|“Funny how quick we are to write off what we’ve done in the past and only focus on all the things we want for the future.”– Anon
I saw this quote online when browsing Pinterest one day and I absolutely fell in love with it. I am certainly guilty of dismissing everything I have already achieved without a second thought and dwelling on everything left to do on my list. The last year or so I have devoted more time and energy into managing my time better. I’ve been focusing on getting the most out of every minute of every day and focusing on the people who matter the most, but most importantly I have learnt to be grateful for everything I do already have. My achievements have grown day by day and I thought a reverse bucket list would be the perfect way to keep track of all my achievements and remind myself how far I have come . When I set myself my 30 before 30 bucket list I also wanted to do some reflection on the boxes I have already ticked and I think this is the perfect way.
For those of you who don’t know, a reverse bucket list is a list of everything that you have already achieved and that you are proud of. I first saw the idea on Kristy’s blog and after doing some research I fell in love with the idea of keeping a list which I can easily add to and look back when I need to. When reading online I came across thousands of other people’s reverse bucket lists and to be quite honest, initially I was a bit disheartened. Some people had travelled across the globe, seen sights I could only dream of seeing and experienced some of my wildest dreams. When it came to sitting down and writing my own list I sat and stared at the blank screen for a good hour before ideas started to come to me.
I am quite an anxious person and for years I let my anxiety get the better of me and held me back from certain experiences. Even now I still have my bad days but I am learning to be braver and I am learning that I am capable of so much more than I give myself credit. So today I’m sharing with you all my achievements so far! They may not seem like much to some people, but this list is about my personal accomplishments and I am proud of every single thing on this list.
– Graduated from University with a 2:1 in Law
– Secured myself a new role in a new company, opening up a world of opportunities for me
– Overcome my fear of flying (mostly) and travelled to 12 different countries
– Started my own blog and received my first paid opportunity from my blog
– Attended an event on my own where I didn’t know anybody
– Learnt how to budget and paid off all large sums of debt myself
– Moved away from home and in with my boyfriend
– Climbed the 250 steps to the top of Milano Cathedral
– Re-learnt how to ride a bike
– Fallen in love with the man of my dreams
What is your biggest accomplishment?