Two years ago the Mr. & I were apart and away at college so we Facebooked and emailed a lot. During a late night conversation we unofficially put together a bucket list if you will of all the things we’d like to do and see together. Before our wedding I wanted to print out a copy and frame it but sadly other tasks got in the way and it went by the wayside. Prompted by a recent blog post on Pancakes & French Fries I looked back in my records for our old bucket list, but to no avail. It must’ve gotten deleted during the great “inbox clean out of 2010”. Anyway, we decided to draft another one. But this time with the title “Life List”.
I wholly agree with Jules from Pancakes & French Fries and Nicole from Making It Lovely on this matter.
This list of ours is a “Life List” not a “Bucket List”. We won’t look back at our life together with disappointment if we fail to achieve an item on the list. They aren’t things we need to cross off before we die, they are things we’d like to do. Will we accomplish everything on here? Probably not. But so what? This list simply exists as a collection of things we’d like to accomplish and if writing them down and putting ’em on the fridge helps us achieve some of them then that’s great. And if it doesn’t, then that’s okay too. This type of list should never make you feel guilty about not accomplishing something. It’s merely there to serve as a compass, a motivation, a reminder to hold on to your dreams, both big and small. Also, you should fully expect for this list to change as you do. This list does not dictate, but rather reflects, your life.
So without further ado….
Mr.C & Me’s
germany/wwii sightseeing/concentration camps/anne frank house-netherlands
washington dc (and the holocaust museum)
visit ellis island
go on a cruise
florida (and sea life)
hawaii [completed Oct. 2011 – Honeymoon]
caves in kentucky
blue man group
niagara falls (from the canada side? Maid of the Mist?)
go anywhere outside of the country
travel “West” (*Meg)
the ocean, any ocean (this will forever be on the list!)
camping with the Mr.
run a mile *Meg (haven’t done this since H.S., outta shape)
swim with stingrays/dolphins/manatees (*Meg – i’ll take whatever i can get!)
swim in a waterfall
picnic in a park
dress up & attend a showing of Rocky Horror Picture show
ruthlessly edit my closet down to only my favorite things (*Meg – working on this one)
snorkel or scuba [Oct. 2011 – Hawaii]
Life & Style
live in a big city [completed Sept. 2011 – Minneapolis] get married [completed Sept. 2011]
own a “good” camera & be able to use it manually (correctly!) *Meg
have a family tree of both my side and the Mr.’s side (for ourselves and curiosity of our future LOs)
see blue man group (*Mr.C – Meg’s seen ’em and would totally do it again!)
attend chicago bears game (*Mr.C)
get a drastic, uncharacteristic haircut (*Meg)
live in a condo, townhouse, or cottage at some point
As you can see a few items on our list have already been crossed off! We fully expect this list to change and will continually add and edit as time goes on. To keep you up to date we will create a tab on the Main Page to house our Life List.
In the meantime…
We’d love to hear from you!
What do you think we should add to our list?
xo, “Mr.C & Me”