The Bucket List

by Kathy on September 14, 2013 · 0 comments

in Coping, Diversions, Fear, Hope, Inspiration, Life, Planning, Suicide Prevention, The Future, The Past

This a Bucket List.

It is not necessarily My Bucket List.

I came across this meme recently on Facebook. I thought it would be fun and interesting to try, kind of like a game of “I Never,” without the beer.

Mortality has been on my mind this week. So thinking about things I haven’t done in life, but may still want to try is timely.

Also, being that it is the last day of National Suicide Prevention Week, I like the idea of having a wonderful and inspiring list of things to come back to, especially the next time I am feeling down.

Though I have never been suicidal, I have been depressed in the past and will likely feel that way again. Thus I intend to revisit this list in the future, filled with so many awesome experiences to look forward to and live for.

In case you want to play along, here are the instructions: Place an X by all the things you’ve done.

If you do decide to participate and post a Bucket List (with your Xs) on your blog, Facebook or somewhere else, please let me know with a link in the comment section. I would love to check it out and see what we have in common!

For fun, I decided to bold the ones that I haven’t done and would like to do, or at least consider doing.

I also crossed out the ones I have no intention of ever doing and in many cases find scary.

Things I have done in my lifetime:

(X) Gone on a blind date
(X) Donated Blood
(X) Skipped school
(X) Watched someone die
(  ) Been to Canada 
(  ) Been to Mexico
(X) Been to Florida
(X) Been to Hawaii
(X) Been on a plane
(  ) Been on a helicopter
(X) Been lost
(X) Gone to Washington, DC
(  ) Hugged a homeless person
(X) Swam in the ocean
(  ) Swam with Stingrays
(  ) Been sailing in the ocean
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently colored with crayons
(  ) Ran a marathon (or at least 13.1)
(X) Sang Karaoke
(X) Volunteered at a soup kitchen
(  ) Paid for a meal with coins only
(X) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch
(  ) Seen the Northern Lights
(  ) Been Parasailing
(X) Been on TV
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t
(X) Made prank phone calls
(X) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans
(X) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(  ) Fed an elephant
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X) Fired a gun (if the riffles on the range at Camp Echo count)
(X) Danced in the rain
(X) Been to the Opera
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Serenaded someone
(  ) Seen a U.S. President in person (It depends on how you define “in person.” Does seeing Bill Clinton ride by in a limo count?)
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sunrise with someone
(  ) Driven a race car
(X) Been to a National Museum
(  ) Been to a Wax Museum
(  ) Eaten caviar
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Gone ice-skating
(X) Gone to the movies
(  ) Been deep sea fishing
(  ) Driven across the United States
(  ) Been in a hot air balloon
(  ) Been sky diving (Notice a theme here? Yes, I am afraid of heights.)
(  ) Gone snowmobiling
(X) Lived in more than one country
(X) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
(X) Seen a falling star and made a wish
(  ) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser
(X) Seen the Grand Canyon
(X) Seen the Statue of Liberty
(  ) Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
(  ) Been on a cruise
(X) Traveled by train
(  ) Traveled by motorcycle
(X) Been horse back riding
(  ) Ridden on a San Francisco cable car (Though I have been to San Francisco)
(X) Been to Disneyland OR Disney World
(X) Truly believe in the power of prayer
(X) Been in a rain forest
(  ) Seen whales in the ocean
(  ) Been to Niagara Falls
(  ) Ridden on an elephant
(  ) Swam with dolphins
(  ) Been to the Olympics
(  ) Walked on the Great Wall of China
(  ) Saw and heard a glacier calf
(  ) Been spinnaker flying (I don’t even know what that is)
(X) Been water-skiing
(X) Been snow-skiing
(X) Been to Westminster Abbey
(X) Been to the Louvre
(X) Swam in the Mediterranean
(X) Been to a Major League Baseball game
(X) Been to a National Football League game
(  ) Swam with sharks
(  ) Been White Water Rafting
(X) Written a book or screen play (I am in the process of writing a book, a memoir about our journey through secondary infertility and loss. I hope and intend to try to get it published someday).

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