Up until recently I was too busy raising kids to worry about a bucket list. Maybe I was too young (I can only hope) thinking I had plenty of time to do all those things that would make my someday list.
But time does march on, my kids are almost grown so... I made the list.
The Bucket List was made popular by the movie starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. Loved the movie! The idea of dying and hurrying to do all the things on my list - not loving so much.
But the thing that got me writing down an actual bucket list was my latest attempts to embrace minimalism, which if you knew me is almost laughable, but... I do want to acquire less stuff. Getting rid of stuff, still not so easy. So I decided instead of my husband and children buying me more stuff for my birthday, mother’s day, anniversaries I thought why not cross things off my bucket list.
So how did I make my bucket list? With the help of The Amazing Race of course. Love that show. Seeing the world and doing all those zany things and with a partner. My partner in crime would have to be my husband, probably the only one who would put up with my controlling, emotional nature, although I don’t think I would be as bad as Rachel (aka Big Brother chick) from last season, at least I hope not.
But I soon realized my chances of getting on The Amazing Race, and my real desire to do so (can you say jet lag, lugging around that back pack, running...) was dropping to nil. Still... I really wanted to partake in some of those cool events. My bucket list was born.
A lot of people have travel to exotic locales on their bucket list but for me it was the adventurous stunts that peaked my excitement. So...
On my Wedding anniversary we went parasailing.
On my Birthday we went zip lining.
On Mother’s Day we enjoyed a helicopter ride.
Another Anniversary we tried Aqua Chi (no dare devil stunt there - it is a foot soak)
Still on my bucket list:
Jet skiing - White Water Rafting - Horseback Riding on the Beach
Bungee jumping - this freaks me out somewhat, I would only do this over water
Sky Diving - maybe
Even though you may not see anything on my list that appeals to you I bet there is one item most of us share.
Writing a Novel
And then of course having our novel published.
Some of you have accomplished this and big congrats, others of us still working our way to crossing this one off.
But whether your bucket list is tame or adventurous here’s to continuously adding to your list because when I cross off all my items... then what -- death?
So feel free to comment on your novel, your bucket list or anything else.