Contact Us

Mommy Blogger April B. – What’s On Your Bucket List

All the mayhem this week has brought to our nation–and our state–has made me do some thinking about the fabled “bucket list.” I then remembered I actually have a note on my phone entitled “bucket list.” It’s a work in progress. Only one thing has been crossed off (learn to make sushi–thanks, husband!) I don’t ever look at it, unless I’m adding something. And I certainly don’t make any plans to actively accomplish any of the list. So, I guess it’s more like a dream list, which kind of flies in the face of everything a bucket list is meant to be.  

We’re not promised tomorrow, I know. But I’m really good at avoiding. And procrastinating. If I can find a way to spend my spare moments pondering anything other than my mortality, I will. But, geez, after a week like this, you can’t help but think about it. And let’s face it, I’m not getting any younger.

So, I pulled out my phone, opened my bucket list note, made some adjustments, and here’s what I wound up with:

Buy something for myself at Tiffany
Eat a fresh baked croissant in Paris (France, not Texas. Though, Paris, Texas is on my travel bucket list)
Visit NYC at Christmas time
Write a book (I’ve been working out ideas in my head for years)
Hop a plane and take an impromptu vacation after a bad day
Read the Bible in it’s entirety
Eat New Englad clam chowder… in New England
Take some sort of advanced cooking class (my knife skills are horrendous)
Hike to the top of something
Become fluent in French (I speak a very broken, embarassing version of something that uses French words but somehow comes out with a spanish accent)
Take my kids to all 50 states (hopefully by the time they’re young adults. They’re currently at 10. I’m at 30.)
Ride a Bike MS event
Spend an afternoon shopping with absolutely no regard for price (just this once!)
Visit Memphis in May (The famed BBQ festival, of course, which happens to take place in Memphis and in May.)

That’s it. For now, anyway. I’ve already crossed off “learn to make sushi,” and I deleted “run for public office.” I no longer have any kind of faith in or respect for politics. It’s not what it used to be. And, it’s certainly not what it was intended to be. (Have you seen “House of Cards” on Netflix? I’m convinced this is how our country is genuinely run.)

What’s on your list?

Best of Mix 94.1

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for MIX VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive MIX VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.