Write Yourself Alive: Day 25 – Bucket List

Today’s Prompt: Write a “Very Serious Bucket List” with 21 things that you must do before you die. Life is short. Writing can help you create alternative realities, but it can also help you recreate the one you are currently living and add more life to your years. Commit, in writing, to live all the life you have left to the fullest.

Wing over England, July 2014.
Wing over England, July 2014.
  1. Make my parents proud. Really and truly.
  2. Be able to stop, step back, and say, “Yes, I am happy with where I’m at, and everything I’ve accomplished.”
  3. Make as many people as I can laugh.
  4. Learn how to play the cello.
  5. Bungee jump.
  6. Live in England. Not just visit, live. Work. Breathe. Be.
  7. See the Aurora Borealis in person.
  8. Extensively visit Middle Earth. I mean. New Zealand.
  9. Bask in midnight sun in Norway.
  10. Tour German, Austrian, and Hungarian Christmas markets.
  11. Roadtrip from Victoria to St. John’s.
  12. Step foot on six continents. (I love you Antarctica, but I won’t lose sleep over not paying you a visit).
  13. The Fat Duck. Noma. Arzak. The French Laundry. Alinea. Eleven Madison Park. I’ll keep these on one #. Point is: Mmm.
  14. Learn archery.
  15. Become a mom.
  16. (Professionally) record music.
  17. Get published.
  18. Pay off any debts I or my parents may ever have.
  19. Forgive, love, and accept myself not just in spite of any flaws but because of them.
  20. Spend as much time as I can with my best friend.
  21. Love. Love love love love love with all my heart.

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