Today’s prompt comes from 100 Inspirational Journal Prompts by Melissa Bolton @ The Mogul Mom
I realized that Kate over at aroused was still doing her Creative Questions and CQ 18 is the same as this one from The Mogul Mom. So, I am linking the two together today (and I will be catching up on Kate’s other CQs in the upcoming days!)
Your bucket list
I confess, I was actually going to skip this prompt from The Mogul Mom because I don’t have an official Bucket List, but when I was exploring Kate’s blog and realized the topics were the same, I figured maybe this was a sign that I should explore this. After all, how many times must the Universe beat me over the head until I submit? This comes up a lot. Apparently everyone wants to know what’s on someone else’s bucket list.
So, why have I never created a Bucket List? I mean, I am the Queen of Lists, right? I should have one of these. What the frig is wrong with me that I’ve never sat down and explored this phenomenon? I think it is because I know why this ‘bucket list’ thing is so popular (and the rebel in me detests anything popular). It’s a wish list of things to do before you ‘kick the bucket’. And for someone like myself who has attempted suicide 7 times, my only response to this is usually: To Live. I fight the Suicide Demon every day of my life. It is exhausting and I don’t have time to wish for other things. But perhaps that really is an excuse and the rebel in me, well.. is rebelling, because the truth is, there are a few things I would like to do before I am finished with living. And so, for the first time ever, I am actually going to create this friggin’ bucket list. Yes, you are welcome *laughs*
- Visit India
- Meet the Dalai Lama while in India
- Visit the Smithsonian Museum in DC
- Visit the Holocaust Museum in DC
- See the Lincoln Memorial in DC
- Go to San Diego
- See the San Francisco Bridge in person
- Ride the London Eye
- Go to a NY Mets game
- Travel in South America and visit the ancient ruins of the Mayans and the Incas
- See the wild horses of NC’s Outer Banks
- Visit Isle of Man
- Eat authentic food in Italy
- Hear whales’ songs somewhere, anywhere in person
- Go on an archaeological dig somewhere
Okay, now I see why this is so addictive. I could probably list hundreds of things I want to do before I leave this planet, but I will stop for now. Those are some of the more interesting things I’d like to do. I may continue to explore this, now that I’ve opened myself up to it. Of course, most of these are a pipe dream. I would have to be wealthy to do most of them, and I don’t see that happening any time in the near future.
7 thoughts on “The Daily Me (Journal) & CQ 18: Bucket List – 12/08/2016”
I’m not a list person at all so I too have never created one of those “friggin’ bucket lists” and probably never will. I did watch a short series on TV recently about a group of famous men – Henry Winkler, William Shatner and a few others – who did a bucket list holiday to Asia and Japan. It was very funny and a deeply bonding, even spiritual experience, for them.
It just doesn’t make sense to me to write down wishes that I know can never come true.. but it’s come up so often on these questioneer things, that I finally gave in.. lol
I would love to see that show.. wonder if I can find it around here in the US…
It was from the US – here’s a promo link
oooo thanks Raili. checking it out now 😀
SO glad you conceded, well done! Wondering if you were avoiding making a list so you could languish in ‘survival’ mode? Making a ‘bucket list’ is expressing a desire to LIVE, a making of wishes to enhance a life rather than give up on it?
I have actually completed several from your list, lucky me … but then I haven’t been confronted by your obstacles, thanks for participating in full.
Thanks, Kate.. that’s an interesting question and likely the answer too.
That’s great that you’ve done some from my bucket list, Kate 🙂 Cheers!