Friday, March 11, 2011

Bucket List ... (challenge day 15)

"You know, the ancient Egyptians had a beautiful belief about death. When their souls got to the entrance to heaven, the guards asked two questions. Their answers determined whether they were able to enter or not. ‘Have you found joy in your life?’ 'Has your life brought joy to others"?

Quote from the movie "The Bucket List". 

Hey Friends ..

For today's challenge I'm suppose to post a picture of something I want to do before I die.

Do you have a "Bucket List"?  I don't.  It kinda bothers me that I don't have one.  I'm not sure why?   Not why I don't have one, why it bothers me that I don't.
Maybe it's just that I don't desire something(s) so much that I would feel unfulfilled if I didn't do them before I died?  Heck, maybe I don't have drive, haha, I don't know.

I mean sure, there are things I want to do in life.  However most of them are totally unattainable so they can't really go on a "Bucket List" because then they will sit there and I'll be about to die and have like 3 things marked off. I guess that is my fear.  I don't want to "fail myself".  I fear if I make a list of things I really want to do before I die and I don't do them that I'll feel like I lived some unfulfilling life and that isn't true at all!

Just to throw some big ole "wants" out there.  Dreams shall I say.  Okay ... off the top of my head ... here we go.

 1. Write at least one book. Preferably several.
 2. Travel the world
 3. Own my own store of some sort.
 4. Win the lottery
 5. Have a massive rescue for cats (would require number 4 happening)
 6. Have a shoe closet that is 95% full of only Christian Louboutin
 7. Be someone's inspiration
 8. Have my own personal massage therapist. That I can call ANYTIME. I love massages.
 9. As much as I don't want them .. I guess have a baby? Or buy one. Ehh. Maybe not.
10. Instead of buying a house .. build my dream house from the bottom up :)
11. Have the patience to do number 10
12. Invent something really amazing that we wondered how we lived without.
13. Get a dog.  (I'm a cat person)
14. Run a marathon
15. Go on a trip that isn't for my pleasure but someone else's.  A relief effort after a disaster,etc
16. Write for a regular column for a popular magazine. I'm not picky as to which one.
17. Win an award I don't nominate myself for.
18. Save someone's life.  Not in a literal aspect necessarily
19. Have ALL my family together for something good.  Divorce, hate, awkwardness aside.
20. Eat mostly organic. For at least one year.

Some of you would say .. see you just wrote a "Bucket List".  But that isn't true. This is not my Bucket List. I want my Bucket List to be things that I know I COULD do if I really wanted/needed to. Some of these things are little ideas that I make up in my mind.  I'm good with that.  I know that some of these items are attainable :)

I guess as long as I do the two things in that quote above, no matter what the "things" are, I'll certainly die happy!

I'm curious though. What are your all's real "Bucket Lists" :)

Grace and peace to you,

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