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.
2/16/2018 04:48:52 pm
When my older son was three (and his younger brother a newborn), the circus came to town. We saw the show. Afterward, the circus offered elephant rides. My boy got to ride one, but I didn't.
2/16/2018 04:11:27 pm
A very fun list. I have actually ridden an elephant. we use to have a circus come around and they had elephants camels as well as ponies. It was fun!
2/16/2018 04:49:38 pm
I read through the other blogs (mostly) and that's one that no one else mentioned. Travel though, is the common thread through all of them.
2/16/2018 06:52:13 pm
I love your list, especially visiting Italy. My mom had a ride on an elephant many, many years ago. I'd do it.
2/19/2018 05:01:53 pm
2/16/2018 09:23:05 pm
Some of ours are the same! I'd also love to see Swan Lake and a Broadway musical:)
2/19/2018 05:02:39 pm
My husband purchased theater tickets for Phantom of the Opera, one of my absolute favorites. I can't wait to see that!
2/18/2018 02:56:34 pm
I rode an elephant at the zoo when my kids were little (because mom had to ride it to be sure they were safe, lol). I hope you get to eat your way across Italy/Europe!
2/19/2018 05:03:53 pm
We are SO looking forward to Italy. That may be the one thing that keeps my husband working until he's 60.
2/18/2018 11:01:17 pm
hahah on the ballet. Reminds me of when my husband took me to see The Nutcraker. He legit turned to me and asked when they would start talking. He's learned so much since then. LOL
2/19/2018 05:02:59 pm
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