The other day I was helping someone construct their bucket list and I suddenly remembered that I had one too. Given the sixteen existential crises I've had this year you'd think that'd never be far from my mind, but apparently you'd think wrong.
We'll call it 'unpredictable' instead of 'illogical', shall we?
Anyway. I unearthed it, and found that to my pleasant surprise, I'd knocked a fair few of the bastards off. Highlights include:
- Learn to drive (I even bought a car to drive around IN)
- Write a Masters thesis (and had it accepted, with Merit)
- Visit Rosemary (and then, seven months later, moved to the same city as her!)
- Meet Brad and Lauren (who are, without doubt, two of the most wonderful people I have ever had the privilege of spending time with)
Then I got to reading the rest of my bucket list, and.. well, it was a bit drivel-y. It was kind of more a list of 'Things it might be quite cool to do sometime but maybe not' rather than 'Things I will actually regret not doing as I lie on my deathbed'. So I started again.
Here is my new bucket list. It has just fifteen items, in no particular order.
- Go to Italy
- Go to Stewart Island
- Donate blood
- Have sex with a girl
- Watch every movie that won the Best Picture Oscar up until 2012 (and hopefully further if I live for a while longer)
- Learn (proper) Te Reo Maori
- Make my own dress and wear it out in public
- Get a tattoo
- Write a novel
- Commit to spending my life with someone
- See a show on Broadway (preferably Wicked)
- Own a Kitchenaid stand mixer
- Have sex on my birthday
- Get my PhD
- Go to Disneyland
You can tell it's in no particular order because Disneyland is at the bottom and we all know it isn't, really. (this will be me)
These are the only things I could think of that if it came down to it, I would be really truly disappointed that I left this world without doing. And yes, some of them are ridiculous. Own a Kitchenaid stand mixer? Really, Amy? Well, yes. I have always wanted one and I truly believe that the level of happiness I will get out of owning one will be significant and worthwhile.
That's really all I have to say about that.