(Illustration by the lovely Mari Andrew.)
Do you have a bucket list? I don’t, really. I mean, I have never written one out or anything, but randomly, I will pick things and proclaim “this is on my bucket list” or “I crossed this off my bucket list”. Maybe I should take the time and write those things down sometime.
Anyway, today I want to talk about the reverse bucket list: things I never want to do before I die.
The idea came from this blog post over at Cup of Jo and I thought I’d write out my own list. Because it’s fun, right? Because I am sure you can think of a few things that you feel like you don’t have to do in life. I took the liberty to check off a few things on the suggested list, but there are a few other things I really do not need to do before I die.
Here’s my list:
+ Bungee Jumping. I have no desire to jump from any tall buildings, bridges, or construction cranes dangling head-down from an elastic rope, #thankyouverymuch.
+ Give up carbs. Self-explanatory, right?
+ Diving. While I find the oceans and its inhabitants fascinating, I also have major respect for it and there are few things that scare me more than being under water. It’s just not my thing.
+ Try any kind of drug. I have never had the desire to try any mind-altering substances.
+ Ride a motorcycle. I’ve been on the back of a motorcycle before and it’s nothing I need to repeat.
+ Stop sending snail mail. Never.
+ Give up coffee. Just no. I wouldn’t say I need it, but man do I want it.
+ Go on a cruise. I know so many people who love it, but it’s just not my idea of having fun to be stuck on a (huge) boat with a gazillion other people.
What would be on your list of things to never do before you die?