Everyday we spent racing toward adulthood are all the days I wish we had back.
All the times we daydreamed of the future are all the moments I would gladly give anything to have again.
This life isn’t what it was supposed to be. No. You were supposed to be in it.
This life can feel so empty without you filling it. How I long for the life I had with you.
What I would tell young, naive us now that I know what the future holds is to cherish every second together because one day all too soon those dreams won’t come true.
Live in the now, I would say, because one day, I would know what it’s like to not have you.
Ever since I saw the movie with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, I decided that I wanted to create my own bucket list. Now, mine is not something that I have a time constraint on like those guys did, but these are things I want to do before I die.
I’ve actually accomplished a few already!
Swim with Sea Turtles – Done! In Florida.
Swim with Sharks – Done! In Florida.
Eat Risotto – Done! Authentic Italian Restaurant for my birthday!
I still want to:
Visit Papakolea Beach, HI – They have green sand which is my favorite color!
Visit NY, NY – Never been and it’s not a far trip from me!
Visit 5 Different Countries – Kind of like visiting every continent.
Swim with Dolphins – Cool animals!
Eat Beef Wellington – I love Gordon Ramsey, so if I could eat one in his restaurant, that would be awesome!
Top 10 Best Seller List – To have my novels in front of millions of readers.
I know to some people a bucket list sounds kind of morbid. I’ve received strange looks from people I’ve told that I have created one, but I think everyone should have one. Why wouldn’t you want to set goals for yourself to achieve before your time ends in this world?
If you live your day to day without any aspirations for the next day, next year, next decade, then can you say you really lived?
When I’m old and gray, I want to make sure I make every wrinkle, scar, and memory count!