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Do You Have A Bucket List?

By January 27, 2009 - 1:19pm
 
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Many people make bucket lists. You know the one. . . the list of things you want to do before you die.

In fact, just last week my 20-year-old brother was making his.

At first I thought, "Why would you make a bucket list when it's likely you're not kicking the bucket for a while."

Then I realized it was a great idea and made one too.

Bucket lists don't just force you to recognize your dreams and aspirations, but prevent "I wish I had" and "If only" moments.

A bucket list can also be a great motivational tool.

What's on your bucket list?

Here is mine so far:
Work for Greenpeace
Become a traveling nurse
Write a best selling book
Get married
Learn to snowboard
Learn to play the violin
Visit as many countries as I can afford
Go on safari
Sell a photograph
Take a painting class

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Anon - Thanks for sharing information about this site. Do you personally have a bucket list? If so would you be willing to share some of the items on it? You just might inspire others!

May 31, 2010 - 5:03pm
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Anonymous

Here is a great place to create, manage and share your bucket list. You can also get some interesting ideas to put on your bucket list from others.

Check it out.

http://www.sharebuckets.com

May 31, 2010 - 10:32am

I've already done a lot of things on my "list." Instead of a bucket list, it was a "before I'm (a certain age)."

For example, I told my parents that I was going to Africa when I graduated from high school. They stopped laughing when I won a full scholarship - all the way through Grad School - to study anywhere in the world, and that included a year in Tunisia.

I wanted to train to run a marathon at age 50, now I coach others to do that.

I wanted to learn more about wine so that I could travel and write about food and wine when I retire. I used to run the Food Channel at iVillage; now I'm studying to be a Sommelier through the ISG and have joined an international travel writer's association.

The real question is: are you checking things off your list? Don't let your life pass you by, is what my grandfather always said. Pipe dreams are one thing; living your dreams is quite another.

I hope you're living yours! :))

January 28, 2009 - 6:48pm

I love all your ideas! I might even steal some and adopt them as my own. . . Thanks Ladies!!!

January 28, 2009 - 11:29am

I love this question! I love the answers even more!

I also can echo wanting to be fluent at both the piano and with my French! I would love to go to Paris again and this time, feel that I can finish a few sentences without stumbling.

Other things on my list:
--Spend a month in Paris, using that French!
--Visit Greece, and South America
--have lasiks surgery and get rid of my glasses/contacts forever
--get one of my children's stories published!
--get my zillions of boxes of photographs sorted and controlled, somehow, lol (this may be just wishful thinking)
--Always have fulfilling work be part of my life
--cook the most amazing vegetarian food ever

And Susan, I'm officially stealing your last one!!!

January 28, 2009 - 10:49am

And to add a few more:

Live overseas;

Not become a shameless self-promoting dolt;

Take my nephew to a Space Shuttle launch;

Train a dog -- really well;

Re-learn piano;

Become fluent in another language;

See an iceberg up close and in person; (I might last 30 seconds here)

Get a black belt -- in something.

January 27, 2009 - 2:49pm

Good idea! I think that this is a great way to reconnect with all that is important to us!
Here's mine for now!

Travel....see Italy, Egypt, Russia, etc.

Become a great artist and stop making excuses...I know I can do it!

Learn french really well.

Learn to play the piano.

Dance again.

Try yoga.

Learn to be better and nicer.

Learn to swim!!

Write a novel.

Own a horse.

January 27, 2009 - 2:04pm
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