Do You Have a List?

by Kay Lynn

Life List

I’m sure you have lots of lists but the one I’m thinking about is like in the movie  The Bucket List.  A list of things you want to do, achieve, and accomplish in your life. 

What got me thinking about it was this life list at Betty Decoy’s blog.  While I don’t want to try 1,000 cheeses (worried about constipation), I’ve had a list in my head and it’s time to let it out.

Why have a list? Writing down what you want to accomplish helps in making it reality.  Most of us get caught up in the day to day routine of life and never focus on longer term goals.  At least that’s my problem. 

So take some time and create your list of life goals.  There’s even an e-How article on creating a bucket or life list.  Google the term “bucket list” for a lot of examples if you need help getting started.

  Here’s the start of my life list, but it is subject to change and I’ll be expanding it as well.


1. Dance at the weddings of my grandkids.
2. Zip line.
3. Travel to Japan, Germany, Australia and Italy.
4. Get a master’s degree
5. Take a 3-week vacation
6. Hike across England.
7. Own a convertible.
8. Celebrate our silver wedding anniversary.
9. Write a book.
10. Be debt-free!

If you’ve created a list (or have one in mind) tell us one thing on your list.  

photo credit: mccmicb

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Random Thoughts of a Jersey Mom March 26, 2010 at 10:23 am

What great timing. I’m currently making my list. =)
I’ve always known my financial goals but in regards to other things I don’t have a set of goals. It’ll take awhile but I’ll post it sometime… when I finish it.
.-= Random Thoughts of a Jersey Mom´s last blog ..Spending Hard-Earned Money =-.

Bucksome March 28, 2010 at 6:27 am

Hi Jersey Mom, I’m closer to the end of my life so figured I should get these goals down on paper. That way I might actually work towards them. Looking forward to your list!

Betty Manousos March 26, 2010 at 11:10 am

Thanks for your comments on my SITS DAY!
Have a great weekend!

Bucksome March 28, 2010 at 6:25 am

Hi Betty, thanks for stopping by!

MoneyHoneySF March 26, 2010 at 3:10 pm

Nice list! I should make one myself. So far I have one mentally.

I like how you want to have a convertable. I sat in one of those and my long hair flies all over the place and my face. It’s a cool looking car though.

I hope you get to dance on your grandkid’s wedding too.
.-= MoneyHoneySF´s last blog ..Costco Auto Program =-.

Bucksome March 28, 2010 at 6:25 am

Thanks, MoneyHoneySF. My hair isn’t long anymore so I think I would like the convertible. (I’d hate to think we’re the people who never put the top down.) Hey, what’s on your list?

Austin @ March 26, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I’ve been wanting to watch this movie but unable to get a copy of the same. Let’s hope for the best. 🙂

1. Launch a Product
2. Travel to Canada, Italy
3. Learn Photography
4. Setup alternate avenues of passive income!

Now this has made me thinking….. what more do I add to my list! 🙂

Bucksome March 28, 2010 at 6:23 am

Interesting list, Austin. Are you able to share what kind of product? P.S. Canada is a beautiful big land. However, when I’m there on business I feel like it’s not foreign enough. The language, TV, stores and food is very much the same (not to say there aren’t some differences).

Austin @ March 28, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Can’t mention much details about the product as of now. However, been thinking about this for almost quite a while now. Haven’t really been getting the time/ focus on it due to existing commitments. However, I have now put in on your blog list 🙂 — so I gotta have it done this year for sure.

Bucksome April 1, 2010 at 5:31 am

Austin, you got my curiosity up. Can’t wait to hear about the product!

Double WIde Mom March 27, 2010 at 6:06 am

Here from SITS and I could just copy and paste your list, except for number 4. Anything I want to master I feel I can without sitting at a desk in a classroom.. so I’ll replace that with…go horseback riding through the mountains! Happy Saturday!
.-= Double WIde Mom´s last blog ..What a Busy But Fabulous Friday! =-.

Bucksome March 28, 2010 at 6:20 am

Double WIde Mom, glad the rest of the list appealed to you. I am a nerd who loves the classroom and have since kindergarten (which was xx years ago). Thanks for coming over from SITS.

elizabeth March 27, 2010 at 6:45 am

I was over at the SITS comments and remembered your “face” from visiting my blog. I was intrigued by the post title because I am a huge believer in lists, such satisfaction when you can cross things off! but I am a bit superstitious about sharing things I really want to do…like spend the summer in Italy (oops!)
.-= elizabeth´s last blog ..A Healthy Attitude =-.

Bucksome March 28, 2010 at 6:19 am

Elizabeth, thanks for recognizing me! Your artwork is fantastic.

I won’t tell what’s on your list…..

fern March 28, 2010 at 6:55 am

Great idea.
On my list:
1. pay off my mortgage in about 6 years.
2. bike Nova Scotia, end to end
3. photography/hiking vacation in southern Utah’s national parks
4. travel to italian countryside
5. save $1 million for retirement
6. read a biography of every american president, starting with Washington and ending with obama

Bucksome March 28, 2010 at 8:40 am

Fern, I love your list! Very actionable, yet attainable. Biking Nova Scotia sounds cool.

LeanLifeCoach March 30, 2010 at 3:42 pm

My wife asked me this the other day. Other than financial freedom the only thing I could think of was the desire to see flying fish fly!
.-= LeanLifeCoach´s last blog ..Financial Intervention With Aging Parents =-.

Bucksome April 1, 2010 at 5:28 am

LeanLifeCoach, I like it. I can’t say I’ve ever seen flying fish!

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