I’ve been thinking a lot about Bucket Lists lately, which I admit is more than a little morbid. Putting aside my genuine affection for lists of all kinds, there is something so romantic and deliciously systematic about a Bucket List that I can tick off as life rolls along (the ticking off is the BEST part). And should I not finish my list, a loved one can carry out the remaining items in my honour which would make a delightfully predictable rom-com. Jessica Alba would play me. Any woman over 50 would be played by Diane Keaton.
I digress. The irritating thing about my Bucket List is that I can’t think of anything to put on it. Which, as I tweeted this morning, either means I have lived a ridiculously fulfilling 24 years or that I have no soul. The former probably holds more truth.
I consulted Pinterest to help with my Bucket List. The results ranged from hilarious to completely inane. Some ideas I had already done:
Some were amusing:
Some were bizarre:
Huh? I don’t even… Why? Is this a thing from The Notebook?
And some were plain boring:
Who on earth gets to the end of their life and says “Remember the day I finished an entire bottle of OPI Big Apple Red? Those were some good times…”?!.
I think it might be possible to have something on your Bucket List that you never knew was there. For example, when I went to Italy in 2010 I suddenly realised that I had wanted to go since I was little. I fondly recalled cutting out pictures of the Colosseum and Pisa from travel brochures and begging my Mum to take me to Pizza By the Meter on Lygon Street. After I left Italy I felt a deep sense of satisfaction, which is either indicative of how much gelato I ate or of the fact I had finally carried out I long held wish.
Sticking with the theme of travel, there are a few things I can put on my list:
- See Machu Picchu
- See the Pyramids
- Live in Manhattan (failing that, Brooklyn will do)
- Go to all the Disney Lands/Worlds
My list probably needs some padding out with meaningful things such as ‘Be called Mum’ and ‘kiss in the rain’… Ugh, this is harder than I thought. I think the only definitive thing I can put on my Bucket List list is :
- Write a Bucket List
Wish me luck! Do you have a Bucket List? What’s on it? Any suggestions?