I am sure many of you have seen the Rob Reiner movie "Bucket List" starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, released in January 2008. I was recently watching this movie again while jogging on the treadmill. Watching this movie made me think about my own bucket list. Do I even have such a list? In case you have not seen the movie, a "bucket list" is a list of things you would like to do before you "kick the bucket."
As a friend and I were discussing our upcoming birthdays, she told me about her plans for her birthday. She told me that her and her husband were going to the San Juan Islands to bike around the islands. She told me this has been one of her "Bucket List" items. I wonder how many of you have a "bucket list"?
If you are recently divorced now might be a good time to create such a list, or re-evaluate your previous list. Why not start with a Summer Bucket List? What are some things you would like to do this summer? Is there something you have always wanted to do, but for one reason or another you were never able to do it? Can you do it this year?
Creating a Summer Bucket List can help you schedule some "fun" into your summer. Sometimes when we don't take the time to plan or put things into our schedules, they never seem to happen. Creating a Summer Bucket List can help you focus on something positive you desire. It can give you something to look forward to after dealing with an unpleasant experience.
If you are a single parent this would be a great thing to do with your children. Get your kids involved with creating a Summer Bucket List for the family.
To help you get started, I have listed ideas below that you may want to consider:
Creating a Summer Bucket List:
By thinking about what you enjoy doing or would like to do, helps you get in touch with "who" you are. Maybe you have been catering to your former spouse's interest and activities for years. Possibly you have not thought about or been asked what you would like to do for a long time. It may be exciting to explore and try new events/activities.
Decide to schedule some fun into your summer. You deserve it. As I have found out in my own life, if I do not take the time to plan or write it into my schedule, it often does not happen. Why not look for something to put on your summer schedule right now, while you are on your computer.
Summer time has so much to offer with outdoor festivals, events, sports and activities. No matter where you live, chances are there are special things you like to do in the summer. Life may be difficult or a bit challenging right now, but that doesn't mean your life has to come to an end. Now more than ever, you should make a point to get out.