My Bucketlist for 2017

A New Year has begun. Wishing all my friends here a wonderful 2017! Last year, I made a bucket list thinking I should do everything in it by the end of the year. 2016 just flew! I don’t remember any of the 12 months actually being there! The bucket list didn’t work out too well either. So, the same list will be continuing this year too.

1. Get a Job – Nop! Wrote my CA finals twice this year and looking for a job presently. So yeah! This year, job has become a priority for me. No matter what, I need to get one.

2. Write Better – “I have to improve my grammar, vocabulary, polish my language, use better ideas, write on better topics, reduce writing gibberish. I want to write posts that are more meaningful. What I am doing now is, just writing away.” is what I wrote last year and I haven’t changed even a bit. I did start a new theme though. ‘Grandma Tales’ and I intend to continue it. Also, I’d like to focus on a couple of new themes.


3. Read More – I read To Kill a Mockingbird, A Song of Ice and Fire – first 2 and 3rd part one. This time, I have entered the Goodreads reading challenge and am planning to read 15 books. A very high target for me!

4. Focus on Music – I joined Smule App and sang around 10 songs. I want to sing more frequently and record more songs. Here is one song I recorded. We have sync issues on the app which is why you find some lag here and there:

5. Learn everything I have been intending to learn – I feel particularly proud when I type this. Last year, I had listed swimming, driving and dance under this. First two almost done. Now, dance is the only thing pending 🙂

6. Keep Spreading Happiness – I believe that little things can bring happiness and one need not do great things. It is good enough if one does a tiny deed of kindness. I want to do more of such deeds of kindness and spread smiles this year. Even if that means spreading smiles through my posts.

7. Quill More – This year I did! Next step is to start making quilled greetings. I could easily make one in a week right? Will keep a slot for the same. You can see the ones I made this year here


8. Become a More Serious BloggerThe aim is one post a week and read 5 posts per day. Also, I have a new fashion blog. One post a week there too. Read more on blogging and improving writing skills. As mentioned earlier, focus on specific themes.

9. Learn a New Language – French is what I am thinking currently. Maybe because my sister was trying to learn it or because I saw Phoebe speaking French in Friends and it sounds super-sexy 😛 But more importantly because I love languages and the ring they have when spoken well.

10. Exercise, Meditate, Pray – Taking care of my mind and my body. I have been going for walks every evening and that is the first step to keeping my body healthy. Prayers and meditation give peace to the mind. It is a conversation with your own inner self and also some time to free your mind from all the turmoils.

11. Become a Better Person – I added this point a week after I wrote this post. There is a scope for improvement no matter what. In my case, there are lots. My first area of focus will be putting ideas into action. Reproduction of my bucketlist itself is an example. I want to make the Earth a better place. I do have ideas. I lack the funds and I am not organized enough to make time and plan things. This particular point should help me achieve all those other ten points. I need to act on this one. I will!


I listed pretty much the same stuff last year and I have reproduced the list again here. Except, I am going to make an execution plan this time. It will surely be better then I hope. So what are your goals for 2017? 😀

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  1. nikirath

    I like the exercise, meditate and pray the best. One of my goals too 🙂

    1. Ranjini

      I’m glad you liked it. So lets both make our goals a habit by the end of the year 😀

  2. Deepika Kumaaraguru

    This is a very interesting bucket list, Ranjini! 🙂 I hope you do all of them, they’ll make for a very interesting year ahead 😉 I don’t have a bucket list, because when I make one, I know I won’t stick to it XD So I just do whatever I wish to at the spur of the moment. Hope you had a wonderful New Year!

    1. Ranjini

      Thank you so much for the encouragement Deepika. I hope I do at least 80%. I was like that. Since I knew I wouldn’t stick to it. Since last year, I decided to give it a try again. 😉

      Yes. It was good. How was yours?

      1. Deepika Kumaaraguru

        You’re most welcome, Ranjini :* Cheers to you, I hope you will do it too 🙂 Making the list itself will be a pleasure, knowing what you want and would love to do 😉 My New Year was good too, thanks :* Have a great day!

  3. Anindya Sundar Basu

    Wishing you all the best for this year. Here is hoping that all dreams come true.

