I’m continually amazed by things that the human race keeps coming up with. Sometimes I find it hard to keep up with society. These days it’s common place to hear someone make the comment, “Well I can check that off my Bucket List!” Somewhere along the line I’ve gotten out of step with the rest of society, because I don’t even have a Bucket List. When I started writing this View I knew that a Bucket List was things that you felt you must do before you die. (Like jumping out of a plane before you’re 80) I couldn’t resist. I had to Google “Bucket List.” It was there that I found that the term Bucket List is derived from the saying “kicking the bucket”. I guess that makes sense things people want to do before they die.
After thinking about it for some time, I came up with this conclusion. Maybe not having a Bucket List isn’t all that bad. I guess not having a list means that you’re just too busy with every day activity to think about dying. (I didn’t like that idea of jumping out of an airplane anyway.) I do, however, see a positive side to the Bucket List. If you’re one of those people who just have a hard time getting started on something out of the ordinary daily routine, maybe a list could be a good motivator.
With that in mind, I know that there are thousands of readers who just might need a Bucket List. Tucked away in the back corner of the garage or covered up in some storage area is a Classic Chevy that you’re “someday going to restore!” You know who you are. It has been months, maybe even years since you last laid eyes on your project Chevy. If you’re guilty of neglecting your restoration project, maybe it’s time for you to start a Bucket List. Pick one or two small steps of restoration, put them on the list. When those two steps are complete, cross them off the list. (It may feel like you just jumped out of that plane.) If you’re brave at heart, you might want to make completing the entire restoration one of the things on the list. If motivation is what you need, just look at the finished cars featured in Chevy Classics, then start that Bucket List!