Do you ever feel like you’re in Episode 10, Season 5 of your life and the writers are just doing crazy outrageous mostly unwanted stuff just to keep your life interesting?
Well, sometimes Life at No22 feels just like that. Weirdly and annoying so. A while ago, I mentioned a F*ckIT Bucket List. Don’t remember? Well, you will just have to trust me, I did way back during this time last year.
It’s my new Bucket List.
The usual Bucket List is a list of all the things you would like to do before you die. Bucket list items can be places you would like to visit goals you would like to reach and never forgetting those delectable and desirable dreams.
I have always believed that writing things down is essential. It helps to keep us motivated, sharpen our focus, and remind us to take that necessary step to actually turn that good stuff of our dreams into our reality.
So, do I have a bucket list? Yep, I certainly do. More fun is having that necessary F*ckit List alongside that Bucket list. It’s my mental list, and I add to it all the time. The F*ckIT List is my list of things I decide to no longer give a damn about. It takes the pressure off, keeps life more enjoyable and straightforward.
A “To-Never-Do” List.
This listing is not a negative just a selection of “stuff” to put aside and to spend less energy on when energy needs to be directed on more desirables in my life. When I add things to my F*ckIT List, I free myself from the mental burden of knowing they’re still undone or unresolved.
My F*ckIT List
Training for a marathon.
My knees literally hugged me when that ambition went on the list. I do believe they would’ve done if they could. They, my knees, kindly reminded me that I have achieved 10 half marathons and triathlon during my fifties.
Sticking to a rigid time and place for exercising
I now love walking with no pressure to keep going fast, just the pure joy of being sweaty and red-faced for no damned reason than keeping fit and welcoming more endorphins.
My mantra now, “Energy In and Energy Out”. Much easier to ignore.
Tolerance of negative and unmotivated people.
NOW, this is a big one. I no longer want to tolerant those who chose to stay on that detrimental treadmill with no motivation to change. Whether that be an unhealthy lifestyle or life in general. You have a choice many do not. Deal with your shit and don’t pass it on. It’s not welcome in our lives.
Sort of goes nicely with the above, like strawberries and cream.
Learn a new language.
Who was I kidding, never going to happen, some would say I am a verbally challenged person in real life. Tried, failed and had a laugh. Lived in communities where English was rarely spoken, we survived, and my sign language went up a scale or two.
Go faster and more downhill on my bike
Well, that was taken with not one ounce of seriousness. I still love biking at a granny’s speed. Scare me by whizzing past, and you are more than likely receive a finger salute most politely, of course.
Taking myself too seriously.
Like taking a tumble off a bike, get back on and keep smiling while remembering everyone takes a tumble and makes a mistake.
Eat less chocolate
Talking of mistakes, this one only lasted a week on the list. Thankfully the period of self-torture was short. The “pleasure on the lips and not caring about the hips” was reinstated on the fun list. My life’s aim is to pursue various morsels of dark chocolate that have been created. I may even get lucky and receive some via a romantic gesture from the Squire.
Jumping out of an aeroplane.
I was feeling courageous that day I wrote it on my pleasure list. Then I remembered. Heights and huge drops. Caveat: unless the plane is in freefall then I may consider my alternatives.
There are many more items that have been placed on my list, they are more private and will cause fewer waves or the elephant in the room to jump up and down if I keep them that way.
Some may even be reinstated on the fun Bucket list.
Never say Never.
Happy New Year.