A friend of mine recently posted a blog listing all of the items on her bucket list. I was blessed to be with her when she almost died on a flying trapeze (Item #46 on her list.) And it got me to thinking about my own personal bucket list, which is currently non-existent. The lack of a list is strange, as I have always been acutely aware of the fragility of life, having lost several dear family members while at a young age. I've never thought about what I want to do before I die, but have focused mainly on what I have done already should I kick it tomorrow. Here's that list. Let me note that I am in no way trying to brag and make everyone jealous that I am super awesome and cool. BUT I am trying to brag and make everyone jealous that I am super awesome and cool.
I was born.
In three separate instances, broke my nose, arm and paper cut my eyeball.
Have visited almost all 50 states. Still on the list-Wisconsin, Idaho, Hawaii and Alaska. Have traveled to Europe and British Columbia, and Canada, visiting these European countries: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Austria, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Czech Republic.
Seen and done these things: The Little Mermaid Statue, Berlin Wall, St. Charles Bridge, Bergen Belsen, Mozart's Birthplace, Anne Frank House, Praha Opera House (saw Rigoletto), British Columbian Rain Forests, Bungee Jumping, Flew a Cessna, White water rafting on 6 different rivers, hiking in 12 states and 3 countries, parasailing, rollerblading at a Vans Skate Park, went camping at the Red River Gorge, Rock Climbed in North Carolina, did a back country trip for 5 days in the woods, flew on a trapeze and performed a catch.
Guys and Dolls
Roads (175 shows) Baby with the Bathwater
Naomi in the Living Room
Page to Stage
3 years of Shadowbox Shows
A Christmas Carol (2 years)
2 years in a row Rock and Roll Karaoke Semi-finals
3 years of Jove Shows
Beauty and the Beast, Really
I'm with Stupid
Performed with-Michael Winslow and Garrett Morris, met Bruce Campbell.
Labor Finders Video
Wrote a Comic book
Lost 35 pounds
Gained 35 pounds :)
Been on Burn Notice 3 times.
Went to ComicCon
Was interviewed on a podcast.
Met Christopher Moore. Sent him my web comic. Met Jim Butcher.
Published an online comic.
Met Jenna Busch.
Spoke on a panel at a comic book convention.
Took 2 Stand up Classes. Performed my first routine.
Wrote and Produced 4 shows on my own and donated over $3,000 to Gilda’s Club.
So. This is my "have done" list. The bucket list is pending, as I explore further in life what I want to do, be, do, be, do. I'll put the first thing on my list, which will actually be happening in February.
1. Visit New York.
I booked my flight today. JetBlue was having a sale. So, I'll be going in February to see my lovely friend, Tiffany, and to sight see. I may even get up the nerve to move there. We'll see. I only said, "visit" on the list. That may change.
What's on your list?