Monday, September 14, 2009

My Bucket List

A Bucket List consists of the things you want to do before you 'kick the bucket'. It was the featured topic last week on Paperback Writer's blog. I've been thinking quite a bit about it and mine has not changed over the last several years although I think I have a better chance of accomplishing my list now that I am actively pursuing it.

Take out all the obvious things such as growing old with my husband, watching my child grow up, and not having to worry about finances ever again and my list is relatively short.

1)Become a published author.
2)Visit Scotland.
3)Meet Stephen King.

That's it really. Anything on top of that would just be icing on the huge multi-tiered cake of my life. I think I am a pretty fulfilled person now that I am writing again. Even if it takes a while to be published, I am so happy to be doing what I am that its hard to be discouraged. If I'd only known this years ago my life would have been so different.

What is #1 on your Bucket List?


  1. I definitely want to be published. I'm really interested in releasing books/things that help people.

    Though I watched the movie, I never really thought about making my own Bucket List

  2. I'd love to see my book published and made into a movie. It would be a fantastic film... I'd like to travel to Scotland and see where my grandfather lived and I want to go skydiving.

  3. Regina: I still have not seen that movie but just the previews started everyone in my family talking about it, although we all expect to live forever. I think we were really saying these are the things we want to do before we are too old to enjoy them.

    Jennifer:Scotland....nothing else really needs to be said.

  4. Stephen King's a toughie. He doesn't do many public appearances. He came here for a reading a decade or so ago...but they had him at our performing arts center, with a crowd of thousands. I'm not sure he even does book signings, does he? He would definitely be a fascinating person to hang out with. He seems to have a really good sense of humor and there are very few authors with the longevity he's had. I think he'll go down in history as one of the best authors of our time. I think his stories that became Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me will be read in classrooms some day among the classics. People may think I'm crazy for that...but it's just a feeling I get. Heck, The Stand could even be required reading...but often it requires a century or two to pass before someone is fully appreciated as more than just a commercial talent.

  5. Stephanie, I totally agree that those stories of his will be the ones that stand the test of time. I know he is pretty exclusive and I don't want to just have him sign a book, I want to actually hang out and talk.ha I realize the chances of it happening are slim to none but I can dream!

  6. I gave up the rock star dream and going to space. My new number one is getting published, repeatedly!

  7. 1. Get published.
    2. Watch the Hibs play at Easter Road in Scotland. Preferably against hearts.
    3. Quit my day job and make money off books.


It helps to know I'm not just talking to myself.