My Bucket List

I’m feeling introspective and yet uncharacteristically short-winded in this week leading up to back-to-school.  Today I’m thinking not just about the things I want to do with the kids in their final days {hours} of summer, but also what I’d like to do in the time I hope to have left here on this earth.  This list is just for me.  This does not include watching my children get married, taking my daughter to Germany to track down our relatives, or teaching my son how to drive.  Today it’s all about me.  I’m not promising that this is all-inclusive, so unlike that other list – you know…that list – I am giving myself permission to add to this.

  1. Learn to play the guitar.
  2. Return to London for an extended visit.
  3. Restore a classic car.
  4. Own {and ride} a motorcycle.
  5. Attend an Olympic event.
  6. Learn to speak Spanish. Okay, learn to understand more Spanish then what I’ve picked up from Dora and Diego.
  7. Visit the Mediterranean.
  8. See the Alhambra.
  9. Own a decent camera and know how to use it.
  10. Complete a triathlon, even a wimpy one.
  11. Perform stand-up.
  12. Visit Haworth, England.
  13. Write a book and have it published.
  14. Cook an amazing meal for a large group of people entirely from scratch.
  15. Own and restore a farmhouse.

What is on your bucket list?

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  • You should definitely write that book. I believe everyone has a story in them to tell. The trick is getting it out. Oh, and an extended trip to Scotland is on my list!

  • Sara @Doodle741

    You have a great list! I would like to add your 3, 7, 9 and 15 to my list. (I have a nice camera, but I don’t know all the ins and outs of using it.)

    I would add parasailing and hot air ballooning to my list. (There are more, but those are the only 2 I can think of right now.)

    I hope you get some of your list done! 😀

    • I’m afraid of heights so I am very much NOT taking those two of yours and adding them to my list. 🙂

      • Sara @Doodle741

        LOL!! I am *terrified* of heights – so much so that I won’t even ride roller coasters or an escalator … but I think those 2 sound like fun, so I’d like to try to conquer my heights fear with those. 🙂

  • Nice list! I didn’t realize you were so into cars and such. Very cool. I really, REALLY want to visit Italy and eat myself silly. Also on my list: Learn to make killer guacamole, host a cooking show (we are seeing a food theme, no?), teach my son to play piano, start speaking French again (I got my minor in it, but have forgotten a lot), and celebrate my 40th birthday in NYC.

    • I know a few of us who would join you in NYC to celebrate, Jen!

  • Janet

    Amy, what a great list. I do have to admit, though, that Number 14 has me terrified. I don’t think I’d ever be able to attempt that. No way would it go on my Bucket List. You are far braver than I am, LOL!

    I’m older than you and thus I don’t know if I have a Bucket List. I’ve always tried to live my life without regrets, and (thankfully) I’ve done a decent job of it. Because of this, I think that if I did create a Bucket List today, it would only contain one item: Live my life without regrets. If I can stick to that goal, everything else will fall into place. Well, everything except for cooking an amazing meal for a large group of people entirely from scratch. After all, I do know my limitations. 😉

    • I love your bucket list even if it is only one item!

  • great list! I feel the same about back to school (ok, maybe I’m a little too excited). Love the bucket list!!!

  • Nice list! Some of the same things are on mine. It’s long 🙂

  • Amy, just writing these down is the first step to figuring out how to tackle each one.

    I’m working on the camera one this year. 8 months in and my photos are pretty decent, but I’ve been told that it’s a lifelong process to learning about photography because once you learn how to do one thing you want to figure out the next thing.

    As for the dinner from scratch, it is so doable! You’re so well organized you can definitely pull it off. It’s about 75% organization and 25% cooking.

    Way to go!