My friend had taped to his bathroom mirror a bucket list of the things he wanted to do while he lived in Vermont, because he knew he would only be there for a couple years. He had crossed off the things he'd already accomplished, and left plenty of room to add new items as suggestions and ideas came up.
I immediately started to draft my Boston Bucket list in my head, and put it on paper as soon as I got home after the race. It changed drastically over the years as I learned about more and more awesome things to do in New England. Every time friends came over, they would inspect the list to see what new things had been checked off since their last visit, and people were constantly suggesting things that I could add.
I know many people view the bucket list idea as a bit cliche and tired. But you know why it's a brilliant idea to make one and keep it somewhere very visible? Because then you actually do all the things you wanted to do! And when it comes time to move on, you have no regrets.