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A Different Kind of List


I'm sure some of you have heard of a bucket list, but I'd like to introduce the idea of a fucket list as we welcome in 2019. For those of you who aren't around me on a regular basis, I'll let you in on a little secret: I have a problem with cussing. It's my one big vice. So if that isn't something you're a fan of, you'll have to bear with me through this post as I outline the idea of a fucket list (or just not read it all together), which I originally found out about from Steph Gaudreau from stephgaudreau.com .

The fucket list is quite different from a bucket list. It is a list of items that you want to, quite literally, say F it to in the new year (or any time of the year quite frankly). We spend so much of our lives worrying and fretting over the small stuff, which obviously varies from person to person, but eventually, it starts to drain your mental and emotional energy.

Hence, the fucket list, where you can start to put aside those expectations and worries that seem to be constantly holding you back.

Today, I'd like to share my fucket list in the hope that it will inspire you to do the same. If you aren't a cussing person, call the list something else and get going. You might be surprised as to how much can be gained by simply letting go of the thoughts and anxieties that are no longer serving you.

2019 Fucket List

  • Worrying that every text that comes through is negative

  • Comparing myself to others physically and intellectually

  • Centering my happiness around a person or thing or achievement

  • Counting calories (which, luckily, I haven't done this in a few years)

  • Stressing about whether a food will kill me or not (the answer is usually yes, but sometimes I'm just not going to care)

  • Wasting my time on fake people

  • Taking myself so seriously

  • Apologizing for who I am and trying to change just to appease other people

  • Letting the fear of confrontation keep me from saying something that needs to be said

  • Listening to respond

  • Playing emotional games

  • Overthinking (okay, this one likely won't fully happen, but I'm going to try to not overthink every situation)

There are likely going to be several more additions to this list, but it's a start. 2018 was an interesting year, rough in some ways, amazing in others. In 2019, I want to take those hard lessons learned and transform them in positive growth in the New Year. My hope is that I can help guide you to do the same in 2019 as well. I'm excited to see what new information I'll be able to share as the year goes on.

Happy New Year! (yes, a few days late...)

xoxo Olivia


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