Friday, September 9, 2011


“You’ll be on your way up!  You’ll be seeing great sights!  You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.” –Dr. Seuss

I’m very fortunate – truly the luckiest girl.  Nothing is more important than having children, healthy children, and witnessing all the significant moments in their lives.  Or finding the love of my life and sharing a home with an inviting, joyous, comfortable, loving atmosphere.  Those are tops, most certainly!

I’ve experienced an abundance of so much in life already, and often times with the help of family and friends.  I’ve gone on a plethora of vacations, participated in all my favorite sports, scuba’d beautiful ocean waters, took guitar lessons, swam w/ sharks, had a pillow fight…I couldn’t possibly list everything.  And my ambition and hard work has definitely allotted me numerous achievements (various degrees, job opportunities, home buying, etc).  Life has so much to offer.  Your riches may entail sofa surfing, and that's totally cool.  As for me, there is more to be had in life and I want to achieve as much as I can.

My bucket list grows still, but here's a start…

·         Visit my hair’s homeland, Norway
·         Go on a canopy tour
·         Learn Italian, more than just curse words and maybe enough to understand Opera
·         Go whale-watching
·         Destroy the Tom Selleck (the mustache, not the actor).  Those bastards need to be fried with a laser.
·         Go to a masquerade
·         Learn to yodel
·         Spend a day, a regular day, traveling around doing my normal everyday things…but in a jet pack
·         Dive the Barrier Reef (Australia)
·         Skydive.  (I know, hard to believe I haven’t already, eh?)
·         Ride a unicycle
·         Attend a murder mystery dinner
·         Win over $1000 in a lottery or raffle
·         Join a disaster relief program
·         Grow a Bonsai tree
·         Eat something I’ve grown (tomato, berries, cucumber, even herbs will do)
·         Take my kids to Disney World
·         Watch turtles hatch and run for the ocean
·         Go to the Kentucky Derby
·         Go deep sea fishing in the Keys
·         Learn to say “no” without feeling guilty
·         Learn to play chess
·         Take a helli ride in a Hawaiian volcano
·         Touch an iceberg
·         Ski the top ten resorts in the country
·         Organize my pantry and have it remain for at least 1 year
·         Have the gall to break out in a rendition of The Wheels on the Bus while riding public transportation
·         Juggle (hence this year’s birthday present from Pete)
·         See the Coliseum in Rome
·         Pull a Gaga and arrive somewhere in an egg
·         Initiate more with friends, be the one to call, the one to invite out for dinner…
·         Learn to play the drums
·         Appear on a JumboTron for doing something stupid
·         See a Broadway play (on Broadway)
·         White water rafting
·         Ride in a hot air balloon
·         Hike in the rainforest (Panama, Costa Rica, Maui, Honolulu, Borneo…any of these will do)
·         Most importantly, I want to live an extraordinarily creative life

This is in no particular order, not in any way complete, and is subject to change.

Got a bucket list?  What are some things you’d like to do before you kick it?  Leave me a comment.

1 comment:

  1. This is Nikki.....It's neat to see other's bucket lists. Fun to see the ones I have done and the ones I also want to do. Great Barrier Reef is on mine as well as Skydiving (Allan has done it, I have not.) I didn't understand your Tom Sellek reference. You have a mustache?? Oh, I've been on a Jumbo Tron, seen a Broadway Play on Broadway and have attended a Murder Mystery Dinner. I still have not shown up anywhere in an Egg yet, but I am still young!


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