Considering how my life has changed due to multiple sclerosis and medical disability I thought it was time to revise my bucket list. My husband felt not everything in these lists are bucket list items, however, each is something I would like to do in my life. A few things have been removed from my list, most notably my long-time goal of earning a PhD. I had to accept a second masters degree in 2007 instead of finishing my PhD due to MS. I encourage others to create a bucket list because it defines goals and expectations and brings clarity to what I want to do with my life. For example, I am going to Michigan for a week in October to see the cider mills, fall colors and my childhood stomping grounds.
- Hot air ballon show – New Mexico
- Michigan apple cider mills & fall colors & childhood stomping grounds
- Visit each state in the United States (16 to go) & most of the providences in Canada (5 to go)
- Spend 3 days and nights on white sand beaches in a beach house
- St. Andrews Golf Course, Scotland
- Photograph the Azores
- Camp on the McKenzie River in the Yukon Territory
- Stay a week in a cabin on a lake in the Midwest during the fall colors
- Spend one winter season in an active adult living community
- Attend Paducah Quilt Show in Kentucky
- Attend Red Rock concert in Colorado
- Ride breath-taking zip line
- Paint on an easel in the mountains
- Complete EMT 1, 2 & 3
- Publish “Alaska Bush Humor, Bush Life: The Story of Teaching in Rural Alaska for 20 Years”
- Write a children’s book based on an experience in my childhood
- Learn harmonica
- Take an art class on college campus
- Learn how to paint well
- Help secure funding and organize a senior citizen center in Burlington, Wyoming.
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