A few years ago, I posted a List of 100 Dreams here on my blog (that link goes to the full list). Since I just turned in a piece for Fast Company on building a better bucket list, I’ve been pondering my own.
I hadn’t read the list in a while, and so I was gratified to see that in the past three years, I’ve done several things I’d listed. I have hosted a big Thanksgiving celebration (61). We’re having more dinner parties (67), and taking family photos (71). I now live near an awesome running path (82) — I can do a 35 minute loop, 75% of which is on trails, running right out my door. We visited Seattle this summer (42), and spent two weeks at the beach (41). It’s not a month, but it was some time. I own a car (93). I own a bike (94). I have an amazing garden (90) — not because of my own efforts, but because we bought a house with ridiculous landscaping. It’s good to buy in a down market! The place is on 0.75 acres. I’m not sure if that counts as “acreage” or not (87), but we are 90 minutes from the ocean and 90 minutes from the beach, a stipulation that made it into that same bucket list item.
On the professional front, I’m glad that I do seem to always have another book on the horizon (3). I haven’t published a novel yet, but I wrote one that’s with my agent now (so on the road to 2). I still have not written those Christmas sonnets. Maybe this year?
Some things are no longer items I want on my list. I no longer want to ghostwrite anyone’s memoirs, even if I’m fascinated by the person. I’d prefer to just meet and chat with the person I find fascinating! The Oprah Winfrey show no longer exists in its old form, so being on that is out.
I’ll work on revisiting the list over the next few months, and publish a new one this fall. Do you have a bucket list, or have you made a List of 100 Dreams? If so, have you knocked off any items off recently?
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