Bucket List Challenge #1 Roundup
To be honest, I was slightly disappointed with the number of people who participated in the challenge. I was so fired up, I thought everyone else would join in with the same zest and fervor. The good news is the few who did join me were as passionate or even more passionate than me in their niches. What was interesting was although the four of us were participating in a bucket list challenge, the end result was four unique interpretations of bucket list.
One of my main angles of the Bucket List Challenge was for participants to slowly knock off items that always wanted to do in their area, but always put it off. This would possibly stimulate the local economy if readers decide to visit the area or activity that was being written about. Maggie from Square Pennies took it to a whole new level as she described in detail 11 Free Things to Do in St. Louis that Are Really Nice. All I can say is Lonely Planet better watch out. I firmly believe Maggie is secretly the Mayor of St. Louis.
Next up, Crystal from Budgeting in the Fun Stuff went to her First Gun Show. She probably needs to join the Bucket List Challenge the least because she always mixes in fun activities like going to comic conventions and being a fast food chain’s mascot. All good for me as I learned what goes on at a gun show as I never been to one myself.
As I get older, eating healthier and exercising are more on my mind. Ironically, a few weeks ago, I cut off my fast food intake unless it is an absolute emergency. Paul from the Frugal Toad also took it to another level by moving Towards Living a More Sustainable Life. He touches on eating healthy and managing resources better. His passion is infectious and is making me re-examine my diet and how I managed my own resources.
A schedule conflict almost derailed me from my own Bucket LIst Challenge. I pressed forward because I wouldn’t be able to look at myself in a mirror, if I flaked on myself while others were so fired up to join me. My new challenge was to Invite Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, to My Podcast.
Not everyone has the same mindset as me and everyone has different priorities in life. This is a fact. Thinking ahead to my next Bucket List Challenge, I’m wondering if incentives or prizes would induce a bigger turnout. Back to the drawing board for me. However, I would especially like to thank Maggie, Crystal, and Paul for joining me on the Bucket List Challenge #1 and crossing off one more thing to do in our hectic everyday lives. I hope it was worthwhile for you because it was quite eye opening for me.