“The Bucket List.”
It’s a movie about two men who are given one year to live–one rich, alone, and soured on life; one poor, surrounded by family, but in possession of unfulfilled dreams. This man makes a list of things he wants to do before he “kicks the bucket” (hence the title); and to his surprise, the rich man offers to fund the adventure. So the two set out across the world to fulfill the dreams on the Bucket List.
I haven’t seen the movie (neither have many people across the world yet, so I won’t give away any spoilers!)–I hadn’t even heard of it. So when Jeff O’ Hara tagged me to write a Bucket List for 2008, the mental image I got was of all the dreams I’ve been carrying around in a bucket. Much like carrying water in a bucket, it’s truly a valuable commodity; but unless you pour it out where it’s needed, it does no good. After too long it will even turn stale or stagnant, useless for any beneficial purpose.
So what am I carrying around in a bucket? What dreams or goals do I want to achieve in 2008? Awesome thought–when you write something down, you commit to it. You can no longer avoid it, in any good conscience.
So–deep breath–here we go; mousewords’ Bucket List for 2008:
–Finish writing my mystery novel.
–Publish my mystery novel. (Those are two separate things.)
–Get many articles published.
–Move to a new location.
–Meet lots of online friends in person.
–Reach Power Seller status with my art sales on eBay
–Read the CSS books I have and actually learn it well
–Travel, for book promotion and for fun
Just after I wrote my list, I received an email from a new friend, who has just returned from the trip of a lifetime. I’m more inspired than ever now. I welcome you to visit Julie Anna’s blog and see if you feel the same.
Thinking of it as a Bucket List gives me a sense of urgency; I do want to achieve these things, so I had better hurry.
The last thing I want to do is kick the bucket when it’s full.