Checked into Mighty Girl, a blog I tune into occasionally, and Maggie Mason had posted a sidebar full of witty “To Dos”, her “Mighty List”. She challenged readers to do the same, so I’m taking that challenge.
So my to do list, like hers will be posted as a sidebar and you can cheer with me as I cross completed things off the list or goad me as I take too long to complete them. Some goals are big, some are small. Some seem achievable this month. Some may be just wishful thinking.
My Bucket List
Learn to play the guitar I bought with my babysitting money when I was 15
Nurture an organic garden.
Gather at least 70% of my meals from that garden for at least one 8-month period
Eat on the 100 Mile Diet for one year.
Can and preserve fruit from my own orchard
Complete a walking marathon (I know my limits!)
Reduce my carbon footprint
Spend a week on a dude ranch
Become proficient in simple conversational Spanish
Wear a size 4 again
Attend the Olympics
Travel to India, Laos and Vietnam
See Haiga Sophia in Turkey
Master photography and Andy’s Nikon D80
Retrace the path of Chief Joseph’s retreat — preferably on horseback
Follow the Long Walk of the Navajos — preferably with a Navajo
Learn to ride my Vespa
Take a winemaking course at UC Davis
Trek through the Outback and camp at Uluru (Ayers Rock)
Successfully cook one recipe from the French Laundry Cookbook
Go on safari in Africa (with a camera)
Take my 12th road trip across America — but this time by the Northern route.
See wolves in Yellowstone Park
Make a kick-ass Cabernet
Take our place in Sonoma completely off the grid
Travel the length of the Nile
See the terra cotta warriers in China
Make a difference in a child’s life
Learn not to sweat the small stuff
That’s it for now. And I’m sure I’ll be adding a lot more items than I manage to cross off. Anyone got any suggestions?