Do you have a bucket list?
January 18, 2016 9:09pm CST
I read a series recently (yay free kindle books), on a woman and her bucket list. Some of the things she did (try pole dancing, travel, learn yoga), I have always wanted to do. Some of the things she wanted to do I have done (skinny dipped (no idea why that is called that), tried to learn a foreign language), and some things I might never want to learn, like learn to dance the salsa. But this got me to thinking, maybe I should have a bucket list. There are certainly many things I still want to do, and try. I haven't sat down to ponder this too deeply yet, but I do think I want to learn yoga. What about you? What is, or what aught to be, on your bucket list?
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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
19 Jan 16
There's a movie by that name starring Jack Nicholas and Morgan Freeman - I think those are the actors without looking them up. It's a really good movie and after watching it I set down a bucket list of my own. I don't have it anymore but I know the number one thing I want to do is visit Alaska, take the cruise, see the state. Even live there if possible.
20 Jan 16
@Jessicalynnt that would be great. you should read about the different styles online & see what you think you would enjoy most. there are a big variety in styles. some are very slow paced; others very fast; some give you an excellent workout (which i love); and some are more for the relaxation. once you figure out the style you think you would like, try to find a studio that offers the different ones. good luck with your bucket list!
• United Kingdom
20 Jan 16
@Jessicalynnt I think I got confused with 50 things to do before you die. Hence why I used the numbers. Anyway, skinny dipping is definitely NOT on my list. My them snappers all around my bits. Too dangerous! I think I have done most things I wanted to try at least once. Anything else now is a bonus. I love watching SCD and wouldn't mind giving it a go, but only if I could dance with that foxy Kristina Rianhoff. Although I don't think my hips are up to it these days.
19 Jan 16
I never actually sat down and made a bucket list but I had a life long dream to live in a ski town and work at a ski resort. My dream is coming true in a small way as we are going to stay for a month in the mountains, buy a spring pass and ski every day! So, now I am trying to work as much as possible to make up for the month off and I am trying to get more fit so I am up for all that skiing.
• New Delhi, India
19 Jan 16
@Jessicalynnt,First of all,thanks a lot for enriching my vocabulary.It is from this discussion of yours that I knew the meaning of 'bucket list.'Things I have to do before I die.Yes,I have a bucket list.I want to learn Sanskrit,build a small,beautiful house of my own and travel some Hindu holy places in north India.
• New Zealand
22 Jan 16
I used to have a bucket list. Now I just grab opportunities as they come. I try and learn a new skill or do something new for the first time every year. Other than extensive travel, I've done most of the things I once wanted to do. I never did get to swim with dolphins, but don't think I want to now. I have no regrets about things mot done.
• South Africa
21 Jan 16
A bucket list is a great way to keep the dreaming of dreams. Never give up on your hopes and desires of doing, seeing or visiting. Yoga is a great stress reliever and you can download the basic stretches off the internet. I have a bucket list - and as it empties, I fill it up with new dreams to suite my age. I play bowls now - that was one - and I love it
• Chennai, India
19 Jan 16
I don't have a bucket list since I feel it creates only a limiting experience. Our wishes change everyday as we come across something new. If we have the courage and resources, a bucket list will only limit our curiosity. There are two possibilities - One we might only try to fulfill whats there on the list before thinking about anything new. Two, not achieving the list for a long time could be a very frustrating experience.