Sitting in the doctor’s waiting room the other week I starting reading an article in a magazine called ’50 Things to Do Before I Die’. Looking back at the date of the magazine it was 1996; the pre Bucket List phenomenon. However, after reading the article, it was much more than just a bucket list. Therefore, I want to bring back the list. Not the Bucket list, but 50 Things to Do Before I Die. There is a difference.
If you want to know what is really important to you, then make a list. At my age the first 15 to 20 on my list were easy to fill. After that I really had to think about it. I thought to myself, am I that content with my life that I cannot find 50 things I want to do? I knew for a fact the answer was a no. I had to separate my life, looking at it from a professional, personal and spiritual perspective before I could finish the list.
It really does reveal a lot about oneself. I know there are many things I have wanted to do but never got around to doing them. Why? Like most other people, life happens. I have always wanted to play a guitar since I was a teenager. This is on my list. I am 50 years old and still have not taken guitar lessons. I also want to take voice lessons. I love to sing and I use to sing in a group when I was much younger. Other things on my list include different types of dance lessons and a lot of traveling to different parts of the world.
There are and should be many fun things on the list. I have that as well as a few intimidating items which will challenge me. One such item is to publish a book.
Will I ever make it through my list? Maybe, maybe not, it is in no particular order, but one thing I know for sure, my thoughts have now turned into actions by making the list.
What is on Your List?