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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My 'Bucket List'

I have been spending the past few days reflecting upon things I want to change in my life. Some are little, some are big. Chris Guillebeau's wonderful book " The Art of Non-Conformity" is inspiring me to not only make New Year's Resolutions; but to make New Life Resolutions. In the book he describes making a life plan as similar to planning a wedding; but adds that it is better to plan for a big, meaningful life than a big wedding! Part of the process involves writing down what a perfect day would be like; start to finish, and then begin to arrange your days so that your 'perfect day' elements are included. Another exercise is to create a life list of goals you wish to accomplish before you die. Some call this a 'bucket list.' I am still working on my life list; but here are some of the things I've come up with so far...

  • Make my yard beautiful
  • Lose those extra pounds and be healthy
  • Try cross-country skiing in Eastern Washington
  • Learn verbrato on my violin
  • Dress with flair
  • Be more active in my church
  • Write and publish book(s)
  • Memorize the book of Hebrews
  • Travel to Scotland, Holland, UK, South of France, Italy, Cape Breton, Turks & Caicos, the Deep South, Rio de Janiero, Texas, New York, Africa
  • Swim in the Sea of Cortez
  • Sleep under the stars in the desert and hear a coyote howl
  • Find the perfect haircut
  • Look up old friends and make new ones
  • Own a little cottage on a beach
  • Inspire my grandchildren
  • Stop hurrying
  • Stop being afraid of things, people, and confrontation-say what I think
  • Live the Word
  • Teach
  • Remodel the kitchen and bathroom
  • Be myself

This list is growing; and I've withheld some of my most personal items on it. It is already making a difference in my life. Though it's chilly out today; I went for 2 walks with the dog (healthy goal), and spent an hour in the garden pulling dead weeds and clearing winter debri (gardening goal).


Debora said...

testing comments

Scrabblequeen said...

That's quite a list! I see a few items from my own list there, too.


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