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My Bucket List for 2008

Filed under: Motivation — by at 3:22 pm on Monday, January 14, 2008

In the movie The Bucket List, two unlikely comrades with terminal cancer team up to fulfill a wish list before kicking the bucket. This sparked Jeff Pulver to create his own bucket list but with a twist:

In the spirit of the movie, and in the spirit of trying to make 2008 be the year that we all start to do some of the things we would like to accomplish one day, I thought it would be fun to reach out to friends across the blogosphere and ask them to share some of the things on their “Bucket List” they hope to remove during 2008. For some of us, these are not necessarily our “New Year’s Resolutions”, but rather things we have been meaning to do for some time that we WILL get done in 2008.

He then tagged a few other bloggers, including Liz Strauss, who, in turned, tagged me. Thanks Liz!

For me, my bucket list goes beyond my New Year’s resolutions, my SMART goals and my one word for 2008. It goes to what I imagine myself wishing I had done or had done more of, should I find myself nearing the end of my life at the year’s end. This is what comes to mind (that I wish to share publicly), in no particular order and given my current finances (a more substantial budget would render a somewhat altered bucket list):

  • Spend more time with my kitty purring in my ear.
  • Listen more to my husband’s beating heart.
  • Write love letters to him. (Shucks, now that won’t be a surprise!)
  • Find a way to get to the north shore to watch the eagles soar.
  • Meet more of my invisible friends.
  • Be in the ‘real’ world more.
  • Connect with more of my invisible friends in a real way, if I can’t meet them in person yet.
  • Become more physically active.
  • Finish selling the first print run of my autobiography.
  • Continue searching for a cp-friendly bra.
  • See Anne Murray in concert, finally! (I’ve wanted to see her for years and she is finally coming to town on May 5th!)
  • Get organized for when I do kick the bucket.
  • Make a positive difference or impact on people’s lives.
  • Reconnect with my penpal Paivi and my Brownie friend Karen.

I’ll do my best to cross each one off the list by New Year’s Eve 2008.

I’m now tagging Karen Putz, Doug McCaughan, Tris Hussey, Jim Turner, Joanna Young, and Harmony Cornwell (glad to see you back blogging!).

What is on your bucket list for 2008?

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Comment by Karen Putz

January 14, 2008 @ 7:13 pm

I knew there was a reason I liked you! John Denver, Barry Manilow and now Anne Murray! I’ve seen her several times with interpreters and I know most of her music by heart. She always graciously acknowledges the interpreters at every concert.

Comment by Glenda

January 14, 2008 @ 8:11 pm

Aww, no fair, Karen! I’ve wanted to see Anne for years, but she doesn’t seem to come out to Vancouver. A few months ago I told Darrell I really wanted to see her, even we had to travel elsewhere. Then her Canadian tour was announced! Talk about Law of Attraction!

Wonder what other music interests we have in common. Rod Stewart? Bon Jovi? Michael Bolton?

Comment by Joanna Young

January 15, 2008 @ 1:39 am

Glenda, thanks for the tag. Your list has so much warmth and humanity in it – means we’ll all get to benefit as you work through your list 🙂


Comment by Karen Putz

January 15, 2008 @ 4:44 am

I love Michael Bolton too! I’ve been meaning to pull up that Rod Stewart song that you mentioned in your book (it’s either the book or this blog) do you know the song that I’m talking about?

Comment by Glenda

January 15, 2008 @ 10:00 am

Thanks Joanna, the list is just what seems most important to me. I’m trying to live that way – live with no regrets!

Karen, “Never Give Up On a Dream” by Rod Stewart. I still would like to meet him!

Comment by Tris Hussey

January 15, 2008 @ 10:27 am

Thanks for the tag Glenda. Ugh … what do I want to do … hmm. And what can I print publicly 😉

Comment by Christine

April 13, 2008 @ 5:38 pm

Glenda… re your bucket-list item to reconnect with Karen C. I saw her a few years back at our 20 year reunion (eep… 20 years). Have you connected with her? If no.. I’m going to an event on May 2nd that she may be at.

(I’m so glad I found this site.)

Christine Vea (Newcombe)

Comment by caaRmenCiiTaa!!

May 21, 2008 @ 10:58 am

~ Work just half an hour each day.

~ To marry Cristiano Ronaldo. (already done)

~ To be a notary.

~ Have 4 children.

~ Parachute.

~ Have a lot a lot of clothes.

~ Have a very famous clothes store .

~ Die when I am 100 years old.

~ Don’t die.

Comment by Kham

May 4, 2010 @ 10:51 pm

Here is a great site to create,manage and share your bucket list.

check it out.

Comment by Sosha

April 27, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

Cute list! Good luck with it. I’ve just posted mine too.

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