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Embrace Your Dreams: Creating a Life List for a Fulfilling Journey

While a lot of people have a “Bucket List” of all the things they want to do before they die, I prefer a Life List. This is because I don’t plan on dying anytime soon, but I want to make sure to have the amazing experiences in my life that I have dreamed of.

So, each year I pick several items off my Life List to experience. I don’t want to wait until that “one day” when I am retired to do the things on my list. I want to live life each day, enjoying things in life at all ages.

Some of the things I have done include skydiving, taking a cooking class, visiting Italy, driving an 18-wheeler, and the list goes on. If you want to know more about me, here’s a little extra.

My list is ever-changing and frequently being added to. It’s so fun to experience new things and make new memories. I created my very own book to keep my Life List dreams in. Would you like to know how to create a Life List? Read on to learn how you can create your own.

Embracing Life’s Possibilities

Life is an incredible adventure, offering a myriad of possibilities and dreams waiting to be pursued. We all have aspirations, big and small, that add meaning and joy to our lives. A life list, or a bucket list, is a delightful tool that guides us in embracing those dreams and creating a fulfilling journey. In this blog, we’ll explore the concept of a life list and provide a relaxed guide on how to create one that sparks inspiration and adds excitement to your life.

Creating Your Life List

  1. Reflect and Explore: Take a moment to relax and reflect on what truly brings you joy and fulfillment. Consider the things that make your heart sing and spark excitement within you. Allow your mind to wander and explore various aspects of life, such as travel, hobbies, personal growth, relationships, and adventures.
  2. Dream Freely: Give yourself permission to dream freely and without limitations. Let your imagination soar as you write down all the dreams, experiences, and achievements you desire. Allow your list to include both the big dreams that seem out of reach and the small, delightful moments you wish to savor.
  3. Follow Your Passion: Focus on the dreams that ignite a genuine passion within you. These are the aspirations that resonate deeply and align with your values and interests. Choose the dreams that truly excite you and bring a smile to your face.
  4. Keep It Simple: Don’t feel pressured to create an overwhelming list. Start with a handful of dreams that you feel most drawn to. It’s better to have a concise list of dreams you genuinely desire than a lengthy one that overwhelms and feels unattainable.
  5. Be Open to Surprises: While it’s great to have specific dreams in mind, leave room for unexpected opportunities and surprises. Life often presents us with beautiful moments and chances we couldn’t have anticipated. Embrace the unknown and welcome new dreams that come your way.
  6. Take Small Steps: Remember that a life list is not meant to be a source of stress or pressure. Break down your dreams into smaller, achievable steps. Focus on the joy and progress you experience along the way. Celebrate each milestone, no matter how small, as it brings you closer to your dreams.
  7. Embrace Flexibility: Life is ever-changing, and so are your dreams and priorities. Embrace flexibility and allow your life list to evolve naturally. It’s perfectly okay to adjust or change your dreams as you grow and discover new passions. Your list should adapt to your journey.
  8. Enjoy the Journey: Remember that the beauty of a life list lies in the journey itself. Embrace every step, every experience, and every detour along the way. Cherish the moments, learn from the challenges, and savor the joy of living a life true to yourself.

Creating a life list brings excitement and purpose to your journey, making it a joyful and relaxed process. By embracing your dreams, staying open to surprises, and taking small steps, you can create a life filled with fulfillment and contentment. Enjoy the process, be flexible, and savor the delightful moments that unfold as you pursue your dreams. Your life list is a personal invitation to a fulfilling and joyous adventure. Embrace it and let your dreams shine bright.


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Linda Deppa

Linda Deppa has seen more clutter than you could make in your lifetime - and found a place for all of it.

As a Certified Professional Organizer, Linda has helped hundreds of clients experience the joy that comes from reclaiming their space, and the relief of bringing their shoulders down from their ears when they realize they no longer feel stressed walking into a cluttered home or office.

Linda’s success in working with clients goes beyond her ability to organize their possessions. Her own life experiences, including a life-altering car accident, gives her a deep desire to help each of her client’s live life to the fullest. What starts as an organizing project with Linda often leads to mindset shifts that impact other areas of their lives.

Linda is a member of the National Associate of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and current President, past Vice President, Treasurer and Membership Director of the Seattle-based NAPO chapter.

A skilled presenter and motivational speaker, consider hiring Linda to speak at your next conference or event. Contact Linda via email: linda@unclutterednw.com

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