For those of you that know me… and I mean really know me… you’d know that I’m the type of girl who likes to keep journals. Who likes to think out loud on paper. And there is no real purpose behind what I write…just the simple fact that I like to keep record of my thoughts and then later on go back and read them. So this blog entry is kinda like one of those. Just wanted to make sure I put that out there. You are welcome to read along — and catch a glimpse of the real me.
Last night, my husband and I were talking about random stuff. Like we do every night before bed. And I don’t even know how our conversation went in this direction, but he brought up that he has approximately 21,900 days left on this earth. Assuming he lives to see his 90th birthday. That kinda got us both thinking. About our lives. What we’ve achieved. What we want to achieve. How we’re going to get there. That sorta thing. I mean, we hear it everyday — “life is short”, “tomorrow is never promised”, “live each day like it’s your last”. When you actually sit down and think about life… knowing exactly how many days or years (actually not knowing)… you kinda start to focus on things you never really even considered before.
I’ve never even thought about creating a bucket list. I’ve seen movies and I’ve heard people talk about what they want to do before they die. And while I have said “oh I want to do that before I die” many times before… I’ve never really kept track or written it down. So maybe I should start now, huh?
Here are just some random things I’d like to put on my personal bucket list. I know that some may read this entry and go “she wants to do that? why?” and some may even go “hmmm…that’s cool, I never really thought about that.” And that’s totally fine. Everyone is entitled to their opinions. And I’m cool with that. Because this, after all, is about me. And what I want to do. And what I enjoy doing.
My Bucket List
(in no particular order)
1. Watch the sunrise from a beach on the East Coast with the man I love
2. Honeymoon in Bora Bora (FYI, hubs and I never went on a honeymoon)
3. Fly a plane
4. Jump out of a plane
5. Write a book
6. Compete in a bikini competition (fitness, not wet t-shirt type)
7. MUST travel to these cities: New York, Boston, Chicago, Seattle, and Nashville
8. Run in the LA Marathon
9. Marry Channing Tatum
(okay, okay I realize that this is pretty much impossible considering we’re both married to other people
but a girl can dream, can’t she?)
10. Drive a race car. A real one.
These are just a few of the things I’d like to do. They’re reasonable… with the exception of #9. But for the most part, they’re all attainable. And, of course, the list will forever be a work in progress. So… starting today… I will be working towards checking things off my bucket list.