Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Bucket List

How much have you checked off your life's 'bucket list' lately?

It's the new year, time for resolutions, yadda, yadda, yadda.  This year, I thought I would revisit my bucket list.  And then I thought, " I even have a bucket list?"  Turns out, I can't remember ever sitting down and making a list of all the things I want to see and do before I kick the bucket.  

And just what exactly is a bucket list?  Is it simply a to-do list to check off?  Or is it a list of actions that somehow represent the person we want to be?

If I made a bucket list in my 20s, I might have been able to check a few things off.  Like getting married, having a child, career success, traveling to another country, and saving a life.  Now it's a bit different.  For what it's worth, here is my first draft of my Bucket List.

Travel:  NYC, Hawaii, Ireland (again), Italy, Germany, California wine country
Run a 5K
Write a book
Learn to speak Spanish
Take my daughter to the beach, Disney World, a Broadway show
Be financially independent
Volunteer more, watch TV less
Start a new hobby
Master folding a fitted sheet
Finish MPA degree
Fly first class


  1. I like this list! I guess I need to start thinking beyond my 12 in 12. BTW great name.

  2. Thanks, Lani! I thought the 12 in 12 was great!

  3. I want to take Mirabella to Disney....just trying to figure out the right age for such things. Thoughts on that?

  4. Bonnie, you know I'm not really sure! I think I was 11 or 12 when I went to Disney. Looking back I think the tween age might be on the upper-age to appreciate the character stuff, but I remember having a great time on the rides. I want to take Scarlett when she's young enough for everything to be a wonder, but old enough to make a lasting memory. Does that make sense? But I don't know when that is! 4? 5? 6?