Friday, December 31, 2010

Wendy's Bucket far!

As promised, here is my bucket list. I'm quite sure I'll be making changes to it as time progresses - hopefully adding and crossing off as I complete each item.!

It was easier to put together than I thought it would be (thank you Google!) but the hard part is actually going to be assigning time lines to each item; I'm going to look at that part as fun though - otherwise, what's the point of having an item on my list, right?

Wendy’s Bucket List

1. Visit Iceland with my husband…in the summertime!
2. Visit the Outer Hebrides, Skye, Shetland and Orkney in Scotland with my husband
3. Visit Ireland with my husband
4. Visit the Grand Canyon with my husband
5. Swim in the Great Barrier Reef with my husband
6. See the Northern Lights (the Aurora Borealis) with my husband
7. Visit the Fjords of Norway with my husband
8. Visit Sweden with my husband
9. Visit California with my husband
10. Visit Cesar Milan’s Dog Psychology Center with my husband
11. Mush a Dog Sled with my husband
12. Go whale-watching with my husband
13. See a platypus and a koala bear
14. Exercise for 30 minutes daily
15. Have a good belly laugh daily
16. Have a 60-minute massage monthly
17. Meet and have a meal with all the members of Duran Duran
18. Meet and have a meal with Sir Richard Branson
19. Master conversational French
20. Master conversational Italian
21. Learn how to ice skate backwards
22. Complete some kind of solo athletic competition
23. Play my flute in front of an audience
24. Take singing lessons
25. Race a sports car
26. Drive an 18 wheeler truck
27. Learn to sew
28. Learn to knit faster and more efficiently (so that I can start and finish more fun stuff!)
29. Prepare healthy, delicious meals daily
30. Become a better cook
31. Host more dinner parties (with and without my husband)
32. Make a difference in at least one person’s life
33. Donate a million dollars to a charity of my choice (anonymously or not)
34. Make loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries through
35. Donate blood
36. Mentor someone at work
37. Own a cottage and a beach house with my husband
38. Spend a week at a 5-star spa with my girlfriends on an annual basis
39. Go to an auction at Christie’s or Sotheby’s
40. Have “High Tea” at the Plaza Hotel in New York, or perhaps at Fortnum & Mason in London with my girlfriends or my husband
41. Become an art collector
42. Sleep in a castle with my husband
43. Own an island with my husband
44. Be recognized as an authority in my field
45. Be a world-renowned expert in my field
46. Be the best in the world in my field
47. Leave a valuable contribution in my area of expertise
48. Start my own business
49. Invent something
50. Become an interior designer
51. Design furniture
52. Be a clothes designer
53. Become a life coach
54. Become a stand-up comedian
55. Become a teacher or college professor
56. Have my blog make it into the Technorati top 1000
57. Be highly influential on Social Media
58. Make a six-figure income from my online ventures
59. Become financially literate
60. Create a financial strategy
61. Invest in the stock market
62. Create enough passive income so that I don’t have to work another day in my life
63. Become a millionaire
64. Become a billionaire
65. Create a corporation to protect my assets
66. Have a child (or two!)
67. Raise happy and healthy children with my husband
68. Create a trust fund for my children
69. Create a home with an inviting, joyous, comfortable, loving atmosphere
70. Pass on a family heirloom to your children
71. Create a coat of arms for your family
72. Write a letter to each of my children telling them what I want them to know about my life and the lessons I’ve learned
73. Adopt a dog from the animal shelter
74. Design my ideal home with:
a. A rose covered gazebo in the backyard
b. A fireplace
c. A meditation room
d. A large kitchen with wooden floors
e. A breakfast nook
f. A herb garden
g. A sauna
h. A whirlpool bathtub
i. A home office
j. A pool
k. A well-stocked pantry
l. 4 guest bedrooms
m. A scented linen closet
n. A nursery
o. A craft room with lots of space for friends to hang out in and visit
p. A library filled with lots of books
q. A movie theatre in the basement
r. A fabulous view from the living room
75. Spend a week at a Silent Retreat
76. Have a happiness project
77. Release negative emotions and limiting beliefs
78. Allow myself to make mistakes
79. Discover my life’s purpose
80. Learn not to take what others do or say personally
81. Figure out my priorities
82. Learn to act within my sphere of influence and stop worrying about things which are not within my control
83. Kick negative habits (overeating, watching too much television, spending too much time on the internet)
84. Have a reiki session every other month
85. Attend one of Anthony Robbins’ weekend events
86. Attend one of Louise L. Hay’s weekend events
87. Attend a Native American Sweat Lodge Ceremony
88. Learn to say “no” without feeling guilty
89. Experience bliss
90. Find inner peace
91. Learn to forgive
92. Do all the lessons in “A Course in Miracles”
93. Heal my past
94. Learn to live in the now
95. Practice yoga weekly
96. Meditate daily
97. Learn CPR
98. Call/visit family and friends more often
99. Visit the AGO monthly
100. Read all the books I own
101. Be nominated and win the $5,000 shopping spree and style advice on TLC’s ‘What Not to Wear’
102. Consult a personal stylist
103. Visit my hairdresser every other month

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A bucket list

A lot has happened to me since my last post in June 2009. I got engaged to my wonderful man, travelled a lot for work, worked a helluva lot, got really sick, had an operation to alleviate the sickness, got married and am now currently looking for a new job.

Now that 2011 is almost here, I've been seeing a lot about creating a bucket list as opposed to the usual resolutions list. This is an interesting concept as the bucket list doesn't specify timelines - only things to do before you kick the bucket. This seems far more doable than resolutions which, let's be honest, are seldom completed.

So, dear friends, I'm going to come up with my own bucket list and post it on this here blog for all to read. I don't promise that it'll be anything movie or biography worthy, but I hope it'll make you stop and think about where you are in your own life and what you'd like to accomplish before you die.

Until then...enjoy yourself and live life to the fullest!