2018 Realistic Bucket List + Why I Started Blogging?
Just like everyone else, I’m obsessed with Bucket Lists.
For me, it’s a great way to keep in mind the things you want to do in your life. We make bucket lists every year but we either forget about it or stop thinking about achieving our goals in the middle of the year. So what I like to do is remind myself in the middle of the year with my bucket list, so that I keep track of my goals and the things I really want to do.
I made a bucket list for 2018 as well, just like I do every year. But just a few weeks ago, I realized I didn’t even do half of the tasks. So I decided to write it all over again in my bullet journal, but this time, with the purest intention of completing every single of the tasks mentioned.
Life is so short, and we do not have time to waste, so whenever you have a few hours try to complete at least one task or achieve short-term goals, you’ll feel so good about yourself and you’ll thank yourself later.
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”
~ Pablo Picasso
I’m working on it now and I feel a lot better and accomplished.
WHAT IS A BUCKET LIST?
“It is a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime and/or within a specific time period.”
The whole idea of bucket lists is to feel productive and do really do something in your life that makes a difference. So no matter if your bucket lists include small tasks or huge/giant tasks, just go ahead and start doing it one by one. Even if you do not complete all of them, try doing at least a few. It’s going to be fun!
We get so busy in our lives and so caught up in our daily routines and schedules that we barely make time for ourselves. I think completing tasks on our bucket list is one way of self-love. It’s a way of showing ourselves that we do love ourselves and care enough to complete a task we really wanted to do for a long time or have achieved the goals we set for ourselves.
“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.”
~ Orison Swett Marden
Today, I’m sharing my bucket list with you guys, in order to motivate you to write one for yourself (if you haven’t done so, already) and to encourage you to complete and tick off the tasks you have written in your bucket list.
“When life gives you the opportunity to check off a thing on the bucket list, you have to check them.”
~ Ryan Tedder
MY 2018 Bucket List
• Move to Saudi Arabia.
• Visit Bahrain.
• Reach my Goal Weight.
• Complete my Life-Binder.
• Do something new and different.
• Go for Umrah.
• Set up the lounge area (of our apartment).
• Have a vision board.
• Start earning.
• Detox my life (body, mind, heart, soul, people, and house)
• Do 30 random acts of kindness.
• Learn how to bake perfect macarons.
• Complete ‘20 before twenty’ (some of them at least)
• Work on my calligraphy skills.
• Decorate and organize my kitchen.
• Learn to use the manual mode of my DSLR.
• Make Baby Tee’s one year video.
• Monthly hand and footprints of Baby Tee.
• Buy a new phone.
• Donate my old phone.
• Celebrate Baby Tee’s half-year birthday.
• Start YouTube-ing, again.
• Work on my writing skills.
• Start saving.
• Become social.
• Make friends in Saudi Arabia.
• Have a Morning Routine.
Well, I’ve completed a few things listed in my bucket list but I’m still far behind because I really want to complete more than half of my bucket list this year.
HOW MY BLOG STARTED?
I know this question might not seem related to bucket lists but for me, it makes sense. I’ll explain how and why later in the post.
Bucket lists are very important as they encourage you to do stuff you won’t do normally. I’ve literally experienced it.
Let me tell you how my blog started. So I was actually making my own personalized planner aka life binder (I’ll be uploading a blog-post about it soon), in which I planned to write my bucket list, which included that I want to try something ‘different’ & ‘new’ this year. You can also see in my bucket list mentioned above, it’s there on point number five.
And I guess starting a blog was pretty new to me. As I didn’t know ANYTHING about blogging or anything related to it. I had no idea. Then I did A LOT OF RESEARCH and read hundreds of articles, courses, and books and finally decided to make a blog. So I did make it, uploaded a few posts and started promoting and doing all the other fun stuff.
“According to the ancient Chinese proverb, A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
~ John F. Kennedy
I am 19 years old (turning 20, this November). In these 19 years of my life, I have experienced so many different things that a normal teenager wouldn’t. And I’ve aced a few of them, already and honestly, I’m so proud of myself for that.
Getting married to a guy who is 10 years older than me, a person whom I never liked or even spoke to. I got married when I was 16 years old. I had my first baby when I turned 19.
“Becoming a mother is the most painful thing and the most beautiful feeling in the world.”
The pregnancy, delivery and postpartum, every stage was tough and beautiful in its own way. You can read more about it here.
Then, moving to an entirely new, different and controversial state, living an independent life, taking care of a young baby all alone, no social life, managing work, family, home, baby and husband at the same time. It was and is all very interesting yet pretty difficult. But I still manage to have fun and enjoy the little moments.
I wanted to share my experiences, feelings, and tips with other young ladies out there who are struggling at any point in their life.
“The influence of blogging is overall a very positive force in the media.”
~ Garrett Graff
Blogging is a great way to show your talents and interests to the world out there. I wanted to share my favorite ideas, tips, tricks, hacks, bits of advice, useful products, printables, planners, event management skills, approved recipes, budgeting, planning, baby-related-cute stuff, help for new mommies and a lot more.
For more detail regarding my Blog Launch, head over to my Instagram @LifeWithRukhAZ
“Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps, they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.”
~ Jack Canfield
I’m so happy that I wrote them on my bucket list. If I haven’t written it, I’d have never even thought about this. Thanks to my bucket list!!
WHY DO YOU NEED A BUCKET LIST?
I think everyone needs bucket lists. They are an easy and simple way of really understanding what you feel and what you actually want to do in your life. You find your passions, interests, hobbies and sometimes even hidden talents, through writing and reading your bucket list over and over again.
I’m planning to be more serious towards my bucket list because of
a. There is such a calming and satisfying feeling of putting the ‘check’ mark on your bucket list (just like the to-do lists)
b. It makes me want to try and experience new things and adventures.
c. It makes life so much more fun and something to look forward to.
d. It helps and inspires me to achieve my short and long-term goals.
Recommended article: 50 fun & budget-friendly things to do in 2018
- Bullet Journal For Busy Moms
- FIVE MINUTES ME: Happiness Journal For Busy People
- 1000 Adventures Big and Small
- Editorial Planner
Do you have a bucket list? How often do you guys remind yourself about reading it and trying to complete the fun tasks?
I recommend putting your bucket list either in your bullet journal or vision board so that you see in very often and are constantly reminded of the things that you ACTUALLY want to do.
I hope I helped you enough to be motivated enough to write your bucket list (if you haven’t done so, already) and work towards completing it so you can accomplish your long-term goals.
What are the bucket list tasks you have completed in 2018 so far? Do let me know in the comments!
I really hope this post inspired you to make your own ‘list’ and to make yourself ‘happy’. If it did make sure to let me know by commenting on this post or emailing me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
I’ll get back to you in no time. I’m hoping to hear from you soon. Have a good day my beautiful friends! xoxo
Loads of love!