December 2, 2013

My Anti-Bucket List: 2013 Edition.

Back in early 2012, I wrote a blog post proposing the concept of an "anti-bucket list." The idea is to identify a list of things you have already accomplished instead of setting a list of unattainable goals for the future. Besides, sometimes I find the experiences I never dared to dream up and write down on a list to be more fulfilling than those I've been anticipating. Spontaneity can trump years of plans if you let it.

Since revisiting my original Anti-Bucket List, I thought of all the new things I've done in the last 19 months and decided maybe it's time for an upgrade. Then I took it a step further. What if instead of tallying up all the fun things I've ever done into one big trophy of a graphic, I held myself to a single year. 2013. Could I accomplish enough in one year to warrant a new list? Would such a list be disappointingly barren, or surprisingly full? It's a challenge I may take on yearly from now on--not to fulfill a set of predetermined requirements, or to make myself feel useless if I can't come up with anything--but to take the time to identify the fun, unexpected things I have accomplished this year. It serves as a fun evaluation at the end of the year as well as motivation to keep going in 2014.

So here it is, my Anti-Bucket List for 2013: the traveling fan edition. What's on yours? (think outside of the box; it doesn't have to be travel-based). What else can you add in the next month?
Photo: Negril, Jamaica 2013

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3 comments:

Samantha McDonald said...

I commented in the Hanson forums that I loved this idea so I just made one and thought I'd share haha since I totally stole your idea! Mine's not just for the year...although most of the things did happen in 2013 haha

http://s1274.photobucket.com/user/iamsam334/media/AntiBucketList_zps7cab3e2d.jpg.html

Sam.

Holly said...

Love it, Samantha! The first one I made last year wasn't specific to any one year either. Congrats on getting married :-)

Samantha McDonald said...

Thanks! That was fun to make haha although I'm still making a bucket list too...I have a thing with lists....