September 17, 2010

Bucket List

Do you have a bucket list? I didn't... but thought I'd try my hand at starting one. I guess it has never really felt like a realistic thing to do, because "who knows what tomorrow may bring?" But that doesn't mean we can't and shouldn't plan... dream... and set goals... so that's what I'm taking a stab at here.

Not all of these are "pie-in-the-sky" dreams (though some are!!), but are goals I should be actively moving toward... I think you'll be able to pick those few out... :)

It feels selfish to continually start a sentence with "I want"... so I'll just do it here at the top! ;)

I would love to...

  • live with a water view. Again. The ocean preferred, but I'm not fussy! ;)
  • take piano lessons - again.
  • play in a piano quintet (chamber musical ensemble)
  • buy a rocking chair
  • have a cozy sunlit corner to read in
  • make memorizing verses a habit. a discipline.
  • follow a reading plan and get through the bible in one year. I always give up 1/2 through the OT.
  • travel to Europe... top of my list: Austria, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, and France...but I'm not that picky. ;)
  • complete my Breaking Free study
  • travel to Nicaragua, and South Africa
  • be published. I don't have aspirations to write a book, but would love to write articles and speeches on social justice issues, ethical issues, hot health topics and feel-good community stories. I had a few articles published when I was a PR student, but would love to have it happen again.
  • run a 1/2 marathon... have done a 10k, but am currently not running. I want to get back into it, and go past my previous goal
  • so, in light of the above point, I want to run/exercise regularly!
  • go zip-lining 
  • visit a ranch and go riding... (too bad I'm allergic to horses! I love them...)
  • commit to clean eating (I am SO far from this goal, you can't even imagine! haha)
  • visit Cape Cod, Boston, NYC, Connecticut, Rhode Island... maybe in the fall - I think it would be a pretty driving trip!
  • visit CJ in Iowa.
  • have coffee with Beth Moore. :P
  • go on a "mission trip" with my man. Maybe this could tie in Nicaragua or South Africa??
  • become an early riser. and be productive in that extra time.
  • attend a symphony performance at Carnegie Hall
  • go back to the Okanagan, where we honeymooned... it was absolutely wonderful. 
  • cook/prepare a turkey dinner. (Because my Man really wants this...)
  • go sailing... in a real sailboat
  • learn how to wakeboard
  • get my motorcycle license
  • re-do the master bedroom and closet. And make it a cozy escape for us
  • have one 'red' wall in the house
  • take salsa dancing lessons with my Man
  • host a Christmas open house
  • travel to Îles de la Madeleine - otherwise known as "the Maggies"... we watched the ferry leave Souris daily every summer filled with tourists for that destination... and we always said we'd go! 30 years old, and have never been...
  • not find it stressful to entertain at home
hmm.. at least that's a start...  what's on your bucket list?


  1. I like it:) Please come visit us in Iowa!!

  2. I really really REALLY want to! Just have to make it happen. :)

  3. I'll meet you in the Okanagan and cook a turkey with you there!

  4. I say, come on down to Connecticut and we can teach you to wakeboard and ride a motorcycle...unfortunately, I'd be no help in the turkey or hostessing departments!

  5. Since South Africa featured twice on your list I'm thinking that should be somewhat of a priority! Would LOVE to have you come anytime!


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