Do you have one of those bucket lists? You know..the wish list, the life list…whatever you want to call it.
I do. Only I don’t pay it all that much mind from day-to-day. I have big goals and things I’m working on and seem to get distracted by those dreams.
Still every time I notice my bucket list I get very emotional. These are real to me. Pinterest has made it loads of fun to create this list. I love visuals!
I started thinking about why I have this list if I don’t pay enough attention to it. What’s going on there?
Interestingly enough, I came up with a lot of excuses…or reasons? Nah..they were excuses.
Let’s see. A couple of favorites that came to play?
- there is only so much time in a day
- and just who is going to pay for all this?
- can’t just leave everything and go off like a nutter (yes you can, I’ve done it before! lol)
- what to do first?
I kept picking at this one and realized that while many things might take some planning and maybe won’t happen today; they also won’t happen ever if I don’t mind them and start making some steps towards them!
Okay, while it’s true I can’t do everything in one day I can certainly prioritize and start the process of getting things underway.
So what’s the problem? Well first of all I needed to work though these questions I think. Then it hit me…shoot. So much of this was fear talking one more time. Once I opened that door, I could hear so much more of what my heart and soul were really saying. I heard things like “what if I never make it and all that planning and work amount to nothing? I think we know the answer to that…’so what?’ Some of it was just simply fear of moving forward to the unknown.
One of the biggest things I have on my list is travel, travel and more travel. I struggle with travelling alone since my car accident. I suppose that makes sense BUT it won’t get me to those experiences. Time to figure out some things around that! I don’t want my list to be just wishes in the wind.
So, how often do you plan for things on your bucket list? How or what do you do to make the dreams come down to reality? I’d love to know how you handle this!