My eyes are a little swollen and red rimmed. I just finished watching The Bucket List. No one told me that the guy died. I get that it’s better for the story, it’s more realistic, whatever you want to throw my way as a reason; however, I don’t like when people die. Now I know why I love Disney type movies. People don’t die in them; at least, not any characters that I’m emotionally invested in.
None of that was the point. The point is that watching that movie has been on my to-do list. I’m all about adventure and making sure that we live our lives instead of just existing on this plane of existence. We are here to enjoy, to make the best of, to help others and to enrich.
Short of the part where I cried, it was a great movie. I loved how two people could come together over a common bond, and it really exemplifies that sometimes our greatest friends are not like us, but in fact, totally different from us. It shows that there are lessons to be learned everywhere you look and that sometimes, it’s the simplest things that make all of the difference.
This got me thinking – I love my bucket list – I should share it! So, in honor of this – instead of boring you with the lessons I learned from the movies, I’m sharing my bucket list with you!
My bucket list is ever changing, and I hope it always does! I read something the other day (could have been on Yahoo!, could have been another blog and it could have been in a book, it’s hard to keep straight everything I’ve read!) the point is, I read it, and it mentioned, if you have a bucket list, get to working on it! If you don’t, then start one, and then get to working on it!
Yes, I know, there are tons of blogs, websites and countless suggestions when it comes to a bucket list. This is not one of them. I’m just narcissistic and assume that you want to know all of the details about my life! It’s not in a specific order, as I rearrange it every time I write it!
- See Meatloaf in concert – CHECK
- Visit a haunted house (I swear I lived in a haunted apartment, but that doesn’t count)
- Ride in a hot air balloon
- Go skydiving – CHECK
- See Cowboy game in new stadium – CHECK
- See the Northern Lights
- Plant a tree (technically I’ve done this, but it died… so it doesn’t count!)
- Go snorkeling
- Fly in a helicopter
- Ride The Titan at Six Flags – CHECK
- Ride The Texas Giant at Six Flags – CHECK
- Visit a castle
- Fly a kite, again
- Visit Statue of Liberty
- Have dinner in a location that overlooks the city
- Swim in an ocean – CHECK
- Go on a camping trip – CHECK
- Make homemade jam
- Dance in the rain – CHECK
- Get in a taxi and yell “follow that car!”
- Taste fried ice cream
- Kiss in the rain
- Zipline down the old Vegas Strip (scheduled for 2014!!)
- Spend the night in a haunted house
It’s not a lot, and there are some simple things on my list, but the point is, I have a list and I am checking it twice. Oh, wait, wrong list! I have a list; it’s a list of what I want to do, not what the world thinks I should do. My list has some seemingly simple items on it, and some that you’ll be surprised to discover that I’m scared to do (fried ice cream, really, it just doesn’t make sense.) I will do them, though. Eventually. And, occasionally, I’ll add more items. And, sometimes I’ll do something that is bucket list worthy, so I’ll add it – just to cross it off. Just to say “I DID IT!”
If you don’t have a bucket list, I highly recommend you start one. And then get started on it! It’s way too much fun!