I have an UPside-Down Bucket List
It’s everything I avoid. No, it’s not merely a “To-Do” or a “Honey-Do” list. This UPside-down Bucket List demands a learning curve or stepping out of my comfort zone. I put off each item on the list when I need to put on my big girl panties and just do it.
So what’s on my list? You’ll probably laugh. Everything from learning to fold fitted sheets to comprehending the complex SCRIVENER writing program.
It includes finally getting around to the marketing technique podcasts I've paid for, organizing shortcuts on my computer and email programs, studying the manual on my new used electric car, renewing a complicated relationship, and developing an electronic payment plan for my voice studio.
It's so rewarding when I accomplish one of the items! Not only is it satisfying to check something off my list, but I’ve proven I can attempt new things. When I take charge and just do it and learn something unfamiliar, I feel better, stronger, smarter. And younger.
Instead of running from the tasks which in the long run would simplify my life, or asking one of my kids or my husband to do it for me, I can admit that even after all these fifty-plus years:
I don’t know _____. I’ve never learned______. I don’t know how to use __________. I don't know how to_________.
But when I tackle an UPside Down Bucket List, I learn and grow and achieve. I can start anytime. I can even start tipping it over today.
What do you need to empty from that “other” bucket list? What would make you feel competent, confident, and courageous? I’m curious.