When one hears the term “bucket list”, images of big life experiences such as skydiving or skiing in Switzerland. While it’s important to challenge yourself to the big things in life, it’s also important to acknowledge that it’s the little things that make life worth living. As such, these little things deserve a place at the table (or, in this case, a place on the list).
A few years back, I decided to make a list of “small life goals” which I also refer to as my “little-things-in-life bucket list”. On this list consists of items such as: eat at a Waffle House (which I checked off last weekend), play with a St. Bernard, learn to touch my toes, stand in two states at once (Illinois/Indiana in the summer of 2017). Some of these things may sound trivial, but for one reason or another, they mean something to me – which is the entire point.
Ask yourself about some of the things you want to accomplish or experience in life that may seem small or even odd to others, but mean something to you and your life. When a list starts to form in your head, begin to write it down on paper and leave no room for judgment. If it’s important to you, do it! Comment below and share what’s on your list.
Top: (left) stand in two states at once; (right) eat at a Waffle House
Bottom: (left) present to/teach a group of students; (right) visit Monica and Rachel’s (exterior) apartment from Friends