Tiggerlane at the Neophyte Blogger is hosting Fun Monday this week! In a rather thoughtful turn, she's asked us to search our hearts and souls:
Have you heard of The Bucket List? Well, that's what I want from you! Make a list of things you want to do before you die. It must be at least five items - and you can make it as long as you desire. Photos are optional. And let's hear about some of the wackiest, most bizarre to-do's on your Bucket List!
As it happens, death has been on my mind lately (see post below), but not mine necessarily. Getting older brings it closer, so as friends begin the process of crossing over, you spend more time thinking about it. And what you want to do before it's your turn to cross that bridge.
1) I would like to write a novel - one that doesn't wind up on the remainder table at Barnes & Noble. I've done part one of that sentence. I'm in the process of cleaning it up and fixing some problems. Whether or not it meets the fate of part two of that sentence remains to be seen. In fact, whether it gets published at all remains to be seen. I'd like that to happen before I kick the bucket.
2) I want to see what kind of man my son turns out to be. It's a promising start, but as we all know, there are no guarantees in life. I'm hoping that he turns out to be as wonderful, caring, loving and artistic as a grown up as he is as a child.
3) I would like to see all of my brothers happy. They are a unique and marvelous bunch and I love them to pieces. But like all lives, theirs have had some major bumps in their roads. I would like to see them driving on dry, smooth pavement.
4) If they hadn't decommissioned them... I have always wanted to fly to London on the Concorde. That, of course, will never happen now - but it's the only actual "before I die" wish I'd ever had.
5) I would like to get my body back to optimum health and peak performance for a woman my age. Then perhaps I can have A LOT more time to work on this list and fulfill some of my wishes.
I have to say, this was a tough assignment. Mostly because all in all, I'm pretty happy with the way things are going. There's not much that I yearn for because it is difficult or unattainable in regular life. In fact, I've never thought of anything that I couldn't achieve if I put my mind to it... with the possible exception of number 4, which was wholly taken out of my hands. Okay, I guess the only things actually IN my hands are number 1 and number 5, but you get the drift.
Go see what everyone else wants to do/accomplish - visit Tiggerlane for the complete list of participants.