My Mom wrote a Bucket List almost 10 years ago; it is written on yellow notepad paper in red ink, and has been pinned to her corkboard ever since… sadly she has yet to actually mark off any item on her list, mostly due to lack of finances. I recall this as my father, her spouse of over 50 years, is now battling a serious health condition and wanting to spend his days making her dreams come true. Miraculously, thanks to my Grandmother, he now has the ability to accelerate these activities. I so hope they can enjoy marking off some of Moms Bucket List Travel dreams before it is too late. This has invigorated an interest in sharing and helping people realize their dreams of travel, sooner rather than later.
So where did this whole Bucket List concept come from? I started hearing the term used many years back, never giving much thought to it’s origin or significance. In my research, here is what I learned: Term is derived from kick the bucket (“to die”) + list; hence “list of things to do before you die”. Coined by screenwriter Justin Zackham in his screenplay for the 2007 film The Bucket List; articles about the movie are the earliest known uses. I of course had to search to find and watch the movie (to which hit closer to home than desired) in an effort fulfill my due diligence in becoming a expert Bucket List Travel Planner.
Now days, as I am older and see my aging parents not fulfilling their dreams, I realize that one should not wait to see the places of their dreams, and see the sadness of never dreaming of the world beyond your own little comfort zone. I found the most important element to achieving your Bucket List dreams… start making the list! Writing out the people, places and things you want to experience in your lifetime, gives you a roadmap to get started; next is to just get started… even on the simplest of items! As an avid traveler, Bucket List Vacations come to mind as soon as I hear of someone talking about the subject, but clearly there is much more to those lists than just travel.
My goal here is to make this an interactive read… so pull out your “yellow notepad and red ink pen” and lets start writing. I will say try for 15-20 things you really want to experience in life. Get detailed in destinations, points of interest, accomplishments, and activities; it makes it easier to shout “I’ve done that, been there!”, which is the ultimate Bucket List Goal. Next is read it, dream about it, and layout just one step to moving closer to marking off one item… then repeat that every day of your life. You can and will move closer to your dreams, but do not forget to continue dreaming and adding to your list forever!
My life passion is helping you plan your dream vacation, and marking off your list. If you have a Bucket List Travel Adventure that you would like to get started planning, call me and let’s visit… Cruisy Susie 208-968-9007