My Bucket List

Ikigai - (Noun) Japanese. A life purpose and a reason for being; a reason to wake up in the morning. Enjoying your meaning of life; passion, purpose, something one lives for.

Given the last 14 months of mayhem, I think a lot of people have been slapped in the face by reality; we never know how much time we have on this Earth. And given that realisation, I've decided it's time to make a bucket list.

There's an ever-growing list of things that we all want to do, but here's a few of mine..

What is on your bucket list?

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Dance in the rain... I - for one - am sick of walking in the rain and trying to dodge getting my hair wet, or allowing my makeup to run, or having to sit in sodden clothes. I want to forget about the worries of it ruining my appearance, and just embrace it. I want to stand in the pouring rain and spin around with my arms out, like a child. I want to kick through the puddles. To close my eyes, and tip my head back, and feel the droplets on my skin. I want to feel the freedom and exhilaration of it.

Get matching tattoos... with my best friend, my sister, my mum. Anyone. I want a tattoo that I'll look at and feel the connection between me and another. I want to catch a glance of it on a bad day and automatically feel absorbed in love.

Go on a girls holiday... Sun, sea, booze and besties - the perfect combination.

Go to a Burlesque show... Body confident dancers putting on a show, empowering others and living their best life.. If its anything like the movie, count me in!

Star gaze... The night sky is a beautiful thing, but I rarely take the time to look at it. Picture this: laying on a blanket in an open field, in the dead of night - and watch the twinkling of the stars above your head.

Go on a safari... Seeing animals up-close and personal. Watching gazelles galloping through open fields. Giraffes munching on trees. Hippos bathing in the water. A beautiful sight.

See lightening strike... Obviously within my lifetime I have witnessed lightening storms, however being the ditsy blonde that I am, I'm always looking in the opposite direction when it strikes. I want to witness the darting electric shooting through the sky, splintering in different directions and illuminating the night.

Become a mother, and have a family of my own... I've always been a baby-lover since I was one myself, and there's nothing I'd love more than a chance to become an amazing mum, like my own.

Have a picnic out of the boot of my car... Duvets, pillows, sun set, nibbles and lots of laughs. The perfect on-a-budget date night.

Skydive... plummeting towards the Earth from 15,000 ft, and then drifting through the open air?? Sign me up!

Go to a camping festival... I've only ever been to one day events, or stayed in a caravan... I want to feel the stress of having to assemble an eight-man tent and barely getting any sleep. To wake up in a bed of water because the rain came in through the walls over night. Wheeling your suitcase through squelching mud, and having to walk miles from the car park to your pitch. It all adds to the experience, and makes for all the better stories.

Camp overnight in a zoo... Waking up to the sound of lions roaring for their breakfast, and owls hooting at sunlight - is there anything that sounds more perfect?

Go to a Cher concert... The *QUEEN*

Ride on a speed boat... Zooming through the water at high speed, no land in sight, hair blowing in the wind.. Need I say more?

Have my own house with a garage and a driveway... Just to prove that I have adulted right.

To be happy... But isn't that everyone's goal?

Some more easily achievable than others, but all mean equally as much.

Yours may differ, or we may share some common goals. Some materialistic (like owning a house), and others for the memories.

I want to leave this world knowing that I have done everything that I ever wanted; to have made the most of the time I have been gifted, because we never know when the clock may run out.

What is on your bucket list?

Let me know in the comments, or in the contact me box at the bottom - I'd love to hear!

Until next time,

Abby x


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I'm Abby..

  • a receptionist 

  • a makeup and beauty addict 

  • a fabulous car DJ 

  • a bad luck charm

  • a chronic over-sharer  

  • a mental health advocate 

  • a lover of old and rare words 

  • a girl with a lot of love to give and a lot of stories to tell

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