Bucket List

Like listening to the ocean through a seashell. I’ll share a few of my secret ambitions with you. But not the whole ocean.

1.) Meet Michelle Obama.

2.) See Rembrandt’s “Return of the Prodigal Son” in The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia, as inspired by Henri Nouwen’s journey.

3.) Overcome my fear of contact lenses. I cannot even get close to putting one on my eyeball. Barf.

4.) Visit Anne Frank’s house and the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam. I promise you these were my ambitions before #TFIOS.

5.) Be neighbors again with my best friend Lauren. This may require relocating to Melbourne, AU. Fair Dinkum.

6.) Succeed in having an herb garden.

7.) Construct a dream studio/study for all of my mischief making.  I have an office now. It’s my dream come true.

8.) Buy stock. Buy it low. Watch it grow. Sell high.

9.) Go to the Sundance Film Festival.

10.) Publish a book that an agent represented and a publisher edited and that Barnes & Noble placed on their shiny shelves.

11.) Send my mom on a cruise.

12.) Go to Korea with my in-laws. See the Adventist academy where my MIL attended school.

13.) See my children make a decision to be baptized.

14.) Drive Highway 1 in California with my husband.

15.) Reach a point in my life where I can play tennis at least once/week.

16.) Compile a fairly “complete” family tree/genealogical portrait of my family.

17.) Visit Prince Edward Island and do the Anne of Green Gables tour before my daughter is too cool for school.

18.) Send my husband to see the Tour de France.

19.) Attend the Balloon Glo in Telluride with Kate and Sally

20.) Write a screenplay.

21.) Go caving.

22.)  See live in concert: U2, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings (RIP, Sharon Jones), Jars of Clay, Brandi Carlile

23.) Read the whole canon of playwright William Inge.

24.) Place an essay or article in The Boston Globe, The New York Times, Salon, WBUR.

25.) Appear on the Moth.