Saturday evening and I am home writing this blog! What does that tell you about my social life or life in general. Actually, my life in a small town is not all that bad. This evening, our regular group of ladies adjourned to the local pub after the 4 o’clock mass. We do this most every Saturday evening, but we do vary our destinations among a few favorite hot spots in town.
Tonight’s conversation was about items we have on our bucket list, which I always find fascinating. It always amazes me that some people don’t have that much on their list, while others would need to live two lifetimes to finish their list. Pondering this topic I have added 4 new items to my bucket list, why? –I want to!
- Take the summer off and drive cross country – stopping when and where I want until I do and see everything I want. No planned itinerary, just meander the back roads of America.
- I want to go up to Canada and France to do some in depth, hands on research into my family’s ancestry on my Father’s side; and then to England and Ireland to do the same thing on my Mother’s side of the family. I can only do just so much on the computer, I really need to get up close and personal to really understand the stories we were never told.
- I want to write a book and have it published. It would be my legacy to tell the world that I lived and I don’t want to be forgotten. It will be my leave-behind for the next generations to read and learn about their long forgotten ancestor. I know when I find snippets of information on an unknown ancestor I find it fascinating. So I hope that they will also.
- I want to learn a foreign language that I never did when I was in school. I think it would be French. To be able to read and speak French when traveling would be helpful.
Of course, I still have plenty on the list that I am working on but these additions only add some incentive to keep on eliminating and enjoying the bucket list adventures. Also, there is no bucket list police to say you have to do them in a particular order! So relax, I am, and enjoy your bucket list items; the large ones and the small ones. I think I deserve a Hot Fudge Sundae for writing my blog!