Reverse Bucket List

The idea of a Bucket List is scary, because you have to acknowledge the fact that your time on this earthly plain is limited, and at some point, God will take us home.

I haven’t thought too much about a Bucket List, due to the fact that it magnifies everything I haven’t done. This causes me stress thinking that I  have to do all of these things before I die.

I first saw this post from Natalie at the Grounding Growth Blog, which featured a “Reverse” Bucket list.  This idea is spectacular because it allows you to focus on your accomplishments. Whether you go back just 5 years or 20, it’s a good practice for positivity, accomplishments, and joy.


Reverse Bucket List

My list is random but the events are in chronological order … somewhat.

reverse bucket list

Whew! I went all out on this list because I wanted to make it into something with graphics, and images.  This also may be something that I want to frame.

The actual list took 3 days to contemplate and then execute.  I’m aware that I’ve missed several things, but just writing down some milestones, is very therapeutic.

Get Going!

Do you have accomplishments in your life that you would like to highlight? Then write them down, or create a Reverse Bucket List.

List places you’ve travel, hurdles you’ve overcome, skills you’ve learned, or mental, and physical growth.  I do realize that everything isn’t a milestone, but for me, this was a good way to help me remember things that have occurred in my life.

This also falls in line with my road to happiness.  I don’t want to be stressed while I’m focusing on everything that I couldn’t accomplish, and then feeling more guilt because I’m older, and I feel some sense of time.


Letting go of guilt, and stress is freeing.  I want to go forward without having this weight on my shoulders, in knowing my happiness is based on the life decisions I’ve made.  It’s up to me to continue my journey on this path, and I’m at this stage in life where I feel determined, and nothing can keep me from my dreams.


Virginia Map

Prince  …

graduation cap … vector created by vectorpocket

Baby Feet … vector created by evasplace

Trust, Mother Daughter, Job …. vector created by pikisuperstar

Star … vector created by vectorpocke

Sadness … created by macrovector

Blog & Camera … “Do More” … Clipart from Tanya Kart

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  1. This is a great idea, we don’t take enough time to celebrate our wins…I’ve been to 39 countries and I all i do is lament the places I still haven’t been yet…TFS

  2. That is amazing!

  3. Rebecca Reid says:

    This is wonderful! It’s so good to take the time to remember our accomplishments and special moments! Looks like you’ve had some great ones!

    1. This was such a therapeutic exercise for me, and I can’t wait to revisit this in about 2 years and add more experiences to this list.

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  5. This is such a great concept that I wanna try myself. This really invokes some positivity knowing what you have achieved in life. Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Absolutely! I wanted to stop self-sabotaging and worrying about what I haven’t accomplished. It’s time to celebrate some wins.

  6. I love this! We often forget how much we have already worked for and accomplished. This would help me feel grateful and focus on the positive. Thank you!

    1. That’s what it’s all about. Feeling good about what’s positive in your life, which can jump-start even more accomplishments.

  7. This is a great idea. Definitely a confidence booster and a way to foster gratitude and contentment. It would help you sit back and say look what I have been able to do and accomplish, rather than focusing on current obstacles to your goals.

    1. Agreed. Life is not easy, and I realize that but every now and then I want to celebrate the wins.

  8. maude93 says:

    Such a great idea! Thank you for also providing the links to the images etc you used!

  9. Thanks so much! I always try to provide as much info as I can, because I know other content creators are looking for those same images.

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