The Ten Year Bucket List; Goals, Hopes, Dreams.

Nobody knows what tomorrow has in store for them, let alone the next ten years. We love to hope though, and making goals whether big or small can be a great way to motivate yourself. I love the idea of a bucket list, but making it specifically for the next ten years feels more determined to me. If you’re like me, having goals will really inspire you and push you forward, driving you to conquer them one by one. I’m not perfect of course! I don’t always get there, but it helps. And trying is half the battle, y’know?

So here’s my big bucket list of things I’m hoping, dreaming and planning for the next TEN YEARS of my life (oh my god in ten years I’ll be almost 39, EEK!)…

(In no particular order, some of these are ‘biggies’ and some are really small ones!)

1. Write a book.

2. Meet an elephant up close (I’ve heard bad things about riding them).

3. Go canoeing.

4. Get a dog.

5. Get married and have the prettiest wedding.

6. Travel to Japan, Seattle, New York, Italy, Iceland and Canada.

7. Meet some of my heroes.

8. Climb a mountain

9. Surprise Mum with a trip somewhere.

10. Have my own brand of illustrative products in big chain; like Paperchase.

11. See Eminem perform live again.

12. Have children. My ideal scenario would be one boy, one girl. But two either way sounds good.

13. Organise a surprise party for someone.

14. Go to a spa.

15. Run a 5K.

16. See the Northern Lights.

17. Master an instrument.

18. Stand under a waterfall.

19. Put a love lock on Pont des Arts Bridge.

20. Volunteer somewhere.

21. Take up yoga classes.

22. Go to Disneyland and get a photo in front of the castle.

23. Give blood.

24. Go horse riding.

25. See a Ted Talk live.


Wish me luck!
What would be on your list?



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  • I love this idea for a post! Good luck with all these things, I hope you manage to do them all. I’m with you 100% on going to Japan and going to see the Northern Lights!

    Ella xx

    • I definitely need to go to both, they seem amazing! Thanks for reading lovely 🙂 xx

  • Oh these are such great ideas, I’d love to run a 5k it’d be a massive thing for a lazy gal like me.

    Beckie xo // The Pale Tails

  • These are such great goals to have!! I hope you are able to achieve them all

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • Laura Torninoja

    Aww, so many lovely things! I’m definitely with you on the elephant thing! <3

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • I really want to see a Ted Talk live too, lets go together! <3

    This is such a lovely idea for a post as well, I must have a think about what's on my list!

    Katie xx

  • Great post, Iceland is an AMAZING country btw you should definitely go I had such a magical experience there! Good luck on achieving all your goals xoxo


  • Awh this is a fab list! It makes me want to create my own aha.

    I’d love to meet an elephant too, they’re my favourite animal. I wish you the best of luck with your list xx

  • I just met elephants up close at a rescue centre in Thailand. I have a post about it just next week. (And it touches on the riding them thing!) It was one of the most magical afternoons of my life! xx

  • I love your goals, and girl, I have faith that you’ll achieve them!

    Lottie Unlimited | Beauty, +SizeFashion and Lifestyle Blog

  • Rachael Dickinson

    Fab post! I totally believe in setting goals for short AND long term and working towards those! It gives you a sense of direction.

    Rachael xox

    • Absolutely, it keep you on track! 🙂 Thanks so much Rach! x

  • Awesome list! I can see you having your own big chain of illustrations – go get ’em! Also, Seattle is kind of the best. I don’t normally plan very far in life, because I’m more of a take things as they come, and if I feel like doing something at the moment, I’ll do it. I guess you could say I’m pretty random, haha!

    The Crimson Cardigan |

  • I’ve never had anyone organise a surprise party for me. *Hint*

  • I love the idea of this post, it makes the future seems so exciting! I’ve always loved the quote, ‘some of your best days are yet to come’ and I feel this really reflects that x

    • Definitely, and I think writing it all out makes you more determined to plan for it! 🙂 xx

  • Erin Russell

    I love the Ted Talk one, my mum is obsessed with Ted Talks lol, she has this on hers too! I can totally see your style of designs in paper chase too! I’m sure you will achieve them all! 🙂 You should do the give blood one this year – I think it’s worth it just for the biscuit lol!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

    • Haha Im TERRIFIED of needles but I definitely will! ^_^ and I looove Ted talks! haha, obsessed! xx

  • These are amazing! I hope you get to achieve them all, there’s a few on there I’d like to do too 😀


  • Amanda-Jaied Wathern

    I love reading other people’s bucket lists! I had a long-term one up until this year where I decided I was living too much for the “someday” and not enough while I could if that makes sense. I really hope you achieve every one of these-especially the Paperchase one because we all know how obsessed with your stuff I am haha xx

    • hahahaha thats because you’re a bloody gorgeous little gem! Thank you babe! xx

  • I love reading other’s bucket lists – I’d absolutely loved to see the northern lights!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Great list! I made my own list like this a few weeks ago, but mine is to do before I’m 30 – in 4 years. Eek! x x

  • Georgia

    This is such a cool list! I definitely want to travel to New York too! I can’t wait until the day when I can go!! On the thought of running a 5K; I would definitely recommend ‘parkrun’ to you. They have hundreds across the country so there’ll probably be one within 10 minutes of you! It’s really great atmosphere and such an encouraging way to get running as there is no pressure to do it in under a certain time and you could even walk it. So if you want to run 5K, have a look on the parkrun website! Good luck with all your other goals too; it’s such an inspirational list of things to do!
    Georgia x