I actually find bucket list an overused term.
And I'm not one of these individuals that has a mental checklist in my head for all the things I want to accomplish in life. I don't like being that robotic about "achieving a whole list".
Don't talk your way out of speeding ticket. Own that mistake and pay for it. You sped and could have hit ....a cyclist who did observe the road rules or a pedestrian. I was hit as a pedestrian by speeding car when I was walking into the intersection on a green light.
Raising a responsible child is very important.
There are only 4-5 things long term I want to achieve, so the list is too small to qualify for a whole bucket of 'must havaes".
And all the rest (smaller things), if it happens great, if not it is not the end of the world. I like to be prepared best for the unknown and with the best attitude possible.
Only my basic needs to be met:
To live in a safe, warm and peaceful place.
To always have healthy food to prepare for meals.
To stay healthy as best as possible (that's why I bike).
To give to my community ...(right now, I'm not which is not typical).
To have fun and share with a few close friends/family.
To create things that express the essence of me --whether it's a blog, painting, etc.
Yes, I've travelled etc....alot and probably have seen many areas of Canada and U.S. in ways others have not. Cycling allows me to do this and get into areas where a car cannot. (and this is not even the woods/forest all the time). Do I need to go to a ton of exotic places overseas? I've done some of this, ...but even living a certain life in Canada can be "different" than a typical European based life, depending on a person's family background...knowing 2 different languages is of immense value to expand one's world.