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Bucket List Dilemma

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I am not sure why I am balking at writing a bucket list. Through my employer, I have access to an online wellness program that includes new ways to earn points each month - for August, we are to write a bucket list and accomplish one thing on it. My only life goal right now is to hike the Ice Age Trail, a 1200 mile long trail. So far I've hiked 474 miles. It has gotten harder to get out on the trail since new trail is further away, I now work full-time (including most weekends) and I don't know how my ongoing (forever!) recovery from a knee injury is going to affect or be affected by the hike. About the only thing I can do this month still hiking the IAT is to request a weekend off.

In terms of specific and measurable, hiking the IAT is my only life goal. I've got goals related to healthy living. They are "in-process", certainly not attainable by 8/31. I've got the Sleep Bet and Calorie Burn Bet for the month of August, but those aren't life goals. I would not consider building and maintaining a butterfly garden in the front yard a life goal - and I am not sure I could clean it up enough by the end of the month.

The only other life goals I've had that I can think of, I have accomplished: college, studied abroad for a semester, had kids.

Soooo, what are your thoughts on this life goal issue for me? For yourself - what are your life goals?
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  • FOCUSD
    How about a fun goal. Working so hard you may need to find a way to enjoy a few minutes. Call an old friend? Watch a new movie?
    1416 days ago
  • LADYCALICO
    Am I missing the point of a Bucket List, do they have to be lifetime achievements? Is there a rule that says they can't be simple and realistically obtainable? I thought they just were something whose attainment would bring you a good dose of joy. Last Thanksgiving when I was visiting family for the holidays we enabled my sister to achieve an item on her Bucket List. We were playing Dominoes with some cousins and started one-upping each other with extreme trash-talk, as if we were in a vicious life and death duel. We all ended up laughing so hard that I was afraid of falling off my chair and breaking a hip. My sister checked off "Laugh with your family until tears roll down your face" from her Bucket List.
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    1419 days ago
  • AUNTRENEE
    Great goals. In my opinion, our goals is our bucket list. No need to have 2 different lists.
    1419 days ago
  • DEBBYFROMMT
    Wow, that is interesting. That will certainly take some thought. What else do you want to do? (or if you can imagine, what would you do if you have a million dollars?)
    1419 days ago
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