My Bucket List

One of the most memorable films I have seen is The Bucket List mostly because it made me laugh and cry in equal measure. I know that most bucket lists are compiled by those not of my generation and although I am not planning on ‘kicking the bucket’ any time soon, I am aware of ageing; of wasting my life away on continually staying in my comfort zone. I wasn’t always like that. I travelled to Iran on my own, something I have always wanted to do but which was way, way out of my comfort zone. Although, my trip did not turn out the way I thought it would, I met my husband who is the joy of my life. I don’t want to find that I have simply remained stagnant because in my experience, I know that good things are waiting for me if I remain brave and keep moving.

In light of this, I have used the past few days to think of a few things I want to do before I ‘kick the bucket’. This of course is not an exhaustive list but for now, in no particular order my hopes are to:


1- Have children;

2- Find a job that provides job satisfaction and ultimately leaves me smiling at the end of the day;

3- Become fluent in Farsi;

4- Write a  book (not necessarily be published – although that would be nice (!);

5- Set up my own proofreading business, or at least earn money from the discipline;

6- Learn to take some ‘me’ time and learn that it is okay to do so;

7- Travel particularly to places such as Las Vegas and Africa;

8 – Recreate and maintain family relationships across counties, countries and continents.


I may not have a top 100 list or even a top 10 list but I’ve begun the  first steps to creating my very own bucket list in the hope that in years, months even days to come I can cross items off, add items on; remember what matters in life and having fewer regrets. I may fall along my way, I may come across hurdles but my little bucket list will remind me that there is still hope and a reason to pick myself up , jump over those hurdles and continue running.

What would you include in your bucket list?



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ruby slippers
    Sep 14, 2011 @ 21:44:27

    You have created some food for thought. I’ve never thought about a bucket list. Trying to come up with some ideas I can’t think of any that I believe I will achieve. (Perhaps I should lower my hopes???) x x


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