This week's MFRW Blog Challenge writing prompt is "the top 5 things on my bucket list." Finally, I get something that doesn't make me scratch my head and wonder how in the world I'm going to answer it.
We all have goals--some tangible, some ambitious, some professional, some personal--that we want to accomplish in our lives. These goals became popularized as a "bucket list" years ago. The top five on mine mix four personal goals with one professional goal.
#1 - Visit Italy (and Europe in general)
I dislike traveling and have never been out of the country; but, after far too many years of watching Rick Steves, Rudy Maxa, Joseph Rosendo, and Globe Trekker, I really, really, really want to experience those wonderful cultures across the pond in person. The ambition is to start with Italy.
When my husband retires, we plan to embark upon a food tour of Italy, eating our way up one coast and down the other. We'll consider the tour complete after we've each gained about 50 lbs.
I'd also like to take a horseback tour of Ireland. The rest of Europe is on the list, too.
#2 - Ride an Elephant
Call me kooky, I want to ride an elephant. This would be an amazing experience.
#3 - Hit the NY Times Bestseller List--and stay there for a few weeks
Well, duh! Author here.
#4 - Take a Windjammer Cruise
I don't just want to sail the seas, but I want to go on a ship with real sails and get my swash buckled.
#5 - See Swan Lake--without complaints from my family
Yes, folks, I actually do enjoy the ballet. I remember my mother arranging trips to see the ballet when I was little girl--some of my fondest memories of childhood. Like many things, though, excursions like this are best enjoyed with a companion who also enjoys such things.
I could add more to the list, but then you'd just get a depressing understanding of how limited my life experience really is. That explains why I live in my head. There's so much more excitement inside my mind.