Before I Kick the Bucket – Bucket List Ideas and DIY
I don’t want to be a downer, but I want to talk about something that most of us push to the back of our minds the majority of the time. The all-too-true fact that sometime, somewhere, every one of us will cease to be.
Death is simply a part of life as we know it, albeit a tough concept to accept. I have experienced the passing of loved ones, and it is never a welcome occurrence. It can happen at any time, your existence ceasing to be That’s what makes me want to take advantage of the right now, while I’m alive, to get something off my chest.
Actually, 10 somethings.
Over the past year or two I’ve been watching from afar as a university friend participated in something that I want to get in on. Her and her partner had put together their very own, physical bucket lists. This consisted of a little metal bucket for each of them, and on the side they would clip little pieces of paper to the outside with clothespins, each an idea of something they wanted to do before they kicked the bucket.
I watched and smiled as I saw goals achieved and discovery happen. I saw life being lived.
As the completed list items gathered and the “to do’s” built up, my friend worked out this neat way of organizing her bucket list items, in categories of “Completed”, “Long Term”, “Travel” and “Short Term (6 months)”. Items on the forefront of her list of goals are clipped to the outside of the bucket.
Now I want a bucket list, too, to push me to fill up my bucket – and my life – with amazing and fun events and adventures. I think I’m going to have to go seek out a little bucket and start this little project myself.
So, without further ado….
10 Things on My Bucket List (in no particular order)
Try surfing – actually get up on the board!
Get up on stage with my guitar for open mic
Write a children’s book
Sell something on Etsy
Volunteer at a nursing home
Make a quilt
Display an art-piece in a café/business
Can something other than jam (by the way, jam is super easy… I’ll post my method soon!)
Be the instigator of a beneficial change (I’m not sure what… Petitioning for incentives to bring doctors to Salt Spring? Coordinating a community service or project? I’m open to suggestions!)
What’s on your bucket list? Share in the comments below!