My mom recently made an off-hand remark about knocking something off her bucket list… a visit to her hometown of Johnstown, PA to see her childhood house, her school, where she worked, etc. A trip down memory lane.
Those of you who know my parents are likely not surprised that they would have a bucket list (an actual list) (probably stored in an actual bucket). My parents are planners. For example, I recently got an email asking if I might be available for a family camping trip in July of 2013.
To my delight, my mom was eager to share the remaining items on the list. Some were not surprising (take another leisurely trip out west); others did shock me (take modern dance lessons as a couple).
Our school district, perhaps not unlike yours, recently had several deaths of young parents. It has brought death a lot closer to home, and made me think more about what sort of things I’d put on my bucket list.
This book, purchased on a whim this past spring, seemed dark yet funny at the time. It loses some of its humor the closer to home death gets.
While I am not yet ready to put pen to paper (or fingers to my iPhone notes), it has made me re-embrace the “life is short, live it well” concept.
How about you, do you have a bucket list?