As you probably know, a bucket list is a list of things you still want to do before you “kick the bucket”. But what about the great things you’ve already done?
Looking back at the things you’ve already done – creating a reverse bucket list – is a good way to practise gratitude and to motivate yourself to work on your bucket list of things you still want to do in the future.
I present to you my reverse bucket list: a backwards look at adventures and accomplishments from my past.
Visited Disneyland and Universal Studios in Los Angeles, USA.
Visited the Hawaiian islands and watched a parade.
Walked on top of Table Mountain, one of the New7Wonders of Nature.
Saw Coldplay live.
Visited Robben Island on which Nelson Mandela was a prisoner for 18 years.
Climbed a huge sand dune in Namibia.
Took horse riding lessons.
Snorkelled in Mozambique.
(For more about Mozambique, read my article A Traveller’s Guide to Mozambique.)
Paddled on the Orange River for three days and slept under the stars.
Spent a month in Germany living with a German family as part of an exchange program.
Gambled at Grandwest Casino (only once).
Explored the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.
Saw Pablo Picasso’s Guernica.
Sang karaoke in a bar.
Saw Lord of The Dance live (it was incredible!).
Vacationed in Mauritius.
Graduated from university and obtained two degrees.
Learned three additional languages: English, German and French.
Became a managing editor of a successful online news publication, The Typewriter International.
Became the sub-editor of my university’s student paper.
Learned to surf.
Won a general knowledge radio show, GK Teens.
Danced solo on stage.
Sold two short stories.
Competed in Lifesaving SA provincial championships and won a medal.
Fell in love.
Learned to ride a bicycle.
What’s on your reverse bucket list? I encourage you to create one and share it in the comment section below.