Sunday, January 10, 2010

My Bucket List

 My Bucket List

I just got back from spending a week in Naples, Florida (where I went without wifi for the whole week, torture). I was visiting my Grandpa who has just moved into a retirement center. Luckily, he is loving the change, he is a social butterfly & is having a great time playing cards with all his new friends, & telling everyone his stories. It makes my heart happy to see him adjusting to the move so well. It has been hard for our whole family since losing my Grandma so unexpectedly just a little over 5 months ago, especially on my Grandpa. It is a great relief to see him smile again.

Staying in the retirement center really made me think about life. All of these people had such great stories to tell. I met the Captain of The Love Boat. He danced with Ginger Rogers who danced with Fred Astaire!! That would be my ‘three degrees’ of meeting Fred Astaire.

Now, I have never been a fan of New Years Resolutions. I don’t like to make promises to myself or others that I am more then likely to break. Having said that, seeing all these people reflect on their lives made me think of mine.

At age 23, I am not any more unusual then your average college student who has lived a little more then average life. I traveled a lot when I was young to foreign countries. I have hiked in the mountains in Southern Mexico. I also have a really rare disease, that has held me back from living my life to the fullest lately, but I am determined to get over that.

There are many things I want to do in my life. Fun, exotic things that will make my life full of adventure. I would rather have experiences & adventure then an overflowing bank account.

*Learn to Surf (Hello California!)
*Snowboard (something I have done already, in Colorado, but want to do more of)
*Snorkel (preferably in Australia or somewhere exotic, I have already been snorkeling in Costa Rica & the Florida Keys)
*Wakeboard (more...)
*Learn to Scuba Dive
*Learn to Skateboard (tech...I was taught to in the NPU library...but I am not very good)
*Hike in Colorado & other places
*Travel to New Zealand, Tahiti, South Africa, back pack around Europe, and so many more places....
*Try Sushi
*Learn to drive a car like a professional (think Transporter 1, 2, or 3)
*Learn Guitar
*Become a GREAT photographer
*Become better at walking in heels (haha) & own a pair of Louboutins (aHHHmazing)
*Go Skydiving
*Zip-line thru the tree tops in the rainforest
*Go Bungee Jumping
*Watch the fireworks on New Years Eve from a Penthouse Suite.
*Own a professional digital camera
*Play Viola (again)

I am sure the list will get longer & shorter as time goes on. Some of the things I have actually already done, but I would like to do more of.

Do you have a ‘bucket’ list? Are there things you want to accomplish in your life? Stories you want to be able to tell your grandchildren?? Please share!!

Side Note:

Usually, at this time of year, in Florida it is around 75 degrees and sunny. This year, it was really cold, we are talking around 50 degrees. I didn’t pack for that kind of weather. People where walking around in winter coats, I saw women in full length furs! This is the coldest it has been in Florida since sometime in the 1800’s. The news was referring to it as ‘The Deep Freeze.’

I spent five minutes at the beach, in jeans and a sweater. People travel from Europe and across the world to vacation at these beaches. All the people on vacation in Naples had to be so disappointed with the weather! It was hard to find things to do inside.

Glitz & Glamour,

1 comment:

xoxoKrysten said...

I think a lot of us 20 somethings are making lists of things we want to accomplish. Live life to the fullest and all that. Definitely a good thing.

When my hubby and I were in Texas at this time last year for our honeymoon everyone was acting like it was SO COLD. It was maybe 40 or 50 and hubby and I, being from WI, were eating up the wonderful weather. The Texans thought we were crazy.