Thanks to all who joined the Bucket List Challenge Blog Hop! This was a brand-new undertaking for me, and one of the things about Launch Week that kept me up with worry in the preceding days. It turned out to be much more fun and more successful than I imagined — you’ll certainly see more DIY Writing-sponsored hops in the future!
What fun it was to meet you all and read about the awesome goals you’re working towards in 2013. I was flattered by the response to joining, impressed with everyone’s interpretation of the prompt, and excited to see you all hopping around, commenting on and sharing each other’s posts. Hope you discovered some love-for-life blogs and connected with some of these cool people!
I have to credit journalist Clare Herbert with the line of the week at her Bucket List post:
“What you do today is important because you trade a day of your life for it.” – Clare Herbert
Below are some more notable posts from the blog hop (too many to list them all!) Go over to the main blog hop page to see all participating blogs.
Jessica Schaub at jessicaschaubbooks presents What will you knock off your bucket list in 2013?
The items on the list would no longer be checked off before one dies, but experienced as one lives. What if, instead of creating a list of things to do, we kept a list of things must do, but do them with a joyful heart? The bucket-list-turned-life-list becomes an exercise in optimism. Read more >>
Kylie Dunn at My Year of TED presents Bucket List Challenge – what will I cross off?
Laying everything out on the line here, I have always wanted to write a book and have it published, for as long as I can remember. I’ve mentioned in the blog that I never really had a good idea about what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I can honestly say there is a part of me that always wanted to be an author. It’s just that this never seemed like an option, which is why I just put it to one side and until now I never really pursued it in any tangible way. For the longest time this was going to be a novel but I would always stumble over this and I think that my negative internal voice was too strong for this, that just seemed too unobtainable.
Then, when I came across the Year of TED concept something clicked for me. Read more >>
Becky Livingston at Be Living Rock presents Becky on Bucket Lists
If you follow my blog you know I advocate for a ‘One Day At A Time’ approach to life, the kind I figure Eckhart would approve of. So it left me in a strange position. Constructing a thoughtful piece on a Bucket List…an array of things one hopes to do but often neglects until the end is fast approaching…seemed incongruous.
But then I realized Dana epitomizes the ‘One Day At A Time’ lifestyle so I’d start there. Read more >>
I used to be a bucket list kind of girl. I love lists, and crossing things off. I believe in setting goals and working towards them. I enjoy the journey of striving, overcoming challenges, trying, failing, succeeding. But I don’t want to spend my life, planning my life. It was John Lennon who said “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
I threw out my bucket list and started making today lists, this week lists, this month lists. What you do today is important because you trade a day of your life for it. Read more >>
Elisabeth Zguta at I Jumped! Into writing… presents What Will You Cross Off Your Bucket List in 2013?
My first work has been a labor of love, and I have enjoyed the process. I have two more manuscripts in the works and hope to follow shortly with another release after“BREAKING CURSED BONDS”. I hope you will enjoy my work in the near future.
THE PROCESS: Working on my manuscript part time while working a full-time job for two years, I am now writing full time. I decided I needed to finish what I began, and give it my best effort.
Chynna Haas at Working Class Roots presents What I’m Crossing Off My Bucket List
I have decided to finally write my first book.
After founding the first Working Class Student Union while an undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, many people were curious about my story. Now with the National Working Class Student Union in its infancy, my continued work around socioeconomic equality and efforts to re-conceptualize class as culture, folks are once again asking me to share the experiences that shape my work. As I envision it now, the book will be part memoir, part organizing strategy, and part manifesto. Read more >>
Terry Cohoe at Write. Create. Connect. presents A Writer’s Bucket List
I want to be a writer. I might even be one now, that’s debatable. My supportive, loving friends and family tell me I’m a writer, but I do doubt it almost daily. But I want to be a writer so I soldier on.
Some days I almost write something. Some days I actually write something. Most days I have no focus and feel a little lost. At least, that’s how I WAS feeling.
Before Dana’s book. I’m not kidding. I now feel like I have a plan as a writer because her book offered up a bunch of fabulous suggestions and I jumped right in and started following them.
Froggie in the featured image from Stock xchng