Monday, 5 March 2012

Annal 134: Tale from my Bucket List

I have noticed over the last year that I will be having a conversation with someone and will respond with something like, "That is one of the items on my bucket list!"  The only problem with this is that I have never actually written out my bucket list.  Which got me to thinking maybe I should do this.

So, lucky for all of you, I am going to share with you all my list of things that I would like to accomplish before I die (no, I am not planning on dying any time soon so please don't take this that way).  I just think it would be good for me to have a reminder of some of the things I am passionate about and a way for some of you to get to know me a little bit better :)

It is not a particularly extensive list, but that just means that I have ample opportunities to add to it as time passes!!

Here it goes then!

1) Perform the role of the one of the three spirits in Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  I love theatre, studied it in high school, a bit in college, and have both acted and fulfilled the role of assistant director in numerous plays.  I would love to be the Ghost of Christmas Past, but will take either of the other two as well!

2) Spend at least part of the Christmas holiday in New York City.  While there I want to see The Nutcracker Ballet.  I have wanted to watch this since a child and, while not being a huge fan of big cities, would love to visit New York for at least a portion of my holiday one year.

3) Write a bestseller.  I love writing and find it the greatest way to express myself artistically.  I can't draw, paint, or take particularly good photographs, but I do love to write.  One day I would like to write a novel that people will want to read.

4)  I want there to be more balls.  I love dancing (though I am not particularly good at it) and find it a wonderful way to meet people and to break the ice.  Let there be dances!!!!

5) I want to play a game of outdoor soccer in the pouring rain.  In school we always had to stay inside when it started to rain and this made me very sad.  Just once I would like to play a game of soccer involving a torrential downpour and numerous mud puddles!

6)  I want to become a teacher who greatly impacts the lives of her students (for the good, that is).  No matter where I teach I want to represent God to those who come into contact with.  I want my students to embrace the way that God made them and to realize how special and unique each of them is, to realize that being quirky is not a negative thing, but is instead something to be celebrated.

7).  Just once I would like to fall down and have someone there to catch me.  I realize this is a lot to ask, but I fall often enough that you would think probability would be on my side!

8).  I want to dance in the rain... to find a spot secluded from public eye and dance while the heavens sing their song.

9) I want to stand on the edge of the world and stare into the greatness of God's glory.

10) I want to learn how to dance... I know some basic waltz, swing, and salsa steps, but I would truly love to learn how to really dance... to soar along the dance floor...

So there you have it folks.  I told you my list is not very long but at this moment in time here are ten things I would truly love to do before I kick the bucket!  This may give you a little more insight into the quirky brain that is mine (and convince you of my definite oddness)!

Such is the life of a Christian single.


  1. You have an amazing bucket list. I love how many of your items have something to do with dancing :)

  2. As Mr. Darcy would say: "Every savage can dance," and I would definitely classify myself as being at least somewhat savage-like! I may not be good at dancing, but I do enjoy it, and I think that is why it figures into my bucket list so often!