The “new” Bucket list is getting longer and longer. I have been crossing things off and adding more on. Everything I cross off, every new experience, leads me to find more things to add and more things to try.
I started the list in 2017 and it’s brought me a lot of joy. It’s forced me to put myself out of my comfort zone and to do the things I’ve always wanted to do. It’s given me an avenue to explore things I wouldn’t have thought about trying before; and to achieve the big and the small things that have always been at the back of my mind.
The bucket list was inspired by my husband who has always encouraged me to try new things and endeavoured to help me achieve everything I wanted to do… he has always been listening to me saying “oh I so want to try this” “I’ve always wanted to do that”, he would remember and then make it happen! His desperate attempt to remember all the things I would throw out there made me think of writing them down. And from there the list has just continued to grow. It now looks like this: the new bucket list.
What would I have put on the list if I had started it prior to 2017? What are the things that inspired the bucked list? That I did before I even put pen to paper and wrote out my massive lists of goals and wants?
1. Graduate university
Going to university was one of the best things I have ever done, it showed me how resilient I am and how capable I am. It reminded me of how much I love learning and that I can do anything with a can of red bull and some determination. Graduation is one of my proudest moments to date.
2. Run 5km
I genuinely think everyone should have a go at running. Running is amazing, it teaches you how much your body is capable off and that even when it hurts and it feels like your going to die…. Your going to be okay!
3. Run a half marathon.
A half marathon feels impossible and sounds impossible if you’re not a runner, who regularly runs long runs, but it’s completely achievable with a bit of time and hard work.
4. Stroke a giraffe
I love giraffes! They are just so, so amazing. They are beautiful creatures. Folly Farm in wales gives you that opportunity for the price of entry into the zoo which I think was only £12! Genuinely amazing.
5. Go to a fair ground.
Who doesn’t love a fair ground! I was recently reminded how amazing fair grounds are when I had a go on a bumper car…. I haven’t laughed so much in ages! My favourite fair used to be the ones on fireworks night. Sweets, fairground rides and fireworks…. Perfect.
6. Marry the love of my life.
Getting married is amazing. I’m lucky to have married the best human being on the planet. There is something truly amazing about your wedding day. Marrying the love of my life is defiantly bucket list worthy.
7. Get a dog.
Getting a dog is one of the best things we have ever done. Duke taught us so much about ourselves. I never really understood how much time and work goes into a dog (especial a rehomed dog) but the trials and tribulations have been so worth it. It’s been an amazing experience and he is definitely man’s (or woman’s) best friends. Duke completed us!
8. Visit Auschwitz
Auschwitz is the strangest, saddest place I have ever been. It’s a chilling and heart wrenching place but I urge anyone who hasn’t been to go. It’s hard to put into words the importance of going; it’s a harrowing part of human history that should never be forgotten.
9. Do a colour run
Colour runs are just fantastic! Silly, beautiful and exciting! They are slightly surreal actualy.
10. Get a tattoo
I love tattoos they aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but I adore them. I have been adding tattoos to my little collection since I was 18 years old.
11. Take part in a sporting event
From running, to cycling to rowing there are so many sporting events open to the public; taking part, feeling part of the collective and of course standing there with your t-shirt and medal is pretty darn awesome. I’ve done lots of running event and even a tough mudder half.
12. Go abroad
Exploring outside my country of birth has always offered the best experiences and has offered a chance to learn about myself and the rest of the world. I have also seen the most beautiful place and had some amazing experiences.
13. Visit Wales
Wales is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The landscape is just simply stunning. I adore wales, In fact I’m hoping we move there when Karl leaves the army.
14. Visit Disney land and Disney world
Disney world is magical. I want to visit as an adult and experience it all over again. Genuinely the most magical place on the planet.
15. Go for Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea is one of my most favourite things…. And is there anything more British? We have done everything from classic afternoon tea to themed teas.
16. Read the Harry Potter books- no explanation needed.
So there it is my little list of things I would have put on my list had I started it years ago!
Things that I have crossed of the new list already:
76.Make a handmade gift for someone for Christmas. complete 1/12/2017
86.Read 10 world changing , challenging, classical or controversial books. (Suggestions welcome). Completed July 2019
87.Learn to be a confident cook. Completed 22/08/2017
97.Build a piece of furniture from scratch. Completed march 2017
106. Run the great south run. Completed November 2017
507. Start a gratitude journal. Completed July 2019