Jumpstarting Your Bucket List

We all have goals or aspirations we wish to achieve during our lifetime. From traveling to an exotic location, meeting a celebrity, learning a new language, or finishing that novel you started reading but never seemed to finish. Whether it’s your life goals, long standing-dreams, or the ultimate to-do list, creating a bucket list can help you experience your dreams. There is no time like the present. Below we have included some themes and examples to kick-start your creative juices. Find an inspiring place, open that notebook or computer, and let’s get started.


One of the most popular additions to a bucket list is traveling. Whether it’s living abroad, visiting a local attraction, or discovering a national wonder, most people have dreamed about visiting at least one part of the globe.

Learn A New Skill
It’s never too late to pick up a new skill. It comes with many
benefits, including increased confidence, feeling accomplished, warding off boredom, and increased happiness.

Revisit The Past
Life moves quickly. Your memories and heritage are what shaped you into the person you are today. These moments are important and should be explored. If you’ve always wanted to delve into your past, there is no better time than the present!

Do Something for Someone Else
Studies indicate the very act of giving back to the community boosts your happiness, health, and sense of well-being. Volunteering your time, money, or energy to help others doesn’t just make the world better—it also makes you better. Giving to others can keep things in perspective, create a sense of purpose, and can be contagious!

  • Learn a new language
  • Support a charity
  • Start a new hobby
  • Take a cruise
  • Try a new food
  • Read a book
  • Get fit
  • Redecorate a room
  • Adopt a pet
  • Take a cooking class
  • Join or start a club
  • Learn a new language
  • Write a journal of your memories
  • Create a family tree
  • Reach out to an old friend
  • Eat at one of the world’s top restaurants
  • Build something from scratch
  • Volunteer at a community project
  • Splurge on an exotic vacation
  • Give a stranger a compliment

With these themes and ideas in mind, you can recall your childhood dreams and interview yourself about what is important to you. Take a moment to write down your ideas and brainstorm with friends.

Many of these bucket list ideas can be easily accomplished at any Wesley community with amenities including libraries, club rooms, fitness rooms and of course Wesley U for extended learning on a wide range of topics.

It’s time to turn your bucket list into a reality. Pick one and get started!