How to Create a Bucket List {See What Item I Just Checked Off}

How to Create a Bucket List

A Bucket List is a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime. I’ve kept a running Bucket List going in my head for years, but only recently actually put my ideas and thoughts to paper. In all honesty – when something is on paper for me, it’s more tangible and more (dare I say it) REAL. I love being able to take the time to really think something out and enjoy the moment of putting items down on a Bucket List that would really be WOWZA moments for me. I also keep it proudly displayed in my office so I can look at it every single day, it’s something that drives me and motivates me to always keep moving!

How can you create your own Bucket List?


1) Grab a piece of paper and find a quiet place to sit down

2) Start thinking about all the things you would love to do in this lifetime. Do you want to travel to Paris? Do you want to climb a mountain? Do you want to learn to swim? Do you want to take a train cross-country? Do you want to visit your best friend you haven’t seen in years? Do you want to learn another language? Really think about things that you would love to accomplish in your lifetime.

3) As you think of these experiences or milestones, jot them down. It doesn’t matter if you want 100 of them or 5 of them! As you think of something that you heart really desires to do, jot it down. The beauty of a Bucket List is that it’s completely personal to YOU. You are the driving force, so it’s really up to you – everything.

4) Once you’ve written down everything you can think of for your Bucket List, keep the list in a “safe” place. Make sure it’s somewhere that you can get to and also a place where you will be able to revisit it often. The thing about a Bucket List is that it’s items you want to accomplish in your lifetime. Don’t tuck it away somewhere where you can’t find it. Really own it. Really want it.

5) As you start accomplishing items in your list, cross them off! It’s a beautiful and powerful moment to cross something off your Bucket List.

I recently just checked a BIG one off of my own personal Bucket List. Years ago I jotted down that I wanted to speak to a group of students at my alma mater someday. I attended Brown University and graduated in 2000, I absolutely LOVED Brown and it did wonders for me. It really gave me the wings to go out into the world and fly! I support Brown in every single way I possibly can… not to mention, I met my husband there, so it has an extra special meaning for me. Being asked to come back and speak to a group of students was so much fun and really special for me.

How to Create a Bucket List

I spoke on a panel about the fashion industry and working as an influencer in today’s current online world. I started my career as a personal assistant to Donna Karan back in 2000, so it was fun retelling the story as to how I “broke into” the fashion industry with zero experience behind me! I didn’t have a clue how to go about getting a job in the fashion industry, so I drove to New York City took the yellow pages from a friend of mine and sent my resume out to every fashion house in there. I literally just randomly sent out over 50 resumes, it was the craziest thing because I didn’t have a contact ANYWHERE! Fortunately for me – Donna Karan got in touch with me and the rest is history!

My life has always revolved around my family and my passion in life for going after my dreams, so being able to head back to the Brown University community and share my story was a dream come true. MAJOR BUCKET LIST ITEM CHECKED OFF MY LIST!



How to Create a Bucket List {See What Item I Just Checked Off} was last modified: April 25th, 2018 by admin
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  1. I really do want to sit down and compose a bucket list. I was recently very ill, and have new thoughts on my list.

  2. At the top of my bucket list? To attend an authentic British afternoon tea. I have wanted this since age nine.

  3. It’s good to have a bucket list. I’ll be 70 this summer and have done almost everything that’s been on my bucket list. Visit all 50 states? Done. Lived in Germany? Wonderful. Now the one thing I have is to visit New Zealand. Saving my money for a great trip.

  4. I like this!! I tried once before and it was hard to know where to start, but now I want to try again! Thanks! 😀

  5. This is perfect timing! Me and my husband were sitting down this morning to sort out a bucket list of places to visit! I want to go to new Zealand!

  6. I need a bucket list, I think I will start small and then add as I get more confident with my ability to fulfill my list!

  7. I’ve thought about doing this once before, but as always, life gets busy. this makes me want to try again.

  8. This is a good idea. There are many things I would like to accomplish and writing them down would be a big first step in moving forward with my goals.

  9. Thank you so much for providing the tips and pointers. The information on making the bucket list will really help.

  10. My bucket list has both simple things and elaborate plans. It is just so much fun! And yes, checking them off is the best.

  11. I made a bucket list, then made a dream board for the things I wanted to do that year. Makes it more real to look at it all the time, and motivates me to act.