Saturday, March 24, 2012

My Bucket List

At 36 years old, my original bucket list was already complete.

I only had three things on there:
1. Graduate college
2. Get married
3. Have children

That was all I ever really wanted and needed in this life. Pretty simple. Sort of. Not that I don't have any other dreams. I'm driven enough to work hard and see things through. It's just that I am pretty content. I love all kinds of things and want to do many things, but none of it seems dire or desperate if it doesn't happen.

I have traveled. I got tattoos. I have hilarious stories from my youth. I have donated and volunteered and surfed (twice), bought a house, taught Sunday School, was asked out by a famous ball player and blah blah blah...

So while my bucket list now consists of hopefully seeing and doing all of the wonderful things that come from numbers 2 and 3 above (like celebrating anniversaries and watching my kids get trophies, school awards, travel, make friends, and also graduate college, get married and have kids), I have had a few simple desires come up recently that I think would be really neat if I could do them this year.

They are:
1. Go on a ride along with a police officer.
2. Get a motorcycle license. Not for David's Ducati, but so I can ride my dad's moped.
3. Run a 5K this year. (This one will be tough...I usually only run if I'm being chased.)

What's on your bucket list?


  1. I can get you a police ride along! I have connections!
    And there would be a police dog, which makes it better!!!

    I want to write a book, buy a house, and take a wonderful family vacation (somewhere more exotic than SanDiego or Ohio).

  2. Let's do a 5K together!!!

  3. We missed you today Shalimar!! I was so sorry to hear about Salvatore's asthma ): We have been through many nights like that with Josiah and know how hard that is. I am praying for his little lungs open and stay open in Jesus name. I won't be able to make it tomorrow night because we have plans with some friends in Placentia. Meeting you someday is on my bucket list!

  4. i, too, only run if being chased (or am chasing someone... namely the little ones). :) haha! those are some good things for the bucket list! :)

  5. I will totally do the 5K if you can wait until next year! I need to have this baby first, and then ween her. My bucket list included getting married, having kids, owning a home, meeting Johnny Depp, and holding an owl. After I shook Johnny Depp's hand (twice), I decided I'm just not ready to die, so I can never hold an owl. :( Or maybe I'll just have to add to my list.