Monday, July 2, 2012

Top Ten On My Bucket List...

I don't know about you guys, but now that I find myself with time to blog, I can't seem to come up with topics. So here I sit, Googling stuff.

Sounds kinda kinky, but hey, we all do it.

Ahem. Anywhoo... I came across a blog post by Little Miss Momma. In which she gives 10 topic and writing prompts for blogs. The first thing she says, is be inspired what other bloggers have written. Don't plagiarize, just be inspired and give credit where it is due. Hence the link to her blog as well.

I did that last week when I was discussing the blurred genre lines of late. I don't mind revisiting that topic either. I think the discussion was excellent and would love to hear more from people. You can find that post here. I'll keep talking about it over there! Or maybe I will post again later in the week.

In the meantime, I'm going to work on some posts for this week using some of the topics from LMM.

One of the ideas was a Life List. I'm going to narrow it down to my Top Ten on my Bucket List. How's that?

Here we go!

10. Travel around North America, just to be a tourist and say, "I've been there!".

9. Become a tattoo artist.

8. Build/Own my own home. (I'm soooo tired of renting!!!!)

7. Pay off my student loan! I'm not kidding, that's a bill I don't want hanging over my head or my family's should something happen to me.

6. Publish a dozen or more books. Good books. I don't want to crank them out and have them be sloppy just to make this goal. I want to work hard, improve my craft and publish!

5. This goes along with number 6... I would love, LOVE to see my book world become aa game like World of Warcraft. How freakin' awesome would that be? I don't care if my books ever get made into movies, I want it made  into a MMORPG!! Yes, my geek is showing.

4. Visit Scotland. Being half Scottish, I want to visit. I also want to see if I can research my heritage on this side of my family more. But, time is something I don't have lots of.

3. Visit Holland. My other half is Dutch. I have a copy of this side of the family tree dating all the way back to the 1600's  in the Netherlands.

2. Aside from 3 and 4, I want to see lots of other places, so I will just say travel for this one. See as many places as I can before I kick the bucket.

1. Hmm... there is so much I want to do... but something I have yet to do is... go to Disneyland! That is one place I have to go at least once, right?

Got any cool items on your bucket list?


Unknown said...

I love the list! Especially the visiting the places from your family's past. I found that one side of my family were Romany gypsies from Spain, so finding their hometown is going to be difficult, since they moved around a lot, hehe.

I definitely want to be a published fantasy author, that's a given. I also want to own a tortoise (they'll outlive me, so it's a sound investment) and build a secret bookcase/door to a hidden room in whatever house I settle down in.

Mel Chesley said...

Romany gypsies... how freakin' awesome is that! And my husband would love to own a tortoise some day as well, he loves turtles and tortoises. I also have to agree to that hidden door/bookcase! I want a secret room so bad! Thanks for sharing!

Hart Johnson said...

Great list--you will love Scotland! I've been to Glasgow, and briefly Edinburgh. Good luck with getting through your list!

Mel Chesley said...

Thanks, Hart! I hope I get through some of it someday. I'm all jealous now, you've been to Scotland. ;) I will get there, that's the first thing I want to do!

Anonymous said...

Sweet! I love this! That's funny that you want to do all of North America - I'm doing exactly that this september after Burning Man! (: Other stuff that is on my bucket list (which on my website is called a Bliss List): become fluent in any language (preferably spanish), spend a year in every continent, attend a large spiritual gathering, learn to proximity dive, and meet Rob Brezsny, among other things! (:

Misha Gerrick said...

I actually also have paying my student loan off on my bucket list. In fact, I want to pay it off within the next two or three years. :-)

Mel Chesley said...

@ Bliss Diva ~ With your strong will, I know you will accomplish any goal you set for yourself. I'd like to learn a new language as well. One that isn't common, like Mandarin Chinese. :D

@ Misha ~ I totally agree! I wish I could pay mine off that fast. :D