I was recently posting on a fellow blogger’s post Y and Z ~~ or the end of another challenge http://onthehomefrontandbeyond.wordpress.com/ I was congratulating her on her initiative to challenge herself to writing a book. I made the comment that I have always wanted to do that in my life…..Just one of those casual, off-hand comments that you sometimes make in friendly replies. Her response: “why not I ask with all seriousness.”
It kind of sparked something in me that made me realize that unless we continuously challenge ourselves in our lives, we never really grow much. It IS very important to make that Bucket List, otherwise, we will never push ourselves to new heights and new adventures. We often fall into a rut that keeps us on the same path and doing things that we not only have become comfortable in our own skins doing, but also in what others have grown accustomed to for us as well. So today, I’m doing it….
Monday Gets A Bucket List
Should I start big??? I would love to try sky diving….but I did promise my son that I will wait until I am well into my 80s to attempt that…..I’ll put that near the end of my list. I’ll definitely put the book writing on my list. I would love to write a screenplay too. Oh heck! Why don’t I just plan to write an epic novel that turns into an epic screenplay while I’m at it!! Think Big Bucket, right? I think I would like to re-visit the South of France too. I had a wonderful experience there a few years back and would love to return some day. I have a really good friend who retired recently and decided she wanted to learn to paint….and she did! I would love to know that every day of my life was filled with time to do some kind of art…painting, pottery or maybe photography. The three P’s sound good to me. And speaking of retiring, I think it would be great to have a little camper/RV type vehicle that would allow me to pack up minimal belongings and take off to travel the good ole USA with my ole dog, Tramp.
Just stopping along the way to visit friends and seeing the beauty of this country. The national and state park services have part time/temporary jobs that you can do at various places. They provide some housing and meals and give you a decent salary too. Maybe just work a season and then move on to somewhere else. I could combine the art with the experience too. Okay….I’m ready to start packing!
So really, the bucket list is about dreams too. And, if we believe that dreams come true, then the next few years are already planned for me. I’m looking forward to the adventure.
So what’s on your bucket list? What kind of dream would you like to come true? I know you’re probably sick of my list suggestions by now, but this is a really important one!
Sit down, close your eyes and dream big!!
Write your bucket list….and then commit to making it happen.
I NEVER thought I would be blogging…..but just a little challenge from others and it happened! And the best part is that I not only did I never envision myself sharing my writing with others, I NEVER thought I would love it so much. Amazing what happens when we challenge ourselves a bit.
Well, I better get busy….Epics take a bit of work.