blogging, The Daily Prompt, Writing

Bucket List, Schmucket List

This is my kind of bucket for bucket list making!  Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
This is my kind of bucket for bucket list making! Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Since I have our evening, holiday meal under control while our adult kids are visiting the families of their significant others, my adorable husband prompted me to participate in today’s Daily Prompt, which is:

“Have you made your bucket list? Now’s the time — write about the things you want to do and see before you become dust in the wind.”

When I was 48, and the author of another blog, I decided making a nifty bucket list entitled 50 Things to Do Before I turn 50.  It seemed like the “thing” to do since bucket listing was all the rage.  I also imagined that the creation and execution of my list would be top-notch fodder for writing prompts.  However, much like my short foray into sorority life, long ago, in college, I found bucket list planning too structured, too formatted, and way too forced.

First of all coming up with 50, somewhat significant, things to do in a two year span is harder than one might think.  I began by listing common wishes like Travel the World, Get Published, Meditate More, and, Learn to Sew.  After I listed about ten of my most obvious goals, it began to get tricky.  When I found myself including goals like Do the laundry, Get Eggs at the Market, and Remember to Shave your Legs BEFORE you go to the Pool.  I knew that bucket list making was becoming as much of a chore as participating in a midnight donut sale with my former sorority sisters.

Of course, I have goals, but the last thing that I would associate my goals with would be a visit from the Grim Reaper.  We’re all going to kick the proverbial bucket one day, but until then, I’ll be doing the things I love: getting and staying healthy, taking life one day at a time, being kind and thoughtful to others, jumping on any opportunity or adventure that comes my way, and living life on my own best terms.

Hope everyone is having a gorgeous Sunday!  Happiest of Easters, or whatever you may celebrate on this glorious day! 🙂

Happy Sunday!
Happy Sunday! Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons


16 thoughts on “Bucket List, Schmucket List”

  1. LOVE your perspective on the bucket list. Yeah, when leg shaving makes its way onto the list, then, I’d agree, the list is not for you. Had to laugh out loud at that line! Hope you had a lovely Easter, my friend.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    1. I hope you enjoyed your Easter, too! I’m not very good with bucket listing! I’d rather do a little planning, but grab fun activities as they present themselves. Hugs to you, too! 🙂

    1. My fear is that I would kick the bucket once I finished it!! Just kidding!!

      Oh my goodness!! Thank you! I now have 5 different awards that I need to write about, and pass to others! I may have to dedicate this week to award blogging! 🙂

  2. At this age, I know the travel bucket list is not for me, but a more sensible one would be good; such as get to church on Sundays, get out of bed with a smile on my face, and enjoy my garden and ……..

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