You can read an interesting article here about whether bucket lists are a good idea or not.
Bugger it, I'm going to do it. How many things should I put on there? Is 200 too many?
Right, time to get started. If I was about to die (in a pink satin nightgown), what would I be pissed off if I hadn't done? Bucket lists, it seems, are great because they provide a focus for your life. They carve up a path in front of you of fun events and goals. The weird thing is that I feel that a bucket list is a private thing and that if I share it, I might be embarrassed or I might write down things that other people would want to read or I might miss things off because I don't want other people to know that I want to do them. Also, bucket lists can probably change over time. The bucket list you write at 20 will not be the same as a bucket list you write at 30 or 40. So perhaps your bucket list should be viewed as a living document - not a finite diary entry.
I am thinking that my bucket list needs to have sections. I could split it up into different areas like travel, family, money etc
Alright, here goes.....
1. Fly first class.
2. Go to Japan.
3. Have a 'Sex in the City' marathon with my best friends.
4. Do up my whole house.
5. Die in a pink satin nightgown.
6. Start writing a list of all the books I read (this will be called a book list).
7. Do a juice fast.
8. Do secret random acts of kindness that other people don't know I'm doing.
9. Skydiving - tick.
10. Get drunk with my mum (may be an impossible task).
OK, that's all I've got FOR THE TIME BEING. Now, it's you turn. Here are some links for tips:
111 ideas for your bucket list
7500 things to do before you die
Three famous bucket lists