Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tick Tock

It used to be my biological clock that would haunt me with its incessant tick-tocking, until I was blessed to become a mother for the first time at the age of 35.

Now, as I look to the future, I think about other goals I've had for a long time. I'm not old enough to feel serious pressure about a "bucket list" (you know, the list of things people want to do before they die - made famous by the film starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman), but still you think about these things when you're stuck in traffic or have a rare quiet moment.

Other than the big, important things in life, like family and spiritual progression, there are things you just want to say you've done, you know? As this is a writer's group blog, one big one of course is to get that darn novel finished, and (dare to dream), published. But, I would be sufficiently happy if it just got finished to my satisfaction.

Outside of writing, I would also like to conquer some of my fears by doing something beyond my comfort zone, like skydiving or bungee jumping. Maybe when the kids are older... However, by then, it will be my bucket list.

What's on yours?


  1. I would, or course, like to finish my novel. I would also like to develop a super power, not likely I know, but wouldn't it be cool? I was thinking a mental ability like reading minds or predicting the future would be awesome, but I'd also take flight or invisibility. I don't need super human strength...that's what I have a husband for :)

  2. Hmmm. Visiting Australia is on my list and then the moon as well. Not very likely to get space travel under my belt with all those budget cuts, but a girl can dream right?

    As you may know I can already read minds and predict the future so...

  3. hmmm, I'll have to more careful about my thoughts when Donna's around...

    I started a bucket list myself. More for the if/when my legs go out. But I did get to see the ruins at Mesa Verde and climb on the cliffs. And I hiked below the rim at Bryce Canyon. Two things checked off. Now if I could just get Mt Timp conquered.

    I've always wanted to fly. hmmm, can you imagine the things you would see if you could fly? ahhhhh

  4. Things I've always wanted to do? Ride a horse. I know its not an exotic dream or one difficult to carry out. I just haven't done it for real. I've had my ten minute pony ride, but no trek through the mountains. Very dissapointing. Also, I'm pretty sure I'm allergic to them.

    I've super powers since childhood.