January usually gets people thinking about resolutions or their intention for the new year, but this year I decided to make a list of a 1001 things to do before I die. For inspiration, I turned to the Internet because at my age, I better get cracking if I want to fit all this in. Which meant doing five things a month I’d never done before.
My list for January was:
1) Do crow pose (in yoga).
I did! I managed to hold the pose for a full…oh…five seconds, but I did it. Next month, headstands.
2) Eat something I’d never eaten before.
Okay, I chickened out from anything exotic and had parsnips. Meh, they weren’t bad, but no party in my mouth. Maybe if I’d used more butter?
3) Learn a new language.
Clearly, I wasn’t going to learn a new language in a month, but I bought a
Spanish learning program and dove in. Time will tell if I stick with it. It would be nice to say something more than “Hola” when I go back to Costa Rica in November.
4) Trace my family tree.
I joined Ancestry.com, had my DNA tested and discovered some interesting things. Family history, and a lot of family names, had me believing I was mostly Scottish, but I learned the bulk of my DNA came from western Europe and Ireland. Put away the haggis and past the potatoes and French pastries. Whew! Now I’m seriously addicted to tracking down those ancestors.
5) Knit something out of cashmere.
I bought the cashmere (cha-ching) but I’m too afraid to knit with it in case I mess it up.
1) Learn how to make a trendy cocktail. (Any suggestions?)
2) Start seedlings indoors for a food garden. (It’s sad, I know, I’ve never had my own garden. For those freaking out that I’ll be starting them too soon, this is Texas. Flowers start blooming around here at the end of February.)
3) Do a headstand. (This is happening.)
4) Visit Caddo Lake in East Texas.
5) Try acupuncture.
What about you? Have you ever made a bucket list? If so, what are some of the things you’ve done? If not, what sort of things would you put on your bucket list?