Write a bucket list and chase life again

March 23, 2017 Lifestyle


Whenever I used to think of bucket lists I thought about the terminally ill, the people who have been given a very limited time on this earth and were desperately cramming in memories and experiences before their time was up. Perhaps it’s the realisation that time is flying by ever quicker, that I’m about to leave university and be a fully fledged adult (kind of) but either way I suddenly had this yearning to make the most of my life, and in true Sophia ‘I must write a list’ style I decided to start a bucket list.

I found this neat little book at Kikki-K, a brand embracing Swedish design principles and producing high quality, chic and stylish stationary. What I like most about it is its simplicity, the unassuming black design livened up with metallic gold writing. Inside you will find an index, 100 pages for your activities and motivational quotes to keep you inspired along the way. Although I could have just as well managed with simply 100 numbered pages it’s quite nice to have a layout that prompts you to explain why you’ve chosen a certain goal, and then a space below to record when you did it, who you were with and how you felt.


My bucket list so far consists largely of places I want to travel and things I want to eat when I’m there (what can I say I love my food):

  • Go to NYC and eat a bagel
  • Visit Mexico and eat a taco
  • Have ramen in Tokyo

but it also contains your more usual culprits such as:

  • Scuba dive
  • Sky dive
  • Eat at Le Gavroche (food again)

I’m not in any rush to fill it up, but I make sure to add to it whenever I see someone doing, or experiencing something, that sends a pang of jealousy through my body because there really is no reason to live your life feeling jealous of others. Write down your goals, work hard towards them and live the experiences you’ve dreamed of.

What would be on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments! 


  1. Parie Joshi says:

    Seriously love the idea of this! x

  2. Reelika says:

    This is an awesome idea, I love this little book. I might just need to do something like this, too many plans and they are all spinning around in my head. Putting them down on a paper makes them just a bit more real maybe? haha.
    Loved this!

  3. Char says:

    This is such a great idea for a post and you’re right, life does need to be chased! Definitely need to pop into Kikki-K!

    Char xo || http://www.memoirsmusings.com

  4. Candice says:

    What a great idea and such a cute book to keep all your memories! Every year I pick a few things I want to do/learn. So far this year it was learning how to cook well in a pressure cooker!

  5. That is the cutest bucket list planner I’ve ever seen, I just jotted mine down on paper and definitely thinking of buying this instead! Love the things you have on your list I have similar ones! So glad to say I’ve ticked off 5 so far this year, wish you luck with yours!
    With Love Yossy x

  6. Sarah says:

    This is such an amazing idea. There are so many things I would love to do, I think I need to invest in a book like this!! Hope you get to NYC and eat your bagel!!

    Sarah | sazsinclair.blogspot.co.uk xx

  7. Girl, if you need any NYC bagel recommendations hit me up!!

  8. Hi Sophia! What a cute little planner you have! Writing down your goals and dreams can be so powerful and really keeps you motivated to work towards them. Good luck and I hope you tick some of the items there real soon! Xx


  9. This is such an amazing post and so well written. I prefer writing things down so I can see it but also realise it better. I get things better organised that way.


  10. Anna nuttall says:

    I seriously love the idea of this. What a lovely little planner you have. x

  11. sandy nasif says:

    I absolutely love the idea of having a journal and documenting dream destination. It’s really hard to keep up with everything in my head lol

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