Thursday, January 3, 2008

Resolutions-My Bucket List

I know--everyone is REALLY tired of reading about everyone else's resolutions for the new year. (Especially since most of us do not keep them after the first couple of days anyway.)

Last year I decided that I was going to put an end to resolutions and create a "To Do" List for my life. In fact, after watching the previews for a new movie coming out, I decided to title this list "My Bucket List"--things to do before I "kick the bucket" as the characters put it.

So, here are the basic details of my "Bucket List":

  • Get married (why do I have the "someday my prince will come" theme song in my head?)

Travel to: (and I don't mean by way of Epcot)
  • Hawaii
  • Australia
  • England
  • France
  • Germany
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Holland
  • St. Lucia
  • Savannah, GA
  • Egypt
  • California

  • To Hula
  • To Belly Dance (I have the hips for it)
  • Gemology (Since I can't afford them, I'd like to work with them)
  • Code Cracking (how cool would that be?!)
  • Foreign Languages (French, Italian, Greek, Chinese)
  • To cook in France or Italy (or to cook in general)
  • To write well

  • Go shopping on Rodeo Drive without using credit cards and having to take out a loan
  • Stay at the Library Hotel in New York
  • See a Broadway Play on Broadway in New York (Phantom is my favorite!)
  • Watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade from the front stands of Macy's
  • Watch Mickey's Very Merry Christmas parade while being there on Christmas Day
  • Meet the President of the United States and get a real tour of the White House
  • Tour underground Disney
  • Write a book (ha! I guess I have to have ideas first)
  • Get paid for writing reviews of books (hey! I read enough--why not?)
  • Stay at the Biltmore Inn
  • Attend High Tea at Harrods
  • Drink a bottle of Dom Perignon (It's probably nasty stuff, but a glass of it would be good)
  • Go to Carnivale in Italy (I think it's in February)
  • Ride in a gondola in Italy (preferably with my husband--see the first bullet)
  • Work with archaeologists on a dig-possibly cataloguing their finds
  • Help set up exhibits in a museum (curator)
  • Finish Interior Design School and work with Extreme Home Makeover or help Habitat for Humanity with their homes
  • Go snow and water skiing (preferably at different times)
  • Have a personal shopper (or a really good friend) help me dress "more my age" as my mom puts it (She says I dress like a grandma--I think my clothes are comfy--so what if polyester hasn't made its comeback yet! At least my pants have elastic waistbands and I don't have to worry when I gain weight.)
  • Go skydiving or bungee jumping
  • Be on the Amazing Race as a contestant
  • Get paid for scrapbooking or being creative with crafts

Okay--so reality says that I won't be able to accomplish most of this list--mainly because of finances or lack of contacts, but I think it's good to dream. So, this is my list for now. I'm sure I'll add more and (hopefully) cross things off as we go along. Happy New Year!


mad4books said...

I love *ALMOST* everything on your Bucket List (would personally skip anything having to do with fashion, shopping, High Tea, Savannah, or Disney, but I'm weird)...hey, you should print this list and cross items off as you complete them!!

Misadventures of the Dynamic Uno said...

I have them written out and decided that it would make interesting fodder for a post.

I'm not really into the whole fashion scene (you should know that, but after watching "Pretty Women" one too mnay times, I decided that it might be "fun."