Last summer, I had a dream that I was dying. I had an incurable disease that would give me about 6 months of truly live-able time. I quit my job, sold my home, and planned what to do in those 6 months. Spending time with my friends and family topped the list but the one thing I really had to do before I died was go to Paris. I felt I could be proud of what I had accomplished if I managed to check this one life-long dream off my list. I awoke from the dream realizing just how important it was for me to make it to Paris. I didn't know when or how I'd make it over there, but I knew it had to be done. I started to think about other things that I've always wanted to do and hence created my Bucket List.
Having a bucket list really appeals to my nature. Creating goals for my life and then getting to check them off? What's not to love about that?
My Bucket List: (in no particular order after the first one)
* Go to Paris - December 2009 WOOHOO!!!
* Shoot a gun - December 2009
* Go skydiving (hopefully this May/June)
* Rock climbing
* See a Cirque du Soleil show in Vegas
* Paint a picture (that actually looks like something other than a blob of colors)
* Hike Angel's Landing in Zion National Park
* Run a 5k
* Go hang gliding
* Write a novel
* Earn a graduate degree
* See the Northern Lights
* Love one man with all my heart and soul
The idea is that as I accomplish one item on the List, I'll add a new goal to the bottom of the list. I don't ever want to be DONE. I want to live a life of progress and learning and adventure. Hopefully, by the time I kick the Bucket, I'll have a big long list of things I've done that I always wanted to do and an equally long list of things I would've love to do had I had the time.
What is on your Bucket List?
And, if I like what's on your List, do you mind if I add it to mine? *huge grin*