The Advantages of a Bucket List
So I’ve come to the conclusion that I won’t be able to finish my Maine (Bucket) List before I head back to Syracuse in a few weeks. I’m heading back a week earlier than expected and I have volunteered to work on several different projects during my last month for both the job and community I’ve become to love. Both good things, though now I have less time for some adventuring around Maine.
While at first this realization was disappointing. I then looked at my list of what has already been accomplished. I’ve slept under the stars more this year than I have in my previous 22 years combined, I’ve now been to Canada (oddly enough, also a first) and I have absolutely fallen in love with Maine.
While I won’t be completing my (bucket) list this year, I’m so, so glad I created one with oh-so-many list items. I could rarely say I was bored because there was literally always something to do. I, all of a sudden, became the go-to person for weekend plans. And most of all, I’ve done so many things that I normally would never do.
Before this year, I wouldn’t have:
- Been flaky at work (within reason) so I could search for whales
- Camped and explored alone
- Climbed on quite as many large, treacherous rocks
- Potentially done anything in the following photos…
People write bucket lists of things they want to accomplish before they die. But without an actual timeframe I wouldn’t be jumping on too many of my list items and definitely not as often as I had this year. So creating a bucket list for each year is more like it.
I am, without a doubt, creating a (bucket) list for when I return to Syracuse. Although it’ll have to be shorter in length, I’m confident that it’ll continue to help me lead an adventure-filled life. Stay tuned for the new list in a bit!
In the meantime, create a (Bucket) List for the next year for yourself. I’m sure you’ll be glad you did.