Another summer has come and gone. During this brief time I witnessed my eldest graduate from college and enter a scarier world than I remember. I also saw my youngest son chase his dream by transferring to his school of choice. My daughter seemed to age years over the summer. She had her first paying job and also completed her driving class.
It amazes me how quickly time goes. I read recently why it seems that way, but I won't go into that here. Trust me, there was a reasonable explanation. Of course it has to do with age.
With the passage of time comes reflection of a life lived so far. What needs to be done? What is urgent? I have mentioned before that one of my biggest fears is that I reach the end of life and I have some regrets about not trying something. Now here is the catch...
I can't think of anything!
I don't have a bucket list!
When I sit down and contemplate this, I draw blanks. I guess that is good but I must be missing something.
Ok, it must be that I need to be more ambitious in my career. Crap, that does not get me going.
I need to quit work and ......blank.
What if I listed my anti bucket list?
- Start a vineyard
- Go to that hip place in Peru
- Walk over the glass bridge in China
- Climb a tall mountain. See above.
- Travel to a far away place. Meh.
- Zip line
- Take up gardening
- Spend more time on yard work. See above
- Build a pool. See my wife
- Adopt a highway
- Bee keeping
- Collecting stamps
Possible pursuits or interests;
- I like aspects of coaching
- Get a Ph.D., why not?
- Spending time in social settings just talking
- Just staying connected
- Writing, regardless how bad
- Trying yoga, maybe. Maybe. Big maybe
I read some years ago about George Kinder who has three questions to help people answer the question of what next.
Take a look and let me know what you come up with.