Friday, September 23, 2011

A Bucket List--of sorts

This isn't exhaustive, nor is it in any particular order. You might think some of them are strange. I'm ok with that :)

1. Take a photography class
2. Develop pictures in a dark room
3. Publish a piece of writing
4. Take a dance class
5. Participate in a bike race
6. Backpack a portion of the AT
7. Adopt
8. Really grow a garden (no more container garden crap)
9. Visit Isle Royale again
10. Tour a vineyard
11. Canoe the boundary waters
12. Learn wood stripping/refinishing
13. Work/volunteer (more) with refugees
14. Visit a refugee camp
15. Involve myself in advocacy (someway/how)
16. Take another pottery class
17. Spend several days in a monastery
18. Draw/paint something to be proud of :)
19. Make what I can
20 Always: get out more
21. Go to Finland
22. Lead (co-lead) a church small group or Sunday school class
23. Travel/backpack around South America
24. Buy a fixer upper (and all the how-to's for fixing it up!)
25. Teach
26. Keep myself teachable
27. Volunteer with relief/disaster response
28. Have a family
29. Teach my kids to love the outdoors and to adventure
30. Travel up the coast of Maine
31. Visit Pearl Harbor
32. Give of myself for others every day
33. Never forget the needy
34. Never grow indifferent to those with "more than they need"
35. Never presume I don't need
36. Learn to live simply (but deeply)
37. Read to people who can't
38. Go on a hot air balloon ride
39. Visit Africa again
40. Never forget God is a God of presence
41. See Peter Mulvey and Jeffrey Foucault perform together in concert
42. Keep gratitude and humility close
43. Keep doing things that scare me
44. Learn to white water kayak
45. Live close to the earth (without that being weird, haha)
46. Read at least three new novels a year.

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