Challenge, What is On Your Bucket List?
An organisation I belong to has a monthly newsletter and each month one of us is given a topic to write about. My topic, for the coming newsletter, was My Bucket List. Now, I don't have a true bucket list any more, but have had one in the past. The following words make up the article I submitted.
My Bucket List
My bucket used to be bigger than it is now, when funds and ideas were far more forthcoming. That’s okay, a smaller bucket is fine. I have emptied my bucket of some possibilities, through achieving them and being able to cross them off, or because they no longer seemed as important as they once did.
Things I’ve achieved from my bucket list already include, in no particular order, a Pacific cruise, doing a triathlon, visiting Tasmania, publishing a book, walking part of the Queen Charlotte Track and swimming at the Masters World Swimming Champs. I’ve also crossed off having an elephant ride, having done so in Phuket in 2011. Another bucket list dream come true was meeting New Zealand authors Joy Cowley, Fiona Kidman and Tessa Duder.
I once wanted to swim with the dolphins, that being the item at the top of my list. I’ve been on a dolphin trip and come up close, but never had the opportunity to swim with them. Now, I think experiencing the dolphins from the boat was rewarding and I no longer dream of swimming with them. Maybe that’s age catching up with me.
My smaller bucket reflects reduced funds going in and smaller dreams. The next thing to be attended to is the Australian Ghan railway trip from Darwin to Adelaide. This crosses off a couple of things, visiting Alice Springs and Adelaide and hopefully coming face to face with a camel.
My bucket list keeps changing, with items added or deleted. But reality now dictates. The items are smaller and closer to home. Whether I achieve them all or not doesn’t matter. What does matter is that I still dream and let those dreams take me where they will.
What is still on your bucket list? Maybe we could turn this into a challenge, tell us about your Bucket List. Remember to tag your piece BucketList
Image Credit » http://pixabay.com/en/sand-bucket-beach-vacation-summer-84589/