While reading some of the BLOGS I follow about their Bucket List updates, I was inspired to make my own. While I have never understood Bucket List; lately as I’ve gotten older I have been enlightened to the reality that there are about a million things I want to do personally, as well as with family and friends.
Prioritizing them has been helpful, but it’s also generated more activities I’m fascinated in. Having a Bucket List is in essence setting and achieving goals in life. It doesn’t have to have the morose overtone of “a list of activities to gain completion before death.” Realizing this is almost freeing in a way because you can put down the smallest of activities or the grandest of ideas in one list.
So, I did decide to create a first list, and it’s in no particular order. I say first because as I see from other writers this list will grow and change as I grow and change and complete tasks. My hope is that by writing these down, not only will I achieve them, but it will open up new learning experiences and generate new desires to accomplish more adventurous activities. Also, maybe as I grow older the list will become ordered, but for now it’s about recognizing the desire to do certain things and accomplishing them.
My First Bucket List (2012)
Watch our daughter’s graduate high school
Teach our daughter’s the importance to be in community service to help others
Make more Green Choices
Learn more about conservation
Master and complete my garden
Read daily to our daughters
Complete the NY Times Crossword Puzzle
Volunteer at the local Food Bank
Serve Thanksgiving Dinner at the Mission
Do more physically challenging family activities/trips
Take the twins hiking toMt.Rainier
Plan and go on a family camping trip
Fine tune photography skills
Consistently make time to workout and get in shape
Buy a little black dress
Travel to Canada
Travel to Tibet
Travel to the Redwood Forest, CA with the twins
Travel to Crater Lake
Travel to Sea World, CA
Spend more time with extended family
Travel back to Maui & Kauai
White water rafting
Learn to Windsurf
Gain 500 BLOG followers
Travel back to see my God Parents
Take my family to see New Orleans & Biloxi
Train Bunkie-dog to run an obstacle course
Find a rescue puppy/dog for Bunkie to have a friend
Learn to Ski
Learn to Meditate
Complete a Hot Yoga Class
Obviously there is a large overtone which is travel. I have always been fascinated and felt most at home traveling. In retrospect I think this is because as a kid we were always moving, so until I met my husband I never really put down roots in one spot. While I love our home and I love our roots; it has allowed me to see that I have a strong desire to do world traveling.
Sometimes we don’t know what’s worth doing, until we actually say it, do it and then reflect upon it. I hope for me, this means growth and spending more time with family doing what some may consider crazy, but what I say is worthy of my First Bucket List.