My Bucket List

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Photo Credit: paul (dex)

If you do not raise your eyes you will think that you are the highest point.
-Antonio Porchia

     How many of you have a bucket list?  Have you added to it over time?  Do you try to check something off it every year? Or is it just a list of wishes in the wind?  Before today, I have not taken the time to write out a bucket list.  To be honest, putting myself last is what has stopped me.  Here is my current list, in no particular order:
  1. Spend a summer in Italy and Greece
  2. Learn to speak fluent Spanish
  3. Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity
  4. Vacation in Scotland and Ireland
  5. Learn to ballroom dance
  6. Wear a bikini with confidence 
  7. Renew my wedding vows on the beach
  8. Do a reverse pike body row on the trx
  9. Complete an iron man
  10. Master the perfect steak
  11. Be the cool grandma to my grandchildren
  12. A week at a silent retreat
  13. Workout with Jillian Michaels 
  14. Skinny dip in the ocean *I hear it is therapeutic
  15. Stomp grapes for wine making 

  Something that I wish was simple to check off my bucket list is to reduce the chances my daughters will have breast or ovarian cancer.  Sadly, all I can do is hope and pray they they will be the odds.  Genetically, their risk is 85% for breast cancer and 20% for ovarian cancer.  We already know the gene to look for, if you aren’t sure, please look into the BRAC analysis to know your risk.

This is my entry in the Just Ask Bucket List Getaway Giveaway. Just Ask offers a breast and ovarian cancer screening and is encouraging people to share 15 things that I want to enjoy in my lifetime as a reminder to be aware of my health. Want to enter? Head over to to get the details.
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2 Responses to My Bucket List

  1. @PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman says:

    What a fantastic list! We have a few of these in common. I hope you keep these in your side bar and check them off one by one! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Aries Mommy says:

    I will most certainly let you know when I check one off my list :)

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