7.02.2008

A drop in the bucket

The other day I watched The Bucket List for the first time and I really loved it. (I love almost any movie with Morgan Freeman.) If you haven't seen the movie I'll give you the quick and dirty version without spoiling anything. Two men make a list of things they want to do before they kick the bucket. Quick and dirty, no?

So, of course, I got to thinking of my bucket list. What do I want to do or accomplish before I kick the bucket? I'm sure that if I would have made this list 10 years ago it would be a bit different, and I'm sure in 10 years from now it will be different than it is now. Regardless, here's my bucket list, in no particular order.

  • Since I did a report on Paris in 5th grade I've always wanted to go. I especially want to see the Eiffel Tower. Touristy, I know, but it's been something I've always wanted to do.
  • I'd like to make a positive impact on a total stranger. Something that they will remember and think enough of to want to pass it along to someone else.
  • Take a vacation all by myself. It doesn't have to be a long vacation or ever far away. Maybe a few days in a local spot. But I'd like to do it alone. I want to explore an area on my own terms and see what it's like to travel alone just once.
  • See a movie by myself.
  • Gather a group of friends and go on vacation together.
  • Learn to drive a motorcycle well enough to actually drive it on the roads with other cars.
  • Own my own motorcycle. I came so close to owning one a few years ago. I was all set to drive to pick it up and the deal fell through because dude sold it to someone else. I'm still bitter.
  • Find a hobby that I truly enjoy doing.
  • Take time to volunteer for some organization that I care deeply about.
  • Participate in some sort of marathon.
  • Meet the man of my dreams. The one that makes me heart flutter and makes me want to be a better person.
  • Buy a high quality REAL piece of jewelry, that I love, for myself.
  • Go to Disney Land or World with my kids for a few days.
  • Wear a bathing suit and not be self conscious. This is totally a mind over matter thing.
  • Plant a vegetable and/or fruit garden with my kids and teach them about gardening and eating what you produce.
  • Drive cross country with someone I love to travel with.
  • Finish college. Having a 2 year degree doesn't cut it.
  • Find a group of local friends that I can depend on and make part of my family. Don't get me wrong, I have friends, but very few are local and very few would I call in the middle of the night if I needed them.
  • Sky dive or hang glide, one of the two. Maybe both. Or some sort of experience that's similar.
  • See more of my own country.
  • Attempt to learn to water ski again. Many people have tried to teach me, all have failed.
  • Learn to not apologize or feel guilty for who I am.
  • Learn to be more accepting and non judgemental of others.

If you feel so inclined, please share your bucket list.

7 comments:

She Likes Purple said...

I have a "Thirty before I'm thirty" list I look back on often.

Also, Mike is selling his motorcycle (buying a new one) if you're interested. It's a fast thing, let me tell you, but it's definitely pretty.

La Petite Chic said...

I have always wanted to drive cross country too. It seems like such a fun road trip!

Raven said...

I love waterskiing! I haven't been in a long time but last time I went I was still able to get up. Maybe someday we can go together!

Danielle-lee said...

I like your list. I just watched that movie on Father's day too! I was thinking of doing a list. I would definitely have 'Learn to not apologize or feel guilty for who i am' on my list too. That's a hard one!

Kristabella said...

You've never seen a movie by yourself? Move to Chicago in an apartment with no air conditioning and you'll be going to the movies by yourself every time the temp reaches over 90.

Mine would include going to every MLB, NFL and college football stadium.

Lane Boyz Mom said...

I've never seen that movie, but heard about it. Making my own list is something I am going to have to think on;) Although I already am taking your second to last entry and making that my first!

jodifur said...

So glad you are back to reading jodifur!