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What If You’ve Accomplished Your Bucket List?

 

Since I seem to be on a death theme this week (please refer to here and here), I thought I would continue through it with this thought: What do you do if you’ve already accomplished your “Bucket List”?

Bucket Lists

In case you don’t know, a Bucket List is a rambling list of things you want to do before you die (aka: kick the bucket). Bucket lists are big now and everyone you talk to seems to have one … besides me.

You see, I’m not really into doing the same things as other people. I’ve never seen (nor read) any Harry Potter movies/books, I wasn’t all about The Hunger Games, I don’t like sushi, and I won’t even touch Fifty Shades (well, I am, but that’s a story for later). Therefore, I never created a bucket list … mainly because everyone else was doing it. However, a few days ago I was thinking about people’s bucket lists and came to a realization: I completed most of the things that would’ve been on my Bucket List.

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My Completed Bucket List

1. Become a published author. (check)

2. Teach college.  (check)

3. Have a baby.  (check) (Ok, to be fair, I didn’t plan to do this, but whatever.)

4. Go to Italy.  (check)

5. Start a non-profit and/or become a missionary.  (check)

6. Own a convertible.  (check)

7. Live on the East Coast.  (check)

8. Have a house on the water.  (check)

9. Own a bookstore. (check)

And, that’s pretty much the extent of what would’ve been on my bucket list. (That’s either really great that I’ve accomplished the things I wanted, or really sad … I haven’t decided yet.)

I’ve always wanted to go to a cruise to Greece, but considering the current economical and political climate (and, DUDE, there are PIRATES in them thare waters), I think I’ll play it safe and instead take my family to someplace safe like, you know, LegoLand.

 

Do you have a “Bucket List”? What’s on it (or what would be on it)? What have you accomplished from it?

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Along with being a contributor to PrimeParentsClub.com, Jacqueline Wilson is: Appalachia Advocate~Supporter of Women~Writer~Accidental Pit Bull Advocate. Founder and executive director of Monkey Do Project and co-author of 50 Shades of Frayed: What Happens When 'I Do' Becomes 'Not Tonight': A Humorous Mompilation.

1 Comment

  1. Julie

    September 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    I’m going to make a 40 before 40 list next. I’ve tried the Bucket list thing (too open and not deadline pressing) and the 101 in 1001 days (I put too many BIG items on the list so it was incredibly hard to complete all of them – even though I still have til March of next year for that one… hmm.)

    I love making these lists. It seems like it gives me a motivation to try new things and look at life a different way.