*sings* Oh, the challenge, it is a challengin’…
Day 16: “What’s at the top of your bucket list”
Holy crap, that thing is scary.
Honestly? I don’t have a bucket list, at least not as I understand it (having not seen that movie, the concept a little fuzzy in my mind). This is a list of things you’d like to do before you die, right? Go skydiving, convert a crocodile to vegetarianism (or Mormonism), eat a pan-fried endangered animal on every continent, stuff like that.
I don’t have that list. I have another list (you know, The List), but that’s not what we’re talking about.
Wow, that was the worst-quality video ever.
I have things I want to accomplish in my life. I have places I want to visit, books I want to read, books I want to write. I want to go back to school, raise my kids to be decent human beings, learn to find balance and peace in my life. These are good things, but they do not a bucket list make. Well, maybe the travel, but I can guarantee I won’t get to most of those places, so that would be a crappy, CRAPPY bucket list.
If you told me I was going to die in a month, I’d want to spend more time with my family, not go bungee jumping. Once I’m dead, I’m not going to care that I jumped out of an airplane, rode a hot-air balloon directly into a volcano, smoked cigars until I barfed* or achieved anything from that other list. I won’t even care whether I finish any of my career/education goals.
I’m not saying bucket lists are a bad thing, if they help you live life more fully. I’m just not a very exciting person. 😉
*I think my number for that would be one. Possibly fewer.
July 16th, 2013 at 10:36 am
“Once I’m dead, I’m not going to care that I jumped out of an airplane”
I agree completely. That way of living works for some but it wouldn’t work for me. I’d probably want a lot of quiet time by myself as well as relaxed time with friends and family.
Death is a bitch but it’s not going to turn me into a crazy thrill-seeker. It just isn’t who I am.
July 16th, 2013 at 11:35 am
Great post! “If you told me I was going to die in a month, I’d want to spend more time with my family, not go bungee jumping.” You are so right, Kate! I don’t think I’d want to do something crazy that would hasten the date of my death simply because I want to laugh in the face of death.