I think everyone has things that they want to do or accomplish in their lifetime. When I was small I sometimes worried that I wouldn’t get a chance to do them before I died. Actually I think I thought of death a little too much when I was small. Might have been the fear from a Catholic school upbringing but I’m still not sure…
Besides, the worries and wants of a child are vastly different than the ones of a 30+ year old.
I was very fortunate to have parents that traveled and wanted their children to be able to appreciate other cultures and walks of life. I saw vestiges of the Old South and rode a horse in the surf on a balmy spring day in Costa Rica. I was able to go on foreign language trips during high school and had experience staying with other families that spoke little to no English. I went to and graduated from college.
My darling boyfriend took me on a hot air balloon ride (I’m obsessed with hot air balloons) and my sister and I ran a marathon last year.
That is a story I still need to tell.
Ultimately though I still have goals and aspirations.
I would like to:
See the Northern Lights and the Southern Cross.
See a taping of SNL.
Donate my hair to Locks of Love.
Visit the Legoland hotel and theme park (ditto the Harry Potter park).
Go to the St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training.
Dive the Great Barrier Reef.
Write a book.
Run a race in all 50 states (I’ve done 3).
I figure I’ve got a lifetime to do it. Happy Humpday!