Thursday, August 30, 2012

On Writing Bucket Lists

Bucket list, Bucket listLast night, Dominic told me that he really didn't have time to run with me every time I went running. It would cut into his video game time. This was after I mentioned that I was going to run on Saturdays.

I asked him, "How are you going to run a 5K with me if we don't train together?"

He quite emphatically told me he had no desire to run a 5K. At that point, I told him that running a 5K is on my bucket list. And that's when I realized that while I have an imaginary bucket list that I'm always adding things to, I don't know what's on the list because I forget. That means I can't look at my list and figure out what I want to accomplish next, make plans, and accomplish goals.

Today, we are writing bucket lists. I'm actually putting things down on paper. I'm making my children do the same thing, mean mom that I am. I expect our bucket lists to be quite different. I think theirs will probably include things like blowing something up (Xavier), playing video games for 12 hours straight (Dominic), and going to Greece (Gabriel).

Do you have a bucket list? What are some things on your bucket list?

1 comment:

  1. I have a Life List (there's a link on my blog) and once a year I go in and make changes or edits. Sitting down and writing the first edition took weeks. I had to train myself to think in terms of things I want to do as opposed to things I need to do. The life list is about things I want to do. Some are outlandish, while others are quite simple. It's just a little nudge to do stuff.

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