June 4, 2020

HOW TO START A BUCKET LIST!

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WHAT IS A BUCKET LIST?

A list of things you want to do before you “kick the bucket”



Let me tell you a little secret, 10+ years ago I used to have a bucket list blog named "The Bucket List Girl" and it was my pride and joy. I focused on helping others understand that you don't have to be "rich or dying" to start a bucket list. You can find more about what happened to that blog this old blog post named once a blogger... But as I'm sitting down to write this post I can't help but feel a little nostalgic about writing on such a subject that I used live and breathe. So as you look at these tips I'm about to share today, I hope that you truly take the time to sit down and start a bucket list for yourself. No matter how old you are are, or what your financial situation is because writing things out will really help you get closer to that goal!


How to start a bucket list, no money but want to travel, how to complete a bucket list


5 QUICK TIPS ON HOW TO GET STARTED:


  1. Look online for inspiration. Google search: “Bucket list ideas” You will stumble upon the most beautiful pictures from all over the World.
  2. Watch the movie “The Bucket list” (even though they were old and about to kick the bucket you should still get an idea of what a bucket list is)
  3. Buy a notepad or a journal that you can write down ideas on. You can also use apps on your phone. For example “notes” and create a “my Bucket List” list.
  4. Start a Pinterest board. What that is going to do is, you are now going to have a visual for your inspiration. If you want to go more in-depth you can create a Travel Bucket list board or a Food Bucket list to name a few. I have a few categories I have created for myself self such as Couples Bucket list, Travel Bucket list, Fall + Winter Bucket List & Summer Bucket List.
  5. The reason I say “Bucket Lists” is that I think you should have more the one Bucket List. 



WHY SHOULD I HAVE A BUCKET LIST?


As an avid bucket lister, I get asked this question a lot. My answer to you is: WHY NOT? I truly believe that it is a great idea to have a list of your goals, ideas, and things you would like to accomplish while alive. You don't have to be old, rich, or sick to start one! Start now! Start one Today! Think about all of the new adventures and opportunities... for example going on a hot air balloon ride, or participating in a Utah version of Cupcake Wars.

BUT REALLY, HOW DO I GET STARTED?
  1. Here is how simple this process should be for you:
  2. Grab a pen & Paper
  3. Number it from 1-10 (small steps)
  4. Start with 1 or 2 goals that you would like to accomplish
  5. Hang your paper somewhere in your house that you walk by often. Then Forget about it for a day… (I put it on my Fridge)
  6. As you go thru your day, Ideas are just going to come to your mind at the most unexpected moments… Trust Me it Works! That’s when you grab your list and start writing your ideas down.
  7. The sky is the limit! You can start with the basic and easy goals, then move on to Dreams & Wishes.
  8. I have a notebook that I carry around with me everywhere I go! I also use my calendar on my phone to schedule things. Google & Pinterest are my resources!
  9. inspiration is everywhere! The other day I was out on a drive and saw a couple of homeless people on the side of the road. that inspired me to add “Help out at a Homeless shelter” & ” Food Drive” to my Summer Bucket List.


My ever-evolving Bucket List:


Travel:

  1. Tour Europe + Eat all the food!
  2. Visit family in Canada
  3. Go back to Brazil stay at Fernando De Noronha
  4. Visit Asia and adopt a Panda
  5. Go to New Zealand
  6. Visit Australia & Pet Kangaroos
  7. Go to Amsterdam
  8. Stay at those awesome Bora Bora resorts
  9. Egypt & Pet camels
  10. Visit all USA states & National Parks
  11. Plan couples retreat somewhere amazing!
  12. Visit all 7 Wonders of the World!
  13. Travel to Ireland + Go bar hopping
  14. Peru - Machu Picchu
  15. Niagra Falls
  16. Hot Air Balloon
  17. Swim with dolphins
  18. Helicopter Ride
  19. Go camping more often
  20. Stay in more Unique Airbnbs
Amsterdam

