I mentioned the other day that I was going to update my list so here it is.
I wrote that list quite a few years ago now, I can still remember the inspiration for came from a blog I read at the time – Mighty Girl. I was very excited to get ideas down on paper. Some of the things on the list I didn’t have to think about and others I pondered before adding.
After going along to see a Snooker match at this years World Championships in Sheffield, and realising that event wasn’t an item on my list I knew I needed to review it, add some more and maybe take some off. Let’s see…..
Take for example ‘See the Pyramids.’ My desire to see these magnificent constructions has not diminished but the simple fact of the matter is that I’m not likely to visit Egypt therefore unlikely to see the triangular works of art. But should I take it off the list? Never say never right? So it stays.
‘Get a book published’ is another off the wall notion. Will I ever write a book? Probably not yet who knows? So it stays too!
‘See Curling at the Winter Olympics’. I’m just going to tweak this one to ‘See Curling live’. It could be at the Olympics or it could be a World Championship match.
‘Walk Hadrians wall’. Another tweak to ‘walk part of Hadrians Wall’. And while I’m tweaking away I’ll also alter ‘see the Ryder Cup in the US’ to ‘see a golf tournament abroad.’
Here’s one of those things that I have come to realise was a bit silly to put on my list. ‘Be able to meditate for 30 minutes.’ It’s not the idea of meditation that was silly but the time limit I put on it. Yoga has helped to teach me that what you think will happen might not. You are more than likely to have a different experience from what you imagine. Setting a time limit on meditation wasn’t the thing to do. I know why I did it. I wanted to aim for something and a time limit seemed like a good idea. But I hadn’t even embarked on trying to meditate at that point so I didn’t realise that the concept of time is not what’s important. So I shall change this to ‘practice meditation.’
If you go and revisit my list you may notice that I have added some more things and got the number up to 100!
I love some of the new additions like ‘Go Disneybounding’ and ‘Photograph all the Monopoly Streets’ (we have a head start on that one from our London trips. Also love ‘Ceremony of the Keys’ and ‘Visit a Lavender field in France.’
I named it the click tick list as a bit of a joke really. Go, take photo, cross it off. But at the root of these lists, certainly my list, is the desire to broaden horizons, experience something new, see a little of the magnificent planet we live on, do something you always longed to do, marvel at the life we can live.
Oh! Deep but true.
And finally I’m putting this in writing – I reserve the right to tweak this list along the journey as many times as I like!