Most of us have a list of things we want to try, experiences we want to enjoy and places we want to visit before we kick the bucket, so to speak. In most cases, however, we need to step out of our comfort zone to achieve them. And it is because we stretch ourselves, at the end of the day we feel so good.
[ADVERT]Sadly though, some people don't even have a bucket list. They are too caught up in their daily routines that they forget to create a dream board of all things they'd like to see and do or they make excuses that they are too old, too young, don't have enough time, money or energy. And then one day, it is too late.
One of the most profound things that touched me was a conversation I had with a friend when I was in my twenties. She was working as a nurse in a retirement home and told me there were two kids of people; calm and happy individuals who had lived their lives on their own terms and achieved what they wanted, and the second group were those who were angry, jealous and spiteful, people who didn't get to do what they wanted. I remember thinking, I never wanted to be in the second group.
Here is a list of some of my bucket list experiences. Admittedly for some I travelled overseas, but in most cases they are also available in Australia. Some of these I have ticked off, others I am still to conquer.
If you need help putting together your bucket list, then check out Buckletlist.org – a website dedicated to achieving and tracking your life goals. It's free to use and currently has over 900,000 goals and over 50,000 members.