Although I’ve been interested in developing and pursuing bucket lists for a while now, there are several books, films, and blogs — while they’re not all directly about bucket lists they each depict a journey of some sort — that inspired me to document my own experiences. I would definitely recommend all of these books, movies, and blogs!


The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock

Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde

What Do You Want To Do Before You Die? by Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn, and Jonnie Penn

Films and Television Shows:

The Bucket List

“The Buried Life”

Craiglist Joe

Pay It Forward


Annette at Bucket List Journey, who has an incredible bucket list blog, and also provides a list of “48 Inspiring Bucket Lists for you to Stalk.” 

175 Responses to Inspiration

  1. tcgopal says:

    Thanks for your interest in my posts. You create a very cheerful atmosphere for people. Best wishes!

  2. beetleypete says:

    Thanks for the follow. It seems as if you have a busy life, as well as youth, and the determination to do lots more. Good luck with all of it! Regards from England. Pete.

  3. SwanDancer says:

    Thanks for following my posts, Christine! I liked your post too, and would be reading more. You got great ideas for a bucket list I could use for myself. Actually, blogging was one of mine and I’m happy I’ve done it finally. Good luck to you!

  4. klove says:

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.

    Your blog is amazing and humbling.


    Big Love

  5. narble says:

    I’m a boomer, so bucket lists are always interesting. I have another blog, although infrequently updated, that you might find interesting:

    And thanks for following Narble Furt Lives. It’s kinda whacky, but every once in a while I squeeze out a ruby.

  6. Qia says:

    Thanks for following me! I just started the blog and hope that it provides you with something interesting positive and humorous!! Laughter is always great!
    Any inspiration is great for me right now so ill be following this one 🙂

    Q xo

  7. I appreciate your taking a reading journey down a path of God’s revelation and care for us.

  8. Nova says:

    Thanks for the follow! Your blog is awesome and so inspiring, it actually came into my life at just the right time, I needed something like this to give me a boost, have a great day !

  9. gapmuse says:

    Thank you for the recommendations and the follow! 🙂

  10. shunyatayogini says:

    Thanks for the follow! I will definately check out some of your recommendations 🙂

  11. Thank your for following my blog and good to see yours! Cheers!

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  13. yogalight says:

    Thank you for your connection. The books that inspire you, have also been an inspiration in my own life – movies too. Keep the : ) going. It’s worth every effort. Peace to you and have an awesome happy day! Paula

  14. Thanks for becoming a Follower. Your inspirational work is heartfelt. Happy blogging.

  15. Lisa says:

    Another book you might like to add to your list is “Daring Greatly” by Dr. Brene Brown. Awesome read.

  16. Mindful Art for Brain Injury: Exploring the art of stamps, prints and journaling says:

    Hi Christine, thanks for following my blog. It’s nice to see another young person starting this path now, no waiting for tomorrow, just right now.

  17. Galen says:

    Thanks for following my blog! I looked at your site today and found it inspirational! Go get ’em with your bucket list!!!!!

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  19. Love your vision Christine!! Really great idea! Bucket list is one of my favorite movies too. Glad to know there are others out there like you that care about the adventurous life!

  20. pinwika says:

    Hi there! You have a really beautiful blog. I look forward to following your journey. Thanks for visiting my blog, and for following~

  21. Lesley says:

    Hi Christine, Thanks for following me, I may not have found you otherwise.
    I also have a bucket list and add to it often. I’m fortunate to also be adding “done” to many of the things on my list. I am looking to hearing more from you.
    Lesley Hobbs

  22. hessiafae says:

    Thanks for following. I greatly value anyone reading my rants, and hope to inspire others as you are doing.

  23. Hey..Thanks for following 🙂
    I’m quite new to this world, so a new follower is always a great inspiration. (High spirits 😀 )

  24. aquene7 says:

    Hi Christine, thank you for following my post. I am very new to the blogging world its been all of 1 week so far:-) I have never heard of bucket list blogs before and I have enjoyed reading your blog and some of your readers of the month. I look forward to more reads.

  25. Thanks for following my blog. I have crossed out so far, Finding and visiting a Meditation Maze, going for a Silent Retreat, starting a blog(!), eating out alone, seeing a movie alone, travelling alone, painting and having a gallery show. I did not even remember these until suggested by you to list them. Great posts and so happy you found me. I will be following.

    • I love your bucket list items :)! The Meditation Maze sounds so cool. Where have you traveled?!

      • I have travelled to India and Hong Kong alone. But other places are Europe, Costa Rica, Panama, but these were with my husband and friends. Travelling alone (with yourself!) made me realize how much I did not pay attention to because he was there with me! In Hong Kong I had an 8 hour layoff at the airport. On alighting and moving into the transit lounge we were each handed a voucher for $28/ to experience the new lounge. I went up and down the escalator 4 times before I worked up the nerve to ask about how I would go about it. Finally, a very sweet receptionist at the counter of the lounge asked me if I needed help. From there on I became a pro at asking for help if I needed it and enjoying the power that comes with decision-taking.
        Yes the Maze is awesome! It is 10 minutes from where I live and after I walk it, I usually meditate and then write down what came to me. A great experience.

      • Wow, that is so great that you’ve traveled alone that often! I would love to try going on a trip, solely by myself. And I completely agree that the more you ask strangers for help, the better you get at it. Thanks for an insightful comment 🙂

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  27. Terence says:

    Can I recommend a book? Its called delivering happiness by Tony Hsieh . I think Its pretty interesting on what he talked about science of happiness.

  28. khayaalipulao says:

    Thanks for the follow Christine! I’m looking forward to looking at your blog as well. Cheers!

  29. Thanks for the follow Christine! Your blog is deeply inspiring!

  30. Ruhig says:

    Life is a journey. If you seek to spend it helping others, I offer admiration. Remember the moment and the story there-in before setting sights further down the path. You may become enraptured in then and lose touch with now. It is not needs or wants that matter but the journey of life and the minute moments that can become profound. Thank you for reading my verse. Perhaps I’ll see you again.


  31. marjma2014 says:

    Great blog. Glad I found you today. Good luck with all your bucket list hopes, and plans, look forward to reading about them. 🙂

  32. FlexTime Mom says:

    Thanks for the follow! I haven’t had a chance to reach much, but it sounds like you’re living the life I wanted to be living 10 years ago. Good luck!

  33. Saana says:

    Thanks for following my blog, especially because it helped me to discover yours! We are on a similar kind of mission here, I also started mine hoping to inspire others to follow their dreams! Best of luck, I will definitely keep following! 🙂

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