We all have a “list.” A to-do list or bucket list of things we have always wanted to do with our lives since we were a little kid. Our career and life goals that were created when we were little as we dreamed of who we would be that, with time, have expanded.
The more I reflect on my life so far in the 23 years I’ve experienced, the more I realize that we all do things that are familiar to us.
Personally, I find comfort in dreaming. For example, I will tell you that as I look back on my wedding day, I felt an indescribable feeling of comfort and joy. I have come to realize that those feelings came along with living out my life dream I had of marrying my true love.
Just the same, lists keep me comfortable. They make me feel as if I can effectively plan for the tasks at hand and the feeling of completing a list is indescribable.
Because without a physical list, you only have a dream. And in order to make a dream a reality, you need to see it and work towards it everyday.
So when I tell you this is my life list, I mean just that. It’s a list compiled of things I want to do and will do within the next 20 years of my life.
Go on a mission trip.
Learn to save and budget money.
Have a library.
Travel to all 50 states.
Inspire someone to live their passion.
Go to Paris.
Have a garden.
Own a horse.
Be friends with someone famous.
Work from home.
Sit first class.
Adopt a child.
Own a house with a wrap around porch.
Be debt free.
Learn to live more simply.
Write a book.
I believe our lives are filled with little passions we still have yet to discover, and the only way to learn them is to challenge ourselves to document and reach for our dreams. I challenge you today to dream and realize and create your own life list.