Saturday, November 12, 2011

Bucket List

My Bucket List

I love the idea of making a bucket list, especially since (as you probably know) I have been afraid of dying young ever since my mother's cancer returned. My mother was 43 when she died; her mother was only 34. Both died of female-related cancers (Ovarian and Breast). Understandably, I was happy to see the Just Ask Bucket List Getaway Giveaway going on. Just Ask offers a breast and ovarian cancer screening and is encouraging people to share fifteen things that they want to live to accomplish. Check out for details on how to enter. 

I've kept a bucket list in my mind for years, but it's time to write it down. The first one is a no-brainer, so I won't even write it on the list:  to outlive my mother! Here are the rest, in no particular order:

1.  Learn to speak Spanish.

2.  Sing a solo in church. (YIKES! This one will take a while.)

3.  Get a Master's degree.

4.  Publish a novel.

5.  Travel across the ocean with my husband (Scotland? Tahiti?)

6.  Serve a mission with my husband.

7. Work as a teacher.

8.  Run a half-marathon.

9.  Publish a collection of poetry.

10.  Be able to do twenty FULL YOGA push-ups.

11.  Visit Epcott Center with my husband.

12.  Make some close couple-friends that we could travel with regularly.

13.  Travel across the country in a motorhome with my husband.

14.  Learn to meditate for REAL.

15.  Win an AML award for writing.

And there are more—take a square-dancing class. Eat at The Melting Pot restaurant. Visit Roger's mission area. And probably lots more! How about I stick around for a while?

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