Creating A Bucket List At 60

October 15, 2017 1:32 pm

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People always seem to ask young adults whether or not they have a bucket list, and if so, what’s on there. But as you get older, people don’t tend to ask because, well, you’re old.

Believe it or not, turning 60 is a whole other kind of living – life doesn’t stop yet – the next chapter has only just begun, and it starts with writing your bucket list.

Now, not to be grim, but there are certain important things that you should get out of the way with first so it’s done. This means write a will, compare funeral directors, and get your finances sorted. This is just so that your children and the rest of the family aren’t left with an endless amount of documents and files to sort out, because no one wants that.

Learn a language

They say that the older you get, the harder it is to learn a language, and while this may be true, why not show everyone (and surprise yourself) by learning one anyway. Maybe you’ve always loved the French language – well now is a better time than any to learn it. Take courses in a teaching centre, study online, or fly out to France and learn first hand! Learning a second language can even help prevent Alzheimer’s.

Live in another country

If you’ve lived in the same place all your life, maybe it’s time to have a change and spend a few years somewhere completely new. If you’re after the sun, consider going to a Caribbean island and reside there for a while. Just think, all the seafood will have been freshly caught that day on the beach right in front of you – maybe you even caught it yourself! And what better way to wash the meal down than with some crisp coconut water a slice of pineapple.

See the Northern Lights

This is an absolute sight to be seen, and the fact that something so magical is created by Mother nature herself just makes it even more special. The Northern Lights are a stunning display of multi-coloured lights that dance around in the night sky, usually situated in the Arctic region. So if you’d like to take a winter break in Scandinavia or Iceland – this is something you won’t want to miss.

Swim with dolphins

This doesn’t mean in a swimming pool though – this means out in their natural habitat – the only way of getting to them being by boat off the island and then riding out far on the ocean until you see them jumping out of the water to welcome you. These curious, friendly creatures are such interactive animals, as well as being utterly beautiful. So if ever the opportunity arises – take it.

Research a family tree

If you have never thought to do this before, researching your family tree might give you a whole new insight into where you come from. You may end up getting into contact with a long-lost Aunty or maybe even a sibling that you never knew you had – and you’ll get the chance to connect with them. Not only that but you may find out that your great ancestors were all Vikings!

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