3 years ago
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
my bucket list
While I don't plan to kick the bucket any time soon, I thought the idea of making a list of things I'd like to accomplish in my life sounded pretty fun. I think it was Lenessa's way of helping me get over my "I have nothing to plan" slump.
I'm sure this list will change quite a bit throughout my life (or even in the next week), because, really, who knows what other things I'll want to accomplish as I get older?
In no particular order...
1. Live in a foreign country (again).
2. Learn to play the guitar (again and well and not forget this time).
3. Read Jesus the Christ.
4. Scuba dive in Monterey Bay.
5. Own a house with a yard and a garden.
6. Complete an olympic-distance triathlon (and train well for it).
7. Serve a "senior" mission for our church.
8. Travel. Lots. (Perhaps Alaska, Ireland, Scotland, Guatemala, Peru, Africa, Thailand, Bora Bora...)
9. Successfully grow a vegetable garden.
10. Teach my children to be loving, kind, humble, independent, and all-around good people.
11. Take my family camping at least once a year.
12. Learn to reupholster furniture.
13. Have a clutter-free home.
14. Take an overnight train trip in the US.
15. Throw a HUGE fancy party for no reason whatsoever.
16. Fly kites with my kids.
17. Go hang gliding.
18. Send a card by snail mail every month.
19. Adopt a Great Dane.
20. Make a significant donation to a charity every year (even when I think I can't afford it).
21. Do a family service project at least once a year.
22. Make my kids' Halloween costumes.
23. Go on a bike trip.
24. Do 100 (real) pushups in a row.
25. Learn to do pull ups.
26. Keep up my salsa dancing skills by going dancing (that is, if I haven't forgotten how already).
27. Own chickens.
28. Compliment a stranger regularly.
29. Take a dance class as an adult.
30. Leave a ridiculously huge tip for a great server.
31. Pay for a stranger's meal.
32. Pay for the person behind me at a toll booth.
33. Write letters to my kids for when they are older.
34. Throw a dart at a map and travel to where it lands (or best out of three...).
35. Teach an ESL class at the college level.
36. Take my parents on vacation (and not to babysit).
37. Go on at least one all-inclusive vacation.
38. Stay in a yurt.
39. Learn a Scott Joplin song on the piano.
40. Get a facial.
41. Buy a private island. (Love you, Christian!)
42. Sponsor a family for Christmas.
43. Read the Book of Mormon in its entirety every year.
44. Host a dinner party in a really cool outdoor location.
45. Love my husband even more every year.
46. Live within my means (debt free).
47. Obtain a copy of and learn more about my geneology.
I'd love to make it an even 50, but I'm plumb out of ideas.
What's on your bucket list??