Lifestyle

Boots on, let’s kick goals towards a super bucket list

THERE was a super amount of tears this week as I, Supermum, said goodbye to my Superman.

Don't worry. It's not a case of gone forever.

He headed off on an epic journey overseas to tick off an item off the top of his bucket list, taking part in an ultramarathon.

I'll even be joining him in less than two weeks to help him celebrate at the end of his amazing adventure. Notice I said end.

No ultramarathon plans for me. No siree. Unless it involves movies or book reading marathons. If so, sign me up.

Still, it has got me thinking about my own bucket list.

I'm more than happy with my lot in life.

I have a great job, good health, wonderful friends, a beautiful family and am happily in love.

What else could I possibly want?

I'm not one to think of things I want to do one day. If I think I want to do them, I just do them.

I know other people are too busy fixing holes in their buckets to even start a list but my bucket is in great shape, so there are no excuses.

Harry Bruce Supermum August 28, 2014
Harry Bruce Supermum August 28, 2014

I found a website that keeps track of your goals. It is also a great way to get inspired by what others are doing.

Bucketlist.org already has 2,739,250 goals tracked and 175,692 members and a quick glance at the list of popular bucket list choices had me on a high.

Fall in love, visit Uluru, have a drink in a real Irish pub in Ireland, hold a koala and have a mud fight; all things I can already tick off as having achieved. What a great start!

But it did bring me to the question - what do I still want to do before I die?

One thing is visit Prince Edward Island in Canada and I am already in discussions on that plan with the best friend.

Going on an African safari is something else I can tick off my bucket list when I catch up with my Superman.

Then all that is left is writing that book.

No matter what you have on your bucket list, don't just dream about it.

Do it, plan it, live it, work towards it, no matter how big it seems.

Even an ultramarathon is only done by taking one step at a time.

Topics:  bucket list, supermum, travel




Ribbon cut on new Gracemere skate park

Cr Drew Wickerson, Cr Cherie Rutherford, Cr Ellen Smith, Cr Margaret Strelow, Cr Neil Fisher and Cr Rose Swaddling at the new skate park.

Gracemere welcomes new skate park

BYTE ME: Last week of free upgrades

RUNNING OUT: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks at an event demonstrating the new features of Windows 10 at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

There will be no free upgrades to Windows soon

Foggy morning around CQ brings temps higher than average

Get the latest weather report for the region

Latest deals and offers


Your Chance to Win

A Holiday to Kingfisher Bay!
Learn More

48 HOURS ACROSS THE REGION

BOOTCAMP FUNDRAISER: Gracemere woman Nicole Parlett is fundraising this weekend to trek the Kokoda Trail in September in a bid to raise funds for Beyond Blue and tackle the stigma surrounding mental health.

What's On in CQ region this weekend

Superheroes of the big screen enjoy sounds of Splendour

CHRIS Hemsworth and his Avengers mates drop by Byron festival.

Indigenous artist shows tourists secrets of Aboriginal painting

Ever thought "I could do that" about Aboriginal art?

Dynamic pics from Splendour Day 1

The Strokes perform at Splendour in the Grass 2016. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star

Check out the latest pictures from Splendour in the Grass.

Bindi Irwin: 18 magic photos to mark her 18th birthday

Bindi Irwin with a python.

Photos: Bindi Irwin from babyhood to 18

Aussie director makes his mark on new Roots mini-series

Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte in a scene from the TV series Roots.

BRUCE Beresford behind final episode of remake of iconic series.

Wham bam, thank you TAM

Regional TAM is increasing its audience measurement services by 50%.

Regional television viewers finally getting the credit we deserve

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Iconic Denison St building sold for close to $1M

The Swan Hotel building in Denison St.

ONE of Rockhampton’s most iconic buildings has been sold

Unique Rockhampton bar hits the market

HOT PROPERTY: Cuban themed bar Chango Chango is up for sale.

Popular Rocky bar hits the market.

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd