I chatted with my friend, Beth, this morning and she asked me what was next on my bucket list. I told her about the trips that I’m trying to pull off over the next couple of years, but it made me think about the non-travel items on my list. I haven’t actually read my list in quite awhile and I’m glad I took a moment to do so this morning. A couple of things on the list are now impossible because of death or non-existence, but a few of them just aren’t that important to me anymore. It’s time to update the list, but here’s how it stands at the moment.
Fulfill my life’s purpose.
Fall in love.
Stay in love
Be a wife. (Maybe…)
Be a mom. (Probably not at this point. We’ll see.)
Raise happy and successful children with my husband. (This assumes a lot. I was so hopeful when I originally wrote this list. Lol!)
Adopt a child. (At this point, it would have to be an older child. I don’t have the energy for a little person.)
Adopt a dog.
Pay off my student loans. (A Sisyphean task, indeed.)
Earn at least $100k in a year.
Contribute annually to ARF (Animal Resource Foundation – That’s where I adopted Matilda.), LDF (NAACP Legal Defense Fund), UB (University of Baltimore School of Law), and LFA (Lupus Foundation of America).
Become financially stable.
Have $50k in the bank. (Woowee! This is a lofty goal for me.)
Own a Mercedes 450SL convertible (Not important.)
Buy and renovate a house.
Plant a garden.
Read all the books on my Top 100 list.
Watch every Best Pic Oscar winner.
Swing a golf club.
Learn to knit.
Learn to quilt.
Learn to play chess.
Learn to effectively use a knife in the kitchen (dice veggies, debone a chicken, etc.)
People to Meet
Michael Jackson (Died 2009)
Prince (Died 2016)
Have a one-on-one convo with Oprah.
Try out for a Broadway show.
Finish and perform my play about lupus.
Be a backup singer for Janet Jackson.
Sing the national anthem at a football game.
Go rock climbing. (LMAO! What was I thinking?!)
Master the art of yoga.
Run a marathon. (Not gonna happen. Not putting myself through that torture.)
Go to a taping of The Cosby Show. (too late)
Go to a taping of Oprah. (Feb. 2010)
Attend the White House Easter Egg Roll (2010) …with my kids.
Attend a Super Bowl.
Attend a Summer Olympics.
Watch 4th of July fireworks from a boat on the Hudson River with a view of the Statue of Liberty.
Achieve commercial success with Covered in Love Quilts.
Become and American Sign Language interpreter.
Write a book.
Have my book published.
Have my book be commercially successful.
Become a judge. (Maybe?)
Run for office (and win) (Not sure I really want this.)
Get featured for an accomplishment in Jet Magazine’s “Tickertape” section. (Publication stopped in 2014.)
Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity (2014)
Do relief work after a natural disaster.
Visit Greece (2015)
See the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Eat lobster on a beach in Maine.
See Mt. Rushmore.
See the Northern Lights.
Experience the Albuquerque Balloon Festival.
Travel Rt. 66.
See the Sphinx.
Visit the pyramids.
Go on a cruise.
Visit all 50 states.
Visit all 7 continents.
What’s on your bucket list?