Kicking the bucket list

I’m a big believer in being authentic, and putting your heart and soul into whatever you create.

Even on the internet, I think on a subconscious level can sense if someone isn’t quite true.  Heartfelt is a word that’s often banded around but it’s necessary, in my opinion, to be exactly that.  Passion, enthusiasm, and a drive to fulfil your soul’s purpose in whatever area you feel called are all so important.

When I created my gratitude course, I also completed my gratitude course.

Knowing and doing are two different things

It would have been easy to just type up the course and leave it at that but that’s not what I’m about.  How can I believe in something I create if I don’t actually do it.

When I sat down for days on end creating the Soul Path Workbook (the foundation of the Soul Path Tribe membership site), I committed to working through everything too.   Again, it would be easy to know all the right questions to ask but not to actually answer them.

There are parts of my life in which I’m very content but there are others that definitely need work.  I don’t think anyone should ever just settle for mediocre (mediocre sucks… for so many years, if anyone would ask me how I would describe myself I would answer ‘insipid’.)

Anyway, I’m getting myself a little off topic here.

Here’s comes the bucket list

The first part of the workbook is Soul-Path Steps where you really have to take a good look at who you are, where you are, and what you want.  Not easy, sometimes painful, but often necessary.

Included in this journal is a bucket list.  One hundred things to do before your time runs out here on our lovely planet (if you want a reminder of how precious our time is, read this article by Kate Granger).

This is a part that scares the bejesus out of me.

As a Pisces, I am usually content to ‘go with the flow’ and I can be annoyingly difficult to pin down for a straight answer (I think my husband is a lot greyer for my personality trait).  A seemingly easy question like “what do you want to do?” can lead to a ridiculous amount of “ums”.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve started a bucket list only to leave it about 80% unfinished.

But I’m committed now so it will be done.

Inspiration for possibly future desperation

For inspiration (and desperation in case I get stuck on number 20 again), I thought I’d have a look around the internet.

Here are some *interesting* ideas from other people’s bucket lists:

  • Invent a flavour of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. (Good thing I’m no longer in love with Cheese & Piccalilli sandwiches, as my Facebook friends know).
  • Teach a parrot to say, “Help! I’ve become a parrot!”
  • Own all of John Cusack’s movies on DVD (why?)
  • Name one of my children after the place they were conceived, preferably Vegas. (Just think, my daughter could have been named ‘Mitcham Junction’ and my son, ‘No Idea’.)
  • Run into a store and ask what year it is. When someone answers, yell, “It worked!” and run out cheering.
  • Reverse pickpocket (I really like this one!).
  • Jump in a taxi and yell ‘follow that car!’
  • Spend a whole day at the beach digging a hole. (This is strangely appealing)
  • Ask a sales person if they have met you in another life.
  • Grow wings. (Without Red Bull, obviously).
  • Marry Captain Jack Sparrow (oops…. that one seems to be mine!).

Do you have a bucket list?  If you do, what’s the strangest thing on it?

Lyn

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