Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Bucket List

The sky's the limit for this girl!
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.  - Oprah Winfrey

Due to some crazy technical difficulty in uploading my video slideshow to Youtube - I will not be posting our 1 year anniversary movie today.  All hope is not lost - but these things take time I guess.  So we'll just skip it for now.

We get lots of wonderful emails from fans and followers who look to us as inspiration to achieve their own dreams and goals, which I take as a pretty cool responsibility and a great honor.  Within many of these emails, there is a lot of talk about "bucket lists".  While I was sitting here quietly, sipping on my cup of tea I started thinking about the notion of a "bucket list" and what is left on mine.  While I never had an official "list", I have always had goals and dreams, and both Scott and I are a couple of the lucky ones who have been able to turn those dreams into realities.  Travelling the world, living other places, climbing mountains, achieving goals - you know - just making stuff happen for ourselves.  Obviously, living and cruising on a sailboat was one of the biggies for both of us.  But I am by no means finished.

Here are a few of the items still left on my bucket list:

  1. Learn how to surf.  I'm thinking a few months living in a place like Costa Rica with the sole purpose of learning to surf should do the trick.  Heck, maybe we'll do this when we start heading south again...
  2. Do an IronMan.  Scott has done three.  I've done a bunch of triathlons, and much to my surprise actually placed in most of them, probably because I trained with Scott and he's an incredible athlete.  Scott thought I could go pro with the right training (but I knew better).  Anyway - once I'm finished having babies, I'm going to train up for one of these.
  3. Travel someplace cool by RV.  I think driving a RV across, say, Africa (I am particularly enamored with Ethiopia) or maybe around Mexico for a few months sounds like a lot of fun.  If we can live in a boat, we most certainly could live in an RV for a time! 
  4. Be on HGTV.  I am obsessed with HGTV, I could watch it all day.   I realize this is ironic for someone who lives on a boat without a t.v.   But I am hell-bent on having them design a room in my future home one day.  Just you wait!
Those are my big goals at the moment.  I have no doubt I'll do them, all in good time...If there is one thing I have been blessed with, it's the ability to believe in my dreams!

What's on your bucket list?

Love,
Brittany & Scott

5 comments:

Chris Hirst said...

I think I would like to land an airplane on water. So I cancelled all Christmas wishlists that I had created, and now the new Plan is: all I want for the Holidays is 5 hrs of float plane instruction at a flight school in South Jersey. It took me about 40 hours of instruction to land on a runway, so how hard could it be to land on water?
Also, I would like learn to play flamenco guitar. That will take more time.

Al Thiess said...

An interesting observation - your list is so short. From someone that is almost twice your ages, my list is much, much longer, even though I have done a lot.

My other comment is you said "done having babies" - plural. Sounds like a bigger boat is in your future...........Juan

Windtraveler said...

Well Al - those are the "BIG goals at the moment" - obviously there are many more! But I didn't feel the need to ramble on and on and on....I think they're big enough to take up a nice chunk of time!

Mid-Life Cruising! said...

Surfing is definitely on our bucket list! We're also hoping to travel in an RV after our cruising chapter closes. I've also completed a few triathlons and I'll stop at that ... no Iron Man for me. Congrats to Scott for completing such a challenge!

Sarah said...

I'd love to learn how to surf! Have you thought about putting your bucket list on Wanderable? I just found out about it a couple of days ago.

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