Starting A Bucket List.....

js250 js250
After the death of my husband I realized there is a very limited time for all of us here on earth. I started my bucket list--the top 10 things I want to experience before I die.

--Do you have one or have one started?
--Would you like to share your bucket list?
May 6, 3:14 pm
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Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by js250
After the death of my husband I realized there is a very limited time for all of us here on earth. I started my bucket list--the top 10 things I want to experience before I die.

--Do you have one or have one started?
--Would you like to ... More
That is a deep topic. Again, sorry for your loss. It does make one consider life, and mortality.

We do have our own bucket list, but after serious soul searching, we scrapped it and started over, with some well thought out caveats.

Our list doesn't matter. YOURS does.

Our suggestions to you are as follows....


1. Make the list not of "crazy things" (go to the moon), but of things that are "do-able" in this time and with the resources you have (financial, time, health...etc). If you are 89, in a wheelchair, use oxygen and have a minimum wage job saying adding "climb Mount Everest" to you list is wishful thinking...not a real "bucket list". However, that same person MIGHT say "see the Grand Canyon" or "Niagara Falls".
A young, healthy, extreme sport person, however, may well decide to "climb Everst". In short, keep your "list" real to your situation.

2. Add those things really "in your heart". Don't say "see the Eiffel Tower" just because everyone adds it to their list. If you are a total freak about Star Trek, maybe your "list" could include visiting William Shatners horse farm, or doing the Vagas hotel that features Star Trek. Know what we mean? Keep true to YOUR dreams and interests...not the "general list".

3. This is the hard one. As Nike says..."Just DO IT". Put something on your list and then add a DATE. Not in the far future, but in the real, NEAR term. Call the place. Start planning and GO. Do it. See it. Live it.

That is the way you make a bucket list and actually "fill it".

Our best to you.
May 6, 8:04 pm
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
I've already accomplished the greatest goal on my "bucket list" which was to be a mother. Some people who wish that so badly and never get the chance, I think the next goal on my bucket list is to become an egg donor.
May 6, 9:30 pm
edeneve edeneve
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Originally posted by Bignuf
That is a deep topic. Again, sorry for your loss. It does make one consider life, and mortality.

We do have our own bucket list, but after serious soul searching, we scrapped it and started over, with some well thought out caveats.

Our ... More
great guidelines to follow. I've never made a bucket list. with these guidelines, I probably will. thanks Bignuf.
May 7, 12:11 pm
js250 js250
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Originally posted by Bignuf
That is a deep topic. Again, sorry for your loss. It does make one consider life, and mortality.

We do have our own bucket list, but after serious soul searching, we scrapped it and started over, with some well thought out caveats.

Our ... More
Thank you. I wanted this post to be helpful for those who want to need or start one. Also fun for others to read the accomplishments of the people who have started to check off the items on their list. Your advice is very helpful! (Even though I had to get all my items on one list then split them off as fanciful, possible and definite.)
May 7, 2:48 pm
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by edeneve
great guidelines to follow. I've never made a bucket list. with these guidelines, I probably will. thanks Bignuf.
Again, so sorry for the circumstance, but honestly, we created one when our daughter got went off to medical school and was really "an adult" on her own. We then scrapped it when we realized it was full of "will never happen" dreams. We now have a list of 20 items and have already checked off four, and we know we will accomplish all 20 in the next ten years or so, barring any unforeseen life issues. It's nice to have some real, fun, planned out goals.
May 7, 7:20 pm
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by js250
Thank you. I wanted this post to be helpful for those who want to need or start one. Also fun for others to read the accomplishments of the people who have started to check off the items on their list. Your advice is very helpful! (Even though I had ... More
We did the same kind of "paring down" and now our list is full of "can do" items. Sure, some are pretty "out there", but all are in the realm of reality. The most "maybe" thing on our list is taking a ride into space on Virgin Galactic. We signed up long ago for the wait list. Now it's up to the people doing the technology work to make it possible in our "window of opportunity". No question it WILL happen, but in the next five years would be great. In 20 years it will be a little late for us!!! Sometimes you have to rely on others to make those dreams work.
May 7, 7:23 pm
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by BlackOrchid
I've already accomplished the greatest goal on my "bucket list" which was to be a mother. Some people who wish that so badly and never get the chance, I think the next goal on my bucket list is to become an egg donor.
That is a great goal. I know how you feel. Despite some great professional Kudo's, I think raising my daughter to be the amazing woman she has become is my number one accomplishment, by far. As for "egg donation"? The lady next door needed two for the cake she was baking....and I gave them to her. Does that count??? I am a bit old to donate the other kind.
May 7, 7:25 pm
BlackOrchid BlackOrchid
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Originally posted by Bignuf
That is a great goal. I know how you feel. Despite some great professional Kudo's, I think raising my daughter to be the amazing woman she has become is my number one accomplishment, by far. As for "egg donation"? The lady next door ... More
Hey, that counts! In today's world ANY act of kindness is needed. Actually one time my neighbor did lend me some eggs for a cake and I was super grateful, lol!
May 9, 7:49 am
js250 js250
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Again, so sorry for the circumstance, but honestly, we created one when our daughter got went off to medical school and was really "an adult" on her own. We then scrapped it when we realized it was full of "will never happen" ... More
My husband and I had a mental bucket list, but now I need to visual and thought of an actual written one. One that is mine and not a mutual list. I have incorporated a couple things off the old one but adding to it without input is sure harder than I thought! Thanks for the encouragement....and number 1 on my list:Skydiving!
May 9, 10:15 am
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by BlackOrchid
Hey, that counts! In today's world ANY act of kindness is needed. Actually one time my neighbor did lend me some eggs for a cake and I was super grateful, lol!
Thanks for that. Okay, I have been an "egg donor", ha, ha!!!
May 9, 5:41 pm
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by js250
My husband and I had a mental bucket list, but now I need to visual and thought of an actual written one. One that is mine and not a mutual list. I have incorporated a couple things off the old one but adding to it without input is sure harder than I ... More
Skydiving??? Okay, it's not something either of us care to do (we do deep sea diving, but that is different). However, Skydiving is something that many general aviation airports host and you can find skydiving clubs from coast to coast. You can sign up for a short course and then a "paired" ride down (you are tethered to an experienced skydiver for the trip down). SO.....why not start on that list by seeking out a club near you THIS WEEKEND. Yes indeed....like TOMORROW...and at least making contact and getting information, so you can start working on that one, cool item??? Be sure to wear some kind of camera (like a GoPro) to catch the action for future reference too!!!
May 9, 5:45 pm
js250 js250
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Skydiving??? Okay, it's not something either of us care to do (we do deep sea diving, but that is different). However, Skydiving is something that many general aviation airports host and you can find skydiving clubs from coast to coast. You can ... More
I already have. We have the top school in Missoula....
May 10, 4:03 am
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