Not really a bucket list..

We are at a crossroads.  Or maybe not a crossroads but a small intersection.. There isn't really a wrong way, just a different way to go.  Do I want to be an outdoors person?  I think so but I'm not totally sure.  I know there are a few things against me becoming an outdoor person, but I think I need to step out of my comfort zone..

I want to be a very active person.  I want my kids to be very active people.  I don't really know how to be an active person.  We camp, we hike but we don't really do anything fantastic or cool.. So,  I want to embrace life.  I want to experience the thrill of the unknown and the scariness of the out of norm (for me) I also want to experience life.  It isn't that I have not experienced life, but I've only seen a bit of it.  My fears have stopped me from doing a lot of things.

So I've created a plan.  A list of 10 things I do want to accomplish within the next 5 years.  Some are pretty simple, some are simple for others but terrifying for me.  I'm actually not going to say what they all are here yet but I will say a few are all about embracing this lovely frozen north that we live in.

First on my to-do list.  Tubing.  I've decided that we will be going to the mountains on the day before my dad's death-anniversary.  I want to celebrate life.  I want to remember my dad in a way that doesn't really make sense, but makes sense to me.  I want to have fun!  I want to fly down the mountain in a rubber tube and scream and have my dad laughing beside me.
So in two weeks, the picture you will see will not be of random people tubing, but will be me.  Bring on life!


Hypermama said...

Bring it on!


Jenn M said...

Yup! Why wait. You never know what ticking time bomb you have in your body and why wait until tomorrow.

Michel Le said...

What a wonderful way of life to adopt! Congrats!! I wanted to suggest an idea to you...In 2010 my husband and I spent two months in Banos, Ecuador, volunteering at an after school program. There were about a dozen other volunteers there at the time and to my surprise...many of them were families from the US. The parents had taken their child(ren) out of school for 6 months and gone to South America to travel and volunteer (some home-schooled their children while traveling, other enrolled their children in the local schools)! The kids ranged in age from elementary school up to high school and what they got out of the experience I could never recreate in words on here! Anyway, going to a foreign country for a few months to travel/volunteer/whatever may be something to think about.....

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