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?