Bucket List Challenge – Join Me!!

Hey all!

I’m writing from a hotel room in MSP situated across the street from the Mall of America.  While many flight attendants would relish in their 15 hour overnight to spend half of it roaming the mall buying crap they don’t need, I’m not that kind of girl. I did, however, wander through the mall getting my steps in and picking up major points on Shopkick…but that’s another post.  On my walk back to the hotel I couldn’t help but pop into IKEA for a slice of pizza. Seriously, they have the best crappy pizza one can buy for $1.75 ($2.50 with drink) – if you haven’t tried it I implore you to do so.

Anywho, my real overnight began once I settled back into my room…

It is rare I use my TV on an overnight…unless they have Bravo and Real Housewives of NY is on.  Or The Bachelor or The Bachelorette is on…or Bachelor in Paradise.  Oh, or Law and Order SVU!  Ok – maybe I watch TV more than I think, but I don’t have cable at home so it’s easily justified. 🙂 So, today when I returned to my room I put HBO to see what was up on the movie channel. Enter The Bucket List.

Now, I love me some Rob Reiner films. And I love me some Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson. But this movie I did not love. It was OK, and I definitely watched it from beginning to end, but it wasn’t mind-blowing by any means.  That being said, the idea was great – two dying men trying to live out their final dreams and goals.  I can get behind that idea and, as sad as it is, I get it.  But what I don’t get is why people wait until they are DYING to motivate and LIVE their lives!  What a cruel way to go…finally living and then you die.  Bummer!

The movie reminded me of my own Bucket List. At the beginning of this year, I spent twenty minutes having a brain dump and writing down all of the things I want to accomplish and experience before I die…um, in one hundred years.  The movie made me go back and reintroduce myself to the list.  It was super invigorating for my imagination to see what lies ahead in my future, both near & far…

Not a bad start…

A lot of travel planned ahead.  A lot of eating.  And a lot of time spent with our next generation.  Traveling expands my mind and perspective in so many ways that I can only imagine what the future will bring for this Bucket List!  I look forward to being challenged and (in my nieces and nephews case) challenging others.

My plan is to add to this list every year.  More importantly, I plan to check things OFF my Bucket List EVERY year.  I don’t want to wait until my dying days to find the joy and wonderment in life…that’s for suckers.  So who is with me??

** Do you have a Bucket List?  Post it in the comments section and let’s start crossing it off!  If you have a blog then join me in writing your own post about the Bucket Challenge!  Let us unite in our pursuit of the extraordinary adventures that make life worth, well, living!  Oh, and if you know how to surf or are fluent in Spanish – I am looking for teachers!!  🙂 **

Off to charge my phone now… 😉

Until next time…

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