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The Bucket List

on September 18, 2012

I have to admit, I stole this idea from Tried, Tested, and True Mommy.  She keeps her list on her blog and I decided it was a great idea.  Imitation is the greatest form of flattery I hope.  I think that having a bucket list is a great thing.  And putting it in a public forum such as the blog takes this list and turns it from dreams to goals.  So here is the start of my list which will soon get its own page/tab here on the blog where I can add to it and cross things off and hopefully get encouragement and words of wisdom from you, my loyal readers.

  1. Visit Greece
  2. Visit Italy
  3. Write a book
  4. Publish said book
  5. Lose 100 pounds
  6. Go back to Ireland so I can show my husband the place I love so much
  7. Visit at least 30 states by the time my kids graduate from high school
  8. Read every book by Jane Austen
  9. Own a first edition of one of Jane Austen’s books (you know, after I win the lottery)
  10. See the Northern lights
  11. Ride in a hot air balloon
  12. Visit Washington DC when the cherry trees are blossoming
  13. Write my personal history
  14. Record my Grandma’s story while she is still here with us
  15. Own a book published in the 1700’s (or earlier)
  16. Visit Russia to see where some of my ancestors came from
  17. Learn French (more than the one semester I took in college)
  18. Read all the books by the Bronte sisters
  19. Find a way to forgive and finally get past the anger I still feel towards my biological father for not being there for my sister and I
  20. Write a cookbook
  21. Publish said cookbook
  22. Kiss my husband at midnight on New Year’s eve in Times square
  23. Publish an historical article in a scholarly journal (put my Master’s degree to use finally)
  24. Visit Andorra (I want to see what it’s like in a micro-nation)
  25. Read all books by Willa Cather
  26. Write a children’s book for my kids
  27. Make it to the top of Pikes Peak by way of the Barr Trail (hiking!)
  28. Break through the brick wall that is David C. Jones and Elizabeth Cottrell Brown (genealogy related)
  29. Learn to say “Please” and “Thank You” in 10 different languages (like actually learn not just see how to do it)

7 responses to “The Bucket List

  1. Wonderful list! I hope that you are able to accomplish them all!

  2. Tracy says:

    I want to help with the Barr Trail bucket item! 🙂 We still haven’t done that trail either!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Do-able, all of them, now go for it!

    • Katie says:

      Thanks, I will. I have already started working on please and thank you in 10 languages…I just have to keep practicing and using them so they stick with me.

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