This list is never finished as you’re always adding to it and altering it.I would highly recommend writing one because it gives you direction and things to look forward to in your life. I have always found this fascinating and like something I would like to do.

The main thing I have written on my bucket is list travel but specifically the places I want to travel to like Paris and New York. Of course on your bucket list you should have the things you know you can complete in your life like travel or going to university but it’s also a place to write the dreams and aspirations that you have that may not seem like they can happen but you still want to try and make them happen.

For example on my bucket list I want to write a book. I have no idea if this will ever happen but I still have it on my list because this is a dream of mine.

Pulling together a bucket list is also a good thing to do if you are currently at a stage in your life where you aren’t excited about anything and are feeling a little lack luster. This list can give you excitement and direction as to where you take your life.

Your bucket list doesn’t just have to involve things that you are going to complete later on in life, it can have things you want to complete that week, that month or this year. It is your list, you can structure it anyway you want and it can include anything you want it to include. I just think that it’s a really good thing to do because it’s keeping all of your ideas in one place because one day you might think I really want to do that but that might be 5, 10 or even 20 years before you can do it but by writing it on your list you will never forget about it.

Life is about living it to the best you can and doing the things you want to do with it, I know the saying ‘You Only Live Once’ is cliche and overused but it is true. You want to be living your best life and doing the things that interest you and will make your life better instead of leading someone else’s life. Get out there and live your life the way you want to live it!



Nicole Ashby Pic 2Author: Nicole Ashby

Nicole Ashby is currently a Year 12 student at Ellesmere College in Leeston, New Zealand. She has always had an interest in writing in classes at school and in her free time. She enjoys writing about things that matter to people her age that they may not know much about or they want to broaden their knowledge on a certain subject. Nicole enjoys writing about things that matter to her and things that she thinks more people should be aware about. When she was 12 she was one of 5 who won a writing competition in Creme magazine about her experience in the earthquakes. She has written pieces for her local newsletter, The Ellesmere Echo, about school events and this year she has taken on the task of being the editor of her school magazine. She also has an interest for design and creating magazine covers and spreads. Nicole looks forward to expanding her writing and creating pieces for people to enjoy.


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