Three items on my Bucket List – Merry
Three items on my Bucket List – Merry came in today to tell us a little about what three things are at the very top of her bucket list.
She is just starting out with learning English and we are both very pleased and grateful to welcome her along to record a podcast at EFL PodBlog.
“Some people die at 25 years old and aren’t buried until they are 75 years old.” Benjamin Franklin
“Every man dies — Not every man really lives.” ~ William Ross
What is a Bucket List?
If you haven’t heard about the term “bucket list”, it is a list of all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfill and life experiences you desire to experience before you die, or kick the bucket – hence the name “Bucket List.”
Here is a podcast asking just that question, “What is a bucket list?”
Why Create a Bucket List?
If you don’t live your days by personal goals and plans, the chances are that you will spend most of your time caught up in a the humdrum routine or the rat-race of everyday life.
Have you ever had the feeling that your days and your life is just passing you by in such a rate of knots, without any tangible results to speak about?
What did you accomplish in the past 3 months / 6 months, 12 months, 3 years?
What are your upcoming goals for the next 3 months / 6 months, 12 months, 3 years?
Look at the things you did and the things you’re planning to do next — Do they mean anything to you if you were to die today?
Having a bucket list reminds you of what’s really important in life so you can act on them.
A bucket list helps hone your goals and ambitions into a set of achievable, ‘I-really-want-to-do-this’ steps – now how exciting is that!
It’s just like planning ahead all the highlights that you want to be featured in the rest of your life.
The objective of creating this list isn’t to instill some kind of a race against time or to create aversion toward death. I don’t see our existence to be limited to just our physical years on earth — I don’t see our existence to be limited to just our physical years on earth — our physical lifespan is but a short speck of our existence in the universe.
The whole point of creating your list is to maximize every moment of our existence and live your life to the fullest.
It is a reminder of all the things we want to achieve in our time here on this planet, so that instead of wasting away our time on pointless activities, we are directing our lives fully towards what really matters to us.
Have a look for some ideas on Bucket Lists Here