Today I am introducing you to a new tradition- my Bucket List. I usually focus my New Year on getting organized and cleaning out all the clutter in my life but I’ve never thought about making a bucket list. My daughter always checks things off her bucket list and it made me think, I should create my own bucket list.
Most people create a life long bucket list with things they want to accomplish in their lifetime but I thought it would be more manageable if I created a 12 month Bucket List. I want to take my time and make happy memories to preserve in my Memory Jar.
I have been brainstorming bucket list ideas that I can do at least once a month that will be creative and fun yet not be too overwhelming for my schedule or too expensive for the budget. Also, I don’t want to do things just to do them. I want my list to have meaning and purpose with a happy memory I can cherish forever.
Who doesn’t love good food and drinks with friends and family along with a side of laughter and good times? (FYI- I am jumping up and down raising my hand right now.)
Go to a brewery and try some beer beyond my Miller Lite palate2/10/2017 Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee Wi.
- Winter BBQ
Host a brunch1/1/2018 New Years Day Brunch
Since we bought an RV , it is only appropriate that I add some travel plans to my list.
Visit the Grand CanyonMarch 25, 2017
- Visit Niagra Falls
- Walk along the Gold Coast (Chicago’s side of Lake Michigan)
Be a tourist for a long weekendJune 23, 2017 Lake Geneva
Although I consider myself crafty I am not very artsy. Dose that make sense? I haven’t been to many plays, I don’t read books and I can’t remember the last time I have been to the movies.
See a Broadway playJune 14, 2017 Hamilton
Watch Gone With the Wind (I’ve never seen this movie)November 2017
- Take an Art Class
- Learn more about photography
I am all about learning how to be a better ME and I read anything that has to do with self-help and self awareness but I rarely implement the lessons learned without a gentle nudge.
- Go to a hotel and relax in a deep bath tub with bath salts and bubbles
- Social media free weekend (no phone and no computer)
- Daily meditation meditate
- Plank every day for a week
Bucket List Bonus Ideas
Here are a few extra bonus ideas that I came up with that might inspire you to make your own bucket list.
- Get a massage
- Go Geo Caching
- Take a cooking class
Learn a new craft1/15/2017 Arm Knitting Write a letter and mail it (no email)12/24/2017
- Exercise or take up a sport
- Go out of the country
If you have been inspired by my Bucket List please leave a comment with a link to your list.
I love, love, love, this!!!!! I have friends that run around their house at midnight on New Year’s Eve with empty suitcases in the hope of traveling to new places in the coming year. 🙂
You have totally inspired me today.
Happy New Year!
I do lots of things throughout the year but these are things that I find myself saying….one day I am going to do that and now I have written it down. No excuses on why I can’t do it this year! Happy New Year Lisa!
What helps is the public commitment and thus accountability. A monthly review would be helpful…a freebie post, if you will, talking about progress…
I love that idea Nancy and I will for sure keep the readers up to date. Thanks for the idea.
I look forward to reading your blog and watching your 2017 bucket list dwindle away. So much fun in your future! I love it that you are an open book, always sharing your life.
What a great idea! I have a goals list but it’s a little different than a bucket list! This is fun stuff!
I love all these ideas, especially the massage and traveling out of the country!
What a fabulous idea!! And I love all of your ideas! Make sure you add Australia to your travels 😉
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