Do you need a bucket list? Do you have one already? Are you doing it?
I’ve experienced just how short life can be, I had a stroke at 41 years of age (and I know plenty of people younger than me. Yes, stroke happens at any age, not just to the old). So, make that list. And do it … because a life of all work and no play? That’s kinda unfulfilling. Don’t you agree?
Before my Nan passed away, she told me to travel young . In fact, she actively encouraged it. And so I did. On the top of my bucket list was visiting Prince Edward Island on the East coast of Canada. Why there? Anne of Green Gables, of course.
The island inspired Lucy Maud Montgomery to pen one of the most popular works of fiction for preteen girls. And because I followed my dreams, I’m able to say I’ve seen first hand why. The grasses are as green as a rich moss, the sands a deep ochre and the water a sparkling blue. Place these colours next to one another and they create a distinctive and memorable canvas which, at the time, sent a surging swell of admiration through my heart.
That’s the kind of emotional response a bucket-list experience should elicit from you.
Can you name what could do that for you?
Do you long the weightlessness and colours experienced with a scuba dive? Or crave the rush when you skydive? (although, I’d rather dodge a cobra – and I don’t dodge, I’ve enough trouble typing this – than skydive, but more on that later.)
Perhaps venturing into the tunnels under a pyramids is more your speed, or watching the sun set over Ayers Rock.
There is a funny show on Stan called No Tomorrow (at least, it’s on Stan in Australia, but it’s a Canadian production, so I expect it’s in America and Canada at a minimum). That show is all about ticking off the two lead character’s bucket lists, all because the guy (yum) believes the world will end in under a year. Yeah, that pans out well. The girl thought she’d landed a hunky-dory catch. Then hearing him say the world is about to end? Not so much a catch anymore.
It’s like she taken a big bite into a grapefruit. And do you blame her? Really?
They’re bucket lists don’t just include experiences, there are “forgiving dad” moments and “saying sorry” moments too.
Great show, by the way.
So, what’s your poison? Leave a comment below, you never know, you could inspire someone else’s bucket list.