I’ve never really thought about having a bucket list. I haven’t seen the movie. But I’ve always been a dreamer, goal-maker, and an adventurer. A bucket list has just never been a must-do for me, and I think it’s because I’m afraid a dying and feeling like I’ve left things unfinished. I’d rather be ready to depart this life with a list of all the things I’ve done instead of a list with things that still need to be crossed off. I’d rather die thankful for what I did instead of sad for the things I haven’t. I’d rather pass on being thankful instead of regretful.
BUT. That doesn’t mean I have things I would put on a bucket list. So, here they are. The If-I-Had-A-Bucket-List.
-Move to New York
-Learn how to golf
-Record a Christmas CD and call it “Brigie4Shizzie Sings Your Favorite Christmastime Jams”
-Write a book
-Do a TEDTalk
-Own a leadership development consulting firm
-Go back to Africa. Spend some more time in Kenya, but also travel to Egypt and South Africa, as well.
-Spend a month touring Europe
-Get my PhD
-Pay off my student loans
-Date someone with an accent
-Own a lake house
When and if all of these things happen, I’ll be sure to remember how blessed I am to have lived a life full enough to have completed my If-I-Had-A-Bucket-List. When and if all of these things don’t happen, I have a Things-I-Did list that continues to grow and surprise me every single day.