I have recently been getting more into reading people’s blogs. I cancelled my facebook because it felt like I was just checking it too often and it lacked some sort of substance. I like the few select blogs I follow, they send me an email every few days with their newest post. Some of these people I don’t know but I have, by chance, come across their posts, or they have mine.
One of the most interesting ones I enjoy is by a woman named Leslie Carter. She is a new mother and has currently moved across the country. What I love about her blog is that she does not apologize for who she is. This woman is adventurous, which is always an inspiration to me. She has been to thirty-four countries and makes a bucket list each year that she fulfills. She also offers opportunities where she hosts a bucket list event for a reader to take part in. Currently she is trying to win something called The Biggest Baddest Bucket List Contest. She will get to travel for six months around the world and win money. Her family is really supportive of this dream and someone will travel with her daughter and her. Check out her website if you need some umph added to the way you look at your own Bucket List, and feel free to vote while you are there (http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/2013/03/10/my-around-the-world-plan/#more-11777).
My own Bucket List does not seem as adventurous compared to hers, but this whole identity shift I feel myself going through is bringing some new interesting desires to me as well as rekindling the desire for other things I have yet to get to cross off. Here is a glimpse at a few of my bucket list desires.
1. Pay off loans
2. Visit Switzerland.
3. Help Leg Up in India.
4. Learn more about my family history, especially the Jewish on my moms side.
5. Visit Nashville.
6. Start playing piano again.
7. Hang glide.
8. Accept myself completely
9. Take some ballet classes.
10. The color run.
11. Trail ride in the snow.
12. Ride horses on the beach.
13. Be an extra in a movie (yeah for Central Casting-LA)
14. Write a book.
15. Doing something special for all the people who have showed me love when I was unable to love myself.
16. Read a more books by Thich Nhat Hanh.
17. Visit Dauphin Island, Alabama for a long vacation.
18. Live in France for four months.
19. Travel with my nieces.
20. Decorate my own house and learn to cook more.
I would love to hear what some of you have on your Bucket List!