Entertainment
  1. Harry Potter World
  2. Disney World
  3. Alcatraz
  4. Go scuba diving in Catalina
  5. Carsland & Lego Land
  6. New York for New Years
  7. Hollywood Tourist for a day
  8. Watch a performance at the Grand Ole Opry
  9. Attend a red carpet event (Outside of Utah)
  10. Participate in a game show
  11. Be an extra in a movie
  12. Have a famous guest on my podcast
  13. Attend more concerts
  14. Guest speak at a conference
  15. Attend more than 1 blogging conference a year
  16. Eat at Hells Kitchen
  17. Visit Buddy's original cake shop
  18. Learn how to speak Italian fluently
  19. Catalina Wine Mixer
  20. Flash Mob
  21. Eat a 5-course meal in a Yurt
  22. Play an instrument
  23. Go to a Broadway show
  24. Masquerade ball
  25. Attend the Olympics

Life Goals
  1. Marry the man of my dreams
  2. Have beautiful children
  3. Finish College
  4. Get a big girl job
  5. Build Dream Home
  6. Become Debt Free!
  7. Donate to different charities on a monthly basis
  8. Volunteer for a good cause
  9. Truly enjoy the Military lifestyle
  10. Bakery Business
  11. Fitness Wear Line - 2021
  12. Blogging Full-Time - 2020
  13. Live a fulfilling life with no regrets
  14. Buy Stocks
  15. Add more money to my 401k
  16. Develop an app
  17. Work on my secret business project
  18. Give the gift of life
  19. Create an affiliate program for my business
  20. Live every day like is my last
FOOD

List of desserts I would like to master:
  1. Macaroons
  2. Macarons
  3. TrĂªs Leches cake
  4. Cinnamon rolls
  5. Homemade bread
  6. Apple pie
  7. Mini fruit tarts
  8. Tiramisu
  9. Cannoli
  10. Pecan Pie
  11. Pineapple Upside-down cake
  12. Banana Crumb Cake
  13. Lemon Tart
  14. No-Knead Dessert Bread
  15. Beignet
  16. Praline
  17. Belgian Waffles
  18. Chocolate Souffle
  19. Creme Brule
  20. All of Disney's Desserts!
macarons


List of dishes I would like to master:
  1. Beef Wellington
  2. Jambalaya
  3. Gumbo
  4. Crawfish Etouffee
  5. Corned beef
  6. Manhattan Clam Chowder
  7. New York Style Pizza
  8. Oysters
  9. Chicken and Waffles
  10. California Style Pizza
  11. Fish and Chips
  12. Chicago Style Pizza
  13. Kalua Pork
  14. Spam Musubi
  15. Sheperd's Pie
  16. Pao de Queijo
  17. Feijoada
  18. Texas Barbecue
  19. Poutine
  20. Yellow Pea Soup
  21. Sushi
  22. Dim Sum 
  23. Spring Rolls
  24. All the versions of Curry
  25. Posole

A mix of Things:
  1. Upgrade my DSLR Camera
  2. Upgrade Laptops
  3. Buy an overhead tripod
  4. Invest in backdrops
  5. My own stationery line
  6. DIY more home projects
  7. Build a podcast studio in my future home
  8. Backyard Homestead - chickens, goats, garden
  9. Brazilian Cookbook 2nd edition
  10. Start a new family tradition
  11. Get a tattoo
  12. Go to Mardi Gras
  13. Break a Guinness World record
  14. Start a Charity organization
  15. Create an epic movie/game room
  16. Have more "ME" days
  17. Focus on both youtube channels 
  18. Make 100k in revenue from blogging
  19. Fly first class
  20. Add new things to my bucket list every month!

What do you think? Are you motivated to start your very own bucket list? I hope that you have found this post resourceful and one that you'll keep coming back in the future to help you complete your bucket list. I personally have several bucket lists but the one I shared above is the most recent one. Here are a few FREE bucket list printables I created for you to download and get started on this journey: 

2020 bucket list free printable



bucket list free printable

bucket list free printable
2020 bucket list free printable

What are you waiting for? Go ahead and get started on your Bucket List Journey!

xoxo, 
Karina 

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