7 year old bucket list

Cleaning up the other day I stumbled on an old notebook, in which I had scribbled down a bucket list- things I wanted to do before I die. Scribbled probably isn't the best word to describe the list, as I distinctively remember going through weeks of brainstorming and several drafts before settling on the following 41 to-dos. Brooke and I would talk about how it was important that items that made it onto the final list not be fleeting interests of casual hobbies, but rather things that we would be legitimately disappointed if we did not complete them by the end of our lives. I cut down travel whims and tried to get to the core of what I wanted.

I'm still on board with most.

Fast forward seven years, (maybe eight?) and it's time for an update. I've bolded the ones still incomplete. Commentary where necessary.
  1. Live in Africa (That passion started early)
  2. Go past the Arctic/Antarctic circle (I'm thinking Alaska. Northern Lights. and the Iditarod)
  3. Bring one soul to Christ (Who knows how to tally this one, but I know that Dif belongs on this list.)
  4. Kiss a smoker (Prague. In the cathedral square. It was a hit and run peck and he was beautiful.)
  5. Be pregnant (but not just yet, thanks!)
  6. Write a book
  7. Sky dive (I so skydove Kapowsin. Not as fun as hanggliding, but well worth the massive headache)
  8. Get married
  9. Find the perfect wool winter coat (Ohhh, it still hurts to talk about. Gray. Mid-calf length. Vintage. Three big, perfect buttons. Silk lining. $8! Perfect. Lost in the abyss of my house while I was on my mission. I might have cried)
  10. Graduate from college (Cheeeeck!)
  11. Fall deep in love (....define "deep", Kami of 2003...)
  12. Read the entire standard works (Leviticus was touch and go, but I made it!)
  13. Visit every continent (I'm looking at you, Australia.)
  14. Live in another country at least one year (huzzah!)
  15. Dip feet into Ganges River
  16. Call into a radio talk show (Still working up the courage for this one)
  17. Be at least conversational in 6 languages (One romance language [Spanish], at least one non romance language [Swahili] , at least one non-Latin based alphabet [Thai] down, one biblical language and two freebies to go)
  18. Road rip across the US
  19. Have a romantic moment in the rain (Rowboat and a dramatic farewell are helpful to make it memorable)
  20. Go on a safari (ruined zoos for life)
  21. Go to a hot spring in Iceland (I had me two chances this year and blew both. Bust.)
  22. Stay up all night with loved ones (maybe check?)
  23. Ice skate on a frozen pond
  24. Create some piece of art and display it at home
  25. Pose for a painting
  26. Own a pet a love it (who has to make a goal to love a pet? I do.)
  27. Build a snowman from a season's first snow (Surely I've done this. If not, I'm over it)
  28. Build or refinish furniture for my home (Boom! The first of many, I hope)
  29. Cook a full course meal (What is that, four courses? Five? I could do that)
  30. Win a competition
  31. Be a mother (Just in case #5 somehow flops :/)
  32. Have an important occasion where hair/makeup/outfit look perfect (I was a bridesmaid at Raelle's wedding, and it really did just work. Back in my blonde a babe o'licious days)
  33. Own a car (mmhmm)
  34. Own a home
  35. Maintain good credit (Ongoing, I suppose, but so far so good!)
  36. Give a perfect kiss (How do you tell that, really. Measurable goals next time. Anyone who'd like to fess up to receiving a perfect kiss from me, the report is welcome so I can get my bold on and check it off the list!)
  37. Get a perfect kiss (I actually remember thinking 'check that one of my bucket list!' More perfect to come, surely.)
  38. Teach a child a skill that will change their life (another tough one to measure. Not too worried about it)
  39. Work for an NGO for development (Questionable grammar, but I'd say hunger relief counts!)
  40. Go through the temple - receive endowment (thoughts on this soon to come)
  41. Go through temple with entire family (I don't remember being all together since we've all been endowed)
18 down, 23 to go. Not a bad pace, eh?


Jodi Pitchforth said...

#4? Really? Ew...

Tom and Heather said...

Kami, I approve.
I didn't know you've been skydiving! Cool. That's on my list, but unfortunately in the bold portion.
Count me in for lessons before you ice skate on the frozen pond!

Melanie Beth said...

I'm suprised I've done anything you haven't! (not that it's exciting stuff... like a cross country trip) We keep talking about getting together, maybe we can do something fun and check something off your list! Surely we could cook a full course meal together? lol