Monday, 28 January 2019

My 2019 Bucket List

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Hey Owlets,

I know we're a few days past fireworks and disco dancing but I'm still in new year mode, so I wanted to talk about why I'm not setting actual "goals" for 2019.

Every year I review my goals for last year and set some more for the year ahead, and every Christmas I look back and get disappointed that I haven't ticked them all off. However, the issue isn't me not trying hard enough, it's simply the fact that I've already completed the easy ones - my goals now require a lot more work and some take a long time to achieve. Instead of goals I'm creating a bucket list for this year. So, here's my list of "not goals" for this year, and how I plan to achieve each one. Hopefully this helps you too!

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Bucket List Item #1

What? 
Get on a plane

Why?

Don't get me wrong, I will always be a cruise ship addict but there's only so many places that you can see when you're cruising from the UK unless you do a grand voyage, and being totally honest I don't happen to have £10,000 lying around. There are some beautiful places that I could visit but they're more than an hour inland. Also, being able to fly somewhere and properly explore that place over the course of a few days would be amazing.

How?

I want to go somewhere familiar or where I know has good public transport so I don't have to worry about getting to and from the airport. I also need to save up a bit as Christmas was pricey! But after that I just need to book it and go.

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Bucket List Item #2

What? 
Visit a new continent

Why?

I've gotten seriously addicted to travel recently, and with that comes the want to see everywhere I possibly can. I love visiting all the typical places in Europe, but I want to travel further and see the the world a bit more.

How?

I think, at this point, I need to refer back to bucket list item number one. I know I can visit other continents on a cruise ship but without flying it would be really expensive. The first thing to tackle is getting on a flight, then I can visit a new continent.

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Bucket List Item #3

What? 
Do something that scares me

Why?

I realise that for me a year ago "scary" was just travelling on my own, but now I've become a bit addicted to getting myself out of my comfort zone - I kind of hate myself for it but I've started living to feel that knot in my stomach when I'm doing something that gets me on edge.

How?

First I need to find something - I'm lucky enough that I've ticked quite a few things off of my list in the last year. I know that "getting on a plane" could tick this one off too, but I think that's a bit of a cop out. If you have any ideas, let me know.

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Bucket List Item #4

What? 

Do something I've never done before

Why?

Ever since the first cruise in 2017 I've gotten a bit addicted to new experiences - a few months ago we went on a "relaxing family holiday" and I went on a camel and threw myself down a giant hill in a basket so at this point I'm pretty much up for anything so if you have any suggestions let me know.

How?

First I need to decide on something, then I can work out where I need to go and plan towards it. I know it's a bit vague but I'm open to ideas.

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Right, that's it for this year. I've decided I want to keep my bucket list small and my goals vague so I have more chance of actually completing them. I found setting them out like this really helps, so if you're trying to stick to any goals this year I'd recommend giving this a go!

Have you got any suggestions for my "try something different" this year? If so please let me know in the comments or on Twitter!

Love and Feathers, 
 The Owlet 💜 

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2 comments:

  1. Ahhh the first picture of you is so lovely!! I absolutely love how the sun is shining, you look so happy and your dress is stunning. I hope you enjoy your first flight if you do get to experience one, I actually quite like flying! Everyone complains about aeroplane food but I actually really enjoyed the meals I had when I went to Japan. It's good sometimes to do things that scare you, I would've been terrified to go on that camel especially down a huge hill! I rode a horse a couple of years ago and I was so scared but so glad that I did it afterwards. Good luck with your goals! x

    Alice // http://www.accordingtoalicex.com

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  2. lovely bucket list .I hope to travel more this year too.

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