Introducing my 2017 bucket list

My 2017 bucket list things to do

If you’ve been here before, you’ll know I love making yearly lists of things I want to do before the 31st of December hits again – so welcome to the 2017 bucket list! This year, it’s a few weeks late, and a little different.

For starters, I wasn’t going to make one. Initially it was because I’ve never even come close to completing my yearly lists, so I thought maybe they were kind of pointless/I wasn’t taking them seriously enough. And then three days into 2017, Brandon and I broke up after seven years together – so I found myself not knowing what I wanted from the next two weeks, let alone the next 12 months.

But then I realized that for the first time in my life, I have nothing tying me in one place. No obligations other than work. I can do whatever I want, with no need to make sure I’m spending enough of my time with anyone in particular – i.e. this is my best shot at completing the bloody list. So even though brainstorming activities and challenges to do for a year wasn’t coming naturally, I knew I wanted to do it, and that having a list of things to look forward would help cheer me up.

Which is where it gets different.

Because I was too busy spending the first weeks of the year moving out and finding somewhere new to live, I outsourced the list creation. While my 2015 and 2016 lists were my own compilations of stuff I already wanted to do and that realistically weren’t that far outside my comfort zone, my 2017 bucket list has been curated by other people – my family, my friends, my workmates and a few lovely bloggers like Skylar (Styled By Skylar), and Phoebe (Little Grey Box)* have taken things I didn’t complete from previous years, and mixed them up with things that are making me nervous (and some I’d been actively avoiding). This new list  contains things I never would have thought of on my own, and has gotten everyone else excited about it too – several people have agreed/volunteered to do their suggestion with me. I’m loving it.

You can find my 2017 bucket list here. Don’t forget to follow me here or on Instagram (@fullofliving) to keep up to date with my progress!

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*I’m still waiting on a few. You know who you are!


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  1. I’m so sorry to hear about the breakup, Jessi, but I love the way you’re handling yourself at the moment. I’ve just given your bucket list a quick read and I loved it. I’m pretty curious about the Tinder one, haha. Good luck with the list, and cheers to the year! x


    1. Thanks May, that’s too sweet! It’s not easy, but is definitely for the best 🙂 I’m still not sure if the Tinder one will get to stay haha, but we’ll see. Happy new year to you too xx

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