The Bakit List of Your Bucket List

One of my best friends, Loraine, is a traveller. (She’s also an accountant, which is really helpful when it’s time to do budgeting and accounting before, during, and after a trip.) Like a lot of people, she has a bucket list–most of it being places to travel to–but, unlike a lot of people, she’s actually plowing through her list at an impressive pace. When I asked her how she’s able to do this, she said:

Protect the integrity of your bucket list.

The thing about bucket lists is that people usually put a lot of stuff there just to put stuff there. Just because. YOLO and whatever. It’s all up to you, really, but Loraine says that if you want to actually do the stuff in your bucket list, make sure you know WHY you’re listing down what you’re listing down.

Want to backpack every single province in the Philippines? Want to visit every single country in South East Asia? Want to set foot in every continent in the world?

First ask the question: WHY? Bakit?

(I, for one, travel to eat, because I love food.)

There should be a good reason–or reasons–why you’re putting things in your bucket list. That reason should make sense to you, and it should be important to you. If you protect the Bakit, the why, of your Bucket List, then you’re all set and good to go.

Loraine can say a lot about planning, financing, surviving, and enjoying a trip. Read more in her (mostly) travel blog, Adventure Accounting.

6 thoughts on “The Bakit List of Your Bucket List

  1. Rae June 4, 2014 / 12:34 am

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  2. Rae June 4, 2014 / 12:34 am

    it’s bitin, sarah, more! i agree on the why, never stop asking why, for when you run out of answers to why, that means your last answer is your ultimate goal!

    • Sarah June 4, 2014 / 4:21 pm

      Yes! 🙂 Haha, bitin ba? :p

  3. ia June 4, 2014 / 12:36 pm

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  4. ia June 4, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    Agree that this post is bitin, I’d love to see your Bucket-Bakit list 😀 I haven’t really sat down and made a list of mine but it involves white tigers and stuff.

    • Sarah June 4, 2014 / 4:22 pm

      Oh! Sure, I guess I can write about my Bucket-Bakit list. But MY list isn’t really the point of this post. Maybe I can make a follow-up one, then. 😀 White tigers? Do tell!

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