Bucket List Aspirations

Bucket List Aspirations

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. – Henry David Thoreau

I have been meaning to write down my bucket list  for years and I figure there is no better time than the present. I have no intentions of dying anytime soon, however it would be very cool if I at least had a list of the things I want to accomplish before I die. The thing is, if I don’t get it written down I may never even attempt some of the things that I have mentally been promising myself I would do. I don’t know what the next life is going to bring, but I sure know that for this life, before I exhale my last breath, I want to know, in my mind’s eye, that I have accomplished something in this one. and what better day to start it than on April Fool’s Day…=). I guess if I don’t accomplish everything I can always say I was only kidding! So here goes:

1. To go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras for my Birthday

2. To visit the home of my family, Cowbridge, Glamorganshire, Wales

3. To see “The Phantom of the Opera” live at least once

4. To learn how to can vegetables in a pressure cooker (this is a good year to do this because I am going to have a large garden)

5. To read all the plays by Shakespeare at least once ( working on it)

6. To go to Key West Florida while I am still in good enough shape to enjoy it

7. To go to Tibet

8. To quit smoking ( big time! This could end my bucket list =))

9. Own my own restaurant

10. Write one book

I think 10 on my list is a good starting point. I’ll leave it at that for now.

12 responses »

  1. What kind of restaurant? What kind of book?
    I hope that you kick the smoking; you’ll likely be around longer (slightly selfish wordpress wish).
    The travels, such as exploring your Welsh heritage, sound fun and fascinating.
    Cheers, to your aspirations!
    ~ Lily

    • Frances. Thank you. Yes I know, lol. I have the patches sitting in my bathroom cabinet. They are just waiting for me to convince myself that I am ready to quit. The way I see it right now I just have to set a date and follow through. Peace Jaz

  2. I’d love to go to Key West, too. Just picked the cigs up again myself, guess I need to work on that but it currently makes me happy. 🙂 Great list!

    • Bonnie, Yeah I had this big dream a few years back of living very Bohemian on the beach and busking to survive in Key West…=). Sorry bout the cigs =(…wish I had never even started..peace Jaz

  3. I don’t have a bucket list. I think that’s a terrible way to look at life — what to do before it ends. Rather, I just have a list of things I want to do. As my wise old grandmother said, “Life is a journey, not an end. Enjoy the journey.” To which I always add, “And take lots of pictures to share!”

    • Being Buddhist a bucket list doesn’t affect me that way as I don’t believe this is the only life I will have. I still have many unfinished paths to follow. But no point in getting into a philosophical debate right…no one really knows for sure, and if I’m wrong I want to make sure I make the most out of this life. I like your Grandmother’s philosophy…she sounds like a wise person….Peace Jaz

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