Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day 5: Something you hope to do in your life

You might be wondering how I went from "day 3" to "day 5" here. I left out "Day 4: Something you have to forgive someone else for" for a very good reason. I'm a pretty forgiving person so there's nothing out there that I'm holding onto that needs forgiving. I just don't hold grudges or hold things against people. That's not to say that I have forgotten everything (that's different), but I have a pretty forgiving nature, which actually benefits me as much as it would the person I'm forgiving. Unforgiveness eats at you like a cancer and can have negative repercussions in everything you do in life.

So... On to Day 5...

My bucket list has changed, evolved, and changed again over the past few years. I still have big dreams - travel to Europe, see Alaska, see the "wonders" of the United States (national parks, amazing examples of God's artistry at work, and other pieces of Americana that are just out there waiting to be discovered), etc. I still dream of being the healthiest I can be (some days I work harder at this than others) and I still dream of doing something with my life that will make a difference in someone else's life (LOL - not counting Ron). When I was a teenager I wanted to go on a mission's trip or be a missionary to a foreign country. I'm not very brave so it didn't take too much to talk myself out of that.

I also wanted to be an archaeologist but I don't like to get dirty, and I'm not talking about your normal, everyday dirt. I'm talking DIRTY - crawling in the dirt, through spider webs, etc kind of dirty. How many archaeologists do you see out there who aren't crawling through or digging through something icky? Yeah - Miss Pansy-butt is afraid of spiders and other creepy, crawly things. Archaeology was out. I do love early American history. Very early. Like the Pueblo Indians kind of early. I would love to spend time in Arizona and New Mexico exploring all things related to their lives.

I would like to write a book (and actually get it published). I've written some children's stories but I've not had anything published. My two boys are great writers and I won't be surprised if one of them gets a book published, so I can live vicariously through one of them (hehehe!).

LOL - I would like to win big in the lottery. Biggest impediment to that is I actually have to BUY a ticket. Every once in a while I'll go buy $1 or $2 worth of tickets. I think the biggest I've ever won is $5 (maybe $10). I'm just not one to gamble a sure thing on a maybe so I rarely buy a ticket. But, if the voices in my head ever told me certain numbers were going to make my day, I think I'd take a chance and go buy a ticket. Who knows - they could be right.

I'm having fun with this 30-day thing. I will be skipping some of the other items in the list but that's OK. I may substitute my own entry for something I skip. But, I may not. Only time will tell!

Have a great day and I hope your week is outstanding!


Kristen said...

You seem like the kind of person who is going to check every single ones of those thing right off your list!

Pat said...

You are a very determined woman, I have a feeling you can accomplish anything that you set your mind to; accept, honey, you GOTTA buy a ticket! LOL!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Your dreams make me smile--and so does your attitude about forgiveness.