The Importance of a Bucket List

Do you remember when you were a child and everyone would always ask you what you wanted to be when you grew up?

For me the answer was always different. It seemed to change from week to week based on what I was learning about in school or saw on TV. I was always getting these ideas on how cool it would be do be a fireman or a fishing guide. The list could go on for days!

I’ve been changing my life over the past year or so and decided to become a minimalist and work toward my ultimate goal of traveling the world as a vagabond for the foreseeable future. Thinking back to when I was kid, I was being asked the wrong question. What we should be asking kids is…

What do you want to do? What do you want to do after when you get old? What are you hobbies?

Things like that should be common questions in place of: What do you want to be?

That question implies you need to choose one job and work there for the rest of your best years. I don’t like this, not one bit. That is why I made a real bucket list. I’ve always had ideas floating around in my head but never wrote them down. Which turns out is the MOST important part!

You need to start thinking about your dreams and goals. I heard somewhere that…

A dream is only a dream unless you’re losing sleep over it.

Your bucket list doesn’t need include world travel or something crazy. It can include small goals. Things like paying off your debt, see your family more often, start saving money for your child’s college. The point is to make you start thinking about your happiness. Life is short and you should take advantage of every second.

I’ve posted my bucket list which can be found here:

Adam’s Bucket List

Every time I see something looks fun and I might enjoy I add it to the list. I’ve the list public and once I complete a task, I can cross it off. This will hopefully give me a little more motivation.