Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Make sure it is worth watching!

"One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching."

I have always had this running list.....my bucket list I suppose......in my head.
It seems to circle around in my thoughts and I find myself saying "Oh yeah I want to do that someday." "oh yeah that too." "oh that is so my wish." "someday"
So maybe it is time to formalize that bucket list and put it in writing. I am kind of nervous about putting it in writing. Why is that? Does it make it more real to put your dreams (Small and Big)on paper? All I know is I feel nervous?! So in no particular order:

1. Go to Tahiti and stay in one of those little huts that sit right over the ocean.

2. ski diving

3. Ride the tallest, fastest rollarcoaster

4. Make a difference. Somehow change the world for better.

5. Mechanical Bull riding (but I can cross that one off thanks to this fall!) woo hoo

6. Try doing Foster care

7. Learn Photography

7b) Use that new skill to capture the beautiful everyday moments with my kids and hopefully

my grand kids some day

8. Go on a mission trip (building houses or schools or something..getting my hands dirty)

9. Take ball room dance lessons (hmm not sure I'll get Mark in on that one...)

10. Work along side BRUCE PERRY!!!!!!!!
10a) which would mean..get my Masters and start a parent/child dyadic therapy center
here in Columbus, which means maybe I should work with the Tulane research center
for a bit too.....oh the dreams.

11. See my kids....as Successful adults, parents, happy.....thankful.......giving...loving....

Okay so that is kind of short isn't it?! Hmm. I wonder if there is a way to keep this as a running list somewhere on here that I can update as thoughts come and go......Oh I just thought of one that I am so not sure I can put in writing.....ha, I just laughed out loud and I am all alone!! Oh that makes it sound REALLY bad doesn't it. Okay I am going back to add it in as #12......I can't get arrested for just putting it on my list can I?! =)

12. Smoke Pot (I KNOW. I know! Okay! okay. I always just said "no"..that should make my mom happy right! But now I feel like I missed out on just trying, ya know the experience of youth, I was always so worried.....well ya never know, maybe some day I will need it for medicinal purposes right??!??!!) Okay judge if you want but it's MY list!

Whew Okay that was putting it out there. I feel free. Hmm. It is good to dream big and small. I like this. It makes me feel alive.......I wasn't expecting that.
Sometimes as a mom, a wife, an employee, a sister, a friend.....I feel like I lose me...who am I, what do I want for ME...not my kids, not my husband...but just for me. There is always so much to do that I tend to put me aside........this was good. This gives me....me. Oh I like! I had no idea this would be so invigorating!

I challenge you to do the same..........what is YOUR list. For YOU. YOUR DREAMS??? Girls it is time to dream......

"A person starts dying when they stop dreaming"

1 comment:

The Preister's said...

I know for a FACT That you have changed lives...so mark that off now please :-)