Bucket lists can consist of any number of things including; exotic vacations, personal achievement or other life experiences that you want to be sure to do before you die. What I find interesting about bucket lists is the term itself...this is the definition according to the Urban Dictionary, A list of things to do before you die. Comes from the term "kicked the bucket".
Sure, we can call it "our goal(s) or something similar but for some reason I find the term "bucket list" a bit odd. So, what happens when we accomplish what's on our list? Is that it?, or do we add more items to a new list? In addition, does this not suggest that we are close to "kicking the bucket" and must achieve what's on our list immediately?
I feel it is more important to surround yourself with people that understand or even share what it is that you want to accomplish and encourage you! I prefer to not have a "bucket list" but to simply enjoy everyday and not take the little things for granted. The best part of this approach I've found is that it has opened my eyes and mind to experiences that I may have never considered. A simple evening mountain bike ride in the foothills or a walk with my dog Ace can often getting the creativity wheels going at full speed.
Yes, it's important to always be striving towards something great in the future, but not at the expense of missing out on today! I prefer to call it my dream list or life list...
The great quote by Henry David Thoreau says "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined".