Today is my birthday and instead of lamenting over being another year older, I decided to be constructive and put together a bucket list. What better way to look forward to the future (and hence, getting older) than focusing on all the stuff I still want to do?
So here we go, in no particular order:
- Publish a book.
- Vacation in Greece.
- Start exploring different campgrounds around the state with our new travel trailer.
- Get full nights of sleep again (my kids are 3 and 4… it’s gotta happen soon, right?!?)
- Publish a second book. And a third.
- Have a library in my office, complete with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and hundreds of books. (And maybe even a sliding ladder so I can pretend to be Belle in Beauty and the Beast.)
- Road-trip across the country with my husband to see all of the gorgeous landscapes it has to offer.
- Take my kids to Hawaii — they dream of hula dancing at a luau. How can I refuse such a cute request?
- Be on a best-sellers list.
- Read 24 books this year (I’m 1/5 of the way there). And do the same — or more — every year. So many good books out there and so little time!
- Learn to salsa dance. Or ballroom or swing. (If I can talk my husband into joining me, ha!).
- Go to Savannah, Georgia. The trees, the architecture, the southern hospitality. What could be better?
- Take a family trip to Lapland, the northernmost region of Finland, where we can visit Santa’s village and maybe even see the Northern Lights.
- Listen to my daughters read to me (actually read, not just recite from memory).
- Go on a cruise.
- Learn how to cook a turkey and bake a (better-than-just-merely-edible) cake from scratch.
- Help my children grow up to be compassionate, intelligent, loving, and independent women.
- See Tim McGraw and Eminem in concert (obviously not at the same concert, although that would be truly epic).
- Volunteer as a baby cuddler in a NICU.
- Learn more, laugh more, love more, and live more.
So there is my top 20. Tell me, what’s on your bucket list?