We’ve been kicking the bucket for thousands of years, but the phrase gained notoriety in 2007. That’s the year Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman made famous a screenplay written by Justin Zackham. The Bucket List was an overnight sensation and a box office hit. Now, it seems like everyone has a bucket list.
I don’t do change well, as evidenced by the fact I’ve held the same job in the same building in the same town for twenty-two years, nine months, and fourteen days. My idea of spontaneity is stopping for Chinese on the way home.
When did I become this person? I don’t know, but I’m a little afraid I’ve always been her. No surprise, then, when I looked at my bucket list and found it to be boring and uninspired.
- See Toby Keith in concert—he’ll be in Oregon this summer so I might get my chance.
- Go to New Zealand.
- Fly somewhere first class—to New Zealand would be awesome!
- Publish a book—this one actually happened! Last week my very first paperback book became a reality! By the way, Sharon Struth won the free copy. Congratulations, Sharon, and thanks to everyone who played the game.
- Publish 2nd, 3rd, and 4th books, one of which will be a best seller—hey, a girl has to dream!
Pretty tame stuff. No bungee jumping, parachuting, or rock climbing. No African safaris or anything that includes wintertime, snow-covered activities. Give me a nice tropical beach, a good book, and a mimosa instead. That’s just who I am.
What’s on your bucket list?