A few months ago while I was kinda down about getting older, I decided to start journaling again. I got out an old journal notebook and started to write. Then I flipped back to see some previous entries and came across something quite amazing. It was a short bucket list from about 5 years ago. Here’s what it was:
- Sell a photograph/start a photography business
- Learn to decorate cakes
- Join Toastmasters
- Run a marathon
- Give blood
- Travel to another country
The thing is I hadn’t thought about this list in years. I didn’t even remember that it existed until I found it. But I’ve done all but two of them. I’ve been skydiving. I started my own photography business. I learned to decorate cakes because I had a dog treat business for a while (I’m definitely not a professional, but I can hold my own). I joined Toastmasters and gave a speech. I gave blood for the first time and didn’t pass out. And I went parasailing. Not a bad start to a bucket list I didn’t remember existed. I know this list isn’t long and for some of you might seem insignificant, but for me it was important. I guess it made me realize how much I am accomplishing in my life….day by day. I’m taking risks and crossing things off my bucket list. I am not stagnant…even though sometimes it feels that way. So I am ready to make another bucket list….much longer and filled with everything I can think of that I want to do. Then I’m going to try to forget about it for 5 years and hope that 75% is done when I find it again.