June 2009

The Bucket List

While “Living To Do,” “100 in 1,000” and many other ways of saying “things to do before I die” have been around for years, the first time I heard of a “bucket list” was when I saw the movie featuring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. And since then, I’ve been seeing “bucket list” popping up all over the web, and am so excited that so many people are creating their own!

I don’t know why it’s so exciting, really. Maybe because I know, from my own experience, that it can bring some joy into your life. I’ve made “Living To Do” journals for family members as gifts and, while I don’t know if they’ve used them or not, I always hope that they’ve come in handy—and maybe inspired someone to complete one lifelong dream, at least.

Finishing School

Boy am I glad to have this one crossed off my list! I got pregnant during my junior year in college and was worried that I wouldn’t be able to finish my degree while working full-time and taking care of my premature baby.

Though I had to change my major to do so, I was luckily able to finish a degree and graduate just a year after my baby was born through online education. If finishing school is on your Living To-Do List, don’t give up. Make a plan and follow through. If I could do it, so can you!