Goals that are not written down are just wishes!

I have always been fascinated with the idea of having a bucket list. A list of things that I want to do before I die. But when I sat down to write it, I surprised my own self on seeing how long it is and probably some of them impossible to achieve.

A bucket list opens the context for your life. It is a list to identify everything you have ever wanted to do, whether it is big or small, purposeful, or random. It’s just like planning all the highlights for your life. Even though I already set goals by default, I still found many new things to do while writing on my own list. It was an incredibly insightful exercise. What is more, coming up with my list gave me new-found enthusiasm knowing what I have planned for my life! It’s a reminder of all the things we want to achieve in our time on Earth so that instead of spending our time on pointless things, we direct it toward things that matter to us.

But the admirable thing about my bucket list is that Junior is a part of everything that I want to do, and I would not do even one single thing without him. I cannot help but wonder, any guy that I meet next would either be extremely frustrated with me for having Junior with me everywhere or love me to the core for having Junior everywhere. Because there are some activities in my bucket list that I would love to do with my partner, and of course Junior tags along.

So, without further ado, let me share my not so short 😊 bucket list with you all:

  1. For once, make Junior run free on the beach. No leash, no fear of him running away
  2. A photoshoot of Junior and me in the mountains
  3. Go trekking with Junior and my partner and spend the night below the starry sky and a campfire burning keeping us warm and cozy
  4. Junior playing in snow
  5. Go swimming with Junior
  6. Junior being present when I get married
  7. Having a baby and Junior and her becoming best of friends
  8. Taking Junior on a road trip with my partner and me and visiting various places along the way
  9. Giving Junior a bike ride
  10. Carrying Junior once in my arms like a baby. (Junior and me weigh the same, so I cannot carry him as he is heavy for me)
  11. Have a beautiful small comfortable house and Junior having his own space and bed and photo frames of Casper and Junior everywhere
  12. Being kissed in the rains
  13. Travel to Leh-Ladakh on bike
  14. Visit a few countries like Alaska, Ireland, Russia, Poland, South America, Cambodia, and South Korea
  15. Learn to dance
  16. Have a holiday home somewhere in the woods. (A wooden rustic cabin)
  17. Have a toned body with some abs
  18. Sky Dive
  19. Forgive my past lovers
  20. Have a surprise birthday once
  21. Open an animal shelter
  22. Open my own café
  23. Travel abroad solo once
  24. Being proposed that sweeps me off my feet
  25. Sit in a Sea Plane
  26. Having a carefree day. No worries, no stress. Just a happy day
  27. Become a Tarot Card Reader
  28. Visit Kedarnath Temple
  29. Eat local food of every country I visit
  30. Travel to all states in India
  31. Have a bachelorette trip to Bali
  32. Attend a Halloween Party
  33. Have a professional photoshoot with my partner, Junior and me
  34. A trip to a haunted house
  35. Being loved unconditionally

Besides wishing to do the above, I have already accomplished some of my goals which I have stroked out my bucket list. They are as follows:

  1. Start a blog
  2. Bungee Jumping
  3. Sat in a hot air balloon
  4. Scuba Diving
  5. Photoshoot with Casper and Junior at the beach
  6. Road trip with Casper
  7. Taken Casper swimming
  8. Started a business
  9. Studied Law
  10. Studied IATA
  11. Seen the Midnight Sun in Norway
  12. Seen the glow worm caves in New Zealand
  13. Visited 6 Flags (something I wanted to do for a long long time, and finally visited 2 years ago)
  14. Live alone
  15. Own a dog
  16. Slapped someone
  17. Getting married. (though divorce was not on my list)
  18. Run a Marathon
  19. Drive on the Express way
  20. An all-girls trip
  21. Indoor Sky Dive

So, that is what I have for now. It is said that When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. I will be updating my bucket list time and again as I cross items off or add new ones. I hope to document everything that I achieve, but as I said before, some of these are impossible. But I will try and achieve all my desires and having Junior by my side.


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Sapna Shah

A Dog Mom, who's dogs have adopted her.

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