I think in the 5 years since I started blogging I have only done 1 bucket list. I’ve never been the bucket list kinda gal and that’s okay-until I found an idea for a reverse bucket list. Highlighting everything that you have accomplished in your life. So I figured why not brag a little bit and what better place to do it than here! I think it’s important to acknowledge accomplishments because we always seem to be focused on what we want to do, forgetting that we have already done so much!

Here is a reverse bucket list of my life thus far: 

I traveled solo to Costa Rica for two weeks to teach ESL (you can actually read about my travels here on the site)

I taught myself how to use WordPress and pretty much everything else geek related

I have a degree in Psychology

I have never ate a Twinkie (shocking I know)

I have traveled all over Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii

I am restraint certified (watch out!)

I am interning for my chemical dependency license

I have a 3.9 GPA towards my counseling degree

I can play the clarinet, saxophone, and violin

I have over 2000 followers on Twitter

I have been blogging for 5 years

I ran a 5k (twice)

See wasn’t that fun to remissness about all the things that have happened over the course of your life?! I bet you were thinking about all the awesome things that have happened to you as well. This list instantly put me in a good mood, especially when I think about the 3 instruments that I can play-wasted talent right there! If I had to think about it, there are other things that I can’t wait to do in my life which would go on a regular bucket list, but for now I think this list serves it’s purpose! I would challenge you to create your own reverse bucket list and think about all the great things you have done!


xoxo Lindsay

22 Comments on My Reverse Bucket List

  1. Brittany Bergman
    March 11, 2015 at 11:42 am (3 years ago)

    What a cool idea! I’m all about dreams and goals (and lists!) but also all about gratitude. I’ve never thought to do a reverse bucket list to take stock of all the fun things I’ve already done. I’m going to create mine this weekend!

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  2. Lindsay
    March 11, 2015 at 1:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Love this concept. Great idea to look back at all the things you’ve accomplished and experienced. 🙂

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  3. Lexi
    March 11, 2015 at 1:50 pm (3 years ago)

    The idea of a reverse bucket list is a super great idea!!

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  4. Susannah
    March 11, 2015 at 3:03 pm (3 years ago)

    This is definitely a better way to do it than a bucket list that you may never complete. You’ve done some awesome things!!!

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  5. lmadams1311
    March 11, 2015 at 3:53 pm (3 years ago)

    You aren’t missing much on Twinkies!

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  6. Nicole
    March 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm (3 years ago)

    You have a great list going on there! but I have no idea what restraint certified is… what’s that?

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  7. Macy
    March 11, 2015 at 9:34 pm (3 years ago)

    Dude! I just reversed bucket listed today and didn’t even know I was doing it. I HATE cold weather and was feeling like I couldn’t deal with it. Then I made a list of all the things I HAVE done that are FAR worse than cold weather and I realized what a bad ass I am.
    I have given birth WITHOUT DRUGS 3 times. And my kids are awesome. I have run a marathon and 6 half marathons and crossed the finish line. Every. Single. Time. I have lost my mother to cancer and was in the room when she crossed over. My best/worst moment ever. I have been to jail and had to reemerge and reinvent myself. I have declared bankruptcy. I have been divorced and remarried. My reverse bucket list is actually KICK ASS. And thank you for a very good and rich blog idea. 🙂 I will totally credit you.

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