When I was 22, I was blessed with an english professor who thought beyond writing the typical analytical essay on one of many countless books. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of books I was exposed to that I wouldn’t have been if not for him. But one of my most favorite assignments was in the form of writing a bucket list. It seems easy enough, right? I thought so too, until I sat down and attempted to write that list. I had no idea what I wanted to accomplish in life or the things I wanted to do. After a weekend, it ended up looking like a list of places I wanted to visit–basically, it was a list of countries. It was a travel guide. Regardless, I turned it into my professor and he took one look at it and said, “What’s this?”

I answered in the only way I could: “It’s my bucket list.” Obviously.

Then he hmmm-ed and awed a few times while nodding his head. He handed the list back to me and said, “No, it’s not.” He then went on to explain a myriad of things prevalent in an English class and I was left thinking that my list was not going to be acceptable. I went home and tried again. This time I put things down that included:

1. Write a book (Only then my idea centered more around the creation of a cookbook.)

2. Learn another language fluently.

3. Live in another country.

4. Fly in a helicopter (By the way, I hate flying by any means and this would actually be terrifying for me)

5.Take a cooking class.

6. Sail somewhere.

7. Try Paddleboard yoga.

8. Buy an old car and learn to fix it. (Preferably a Chevy Camaro)

9. Learn an instrument

10. Work for myself

Needless to say, it’s been 10 years, and I haven’t done much on this list. Yes, I am currently working on that book (and it’s not a cookbook) but, I haven’t even attempted to do anything else on that list.

Until now…I am going to try Paddleboard Yoga! I know, I know, it’s probably the easiest on the list and since I live next to many bodies of water, this should have been crossed off the list long ago. And on Monday, it will be. Yay!!

Okay, so I have other lists as well. One is my travel list, which I plan to revisit in the near future. And the other is my Reading list. Books are getting added to it all the time and it seems to only get longer, but it’s a goal right?

So, what’s on your list?

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