    1. Ranjini

      Thank you and same to you 🙂

  4. thewritewomanblog

    Wishing you all the best to reach your target, Ranjini! It is said that goals that are written will yield expected results. You are sure to reach your target by the very end of this year! All the best for your next CA exam too, change that to all the best for the results if you have attempted the last one this December.
    Here is a link to my last post
    this might help you get some more time in your day to achieve them!

    1. Ranjini

      Thank you so much for the wishes & the motivation. 🙂

  5. Novemberschild

    A bucket list may sound cliché, but after creating my own about a year ago I’m in awe of how many things I’ve actually crossed off. Call it what you will; bucket lists, vision boards, or goal setting lists, are a way for you to put what is in your mind on paper.I’m generally a list person in all areas of my life, once I have a thought I need to keep it written to remind myself of the given task, phrase, or schedule. I know a lot of you are the same way so creating a list of goals shouldn’t sound too astray. However, for anyone who may think it’s a waste of time – I’m here to convince you otherwise. You literally have nothing to loose, so why not give it a shot?The most exciting part to any bucket list is when you get to physically cross something off. Be proud of yourself. You took the time to focus your energy on something you really wanted out of life and were able to achieve it. That’s huge! Make sure you celebrate your victories and successes however you wish.

    1. Ranjini

      Yes yes! When we write it down, it sort of registers in our head and we will try to strike it off the list. Instead of making mental notes, writing really takes us closer to the goal.

  6. authorrakesh

    Good that you have new year resolutions. I have resigned myself to destiny that I’ve no more excitement for resolutions. But a couple of things in your blog rekindled hope in me. I should appreciate your positive mind. #Writeon #Writeonreads #authorrakesh

    1. Ranjini

      I am so glad that I could start a spark. A great start to my year 🙂 I mean if our words could stir a thought, isn’t that in itself something?

  7. reemamichelle

    I loved this list because I could relate to a few points on it. There is so much that I wanted to do last year but not many of those things could actually happen. Wishing you luck in all your endeavors. May 2017 bring you a lot of happiness! .

    1. Ranjini

      Thank you so much Reema. This time we will do all those things we couldn’t do last year 😀

  8. StyleBurp

    Though I see most of the things from here in my bucket list too but most important is to become a more serious blogger… 🙂

  9. StyleBurp

    And yes Goodluck to achieve all of them!! 🙂

  10. balroop2013

    Hi Ranjini,
    I am grateful to you for finding me and guiding my way here…in this maze of thousands of blogs, often we miss the ones of our liking!
    I am impressed by your bucket list and this is what I like the most about the youngsters of this generation…they are so communicative about themselves and that keeps them focused.
    I have never set a target of reading books for me as I believe we have to read for pleasure, not for meeting goals and invite unnecessary stress. There are many other triggers around us to cause stress. ‘If you take a book like a medicine, it loses its charm,’ I had learnt this lesson long back when I could not read the specified number of books for my Literature discussions! Oh! Thanks for inspiring me to write about this topic, I can go on and on!
    I love your last point (though each point is so evocative) and I would strongly recommend my new book to you. I am sure you won’t be disappointed. 🙂

    1. Ranjini

      Thank you so much for letting me know what you think on this topic. It left me thinking. You are right. Keeping target for reading is like doing work. The joy of reading will be lost. On the other hand, some years I go without reading anything. I should strike a balance maybe. Thank you for visiting my space and please keep coming back and sharing some words of wisdom 🙂 Felt really good reading your heartfelt comment.

  11. Prajakta

    Good luck with them and go easy on yourself 🙂 Do what brings you joy…!

    Thanks for dropping in my little world 🙂 Looking forward to reading more from you.

    1. Ranjini

      Thank you so much Prajakta 🙂 I’ll be in touch too.

  12. Ranjini

    Yeah. I feel so too. But with my nature, I would complete only half of my target. So the more, the better. 😀 Besides, If I don’t write them down, I’ll never get to doing them. Thank you for being honest about what you thought and good luck to you 😀

    1. Alok Singhal

      That I agree with…sometimes, writing is a way to take them up.

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  14. ShethP

    What an amazing bucket list! And, you’re right. Reproduction of this bucket list is itself an example, not just for improvement, but knowing what your priorities are and striving to always keep them on top. 🙂

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