his kids. I've lived in Thailand, Canada, the USA, Vietnam, Malaysia, Germany, and Belgium and my travels have mostly been to see the surrounding countries; the history, art, cultures, etc. I didn't engage in physically adventurous activities. However, recently I saw another movie "The Way" which sparked my interest in the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Pilgrimages involve a lot of activity; namely walking which I can do. Last year I walked many kilometers across northern Spain to Santiago. The experience was mind blowing...mostly because of the pilgrims I met along the Way...but walking along Roman roads is surreal. So this is my new thing at the age of 67. Tomorrow I fly to Trondheim, Norway to walk the St. Olavsleden pilgrim trail from near the Swedish border to the Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim. I don't really have a bucket list, per se, but as I discover new ways to see the world I add this to a mental list which is always changing.
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Good luck on your walk. This is a great adventure and we are eager to hear all about it. These walks of yours sound very appealing to me. I may have to do one of these some day.
I've never had the traditional bucket list. Never written anything down. Only a few ideas swimming in my head of places I must see, or things I must do. I won't be disappointed if I don't get to them though, as I've already filled my bucket several times over!
I don't have a bucket list. I don't think it is necessary for me. But I will set short term dreams and goals. Having too many things on the list may give us stress. Atleast, that is what I have felt. The journeys I take are mostly spontaneous and I love them more.
I don't have a bucket list as such, but I do have a (constantly changing) short list in my head of our potential next travel destination. I know people usually make lists according to personal interests, seeing icons or UNESCO listed places, or having certain experiences etc; but I want to see everything, do everything and go everywhere...so a bucket list would be kind of nonsensical.
But now that I think about it, it would be easier/shorter to identify where we don't wish to travel... an anti-bucket list of sorts! 😊
I have a very long list that started with just 10 things I really wanted to do and somehow has grown into a couple of hundreds! I use this for inspiration when planing my next trip, for example if 'swimming with manta rays' is on my list, I would look for places to do it when thinking on my next destination. There are several things in my list that can be done at the same place.
Having said that, I agree with Stacy as I have recently realised that having too many things on my list creates stress as I know I will not be able to cross them all off so, now that I am in full mid-life crisis, I will have a think about it and probably reduce it!