At this time of year we think about the year left behind, reflecting on our accomplishments and wondering about things we wish we had done. Each new year prompts us to set new goals, but what about our “bucket list” … those wishes and dreams we wouldn’t normally be able to do, or even things we say “maybe someday I really will do that”?
We asked some of our SOA staff “what’s on YOUR bucket list?”; what is that one thing that would fulfill your dream? We had some interesting conversations. The number one generic answer was the desire to travel and there were specific locations: Alaska, Austria, Germany, Italy, Africa, and Paris. Some were more detailed like seeing the Great Wall of China or the Grand Canyon. There were interesting thoughts like “fill my passport” and “live on a cruise ship” and “the more places I see, the more places I want to go” and “see the Aurora Borealis” and “a road trip with no particular destination”.
See if you share in these other SOA staff responses:
- Hang gliding
- Hot air balloon ride
- Learn a musical instrument
- Invent something
- Reconnect with old friends from long ago
- Do more woodworking
- Participate in live theatre on stage
- Be able to carry a tune
- Finish college
- Have my own business
- Backpack across Europe for a year and live among the locals
- Culinary school
- Learn a language
- Be a firefighter
- Go sport fishing
- Reinvent myself
- Be a mentor
- Volunteer; pay it forward; do something without expecting something in return
- Make photography more of a thing rather than a hobby
So how about joining the conversation? What would be appealing to you? What would make your life more interesting? How will YOU change the world? What’s on YOUR bucket list? Share your dreams with us. Better yet, get out there and DO it!