Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Bucket List

Things to do before you die... Feats you want to accomplish... Oh the places you will go... Or maybe just the 2007 movie staring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. However you've heard of it or what you might call it I'm tackling another of the 50 Lists to Write to Lift Your Spirits. Today I'm taking on #45 - Things you still want to do in life. I've actually been working on various goals from time to time and every now and again I'll start writing down things I want to do. Today Pam even came over and worked on her Bucket List book which made this seem like the right list to tackle today. Here's a listing of some of the things I'd like to accomplish before I die.

1. Finish a college degree - Yep not super specific but the more I've been thinking about it the more I'm considering graphic/web design for my degree. I'll definitely need to definite this item more to make it a better goal.
2. Write a book - Yes, again not that specific but I know that one day I'd like to publish something. Perhaps with more life experience I'll figure out what I'm meant to write.
3. Own my own business - This I know a little more about. I want a business helping others achieve their goals and dreams. I'd also like to have a creative business that allows me to expand my creativity and have fun in the process.
4. Learn Japanese
5. Travel to Japan and visit Tokyo and Kumamoto - Tokyo just because it seems like it would be a neat place to see and Kumamoto because that's where my ancestors come from so I think it would be cool to visit a place totally different from Tokyo. Of course I want to learn Japanese before visiting.
6. Learn Chinese
7. Travel to China to see the Great Wall of China and visit the Giant Pandas - I think it would be something fun to do and China has such rich history that would be interesting to explore.
8. Travel to Australia and visit the Great Barrier Reef and take in a performance at the Sydney Opera House - I think the Great Barrier Reef would be something cool to experience though I don't necessarily want to snorkel it. I'm a terrible swimmer so I think I'd be happy just to enjoy a boat ride to see it.
9. Grow a garden - And I'm talking about a nice sized garden where I can get most if not all of the produce we use on a regular basis. That would be quite an accomplishment.
10. Have a seven figure savings account - It would be really nice to have a serious amount of money set aside for any emergencies and to be sure I can take care of my family no matter what.

Ok that's my top 10 for now. Share something that's on your Bucket List. Are you working towards one of your lifetime goals? Are there things you do that help get you closer to reaching your goal? Feel free to share your thoughts and ideas.

2 comments:

  1. My bucket list is pretty similar to yours. Travel has to be way up to the top. That and finishing my degree :)

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  2. I agree. Traveling is so amazing and fun. It's neat to experience history and other cultures up close and personal. Ah and at this point I definitely want to finish my degree just to say I did. HE HE HE. We'll have to have a massive party when I finish because I feel I'm on the 20 year college plan. HA HA HA!

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