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10 Things I Want To Do In My Life Before I’m Too Darn Old to Enjoy Them

I thought I might have a little fun and post a few things I want to do before I die. Some of them might actually be doable, some maybe not so much. And a few are just plain silly and will never happen. But hey! Can’t blame a girl for dreaming. 😉

1. Have my novel published and become the next hot author! Now I know there might be a few obstacles on this one. Well when isn’t there. I almost have a novel, that should count for something. So I figure I have as good a shot at this as anyone. I count this one as definitely doable!

2. Ride in a hot air balloon. Now this is something I’ve wanted to do for more years than I can remember! I love plane rides. So I figure a hot air balloon ride should be totally awesome! I do think it’s on my completely doable list!

3. Have one of my paintings sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars. I have to admit this one is probably just a dream, but without dreams where would writers be? I mean I’m not the painting elephant (here) , and probably not abstract enough.

4. Go to one of those exotic islands for a month and laze around and work on my novel without any distractions! Here is the place I have in mind ( Island Resort ). A teasing picture is required here.

courtesy of Nika Island Resort


5. Have my very own pet Dragon! Yeah, I know. How old am I again?? Shhhhh, hehehe. But think about it! How cool would it be to own your very own pet dragon? You could train it to roast your marshmallows! Or start your fireplace! I bet there are lots of things dragons would be good for! I even have a name for it. What to you think of Mortimer? Cute right? And yes I know it’s one of those things that will never happen, but it’s fun to dream.

6. Learn to ballroom dance. And I’m talking about like they do on the TV show Dancing with the stars. I’ve always loved to dance, but to be able to dance like they do, oh yeah! For one thing it’s just so damn sexy! The dancing and the men!  😉  Now this might still be doable if I hurry. Well once I get my health back up to par.  But yeah I could handle that!

7. Have a part in a movie. Yeah I’m not so sure this is something I could really do or not. Believe it or not I”m a bit on the shy side. But to be an actor would be pretty interesting. For one thing you get to see the inside story on how a movie is made. I’ve always been curious about that. Also been curious if I could act!

8.Win the lottery so I can buy lots of acreage out in the country and open a sanctuary for rescued animals. Now winning the lottery is the only way I could afford this, but it’s always been a dream of mine to own an animal shelter and help as many animals as I could.

9. Have one of those gardens that people go “ohhhhh” when they see it. I love gardens! Now this one could be doable also. If I inherit a lot of money. Or winning the lottery would come in handy here also.

10. I want to visit England or Ireland and stay in a castle! Talk about a place that would fuel your imagination!

I’m sure I could think of lots more to add to this list. But this is a start! So how about you? What would be something you might put on a bucket list?


19 thoughts on “10 Things I Want To Do In My Life Before I’m Too Darn Old to Enjoy Them

  1. 1. Look like Miranda Kerr
    2. Be published
    3. Share in your lottery winnings.
    4. Life in opulence.
    5. Win an award for being the hottest blogger in the world (read number 1)


    1. LOL, yeah but I would be a hit in the neighborhood if I had a dragon. Thanks for reading!


  2. Reblogged this on To Breathe is to Write and commented:

    In 2012, shortly after I started this blog I wrote ’10 Things I Want to do in Life Before I’m too Darn Old to Enjoy Them’. Today I thought I would join Part-Time Monster’s Throwback Thursday Link up Party and repost this old post with a bit of an update. The updates are in blue. Why not join us? Come on!


  3. Dream on girl. After my recent plane ride I learned that I love flying but I’m not sure about going up in a balloon. Most of the thinks you want see to be doable except maybe that dragon thing. 🙂


  4. Your list is definitely…uh, practical and realistic. Uhm, yeah it really is.
    As for me:

    Be published (at least a 3 book series)
    Live in Vancouver, BC
    Get my weight down to 150

    I wouldn’t dare share the rest


    1. Well, I have published two books, so that’s done. More coming! As for the rest….well that’s why they are dreams. 😉 Now I’m curious about the rest of your list!


      1. Hmmmm. I’ll have to put together a list. There is more, but the 3 above are the only ones I think about. You just made me realize I need a longer list with more fun things – dreams wouldn’t hurt either. The wheels are spinning.


  5. How did I miss this post earlier?! That’s a great bucket list 🙂 I’ll join you on.the island but promise to stay on the opposite side 🙂 And the animal sanctuary sounds nice too!!


  6. Don’t know if I have a bucket list anymore. Get my kid in to his own place, travel more , Ireland , England , Belgium , Switzerland and Germany again, Australia in winter . Get a real book written and published, get vision and health restored. Guess those are pretty big dreams for a bucket list. You made me think about it . 😆


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