08 March 2017

Do you have a Bucket List?

I mentioned often that something was on my Bucket List to do someday.  I would hear about something and make a mental note to myself that it would be a good thing to add to the Bucket List.  As time went by, quite a few things popped up and quite a few things were forgotten.  As my memory has gotten worse, even more things have slipped away.

I finally sat down and physically wrote out a Bucket List.  As I sat there looking at it, more things came back to me and the list kept growing.  I also noted the things I have already completed like Stonehenge and the Grand Canyon.  I struggle about whether I want to put something down that is very unrealistic like New Zealand.  It's not so much the cost but the very long and uncomfortable flight.  Part of me says, "Why not?  It's a wish list".  Another part of me says, "No, it's a priority list of things to do before I get too old".

Life is fragile and fleeting.  I just heard recently that two more of my high school classmates have crossed over just this year alone.  I still think about that good friend who passed away last October due to cancer.  He was 2 years younger than I. Another friend, also the same age, is also suffering from cancer and I don't know how long she will be around.

Three trips are planned already for this year.  Bucket List - Family - Bucket List.  I'll write more about the Bucket List trips after they happened and we have the results.  The Family trip will be to visit my 90 year old Dad.

If you're curious, I have 10 things on my Bucket List at this time.

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