The good news: I’m still alive. I know I’ve been radio silent, for quite some time, and I really haven’t been staying true to my #finishyear goals.
The better news: we’re incredibly busy, here at KBK. Alas, that’s not a great excuse.
Now that we’ve taken care of housekeeping…
The past week or so, the blogosphere has been flooded with bucket lists. I first saw Gini Dietrich’s, and I thought it was a really fun way to get to know Ms. Dietrich a bit more.
Without futher ado, (and in no particular order), here are 10 things I want to do before kicking the bucket:
- Sing in church. This is an interesting one, because I can’t sing. But, I’ve always wanted to sing– a solo, no less– in church. Maybe I should take voice lessons first?
- Be on TV. I was a radio and tv major, in college, and decided not to pursue an on-air career. I’ll always have a special place in my heart for on-air talent, and I hope to one-day host something. Even if it’s just a quick segment. I got a taste of being on TV, this summer, when my husband and I were on HGTV, but it left me longing for some more on-camera opportunities.
- Compete in a triathlon. This has always been on my bucket list, and I finally accomplished it, this summer (I competed in the Lake Zurich Olympic Distance Triathlon). I LOVED it, and I officially have the Tri-bug. I’ll definitely do more…possibly a half-ironman?
- Have children. There isn’t much more to say about this. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to have kids. (Don’t get any ideas, Mom and m.i.l., Matt and I aren’t ready, yet.)
- Sleep in a treehouse. You read right. I’ve always wanted to sleep in a treehouse. And thanks to crazy people like me, I guess there’s demand for it, because there are actually tree house resorts! Sign.me.up.
- Do a century ride. A hundred mile bike ride may sound miserable to most people, but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do.
- Take one big vacation a year. Great idea, on this one, Gini. As business owners, it’s hard for us to escape, but I’m set on making a point of getting away, each year. This year’s vacations are for my brothers’ weddings (both had/have 2012 weddings), but next year, Matt and I are going to Europe.
- Be present. This isn’t a one-time thing. I want to be more aware of this each and every day. I want to live in the moment, and stop checking my emails, while other people (especially family) are talking.
- Give back– consistently. Doing what? I’m not sure, yet, but I want to give back– consistently. I go through spurts of volunteer work, but I never seem to stick to anything.
- Meet Bill and Giuliana Rancic. Don’t judge me. I love them.
So, there you have it– my bucket list. What does your list look like?
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