Recently, someone asked me what's on my bucket list. I didn't know what to say.
I've thought about it before, but never for very long, because all I can think of is skydiving.... and I've already done that. But it just seems like such a bucket-listy thing to say.
So I shrug it off, and move on.
This time, though, was different. It stuck in my mind. And so here is a list of things I've come up with. It is in no way complete, but it is a start.
Helena's list of Things-I-Want-To-Do-Before-I-Die.
I want to travel travel travel! Italy, Egypt, Ireland, Greece, etc etc etc. I have a very long Pinterest board dedicated to beautiful places I want to visit. And not just for a single day. I want to go for a few months, and really immerse myself in the culture, and explore every relatively safe nook and cranny.
Be a famous writer. Maybe from my blog (I'd probably have to write a bit more regularly to see that happen) and maybe from a book. Probably both.
Have a large, beautiful house designed by me, cleaned by someone else. I'm thinking libraries, reading nooks, secret passages...
Adopt a child. At least one. I want a large, happy, loud, diverse family.
I want to get caught by the police, being naughty in the backseat of our car at a local makeout point. In my 70s.
I want to be invited to (and able to afford) a Ted Talks weekend.
I want to cook thanksgiving dinner in my large, designed-by-me
kitchen, surrounded by my children and grandchildren. Laughter and
teasing, baking cookies together.
I want to go to a BlogHer conference!!
I want to be a professional photographer. And I want to do at least one session/event for free each month for a family in need.
And...that's it. So far.
What are some things on your bucket list?