Each and every one of us has a bucket list. For most of us, it’s a mental list of things we’d like to do, places we’d like to visit, activities we’d like to try, etc. Every single list will be different, full of our personal ambitions and goals we hope to achieve in life.
But, instead of storing it all in memory (that’s a bit risqué), isn’t it about time you wrote that list down? Taking to pen and paper will encourage you to start working through your life list, starting today! Plus, there’s something extremely satisfying about ticking off your ‘to-dos’ when they become ‘dones!’
As we said, all lists will be different, so we can’t tell you what to put on them. We can, however, give you an idea of general things you may wish to include:
Places to visit
So, where do you want to go? Make a list of all the places you’d like to visit. This may include local areas you’re yet to discover, or places that have been recommended to you by friends and family. You may have always wanted to visit Bruges after watching the film, or want to explore the place where you’re grandparents first met. Whether it’s a European city, a new country, or your local pub down the road, put it on your list!
Try a new sport
It doesn’t matter how ‘sporty’ you consider yourself to be, there’s bound to be at least one sport you’d like to take a shot at. Maybe you’ve always been slightly envious of how cool surfers look riding waves – well, why don’t you have a go? (we can’t promise you’ll look as cool as the pros). Perhaps a colleague is part of a sports club and is always telling you how fun it is – why don’t you ask them if you can tag along for a taster session?
Learn a language
This one features on many bucket lists; but when we say learn a new language, we don’t mean find out how to say ‘hello,’ ‘goodbye’ and ‘my name is’ and stop there – we mean the whole shebang. You could sign-up to an evening language class, buy yourself an audiobook or download an app to help you. And, when you feel confident, you can visit the country to find out how fluent you really are! (Just don’t be disheartened when they reply to you in English).
Conquer your fear
Another bucket list favourite is conquering a fear. This one might be tough to do, but you’ll feel great for it. If you’ve got a fear of public speaking, why not tackle it head-on by presenting to an audience? If you’ve got a fear of heights, we can help you with that: just swing by one of our Go Ape courses!
Do something with your skills
People’s skills are often wasted – don’t be one of those people! Perhaps you’ve got a knack for creative writing; you’ve written a few short stories but no-one has ever read them. Well, instead of hiding them under the bed, do something with them! You could enter them into a creative writing competition and see how far you get – if you never try, you’ll never know!
…Who’s got a pen?!
If you’ve already started working on your life list, why not inspire others to #DiscoverAdventure? By simply sharing your story you’ll be in with a chance of winning a holiday for four to Corsica – including all the activities you could ever dream of, including paddle-boarding, mountain biking, kayaking and much much more. Go on, enter now!