Do You Have a Bucket List?

What have you always wanted to do that you haven’t done yet?  Have you made a list?

Nowadays I hear this want list called a “bucket list”–what you want to do before you “kick the bucket.”  I don’t know about you, but I still have a lot of undone things. It’s too late to do some things I wish I had done.  The other people involved are gone now.  For example:  I wish I had visited my old high school English teacher before she died to tell her I had written a book and to show it to her.  I wish I had talked my parents into taking that RV trip across America my dad always talked about. Too late for wants and wishes like that.

I’ve always wanted to tour England, Scotland, and Ireland.  Many of my ancestors came from those countries.  I’ve always wanted to tour the United States in an RV for an extended period of time, leisurely exploring back roads and byways across the country.  (Buckets of money involved in those two wants.)

I’ve always wanted to play the guitar.  I may have put this off too long; I’m not sure I have the strength in my fingers now.  I’ve always wanted to learn a foreign language.  I’m working on that one.  I’ve wanted for years to reconnect with an old school friend.  I haven’t been in touch with her since I graduated from college.  I could go on and on.  (Time–taking the time to just do it.)

Do you have a “bucket list?” What haven’t you done that you’ve always wanted to do?  Why haven’t you done  it?   Is it:  Time?  Money? Courage? What?  It can be difficult to find time, money, or courage to work on your list if your spouse doesn’t have the same priorities.  Maybe some serious discussion and creative thinking are in order.

Talk to you later.  Right now I’m going to go work on my bucket list. Here’s to crossing more off this year.

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