Saturday, December 10, 2011
Bucket List? Nah!
I was looking at someone's blog the other day and noticed a tab for a "bucket list." My daughter told me that she has a bucket list. I've never had a bucket list, although I set goals. I've seen the movie, "Bucket List" and liked it alot. I even cried. But all of this got me thinking . . . why don't I have one and if I did, what would go on it?
(And now that I'm thinking about it, I'm not sure I need a bucket list. I'm the kind of person who doesn't need to know all the answers to life's greatest questions. I know enough. The rest I take on faith. And I guess the same thing applies to bucket lists - I don't need to DO a lot of things or GO to a lot of places to feel happy. And maybe that's not even the purpose of a bucket list. I don't really know.) But . . .
Before I was married, a friend and I went on a trip across the United States. We quit our jobs, packed our tent, and headed off. We were gone for three months and saw a ton of places and had some great experiences. It was an awesome once-in-a-lifetime trip. I suppose that's something that could go on a bucket list. If I did do a bucket list, I should probably start from now, though - not put a bunch of things that I've already done and then cross them off. That would be cheating. So, I guess something I would like to do is go on a ghost hunt. Sounds kind of dumb, I know. But that would go in my bucket. I don't have many other things to go in it. I probably wouldn't even need a bucket - - I think a little mug would do.
But, for sure, what I would really like to see happen before I die is that all of my children are happily engaged in life (hopefully married and with their own families). That would be my ultimate bucket list wish :)