So this is an idea I came up with when I realized I’ve got plenty of time to do the things I really like or always wanted to do but couldn’t because my partner wasn’t interested in them. Of course, there’s no need for an explicit single bucket list, since you can do it whenever, wherever and with whomever you want. You don’t need to be single nor in a relationship to create those kinds of lists but it’s kind of nice to have a list to check off, plus: I’ve got some plans for 2018 which I really hope I can turn into reality.
Naturally, I checked the internet for suggestions for my bucket list – the typical “single bucket lists” come with ideas like flirt a lot, drink a lot, kiss strangers, have one-night-stands and party cause you’re free. I may sound a little boring right now, but with almost 28, I don’t feel like doing all those things you do and mostly regret with 16. ;) I want to collect actual memories that make me smile, not think about hangovers and wrong choices of men (and those are too easy to make these days – that’s what I already realized while checking the common dating apps). I want to do something for me, spend some great “me time” and become even more of that new person I introduced you to already. Of course, I’ll enjoy flirting and hopefully have some nice dates and maybe, in the end, find someone that stays with me – but this list is not about finding a new boyfriend. It’s about me being the best company of myself. And that’s what matters. ♥
I decided to share my bucket list (above, you can find a picture of my first draft) with you and update (expand or check off) it as often as possible, that’s why it will always be available to have a look at. ;) And who knows, maybe I’ll share the stories I experience with it with you. ;)
travel, travel, travel…✓
Can you believe that I’ve never gone on an actual vacation? I want to change it this year, at least one trip should be made!
[Places I’d like to see: Hawaii, Maldives, Milan, Florence, Provence, Barcelona, Iceland, Finland, Japan, The Grand Canyon,…]
make new friends and meet them as often as possible
I’ve already started with this one but making new friends also means: keeping them. Otherwise it’s just encounters but I want to make real friends.
dinner for one✓
That’s a hard one – I already made the first step towards this one last year: eating lunch alone. This year, I want to try going out for dinner alone.
go to the cinema – alone✓
Another “let’s do it alone” point to check off. Watch a movie alone – which is kind of weird but probably a great idea since I can choose what I really want to see and you never talk with the other person during the movie, so why not do this alone?
visit a Poetry Slam
I already tried to do this but my anxiety won when I tried to go alone, so next time I’m going with a friend.
learn a new language
I’m pretty sure I’ll be too lazy to actually do this (I know me so well, haha!), but I would like to add Italian to my repertoire. As I already speak Portuguese and a little Spanish, Italian shouldn’t be too hard to learn, right? My actual favorite is Chinese but that’s pretty optimistic to learn in a year, I think. ;)
visit different & new cafés/restaurants/places around my hometown
writeblog about it! :)
throw a motto party
I’ve already got the best idea and will tell you more about it when my planning’s done. ;)
find a new hobby
In Hamburg, I really liked canoeing. I’m thinking about trying this here, since someone on Facebook gave me this great tip to try an inflatable Kayak. :)
do a spa weekend with a friend
Last year, I finally did a spa afternoon at the Hyatt and it was amazing, but I’ve never been in a wellness hotel or so – so that’s my plan for this year, some quality time!
read more books again, maybe in a book store✓
I’m trying to combine this with my plan of finding new friends – now all I gotta do is find some nice book stores ’round here.
go to a concert✓
It’s been ages since I last went to a concert (I think 2011). I love music so why not go out on a concert night again, right? :)
embrace adventures & be spontaneous✓
Well, my anxiety’s not happy about this one, but we’ll go slow on that one. Step by step. But I want to turn into someone who says “yes” instead of “I don’t know, I’m probably busy” (when I’m clearly not) when people ask me if I want to join them on something cool.
go out for a club night with friends
I haven’t done this since 2008, so that’s something to catch up on!
try something new✓
There’s nothing to say yet cause I don’t know what “something new” will be – it’s gonna be a surprise for all of us!
That’s a big plan and I’ll probably wait for this one until I’m back in Hamburg – since I don’t know if I’ll already be back this year, I’m not sure if I’ll be able to check it off the list yet, but it’s something that has to be on the list and it is something I want to do but right now it’s easier to stay at my parents – also saves me some money. ;)
go to a bar alone✓
I came up with that plan some days ago when I went to my favorite bar with a friend – even though I’m not sure if this is a good idea, it’s probably weird. But if I sit right at the bar, I could have some fun with the bartenders, I guess. :)
throw a girls’ night or organize a weekend trip with my lady friends
I mean: I’ve never done something like that, none of them both. It’s about time!!!