I am thrilled to announce that about a week ago, Project Light to Life reached 10,000+ followers. First off, I want to give a big thank you to my subscribers; your comments inspire me every day to write more and to cross off more bucket list items. I figured now would be a good time to write a post about crossing “Create a Bucket List Blog” off my list.
Although I’ve had multiple seasonal bucket lists for several years, I started thinking about creating a bucket list blog around May of this year. Thinking about what I wanted to do for the summer was a nice distraction from finals. Although I have always been dedicated to my schoolwork, as I approached the end of junior year, I worried about focusing too much on the world of academia, without getting to enjoy real world experiences as well. Perhaps this apathy was an early onset of senioritis, but so far, my new mindset has been the best thing that’s ever happened to me.
As I began thinking about making my blog, the other inspiring bucket list blogs I found motivated me to start my own. A while back, on my inspiration page, I shared Annette’s page on her inspiring bucket list blog; she shares “48 Inspiring Bucket Lists for you to Stalk.” If you have a moment, I would definitely recommend browsing these blogs.
Even so, I had doubts about starting this blog. I worried that starting a blog about crossing items off my bucket list might be viewed as hedonistic. I also worried about starting the blog, then being disappointed with myself if I stopped crossing items off my lists. Yet, not only has the “Kind Acts & Volunteering” list contained some of the most enjoyable items I crossed off my list, but also, they say writing things down is often the best way to get yourself to accomplish goals, and so far, it’s been a blast.
One of my favorite parts about having a bucket list blog thus far is the large amount inspiring people I’ve met and stories I’ve heard. And of course, there have been some favorite items I’ve crossed off my lists too:
and, my most recent addition to the list, signing up to study abroad in Australia!
Again, I want to thank all of my readers for continuing to inspire me to cross items off my lists and with their own stories as well. I can’t wait to see what awaits me next!
So even if you guys don’t exactly have a bucket list, I’d love to hear from you: What has been your favorite destination you’ve gone to, activity you’ve completed, act of kindness you’ve done, etc? I want to hear about any of those categories!