Where did the inspiration come from to start my very own real Bucket List? I was actually watching one of my friend’s TV shows. She is in this show called ‘No Tomorrow’. The concept of the show is one of the characters believes the world is going to end in a few months and so he has created this list of all the things he wants to do before he dies. The show really got me thinking about my life and the way I live it. While I don’t believe the end of the world is just a few months away, I do believe that we never know how long we have to live our own life. This really got me asking the tough questions, do I live my life to the fullest? Have I done the things that scared me? Have I accomplished the things I have wanted to? Have I followed my dreams?
It was in this moment that I decided to write it all down on paper. Everything I have ever dreamed of doing from the smallest picnic in the park to the biggest swim with sharks in Africa. I figured that if it was on paper, it was tangible. It was something that I could look at every day and ask myself if I am really living my life.
So why would you care that I decided to create a bucket list of things I want to do before I die? Well you probably don’t and that is totally cool, but I wanted to share my thoughts on this with you because I want to make sure you are reminded to really live your life.
If you died tomorrow (God Forbid) could you look back and say, “you know what, I did a lot and accomplished a lot and I am ok with not having more time? That is what I am hoping this list will help me do. I am hoping that it will teach me what really matters in life. It will help me look at the bigger picture. It will help me live.
The things on my list vary from small to grand from exciting to scary. They are things that frighten me, force me to be strong, make me happy, and make me feel accomplished. One of them is trying stand-up comedy, another is hiking Table Mountain in Cape Town South Africa.
So the reason for me sharing this with you is to challenge you to ask yourself the hard questions. To realize if you are just walking through life or if you are living life. To dare you to try the things you never dreamed of. To make a promise to yourself that you will live your life to the fullest, because you will never get make this moment, this opportunity, this day. It is a statement that you are going to seize each second that you have been gifted.
All of this inspired by a CW TV show!
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