I have to be honest, I don’t have a real bucket list, and I have been toying around with the idea of making one for a long time. I like bucket lists; I think they give you ambition and are an easy way to make sure that you never forget your goals, but then I hear comments like “bucket lists give you tunnel vision and kill spontaneity”, and I get nervous about making one.
At the end of the day, however, I think a bucket list is what you make it out to be. I know that if I write all of my ideas out on paper, it doesn’t mean that I HAVE to finish them or that if I don’t, I have somehow failed.
Bucket lists are for little dreams and ideas to keep your life adventurous and fulfilling.
When I heard about this idea of a reverse bucket list, where you recall all of the things you have already achieved in life, I didn’t hesitate for a second. It’s good to remember what we have as compared to what we don’t, and I feel like a reverse bucket list helps put that into perspective, so I’m sharing mine with you… but also mostly for myself.
Graduated high school.
Got accepted into my #1 choice college.
Went to Summerfest.
Got a job that I love (multiple).
Visited 10 States.
Road a jet ski.
Blogged for (almost) 2 years!
Switched to self-hosted WordPress.
Was interviewed and photographed for a magazine.
Joined a sorority.
Jumped on a water trampoline.
Went horseback riding in Arizona.
Joined my school newspaper.
Went to Disney World.
Went to Washington DC.
Picked my first apartment.
Made lifelong friends.
Saw the Northern Lights.
My list is full of a lot of little things, and I’m sure I forgot so many, but that just goes to show how all of the little things add up into big ones, because all in all, I am so happy with how I have lived my life for the past 20 years.