Every year since I turned 25, I make a Bucket List – not of things to do before I die, rather before the next playing of Auld Lang Syne.
Past Bucket List highlights have included get a tattoo (check), visit a new state (check, check, check), build a terrarium (check), and start a side hustle (check)!
When I’m making the list, I try to be realistic about what I can fit in within the year – both time wise and financially – and I only put items that I myself have control over. I also make each item quantifiable so I can really check them off – as opposed to something like “read more.”
So, without further ado …
Claire’s 2018 Bucket List
- Visit a new state
- See the Northern Lights
- Take a letterpress class
- Do a mini kitchen makeover
- Do a mini bathroom makeover
- Run a 5K in 31 minutes (or less!)
- Try a new Chicago restaurant every month
- Learn how to use my DSLR
- Rollover my 401k
- Go on a local hike (within driving distance of Chicago)
- Go to a concert
- Make a charitable donation
- Go to a Gator game
- Try a new workout or gym
- Read a classic novel
- Try Matcha
I keep this list written in the back of my planner and cross things off as I go. I also sometimes add things mid-year. It’s great to have this someplace I see frequently as a reminder to live life to the fullest.
I’d love to hear what’s on your Bucket List in the comments below. Maybe it will give me an idea to add for this year or in the future!