Bucket List

Adiesa Burgess

Dr. Mixon


21 October 2022


Bucket List


After viewing the film the Bucket List, create your own bucket list, describing ten things you would want to accomplish if you knew you only had 6 months to live. Write about why you have chosen these 10 items? Are any of them more important to you? If these are things you want to accomplish before you die, what steps could you take in your life now to achieve some of these dreams?

The paper should be two pages, 12pt Times New Roman font, and double space.


The Bucket List Official Trailer #1 – (2007) HD

Things that can be included:

What is a bucket list

-The bucket list is defined as ” a list of things that one has not done before, but wants to do before dying”. It allows us to reflect on what matters most to us, our personal values, and identify important life milestones and experiences that we want to have.


Why are bucket list created

Why do they call it a bucket list?

– from kick the bucket (“to die”) + list, hence a “list of things to do before you die”.

How do you start a bucket list?

1. – Start with the easy stuff. All of us have a list of places we’ve wanted to visit for ages. Begin your list with these.

2. Think about the things you wanted to do when you were a kid. Often we have to go waaaaaay back to remember what was exciting. It doesn’t matter if your list includes ‘be a princess’, ‘drive a spaceship’ or ‘go to Middle Earth’ as these can translate to ‘visit luxury resort’, ‘go on a space simulator’ and ‘go to New Zealand’ (or Birmingham if you want to be literal about it).

3. Add some predictable stuff. Yeah, everyone puts ‘swim with dolphins’. You know why? Because dolphins are AWESOME.

4. Add some weird stuff. If you want to help Peruvians make jewellery, take elephants for a bath, or go to kung fu school, you do it. (Those are real options offered by our partners by the way). If you haven’t got any ideas, you can look at all the career breaks on our site here.

5. Think about the overall experience you want. For example, it’s not just ‘visiting India’ – it’s experiencing the majesty of the Taj Mahal, meeting people from another culture, inhaling the exotic smells, eating some awesome food and learning what the deal with the cows is.

6. Decide what’s super important and move that to the top of your list. You won’t be able to do everything (unless you’re loaded and have plenty of time – or your list is really short) so you need to prioritise. It doesn’t have to be specific like ‘walk the Inca Trail’ – it could be more vague like ‘learn a new sport’.

7. Ask friends for their suggestions. Family too. You can ask them what they would like to do, as well as what they’ve done and really enjoyed. But remember that this is your bucket list – you’re asking for input, not a prescription.

8. Try to have a bit of variety. You might want to have a learning thing, a special place to visit, an extreme sport, a chance to give something back, a thing to see – you get the idea. It’ll give you the sense that you’re a well-rounded person.

9. It’s OK to get inspiration from odd places. You think we only get inspired from reading sensible books and watching documentaries? Nope. Inspiration can come from anywhere – if it hits you in your special place, that means it’s worth adding to your list.

10. Don’t feel you have to write it down. You can store your bucket list in your head. No, you won’t remember everything, but it means you can mentally add, remove and reorder things at will. It also doesn’t have to feel like a list, more of a melting pot of mental images, ideas, smells and desires – which is more stimulating than a Word document any day!


My bucket list


Bucket list Reason
-Travel (to name a few Hawaii, Egypt, New Orleans, Vegas)

-fly first class

-enjoy my final days with family and love ones

-Relax and be easy on myself

-travelling was always my number 1 on my list because I love traveling.

-I work a lot so I don’t see my family much

-I am always hard on myself about decisions I’ve made/make, how I live my life, and goals I set the last six months I would give myself a break

Living the most bougie life  
-Be open and honest

-send out letters (letting people know my feelings, forgiveness letters..etc)

I always care about people’s feelings, so I sugarcoat things or not be honest to protect them and it bothers me that I feel trapped
Marry my best friend on a luxury boat ride  
Get baptized I was raised in a Christian household, and I have not been baptized since the sprinkle on my head as a baby

A podcast show I always think of many topics to discuss but I’m shy, I do not think I’ll have many listeners, my communication skills are not the best, and although I accept criticism well, I worry about the feedback from my loved ones

Learn to swim  




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