We’re all familiar with the Bucket List, that list that we’re supposed to compile with all of the dreams and goals we hope to accomplish before we die. But let’s face it, anything that includes the word “die” in it isn’t all that fun.
So that’s why I’ve created the F**ket List. The F**ket List is the list that you create and fulfill now. Or next week. Or in the next year. It’s the list that you don’t have to wait your entire lifetime to achieve.
Here are 3 Tips to Creating Your Own F**ket List:
1. Just say “F**ket!”
Unlike the traditional Bucket List that requires years of editing and refining, the F**ket List requires a few minutes of brainstorming. No need to perfect it. Write it today. If you’re a Type A who needs to review it, then go ahead and review it. You don’t like it? Just say, “F**ket” and cross it out. No need to find that special journal. Write it on a cocktail napkin. No need to find that special place to meditate on it. Write it on the toilet.
“Just write the f**king thing!” my inner princess shouts.
Which brings me to my next point…
2. Get in touch with your own inner princess.
Just like Rachel in Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish, I, too have an inner princess. And so do you. Your inner princess is actually the key to your F**ket List. She’s the one who knows how to have FUN FUN FUN. How do you find her? Listen up. Chances are, she’s been screaming at you for years, but you haven’t heard her over that incessant noise in your brain that’s been telling you all of the things you “should” be doing (the dishes, the laundry, your husband). When you give her a voice, she’ll tell you all of the things that you really should be doing…
3. Write it NOW. Do it SOON.
In Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish, Rachel explains that she is a fan of Eckhart Tolle, mostly because he appeared on Oprah, but also because he believes in the Power of NOW. Right now, for example, you might be thinking, “I’ve just read these tips on how to create my F**ket List and they are absolutely brilliant and I’ll make sure to try this out…some day.” So…
“What the f**k are you waiting for?”
(Um. I’m pretty sure that was your inner princess talking that time.)
Just pick up a pen or your iPad or whatever is closest to you and write ONE thing that you have been secretly wanting to do that will give you pleasure. Then maybe tomorrow you’ll write another one—and another after that. But don’t wait until you have a complete list. Just DO IT—SOON! No excuses. No waiting until you’re about to kick the bucket. And if you find that you’re afraid to do these on your own? Find a partner in crime. Or if I just happen to be available that evening…
- Here are some from my own F**ket List that I have accomplished so far:
_x_ Play street hockey with a bunch of guys
_x_ Go skipping instead of running
_x_ Flash a truck driver
_x_ Walk a runway in a fashion show
_x_ Eat popcorn and ice cream for dinner
_x_ Wear a tiara even if it’s not New Year’s Eve (Exhibit A, above!)
_x_ Go on a date with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler
Of course, I add onto my list all the time, but before I share more with you, check out some other ideas from my girlfriends…
- Here’s what some of my girlfriends have included on their F**ket Lists:
__ Eat dinner by myself at a bar in NYC & flirt with the bartender
__ Sing on a Broadway stage
__ Sing karaoke in front of an audience
__ Have multiple orgasms
__ Have an orgasm during sex
__ Have sex in a public place, preferably in a bathroom stall at Yankee Stadium
__ Balance a salt shaker on my head while sitting in a fancy restaurant
__ Shave my husband’s legs (and do some other man-scaping)
__ Sit on the lap of a stranger at a party
What’s on your F**ket List?
Polished off an entire jar of Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Classic Vanilla Icing in two sittings. Would have done it in one sitting but I was afraid of a major stomachache. Hey, you’ve got to have a little discipline…even when it comes to a F**ket list.