Creating the Life List

Travelling on my own in Australia and New Zealand gave me a lot of time to think.What did I want to eat the next day? What did I want to do a week from now? What was everything going to be like when I got home? What was I going to do for work? What did I want to do with my life?Wait, back up a step. What was that last one? What did I want to do with my life.It hit me like a ton of bricks. I had been doing a lot of reading about people leading unconventional lives, coming up with crazy business ideas and travelling the world but I had never really sat down and actually thought about what I’m doing.It’s all fine and dandy reading about these other people that are gallivanting around the world working with new-age business and partaking in amazing adventures. But I thought it would just stay as that; reading. Now I feel myself being pulled into the world of doing anything I want, anywhere in the world.All these people are living lives I’ve dreamed of living but always thought it would never come true. Everyone has to have dreams right? But they stay dreams.Or so I thought.With everything and anything now open to my excited mind, I immediately hit a  wall. How do I keep track of all this good stuff? Where do I track it all? How do I remember what I’ve done?Enter the Life List.The best thing I’ve seen on the Lifestyle Design blogs in all my perusing has to be the life list. There is no better thing to keep you excited about what you are doing and a way to gauge how well it’s going. My problem is that there might just be a million things that I want to do in the next year, never mind over the course of my life-time so I have a very hard time narrowing it down to a simple, easy to read list.For inspiration I turned to a few of my favorite blogs to see what they’ve put on their lists.Sean at Location180 was the first Life List that I saw and I will never forget how excited I got reading all those things realizing I could do the same.JD at WageSlaveRebel also has an excellent Bucket List on the go as well with the added twist that we are going to do it with him.I just recently found Nate’s To Do List from WhereIsNate. A solid list that I’d love to do myself, I especially liked #22: Take Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Beijing.  That one found it’s way on to my list after good conversation with a Finnish fellow in New Zealand.And without further adue, here is The List.

9 thoughts on “Creating the Life List”

  1. DUDE—-I am making my life List right now. I have been putting it off for months. I am trying to get it done so I can have it up on my up-coming personal site DavidDamron.com I definitely will link back to yours.David Damron

  2. I couldn’t agree more…I’m in the process of putting together a more thorough life list/bucket list, and there are a LOT of inspiring examples out there (Sean’s is still numero uno in my book, but I guess when you base your blog around something, it had better be good!).Looking forward to seeing how your progress on yours!

  3. Hey Colin. I’d have to agree about Sean’s list. It’s the mist solid one I’ve seen so far. I think he’s working on version 3 now. This is a work in progress though. I had a tough time coming up with things I would actually rearrange my life to achieve, not just random things that everyone else is doing.Let me know when yours is up.

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  5. […] recently started reading about lifestyle design and just today, I stumbled upon the idea of creating a personal life list. So here’s my list, which I’ll be adding to and crossing out as I think of new things […]

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