I have had a bucket list since I was young. I am not sure if it is Punishment to share it or an incentive to go for it, to make it happen. I am hoping the latter is true. There are often obstacles to overcome to get where we want to be. It is not always easy to “just go for it”.Bucket List

There are a lot of things I have done in my life, many were from my bucket list. (You can see some of the things I have completed from my bucket list here.)

Today, I am very happy, content and satisfied. Life is good. It matters not if any of these items are checked off (well # 2 and 6 are important, # 19 is driving me crazy and I am going to drive my partner crazy if I don’t complete #39).  

Having an opportunity to do a few of the following things will be the Cherry On Top of a great new life with a wonderful man.

  1. Go for a Hot Air Balloon ride
  2. Eat a healthy and balanced diet. (Work in progress)
  3. Go skinny-dipping in the moonlight. Completed July 25 2016 on my Birthday.
  4. Go to the Symphony
  5. Go to an Opera
  6. Hike at least 5km 3 times per week. (started in 2012 and still doing it.)
  7. Go dog sledding
  8. Ride a Segway
  9. Go to a Jazz Festival in a big city
  10. Take a cruise on the Amazon River
  11. Explore Chile
  12. Take dancing lessons
  13. Hike the Bruce Trail
  14. travel to India and the Himalayas
  15. See a polar bear in the wild.
  16. Win a photography competition
  17. Sleep in a yurt.
  18. Learn to cross-country ski.
  19. Learn to Juggle. (a work in progress, but not looking good.)

    a high cliff
    That’s me climbing a very high cliff
  20. Visit San Francisco and ride the cable car
  21. Repel down a very high cliff ———>
  22. Go hang-gliding
  23. Travel to Asia
  24. Eat in a sidewalk cafe in Paris
  25. Go on a meditation retreat
  26. Get my Scuba Diving license
  27. Fly first class
  28. Learn to recognize 10 constellations.
  29. Dip my toe in the Arctic Ocean.
  30. Visit all 50 American States    (been to 28)
  31. Travel the Oregon Coast
  32. Fly a plane (take a flying lesson).
  33. Go to the Olympics
  34. Go bird-watching at Point Pelee park during the fall or spring migration
  35. Win a writing contest
  36. Learn to identify poisonous and edible plants in the wild
  37. Join an organization with a humanitarian cause
  38. Organize all my old photos (a large box full) into albums.
  39. Photograph an owl in the wild.
  40. Learn to identify mushrooms in the wild.

What about you? are there things you want to do?, Places you want to go? something you want to learn? Write it down, make a list, share it and perhaps you will enjoy the sense of accomplishment that comes from checking it off your list. Remember, it is not punishment if you can’t complete all the dreams, it is only important to have a dream.

Here are  a couple of photos of bucket list items that are checked off.

Common Loon pair and Chicks
Photographing Loon chicks has been a dream for many years.
Grosbeak Lake in Wood Buffalo National Park in Canada’s Arctic.
Group of seven
My Group of Seven copy
Elephants on the Masai Mara
Elephants on the Masai Mara in Kenya
Lion on Masai Mara
Seeing a Lion in the wild on Masai Mara
Western Brook Pond Newfoundland
Western Brook Pond, Newfoundland, Canada
Bryces Canyon, Utah
Bryces Canyon, Utah
the arches in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
The Church through the arches in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Singing karaoke