Bucket List #9

Writing a blog is lots of fun for a few reasons. One, it’s easy to share with friends and family about what’s going on in our little corner of the world. Two, I think I’m a bit of an exhibitionist (this goes hand in hand with my voyeurism- put your blinds down when your lights are on in your house if you don’t want me looking in while I walk by). Three, writing is cathartic for me. 


In high school I kept a journal. It was mostly about my love life, but it helped me process emotions and feelings in a safe space. I also really like reading other peoples blogs. In fact, I would say I’m a blog junky (aka voyeur?). Daily, I wait for my RSS feed to show a new blog post. When a new one appears my heart beats faster, a smile spreads across my face and I get giddy with excitement. It’s like getting a letter in the mail almost everyday, sometimes 2 or 3. If there aren’t any posts for awhile, I go through withdrawal and wonder why my bloggers have forsaken me. Luckily I follow enough blogs that it doesn’t happen too often, and I’m quick to forgiveness. Here are my favorites:


Holistic Kid
Being Chelsea
Zero Waste Home
The Tipsy Baker
Daddy Confidential
Mama Natural
Can You See My Fingers?

I guess what this is leading to is that I like to read other peoples writing, and I like to write. An important part of this particular Bucket List challenge is that it requires me to write everyday. This has the bonus of increasing my readership, keeping my creative juices flowing, and allowing my fingers to maintain keyboard dexterity (a most important skill). Another goal for my blog, which I’ve learned from following other blogs, is that I’d like it to have more focus. Maybe I just need to come up with a few sub-sections to give it clear outline? I’m not sure. What I am sure of is my #9. Whether it be another 30 day challenge like this, or a more traditional bound version that can end up on a library shelf is to be determined. What I do know is that writing is in my future.


Bucket List

  1. Travel to 6 of the 7 continents. Let’s be honest, Antarctica is a long shot. So far I’ve been to North America (Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica) and Europe (France).
  2. Spend time practicing yoga at an ashram in India, with my brother.
  3. Join a choral group and sing with them regularly.
  4. Tour all 50 states in an RV.
  5. Visit Monet’s Gardens at Giverny.
  6. Take ballroom dancing classes so I can ballroom dance for fun.
  7. Travel to a far away destination by boat.
  8. To be exceedingly generous to my family and friends.
  9. Write a book.
These are Misty’s true colors coming out…begging/clawing/meowing for attention.
P is usually her best bet. These two are made for each other.

So cute.

The wild flowers in my front yard weren’t cutting it, and therefore had to be cut.
They provided me with this sweet bouquet before getting the final yank.

Waiting in line to sit in mama’s lap.

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