Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Living each moment, your bucket list

For some weird reason I've been thinking a lot about death recently. Okay not so much about death but a lot about life.


And how we each just get one of them. It's precious, and hard, and fleeting.

Not to be morbid, but the one thing in life that is guaranteed is it will end.

Now that statement is not meant to scare you. I look at it from the perspective of yes I am going to die…don't know when or where or how, but today I'm living and I need to soak up each minute that I've been given.

Now before my dear mother who is an avid reader of my post (Thanks Mom!) kills over with worry I'll get to my point.

Your bucket list. I'm interested in hearing about the things you would like to accomplish/participate in/complete before you kick the bucket. What dreams do you have?

I'm tagging fellow bloggers:

Stacey @ a good and simple life
Maria @ A little joy for today
Eliza @ Happy Simple Living
Dawn @ If Life Were a Box of Chocolates
Mr. Simpleton @ Living a Simple Life
LPM crew @ Living Proof Ministries
Mel C @ Mayhem and Miracles
Dr Isis @ On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess
Ree @ The Pioneer Woman
Jon @ Stuff Christians Like
Tammy @ RowdyKittens
Uncle Tractor @ The Barn Board
Amanda @ kevinandamanda

And my fellow readers. Post your bucket list to a blog post (and tell me about it) or in the comments section below.

I hope you'll enjoy this exercise as much as I did. It really is eye-opening to dream big, and think about exciting things you want to do. Today maybe we could all take some steps to live into our dreams now, instead of waiting until it's too late.

Here is my BL:

Step foot in all 50 states.

Have children.


Write a book.

Take a photography class and open my own studio.

Climb to the top of Mount Elbert and scream "I'm queen of the world!"

Watch the sunrise over the Sahara desert.


Stay a night in Sweden's Ice Hotel. It looks amazing, check it out.

Take a chocolate bubble bath.

Stay a weekend in the Castle Post, back home.


Squish grapes with my toes, in a winery, like Lucy.

Experience zero gravity.




Make each moment count,

5 comments:

Isis the Scientist said...

What a lovely buck list! Thanks for the tag!

If life were a box of chocolates said...

Great idea Laura! I have also been thinking about death lately, and about how my patients have taught me that no matter how long you live, it flies by so much faster than you expect it to. I have to leave for work soon, but I'll be thinking about my bucket list and get back to you.

Stacey said...

thanks for the tag! i think this is the perfect time of year for this 'exercise' as to help us better define our priorities. i've got some ideas already... but i'll get it up soon!

also, i love just above your signature, "Make each moment count." what wonderful advice! thank you!

Simplifying in the South said...

Thanks so much for stopping by folks! I can't wait to read each of your bucket list!

Uncle Tractor said...

I like your list (especially the zero G experience). Thanks for asking me. My list is on http://thebarnboard.blogspot.com/2010/12/my-bucket-list.html

- Enjoy!

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