To-Do Before I Die

March 29th, 2012

A local art center uses their wall as a rotating art installation, and the one that left space for people to write in their aspirations snagged my imagination. Bucket lists and New Year’s lists have enduring fascination, probably because the part of us that wants to hope and soar gets buried by all the daily to-do lists that seem so incredibly important at the time. We need to have our souls nudged every now and then, so here are a few of mine:

* Develop a creativity workshop

* Go back to Hawaii and get another tattoo

* Live abroad for a month every year (and find a way to pay for it)

* Learn to garden (is it possible to develop a green thumb?)

* Make a zine.

* Take a trip with my daughters.

When I look at my list, I realize that many, maybe all, of those things are do-able with a little planning, work and saving. So why do I postpone and think in terms of someday?


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