There is no recipe for creating a bucket list, no checklist, no judgement. Anything you really desire to do before you kick the bucket and leave this world is list worthy. While people of all ages make bucket lists of things to do later or someday, once you retire, you realize that day to accomplish your bucket list is upon you. You now have the gift of time, free time that belongs to you.
That free time in retirement can lure you into an "always on vacation" mode. Searching for the next best restaurant, scheduling the big trip of the year, or just drifting through each day can result in a feeling of boredom. Of course leisure is one perk of retirement that everyone cherishes, but a constant state of it is like having Christmas every day. Leisure starts to lose its allure and boredom sets in. A bucket list can help you keep your focus on what matters to you in the final act of your life until the very end. It can help YOU keep your life interesting! After all, it is YOUR life!
Retirement can either set you free or imprison you. Regardless of the when or the why of your retirement, it is a new beginning, a stage of life that needs purpose, a personalized purpose just for you! This is your final chance to enjoy, relate, and contribute to the world.
Consider a balanced bucket list that reminds you WHO you are and who you love, WHAT you really want to do/accomplish, WHERE you desire to go/live, and HOW and WHY you will share it. WHEN? The time is now!
"It's not, how do I fill my day, but how does my day fill me?" Copyright 2017. Etta Zasloff. firstname.lastname@example.org