Bucket Lists: Why they matter (and why you need one!)

There are SO many reasons why you should make a bucket list. Quite simply, it gets your brain thinking and gives you goals to strive for. Life passes by rather quickly (I'm learning this now at 43 years old) - I'd say it's important to make the most of it! Call me a slow learner (or not) but I'm all about the bucket list now.

I'm writing about bucket lists today because I'm THRILLED to have checked one off this past summer with my most amazing, beautiful mama and I want to encourage others to do the same. For years my mum and I talked about attending a women's live major tennis tournament. Up until this past summer it had been nothing more than that - talk.

It's amazing what happens when you put pen to paper. When you DECIDE what's important for you to experience (and not merely talk about it).

A year prior to this, I started a bucket list. And my life has changed. Now before you naysayers pipe in, I know that it's ACTION that makes these things come to fruition BUT if you don't first decide and put it out there, there's never any action to make it happen!

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”―  Eleanor Roosevelt

So this past weekend. With my mum. WOW - it exceeded my expectations. Not only did we see incredible elite female athletes playing a sport we love, mum and I connected, laughed, and enjoyed experiencing something new together that both of us so badly wanted to do.

THIS is what it feels like to be alive. THIS is what I want more of in my life. And this past weekend serves to remind me of how bucket lists (such an easy tool) can make sure you live a fulfilled, rich life full of experiences with people we love most in this world.

What's next for me? I don't know....I'll need to take a look at my bucket list...but I'd love to hear what's on yours. Let me know in the comments or share with a bunch of us on my FB page.

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