A friend of mine posted on Facebook today some things she has always wanted to do. And this got me thinking, what are some of the things I have always wanted to do? What's left to be done?
I have come to realize I am not an ambitious person. My list is not full of fun and exciting things. And most of it seems to be accomplished. Some of what's on my list is the most simple and basic things.
Get Married: Check
Be a Mom: Check check check
Be a good mom: only time will tell
Give my husband a son: not going to happen now, but I'm okay with it. =)
Fly on a plane: Check
Take a train: ? to be completed
Bungy Jump: Did this at an amusement park. Scared the snot out of me! But I did it!
Get Married on a beach: ? I can renew my vows there I suppose, so to be completed
Swim in ocean water so clear you can see the bottom: Check
Go a tropical place: Check
Go to Atlantis: Check
Drive a Ferrari: ? to be completed
Have a professional massage: check
Spend a Christmas with my extended family up in New England. Rent a place out. Cut down our own tree, make hand made decorations. Only gifts we bring are for the kids. Just good ole' family time complete with snow: ? to be completed
Go to Disney World with my family: Check
Build our own house: Check
Have a brand new car: Check
Win the lotto: ? Guess I should start playing if I want to win. lol To be completed. lol
Take my family to a secluded beach: ? To be completed
Visit California: ? To be completed
See New York around Christmas: ? to be completed
Vacation in Maine (summer): ? to be completed
Volunteer at a soup kitchen: ? Waiting until the kids are older. I want them to do it too.
Learn Italian: ? to be completed
Swim with dolphins: CHECK
Snorkel: ? to be completed
Laser Eye Surgery: ? to be completed
Hang glide: ? To be completed...maybe. Between my nerves and hate of flying...not sure why I want to do this one. lol
See, I'm not the ambitious type. No mountain climbing. No climbing the corporate ladder. No record breaking. No job things listed at all because all I have wanted to be is a mommy and wife. And really no travel outside the United States. I use to want to go to Germany and visit family, and visit France and Israel. But I can't stand to fly. So those are out! And I'm okay with it. lol
The only other thing I have wanted for a long while is out of my control. And that's for my husband to propose again, a romantic way, with a gorgeous ring for our anniversary. He'll never do it. I am coming to terms with this. I still love the big botch-a-ga-loop.
So all and all, I'd say that most of my list is done. And what isn't, there is still is plenty of time for. Hopefully, when my time comes, I can say I have done all these things. My list may not be fancy, but it's all mine.
What's on your list?