In the past week I have had two people comment on my blog. Both of these people are doing something I desperately want to do...eventually. First was K. K is in a roller derby. I know it seems strange for a pastor's wife, but I have always wanted to take part in a roller derby. There just seems to be something gritty and raw and primal about it. I know it can be a brutal sport, but the women all seem like my kind of people. For me to try it right now would probably devastate my body (I have had two major car accidents that left my neck a little like a bobble head) but once I have built up some more muscle and feel like I could safely take a fall, I REALLY want to do it.
The other person is RV Vagabond. Hubby and I have had our fair share of the "wrath of nature". We've endured so many hurricanes and seen first hand the good that the Red Cross does, that I have for years wanted to get an RV and just spend my life traveling from disaster to disaster. When nature strikes, I want to be one of the first people into the devastated area to help the people get through the first couple weeks. But I also want to be able to pick up and go and see the world on my own terms. So, even though that will probably have to wait until we retire, owning an RV is on my bucket list.
But after that things get kind of hazy. I am so embroiled in the drama that is my life that I have found I have stopped having dreams and goals. The person who left the comment that my inability to lose weight might be related to my stress really hit home. The only way to combat this stress is to focus on other things, so I have been trying to make out a bucket list. Here's what I have:
Meet Carole King (and not screw it up this time). I really need to right that wrong.
Visit Santa Fe, Cinque Terra, Maine, Wales, Havasu Falls and Scotland
Eat Peking Duck (Okay, I stole this from Everybody Love Ray)
Go jet skiing
Get at least one thing published
Learn to play my guitar
Swim with dolphins
Read five more of the top 100 books ever written (I was surprised to see I have only read 17)
Go to an affair where I get to see my Hubby in a tux
That's as far as I have gotten. I know, its a sad number, but at least it is a start. Maybe you all could add to my list. Any suggestions?