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A Lofty Life List

A week has gone by and I thought about my homework every single day.  I thought about it in the shower, as I applied make-up, while I drove back and forth from shopping, in the sauna, while working out, and even while people were talking to me.

Each day, a new item reminded me of something else I’d like to do, and the list of life accomplishments grew.  The homework, if you didn’t happen to catch my post from last Friday, was to come up with a bucket list (life list) if I didn’t already have one.

I never really had a bucket list because I’m not one of those people who needs to climb a million mile high mountain.  I’m not one of those people who needs to run a marathon or become famous.  I’m really rather simple in my needs and aspirations.

However, with that being said, I managed to come up with 11 things that made the cut.  A couple more personal items made the list as well, but they’ll have to stay private for now.

Here is my list in no particular order of importance:

1.) Eat dinner with Anthony Bourdain somewhere in the world.
2.) Spend a year traveling the world, making sure to visit Altiplano
3.) Spend a year living in some other country.
4.) Go all over the US in an RV
I’m seeing a heavy duty travel interest here, how about you?
5.) Go to a Bruce Springsteen concert and sit somewhere in the sweat-on-me Bruce zone.
6.) Make a difference in someone’s life as a mentor or as an investor.
7.) Take one of my inventions to market. I’ve come up with so many ideas over the years and have done nothing with them.  Seeing the movie, Joy, reminded me of my numerous ideas and inventions.
8.) Live in a castle (or at least vacation in one).
9.) Own a Maserati–yeah, I know this seems materialistic but I view cars as art and I love the way Maseratis look.
10.) Eat my way through Italy. No sights, no tourist traps, just food without regard to how many pounds I gain. In fact, I’ll travel all over Italy in yoga pants!
11.) Get paid to write whether it’s in book form or weekly/bi-weekly/monthly blog posts.

This week’s homework from the e-guide, 52 Weeks: 52 Ways to Love Your (Wild) Self is to give myself 15 minutes per day to do whatever it is I want to do whether it’s eat, color, doodle, nap, meditate, or dance on the street pretending I’m in a music video (yes, I did this recently-can’t help it.  Every time Cake by the Ocean comes on, I get wiggly), or anything else that is just for me.  I think this may be the hardest because my list of to-dos is a mile long especially with the girls’ birthdays back-to-back, but if Judy Clement Wall says I have to give myself 15 minutes, then that’s what I’m going to do!

How was your week?  Did you come up with your life list?  What is on it?  If you already had a life list, did you act on any of the items to make progress on checking any of them off your list?  And for this week, will you join me daily in taking 15 minutes for yourself?






2 thoughts on “A Lofty Life List

  1. I love that list! Well written 🙂
    And, make sure you do take at least 15 minutes for yourself. Or at the very least on the days when an extra 15 minutes don’t find their way into your schedule, notice the time that you already do take for yourself – like going to the gym, or sauna.

    Last year I also wrote one, and looking back on it, I noticed that I managed to take real steps toward making the items on said list come true. I’ll have to write a blog post about it one of these days, as I definitely made the most important thing come true: earning a living being a full-time writer – I am now a technical author and love love love it! It leaves me creative enough to write on my blog, too, and is still about writing, and editing and re-writing, etc. which I love doing as a full-time job.

  2. I love what you said here: “I definitely made the most important thing come true: earning a living being a full-time writer” because THAT is a major life goal for me. You’ve given me hope that it’s possible. My daughter’s roommate earns enough from her writing to live in an attached home with a view of the Pacific. I’d love to earn enough to have the freedom I need to decide what happens next.

    As for the 15 minutes daily, well, we’ll just have to see how I did this Friday, right? 😉

    Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I greatly appreciate the attention and the feedback!

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