This has been a fun summer for me as I have checked 2 things off in a short amount of time. The first one was learning to knit, and while I am not very good at it (considering I am now on my 3rd attempt at the same blanket) I now know how to do it.
Most of the things on my bucket list are small achievable goals....I like to be able to say I checked something off and these give me something to do in between the really big goals , like cliff jumping in Africa over the zambezi river gorge. As really who has tons of oppurtunities to check those huge things off our lists often.
My list was a lot smaller before my trip to Africa. But after making a trip like that and having so much fun, I thought of so many other things I still wanted to do. And while cliff jumping may be hard to top, I now have the courage to try almost anything. And am looking forward to topping the thrill of that jump.
That trip also made me realise that I really want to see the rest of the world while I am still young enough to enjoy it and remember it. I want my kids to have a life full of adventure. I want a life full of adventure too. When I die I want to say, and believe that I truly lived. And really deployments are the best time to work on your bucket list....
And in case you wondering here are a few things on my list:
- Learn to do a headstand
- see the pyramids in Egypt
- learn to surf
- see Australia
- learn to crochet
- make a dress all by myself
- learn to speak French
- master the art of eyeliner application
- learn to walk in heels (and not look like a man in drag)
- go skydiving
- see the pacific ocean
- swim with dolphins or maybe sharks, lol
- get kissed at the top of the Eiffel Tower
- learn to paint like picasso
- learn to rock climb
- see Morocco
- ride on a camel
- celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary
- take a fabulous cross country adventure down route 66
- learn ballet
- drive a Race car
- ride a burrow into the Grand Canyon
Ok, I am ready to find that next item I can check off....but until then I am just happy i finally figured out that whistle. LOL.