Thursday, August 30, 2012


I was fiddling around on Twitter yesterday, and although I'm pretty new to the experience, I understand that the hashtag means stuff people are talking about and act as tags. So I checked the trends, and one of them was #10ThingsIMustDoBeforeIDie. Now of course, this has already been replaced with #paralympics and Jersey Shore (not kidding), but it got me thinking.Which, if you know me personally, you know this is a very dangerous thing. 

I do not have a Bucket List. I have no goals in life.Well, that's not entirely true. I have have goals, but they're not interesting. I don't want to be lying on my deathbed, watching the movie reel of my life go by, and think, "Oh YES! I did those dishes that one time I set a goal for it! And look at that, I did go buy that bag I wanted just because I could. Right on!" No. Hell no. I want to look back and say, "I'm so glad I took those chances, saved that puppy from a burning building, adopted all those orphaned children..." You know, stuff like that. So, despite the dangers that were certain to follow, I sat down and thought about what would make my movie reel interesting. Real stuff, that I could actually do. Here's what I came up with, in a completely random order!!

  • Reach Stephen King status as an author
  • Have a star named after me
  • Visit the ruins of Creich Castle in Scotland
  • Vow renewal celebration with family and friends (because we eloped)
  • Watch the ball drop at Times Square on New Year's Eve
  • Learn kickboxing
  • Volunteer
  • Explore a pyramid in Egypt
  • Learn ballroom dancing
  • Have a child
  • Speak in front of a huge crowd of people
  • Have a home in the mountains
  • Fly an airplane or helicopter
  • Be in two places at the same time
  • Adopt a child domestically and internationally
  • Learn to speak German and Latin
  • Go skydiving
  • Be part of a flash mob
  • Build something useful with my own two hands
  • Go white water rafting
  • Take a 4+ hour road trip with my best friends for a girls' getaway
  • Visit all 50 states and all US territories
  • Have a movie theater in my home
  • Spend time in a foreign country helping those less fortunate
  • Found a scholarship or grant
  • Make a movie
  • Have a vacation home in the Caribbean
  • Attend La Tomatina
  • Have a collection of something unusual
  • Host a party in the sky
  • Visit Area 51
  • See an alien
  • Drive my car through a Redwood tree
  • Visit all 7 continents
  • Drive on the Autobahn
  • Go skinny dipping
Okay, that's WAY more than 10. But if I can accomplish at least 10 of those, I can consider my life an accomplishment. <3