Retirement Bucket List

retired woman traveling alone, map in hands, smiling and looking around

Retirement can be an exciting time in your life. It can mean less stress, more time to relax, and more time to actually do things. But you may not know exactly what to do. That's where a Retirement Bucket List can come in handy.

A Retirement Bucket List doesn't just help eliminate boredom, it can help you stay organized and active too. When you write something down, you're more likely to remember it and follow through with it. And the more things you have written down, the easier it is to stay active and get out there and socialize.

Think about things that you've always wanted to do and just start writing them down. It doesn't have to be anything crazy (but it's more fun that way). Figure out what things are most important to you and put those at the top of your to-do list.

If you're really at a loss and don't know where to start, check out my Retirement Bucket List:

  1. Go camping with the grandkids
  2. Take some art lessons (I've never really been good at art)
  3. Travel to an unplanned destination
  4. Go on a cruise to the Bahamas
  5. Finally learn how to play pickleball
  6. Go skydiving
  7. Take a hot air balloon ride in New Zealand
  8. Volunteer at an animal shelter
  9. Take an international cooking class
  10. Learn a new language (maybe French?)
  11. Take a dance class
  12. Ride a mechanical bull
  13. Go on a wildlife safari in Africa
  14. Try insect cuisine (I'm a little scared about this one)
  15. Go snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia

Once you've got it all figured out, start making a plan on how to go about checking things off your Bucket List. And keep in mind, you can always add things to your list. Want to go camping with the grandkids? Call them up and see when they're available. Want to go to New Zealand? Book the flight today!

What will your next adventure be?


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