Reverse Bucket List

I came across an idea yesterday that really struck a chord with me – a reverse bucket list. 

Isn’t it funny how we always focus on the things that we want to do in the future, yet we take little time to acknowledge the amazing things that we’ve done in the past? I for one am guilty for often losing sight of how much i’ve achieved in the past year. It’s easy to get wrapped up in what we haven’t done or haven’t seen, when really, we should be appreciating everything we have accomplished. That makes so much more sense, doesn’t it? 

In keeping up with the New Year’s spirit, and following on from yesterday’s post about 2015, here is my reverse bucket list. I urge you to create one too – it’ll definitely put a smile on your face and make you feel so proud of everything you’ve achieved!


Spent New Year’s Eve on a beach in the Gili’s 

Learned how to surf in Bali

Selfied with wild monkeys 

Saw real life Komodo Dragons 

*Climbed the highest mountain in Southeast Asia

*Found wild Orangutans in Borneo (* both at the end of 2014 – but I couldn’t not include it!)

Abseiled down a waterfall and thought I was going to die

Jumped off a waterfall and did almost die 

Secretly kissed behind a waterfall 😉

Dived with Thresher Sharks 

Snorkelled with Whale Sharks 

Became slightly less afraid of sharks

Went parasailing in Boracay

Did beach yoga for the first time

Moved to Canada (waaa)

Moved in with a boy (double waaa)

Fell in love with Vancouver

Became obsessed with dogs

Met an Instagram friend in real life 

Turned 23

Road tripped around the Rocky Mountains, one of the most beautiful places in the world

Ran across a frozen lake (& didn’t fall through)

Started making smoothie bowls

Entered self-employment 

Actually made money in self-employment

Created the perfect pancake recipe (yes!)

Fell in love with hiking 

Became one of those Instagrammers who takes outfit shots (don’t judge me)

Showed our families our city 

Started working with brands & actually got sent some cool stuff (like a Triangl bikini)

Went to an outdoor spa in the mountains

Had my best friend travel 5,000 miles to see me 

Kayaked with Seals

Visited England

Went to Mexico with Southwest Airlines on my first paid blogger trip 

Pinched myself really really hard because I got a paid blogger trip 

Survived two hurricanes 

Scuba dived in a Cenote

Explored the ruins in Tulum 

Went to my first yoga retreat

Learned how to do a headstand

Visited the Wild Wild West, aka Texas 

Went to NASA Space Station and wanted to become an Astronaut

Survived my first year of blogging 

Found a lipstick that didn’t make me look like a man (big achievement!!)

Wrote my first eBook

Snowmobiled up a mountain, just for cheese fondue

Went skiing in Whistler

Rode around the snowy backcountry with a team of huskies 

Made our first Christmas dinner

Snowshoed on Christmas day

Booked a flight to England

…damn, what a year it’s been! Okay, after writing all of that, I REALLY urge you to write one for yourself. Trust me, you’ll feel great about it. Plus, it’ll motivate you to make an even bigger reverse bucket list by the end of 2016 😉 Don’t forget to drop me a comment in the box below – I want to hear all about your big achievements this year too!

Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve guys! xxx


  1. tila
    January 1, 2016 / 11:03 pm

    I love this idea! Maybe I should do one too! Thanks girl!

    • Go Live Explore
      January 3, 2016 / 2:43 pm

      Thanks so much Tila! Yeah I definitely recommend it, it’s a nice activity to kick off the year and motivate you for 2016! Love your blog by the way chick 🙂 x

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