Chasing Buckets…

I recently started reading Laura Vanderkam’s book 168 Hours, which is one of my books from my monthly reading list. In the second chapter, she refers to an exercise that Caroline Ceniza-Levine often refers to during her youth coaching on career development through her company called SixFigureStart. In these workshops, Ceniza-Levine has an exercise titled “List of 100 Dreams,” very similar to a bucket list. This really got me thinking…

When I was younger, I had lots of dreams and aspirations, like many of us do in our youth before we feel like all our hopes and dreams are crushed by mountains of student loan debt and our surrounding environment. Of course, many of these dreams have remained just that, dreams on a list. Although that may sound depressing, I have crossed a few items off my list. For instance, I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree, played basketball in college, I am a mother, I’ve paid off my student loans, I own a home, I’ve traveled out of the country, and the list goes on. So I’ve decided to brainstorm some ideas on my remaining list. Here are a few things that are a part of my “List of 100 Dreams” or a bucket list:

  1. Run a marathon
  2. Speak a foreign language
  3. Write a book
  4. Become a teacher
  5. Travel Europe
  6. Connect with ancestors
  7. Read more
  8. Travel to the US National Parks
  9. Learn to surf
  10. Road Trip Route 66

This list is obviously small at the moment, but every day, aren’t we always adding new things to our “list of dreams?” I know I am. What are some of your items on your “list of dreams” or bucket lists? I’d love to hear about them!