Friday, April 01, 2011

Bucket List

I got bit by the bucket list idea 
last night 
and stayed up really late 
working on getting 100 things that I want to do in this life. 
I tried to be realistic - 
no "wish" type things - 
tried to make them based on things I can do - 
not based on others - like meeting stars or being rich and famous etc.

Along the way, I discovered, much to my surprise,
I have many things already done 
that were on people's lists... 
so I did a been there done that list too.
(most of them are art related but I still count them :)

I am a little surpised at how happy 
this makes me to think about what I have done 
and to get busy thinking about all I want to do.

Bucket List:
  1. Drive a Zamboni (this is what started this whole thing)
  2. Read all the Pulitzer Prize winning books - all 83 of them...
  3. be a full time artist who makes money at it
  4. try Encasutic painting
  5. illustrate a children’s book - and publish it
  6. sell a painting to a stranger 7-1-2011
  7. walk through a corn maze
  8. do a zip line
  9. try fencing
  10. Learn archery. (this one is coming soon) 4-9-2011
  11. Learn boxing.
  12. fire a gun
  13. milk a cow
  14. watch an animal being born
  15. be close to my kid even as she is an adult - be a good mom
  16. be a teacher
  17. hang art in a gallery
  18. stay happily married
  19. Write a letter to your children telling them what you want them to know about your life and the lessons you've learned.
  20. Have a house with a garden tub and art studio with natural light
  21. own a mountain home
  22. Spend a week at a Silent Retreat
  23. volunteer at a homeless shelter
  24. Build a Habitat for Humanity Home.
  25. run a half marathon
  26. Go mountain biking.
  27. Learn to roller blade.
  28. Go sailing.
  29. Ride a jet ski.
  30. Learn to play tennis.
  31. Go horseback riding along the beach.
  32. Take singing lessons.
  33. see all the academy award winning movies
  34. learn to surf
  35. grow and eat a whole meal from my garden
  36. attend an Olympic event
  37. skydiving
  38. invent something
  39. learn to meditate
  40. write a book
  41. have the body to wear a 2 piece bathing suite and get over the stretch marks...
  42. Go Dog Sledding
  43. change the oil in a car
  44. learn to weld
  45. go 1 month without tv
  46. dig for oysters/clams and have a clam bake
  47. get certified in CPR
  48. make clothes that no one would guess i made
  49. pickle something
  50. paint every day for a month
  51. censored....:)
  52. fly a kite
  53. be in a picket line and stand up for something i believe in
  54. play a whole game of golf - 18 holes
  55. kill and prepare an animal for eating and eat it
  56. eat caviar
  57. Have my portrait painted/drawn 9-7-2011 in Paris...
  58. Sent a message in a bottle
  59. create a time capsule
  60. sit on a jury
  61. leave 100% tip
  62. have room service
  63. play paintball
  64. spend a week of vacation doing random acts of kindness
  65. do a wine tour in wine country
  66. read to kids in a library 
  67. See the Eiffel Tower 8-29-2011
  68. See the Sistine Ceiling
  69. see stone henge
  70. eat gilato in Italy
  71. visit Australia
  72. get to every continent
  73. visit every state in the US
  74. take Mira to Disney
  75. Take mom on a trip  8-2011
  76. go on a cruise
  77. hike a 14er
  78. hike in a rainforest
  79. Drive down Route 66
  80. See Mount Rushmore
  81. see the grand canyon
  82. Go to the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam.
  83. Go to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.
  84. Winnebago across the country
  85. see giant red woods in CA
  86. Hike the Appalachian Trail (some of it anyway)
  87. Go to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.
  88. Go to a jazz club in New Orleans' French Quarter.
  89. visit Leaning Tower of Pisa
  90. see burning man
  91. see a volcano
  92. see a glacier
  93. see Cirque De Solei
  94. Shop in Rodeo Drive
  95. see northern lights
  96. go on a pick-nick with the whole basket - blanket under a tree with ants etc.
  97. fly first class
  98. Fly in a helicopter
  99. visit the Louvre 9-2011
  100. see the fall colors back east 

1 comment:

Jesslyn said...

#38 on the Wish List- I thought you were a Hildred...surely you've invented something that made life a little easier...or on second thought umm more complex??