"Perhaps I am stronger than I think!" ~ Thomas Merton

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The List inside the Bucket


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I don't know why I've never attempted to create a bucket list. Maybe cause I never allow myself to dream too wildly, which is not good. That's what dreams are for, aren't they? Or I do not allow myself to dream anything that I know damn well I'll never do, but again - that's why they're called dreams.

So, today, I've decided to let myself go, climb out & dream. 10,000, 1,000, 500, 100 or even 50 seem overwhelming right now, so I'll start w/15 - a nice, small, number.
  1. visit the coastal islands of Georgia
  2. " " Sanibel Beach, Florida, & add to my shell collection
  3. " " Italy
  4. " " Greece
  5. open a restaurant for the homeless; no money required
  6. own a bookstore
  7. own a big, old farmhouse w/wraparound porch
  8. learn to ride a horse
  9. own a nursery
  10. photograph L.A. from the "Hollywood" sign
  11. display my photographs at an art gallery
  12. spend a week on an exotic, luxury island
  13. wear a slinky, sexy dress w/spaghetti straps
  14. attend a real "high end" occasion that will require said dress
  15. rent a cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Kind of a sad list, isn't? I mean, what's wild about these things? These are very normal, "do-able" things. I mean, you don't see anything uninhibited, like 'swim the Serengeti', or "bungy jump off the side of a cliff," you know? I think this list kinda shows how I limit myself and "keep safe' I am, even in my dreams.

Wonder when will I wake up & live my best life?




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3 comments:

  1. i'll see you at sanibel island ;)

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  2. i know exactly how you feel my list would be the same kin of things, and you are awake and living the best life you can right now. what is small and not inspirational about running a restaurant for homeless poor people, Girl that is huge. you have a great list now finding the way to do them is the difficult bit well it is for me.

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