Kick(start)ing the Bucket (List)



It’s been a year since I first posted my Bucket List.  365 days later and I’ve accomplished nothing on the list.

Granted, some were long term goals.  Also, in many ways, 2013 was a year of survival.

I added to the list with my goal of seeing all the Best Picture movies.  I’ve made progress there, but have a lot more watching to do.  There’s also the 5 Things That Should Be On Every Writer’s Bucket List.

But my bucket list still stands.  And this year, I intend to start making things happen.

No, this isn’t a list of resolutions.  I don’t do resolutions, remember?

Rather, it’s a recognition that some of the things on my list will take planning and preparation.  And a good amount of cash.

The easiest place to start?

Be conversant in Spanish:  I have the CDs.  I have the background of three years in high school and two in college.  I just need to make it happen.

Publish my novel(s):  Maybe I won’t make it to publishing.  But I’ll finish the one I’m currently working on.  I rather bravely (or foolishly) posted the first chapter here.

Have my own art show:  Again, maybe the show isn’t this year.  But I have eliminated many of the barriers keeping me back from creating.  This year, there will be canvas.

Read the Complete Works of Shakespeare:  No, seriously.

Much of the rest of the list involves travel (see “good amount of cash” above).  I can’t get to all of them, but by golly, it’s beyond time that I made it to the Chincoteague Pony Swim.  I just have to remember that I want to do it before I read about it the day after.

So, before I’m eligible for all of the senior discounts (I’m only “old enough” at some places), I’ll start marking things off of this list.

If you’d like to help with that huge amount of cash, click one of the links to the right (he said shamelessly).

I need to get busy.


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