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Friday, February 20, 2015

Bucket Lists - What's on Yours?



Bucket lists have become popular ever since the movie, The Bucket List. Although, before that I think we all had ideas of things we wanted to try, do, or accomplish.

Our topic this month is if you have (or even if you don't have) a bucket list, what top priority thing(s) do you want to accomplish? I’ve always had a list of things I wanted to do. When I accomplish one, inevitably I add one or two more things. I’m not sure I prioritize them. It’s kind of what opportunities or motivation shows up.

I wanted to write. I’ve always written scenes and short stories, but I wanted to really write a book. I put it off until my second bout with cancer and I said to myself – someone’s trying to tell you something. Duh! What’s something you keep meaning to do, but put off? So I bought a computer and wrote my first story. And I’ve been writing ever since. I made it to the Amazon River in Brazil and stayed in a tree house – now I’d like to visit the Great Wall of China.

So my top priorities would be to become a better writer. I also want to become a better watercolor painter. (I took that up and off my bucket list three years ago). I want to trace my family roots as far back as possible. (I started studying genealogy two years ago.)

China’s up there of course. I’d also like to find more ways to give back to my community. I do volunteer work and donate to my favorite organizations, but I feel there are other ways I might be able to help. And I can give back to the writing community that’s helped me so much.
What's on your bucket list? And what are your priorities?

I’m looking forward to hearing what others have as top priorities in their lives. I’m off to start checking them out with a visit to Skye Taylor. Here’s the list of everyone else who’s going to share their bucket lists. Please drop by and read their thoughts.

Geeta Kakade http://geetakakade.blogspot.com/
Kay Sisk http://kaysisk.blogspot.com
Connie Vines http://connievines.blogspot.com/
Judith Copek http://lynx-sis.blogspot.com/
Rhobin Courtright http://www.rhobinleecourtright.com/

12 comments:

  1. Morning, Bev. Hope this isn't coming through twice! Sorry you've been ill, but I see how that motivates a person. Good luck with the community payback, anne stenhouse

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    1. Hi Anne, and nope, it didn't come through twice. Thanks for dropping by. and I've been cancer free for almost twenty years now.

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  2. Like you, I accomplish one thing and two more pop on the to-do list. Illness and close-calls do motivate us, but I hope that your second is your last bout with cancer.

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    1. Thanks Rhobin, and isn't it wonderful that we can keep finding things in life we still want, or need, to do.

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  3. So glad you've followed your passions! Staying in a treehouse? Love it!!

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    1. It was fun. :) Thanks for dropping by.

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  4. Beverley,
    You have been busy checking off items on your bucket list, I am sorry for your illness but happy to see that you are vacationing and living with joy!

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  5. Thanks, Connie. And yes I'm cancer free and keep working through that bucket list. Life is to enjoy.

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  6. Beverly,
    It is beyond amazing that you're cancer free--and not only that, you've been in a tree house in the Amazon?? That's some real Indiana-Jones-ing right there! Keep traveling and keep writing, and please make sure to write about the Great Wall of China once you get there! Best of luck. :)

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    1. Thanks Rachael and thanks for dropping by. And I will definitely write about the Great Wall when I get there. :)

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  7. Sounds like you have lots of traveling to mine for ideas for your books. It must make them more realistic, since you've actually been to so many places and experienced those cultures. Keep on traveling and keep on writing. Writing is like breathing for authors...it's something we enjoy, but more importantly, it's something we have to do.

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  8. Beverly, you've dealt with and accomplished so much....I'm impressed by all you've done and plan to do. Your article inspires me.
    Geeta

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