This is no dress rehearsal – you only get one life. Make sure you are actually living it.

Armed with an A2 poster, some shiny scratch off stickers and a deep yearning to discover more, I turned my life into a living experiment. I created an ultimate bucket list consisting of 143 must do things, or as I like to call them golden opportunities.

(My ultimate 143 bucket list has since morphed into a humongous 715 bucket list, with lists dedicated to summer, fall ,winter and autumn experiences too.)

WHY BUCKET LISTS ARE SO IMPORTANT TO ME AT ONLY 22

After the sudden and unexpected death of my dad when I was 22, just days before Christmas, I decided that nothing matters more in life than going to bed with a feeling of gratitude, fulfilment and undying excitement for the next day ahead, because after all, we never know when our time is up.

Redefining the word ‘living’ to mean ‘thriving.

Typically Topical is a collection of writings designed to help you truly live life to the fullest, be fearless in the pursuit of your dreams, uncover the wildest, untamed whispers of your heart and help bring them to fruition.

This is a creative space for the freedom seekers inside of all us to let loose and have fun, and recognise the magic in everyday moments.

DAILY INSPIRATION FOR A MORE MEANINGFUL LIFE

A few times a week, I publish posts with all the information you need to enrich your life, overcome troubling times, and live life like you truly mean it.

These are tips, insights, quotes, affirmations, questions, and ultimate destination guides designed to help you think bigger, better and more fearless than ever before.

They’re designed to help you take steps to make sure your life is focused on what really matters -family, friends, health, happiness and fulfilment.

You’ll also find the occasional interview with people who have inspired me or who I think have an incredible story to share.

You’ll not only see growth and personal development themed posts, but also food, money and travel to truly give you a holistic, 360 take on changing your life for the better.

With the power of you on your side, I truly think anything is possible.

My hope is that you can view this blog as a trusted friend you can visit again and again, each time leaving with a little more knowledge, wisdom and courage than before.

Over 300,000 lovely people read my articles every month — and I’m so grateful that a little (big!) personal challenge morphed into something much, much bigger than me. Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to be here – it means the world I get to help others in such a fun and uplifting way!

As always, all comments are welcome, except trolls. Trolls will be fed to the sharks, of which I’ve petted many (*crosses off bucket list*)

Here’s to years of thriving, not just surviving!

Charlotte x

HOW DO I GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU?

Have a burning question and want to get in touch? Please email me at charlotte@typicallytopical.com

Want to simply join in on the fun, be the first to get new posts and become part of the community? Follow Typically Topical on Pinterest.

FAQ

Q. CAN WE FEATURE YOUR POST? WE WILL USE ONE IMAGE, AN EXCERPT, AND LINK BACK TO YOUR ORIGINAL POST?

A. Yes, if you use a do-follow link and the excerpt is short and paraphrased into your own words to avoid duplicate content, you’re more than welcome. Please feel free to drop me a note after it’s published too – I’d love to see and share it!

Q. ARE YOU OPEN TO SPONSORED POSTS/OPPORTUNITIES?

A. Occasionally, I work with amazing, reputable and well trusted brands as part of sponsored opportunities. I only work with brands that I feel fit the ethos of what I’m trying to achieve: think anything from inspirational, action-packed, and adventurous to downright different, unique and wacky.

If you think we could be a good match – please reach out to me directly at charlotte@typicallytopical.com.

Q. ARE YOU SEEKING GUEST POSTS?

A. Thank you for your interest! I see this blog as a personal expansion of myself, so I don’t share guest posts. I write everything myself and will keep it that way for the foreseeable future.

But if you have a great travel guide or recipe that you think could benefit my readers, or something else that could inspire them to live a more adventurous and meaningful life, you’re more than welcome to share a link with me. I’m always happy to link to awesome guides in my posts!

Q. CAN I PIN YOUR POSTS?

A. Absolutely, pin away!

AS SEEN ON & AWARDS

For my ‘work’, I’ve been awarded a UK Womenspire Award, been featured by major news outlets such as BBC, ITV and the Western Mail, and was invited to speak at Cambridge University as a thought leader way back in 2015.

picture of charlotte receiving award