bucket list

Long before the term “bucket list” existed, I created one. I was a kid still, and I wrote it with a pink pen on a piece of notebook paper. I came up with fifty things I wanted to accomplish in my life. I have looked for this piece of paper, but have never found it since. I would love to read it now. I remember one of the items was “surf the internet.” Since that list is probably long gone and maybe too easy to accomplish, I am making a new one. Here are some of my life goals:

1. Get a book published
2. Become bilingual
3. Learn calligraphy
4. Visit all 50 states
5. Take my kids to DisneyLand
6. Get my Master’s degree
7. Get 5+ poems published
8. Turn my house into my dream home
9. Take tennis lessons
10. Run a full marathon
11. Read all of the Newbery Medal and Honor winners
12. Read the 100 classic books
13. Read everything by John Steinbeck, J.D. Salinger, and Sylvia Plath
14. SCUBA Dive in a tropical locale
15. Get a passport and use it
16. Teach my sons to read
17. Become a creative writing professor
18. Go on a cruise
19. Skydive
20. Get a tattoo

I plan to keep adding to this as time goes on. Once you accomplish a goal, it’s time to add another one!

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one’s goal and not in reaching it. 

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