Monday, January 14, 2013

My list of things I want to do before I die



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?


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