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Bucket lists

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As it is still the beginning of 2017 some people will have made their New Year's resolutions, such as eating healthier, doing more exercise or maybe trying out a new hobby. However, instead of making a list of resolutions, this year I have replaced this and decided to write a 'bucket list'. The term 'bucket list' was first used in 2006 and the name comes from the expression 'to kick the bucket', meaning 'to die'. It is essentially a list of adventures and achievements that you hope to accomplish within your lifetime, for example, travelling around Asia.  

Some of the things on my bucket list are;

  1. Road trip around Ireland
  2. Go in a hot air balloon
  3. Travel around South America
  4. See the Northern Lights
  5. Go parachuting 

There are many types of bucket lists, for example a travel bucket list, such as going on a road trip around Europe. It could also be a bucket list to do with a friend or partner, like watch the sunrise or go on a day trip somewhere. Or you might make a thrill-seeker bucket list including things like swimming with sharks or going mountain climbing. 


Do you have a bucket list? What activities would you like to do?