Let’s start from the beginning – January 2016.
I was sick of making New Year Resolutions that just did not stick. Instead of giving up on that notion completely, I set out to change my perception of it. Instead of creating goals at the beginning of the year, why not set goals for myself at the beginning of the month? I use the word “goal” very loosely; as my aim is to experience the world and life as I never have before, to stretch and grow as a person, to try new things and have fun doing it.
It’s like a mini bucket list. I’m happy to say that I actually stuck with it! The only rule is that I complete 3 new things each month; this way, I have something to look forward to and can ensure that I am learning in some way, shape or form. I can change my mind on these goals at any time. I can “bank” these goals – Eg. if I did 5 new things this month, then the next month I only do 1 or 2. I If life just happens to me and I’ve never experienced that before, I can throw that in there too if I want. It could be something that I haven’t experienced in a while. Anything goes!
Here is my bucket list for 2016. It’s doesn’t scream ‘Personal Development’ or is the most exciting, but it’s a start and, again, no rules.
|Month||Experience A||Experience B||Experience C|
|Jan||Go-Kart (20)||Donate Blood (31)||Ordained Minister (20)|
|Feb||Archery (9)||Bake Cookies (18)|
|March||Salt Therapy (17)||Harrison Hot Spring (25)||Bake Bread (14)|
|April||Chef’s Table (29)||Clothing Swap (30)||Strip Club – No. 5 Orange (16)|
|May||Live Blood Analysis (7)||Bartending Class (8)||Montreal (18)|
|June||Smithers (5)||First Funeral (30)||Floating (4)|
|July||Alaska Cruise (17)||Kayaking (31) + Fireworks (30)||Fed Wild Fawn (22)|
|Aug||Ground School (6)||The Chief (14) + Seawall (1)||Night Nation Run (6)|
|Chartered Plane + Chopper (25)||Underground Mine (25)|
|Sept||Terrace (1)||Makeup Class (24)|
|Oct||Scandinavian Spa (15)||Bake Pumpkin Pie (10)|
|Nov||LA + San Diego (8-15)||Uber & Lyft (10)||Korean Spa (14)|
|Dec||Xmas Market (4)||Jazz Concert (7)|
*The number beside the goal is the date that I completed it in that month
Here’s some proof!
2016 was definitely fun and adventurous – I settled into my first apartment, started a new job, went through a few break-ups – and I became a better version of myself by the end. How about for 2017, you ask? So far, so good.
Ciao for now!