I don’t know if you can tell by my super early Halloween related posts, but autumn is my time of year. I just love every single thing about it. Unfortunately, the time can pass so quickly and I don’t get to really soak it in. This year, though, I’m fighting that with my autumn bucket list. Just like my summer bucket list, I want to lay out all the things that get me super hyped for the season and make a plan to have some fun! So why should you start one, too?
Amp Yourself Up
Surely there is something enjoyable in every season (yes, even winter) that you can get yourself excited about. Making a seasonal bucket list can help you look toward the future with excitement and anticipation, even with no vacation right on the horizon! Is there a holiday you are looking forward to, or a birthday? What about a seasonal food or drink? Put it on your bucket list!
You know I’m all up on Halloween. It’s been my favorite holiday since I was a kid. It just doesn’t get old for me! Dressing up, acting silly, and hanging out with friends is always so thrilling. I adore all the creativity that goes into making Halloween. Some people are so damn inventive with their costumes or decor! If you want to check out some inspiration, pop over to my Halloween Pinterest board and take a scroll. I start pinning Halloweeny stuff about six months in advance. It should come as no surprise that several of my autumn bucket list entries are Halloween related.
I can’t wait to throw my windows open for two months straight and get that crisp autumn air in the apartment. There is nothing better than writing my Morning Pages with that leafy, burning smell on the air that seems to permeate everything in the fall.
Encourage Memory Making Activities
If you have all of these things you are looking forward to doing, then you should make an effort to go do them! Nothing is more depressing than a whole season passing by without making any new, unique memories. That’s what the bucket list is all about – living your best life.
Take my summer bucket list, for example. I had lots of things on this list, and you can see that I didn’t do even half of them. That’s okay! I used to be such a lazy teenager who didn’t do anything all summer long, so this is seriously an improvement. I used to be paralyzed with fear because I felt pressured to have the best summer EVER – so I stayed inside. Making a bucket list (with the help of my kicky Fineliners) helped inspire me to go out into the world this summer and kick butt.
I want to do the same with my autumn bucket list. I have written down little treasures that make me happy, like wearing dark lipstick and getting a pumpkin spice latte. When I do these activities and cross them off my list, I know that I will have made a memory. Maybe not a lifelong memory, but a little shining moment in that day, week, or month that I cherish. Life is all about the little things!
It’s Easy to Do
I keep my autumn bucket list in my bullet journal with all my other plans and tasks. You could put it anywhere, though! Write it on sticky notes and stick ’em on over your desk, or write it on scrap paper and magnet it to your fridge. Just make sure it’s somewhere you see it regularly so it can inspire you day after day.
If you put it in a journal, it can be as easy as you’d like. I use a Leuchtturm 1917 for my bullet journal, and I love it. The creamy paper, the bright covers, the pre-numbered pages…. this journal makes me swoon. One of the reasons I love my Leuchtturm so much is because the paper quality is fantastic. I used my Pentel Aquash Water Brushes and Prang Watercolors to create my brush lettered header and the paper took it exceptionally well. I wrote the rest with one of my finer tipped Micron pens.
Of course, you could simply write out the header really quickly with no decorative touch if that’s what you’re into. I’m going to be looking at my autumn bucket list for a few months at least, so I thought I’d gussy it up with some basic calligraphy. Interested in picking up brush lettering? Check out my post to see how you can get better instantly! Then you don’t need to worry about drawing out boxes and banners. Easy peasy!
Or if you really want to step it up, sign up for the Fox Den Resource Library to get access to lettering worksheets! It’s all totally free, so what have you got to lose?
Starting an autumn bucket list is a wonderful way to get in touch with the season and appreciate the little quirks and traditions that make it unique. You can get geared up for fall and kick it off with a positive mindset. And who doesn’t love to have a plan, anyway?
So what is on your autumn bucket list? Tell me in the comments below!