Do you have a bucket list?

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.

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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.

  1. See Toby Keith in concert—he’ll be in Oregon this summer so I might get my chance.
  2. Go to New Zealand.
  3. Fly somewhere first class—to New Zealand would be awesome!
  4. 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.
  5. 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?

R3-30 Bucket List

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