19 October 2014

An Admittedly Pedestrian Bucket List

This is adapted from an earlier list, which is why several items are already crossed off. I will update my list as things happen and exciting new ideas occur to me.

Why the cat? Because the cat is awesome. 

There are so many things I want to do, so many places to visit, and so many skills to learn. These wishes are not particularly exciting, just interesting to me. I have no desire to climb Mt. Everest or jump out of an airplane. Oh my gosh, the thought of jumping out of an airplane stresses me out.

I will observe without judgment as you swim with sharks, with absolutely no desire to join you. I don't care to dine on the side of a mountain, nor will I ever get a tattoo.

I'm so boring, I know!

My list, in no particular order:
  1. go to Europe (there are far too many things within this single item to list)
  2. go on a very long yoga retreat
  3. visit Gettysburg
  4. visit Salem
  5. study Italian
  6. ride a beach cruiser to the park
  7. learn to play cello again
  8. drive Route 66
  9. adopt a rescue dog
  10. see Jack White live
  11. go on a historic walking tour of Manhattan
  12. visit Iceland
  13. make a quilt
  14. take a cooking class
  15. take a pottery class
  16. learn to paint
  17. take the kids to the ocean 
  18. see the kids graduate from high school
  19. see the kids graduate from college
  20. take the kids to Washington D.C.
  21. celebrate 50 years with Jason
  22. visit Alcatraz
  23. visit the Winchester Mystery House
  24. stay at a bed & breakfast
  25. complete a 5K
  26. complete a half marathon
  27. orchestrate an anonymous "pay it forward" act
  28. fly on a private jet
  29. reconnect with certain old friends
  30. commit to a vegetarian lifestyle
  31. learn to knit
  32. learn to crochet
  33. learn to sew
  34. restore an old home
  35. learn transcendental meditation
  36. go to lunch and a movie by myself
  37. throw someone a surprise party
  38. successfully finish a cleanse
  39. return to Palm Springs to soak up the mid-century elegance
  40. watch Jason sky dive, because he really wants to do this for some reason
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  1. I've never made a bucket list, but if I ever did, sky-diving and such would not be on mine, either. :-) Visiting from the 31 Dayers FB page.

  2. Love your list! I think it would look similar to mine ~ meaningful and no life-threatening activities - I like to keep my feet on the ground! I laughed at "successfully finish a cleanse" b/c I just stopped one midstream (no pun intended) & wonder if I will ever try it again...

  3. This is inspiring! Never made a bucket list because the things I think would be exciting would probably put other people to sleep. (Find my greatx3 grandfather's grave because he was a famous abolitionist?) But like you said Coleen, the list is all YOURS. New goal after 31 days is over: Bucket list. Thanks, love your blog.

  4. I LOVE this list!!! I have put off making any kind of bucket list due to not really thinking the things I want to do are bucket list worthy!!! I don't find your list boring at all and I now feel inspired to make my own!! Thank you!

  5. Such a cool list! I have one and constantly add things and cross some off. Hope you can cross them all off someday!

  6. I can NOT stop laughing at #38. only bc I feel ya!


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