Yippee, something fun to do! (Besides ogling the men swimming and tumbling in the XXX Olympiads)
The title is explanation enough. Make a list of all the things you ever want to do before you die. I thought, how easy is that. This will be done in no time flat. I did not expect to be surprised by my list, but at number 5 I was dumbfounded, because anyone who know me know I hate the cold. As a child of the tropics, I prefer a temperate to warm environment that does not require me to be wrapped up like an Eskimo.
Get an advanced degree (in science – kinda saw this one coming over the last few months)
Get married – no surprise there
Have a few kids, at least a boy & girl – again no surprise
Visit 6 of 7 continents. – Hello have we met?
Touch a glacier – Fall out of my chair surprised at this one!
Swim with sea creatures, dolphins/sharks (I don’t like open water & depths I can’t touch)
Ride a camel with a Bedouin
Learn another language or two, Spanish & French, maybe Arabic
Learn to swim or rather overcome my fear of the deep
Learn to ride a bike (there is a story behind this deficiency)
Run a triathlon (hence the need for swimming & biking)
Run a marathon
See the northern lights
See the southern lights
Take a round the world trip (preferably with my hubby or w/ hubby & kids)
Own a boat or at least live on one for a little while (where do I come up with this stuff?)
Rock climb (I’m not fond of heights)
Skydive (hello heights again)
My long shot – see the earth from space
Publish a work of science (climate change, sustainability, environmental science etc.)
Have you made a list like this and surprised yourself? What did you discover about yourself while making the list? For me there were plenty of surprises and I discovered that there are hidden dreams lurking in the depths of my heart. And that alone was worth this whole month long journey!