For the Today’s Mama contest, because I think my kids would love Orlando:
1-Publish a novel.
2-Have everything, every closet, every drawer, in my whole house, organized at the same time, including all the laundry clean.
3-Weigh what I did when I got married.
4-Have practice yoga five days a week for at least five years.
5-Get my black belt in tae kwon do.
6-Go on an Alaskan cruise with Matt.
7-See all my children married in the temple to people who love and appreciate them.
8-Go on a mission with Matt.
9-Get a graduate degree (bonus points if it’s the writing for children MFA at Vermont).
10-Teach at BYU.
11-Have been to the temple every week for at least five years.
12-Find an ancestor’s name to do temple work for. There’s nothing new in our family history after 1800.
13-Hike to the top of Timp again.
14-Send my sons on missions, and my daughter if she wants.
15-Pay off our mortgage.
I was scraping the bottom of the barrel at the end here. Some of my bucket list things are not very quantifiable, like at the end of my life I want to feel like I did right by my children, that they see me with mercy and grace and remember more the things I did well than the things I messed up on. The thing about a bucket list is that it’s often a specific item, and not a way of being. And I think I need to figure out ways of being that allow me to accomplish goals.
This is my entry in the Just Ask Bucket List Getaway Giveaway. Just Ask offers a breast and ovarian cancer screening and is encouraging people to share 15 things that I want to enjoy in my lifetime as a reminder to be aware of my health. Want to enter? Head over to TodaysMama.com to get the details.