Last night I watched my friend Monique Whan shave her head with 45 other momma’s on the Stand Up To Cancer special. Her son, Caleb, was 4-years-old when he lost his battle to cancer.
Part of Caleb’s story provided inspiration for my young adult series, Sarah’s Road. In book #2, Sarah’s Yield, one of the main characters is diagnosed with leukemia and makes a bucket list of 21 Things To Do Before 21. As I watched the special, I started contemplating my own 21 Things and here’s what I came up with:
Take the girls to Washington DC to show them the enormity of sacrifice for our freedom
Become fluent in another language
Go back to college
Run a mile in 7 minutes
Learn to play the piano
Help Dan make a movie (even if it only plays on YouTube:)
Move to a Stars Hallow equivalent
Camp out under the stars, no tent, just the sleeping bag and me
Be more patient
Go to Africa to meet Maculate
Sponsor another child
Own a paddle boat (yup, I’m small town country at heart;)
Run the Australian Outback Marathon (with Ayers Rock as its backdrop, how perfect!)
Take up rollerblading with Dan again
Go to the Harry Potter premiere in England for the last movie
Buy less, invest in people and causes more
Retire and become a full time cruiser!
Take more pictures!!! And actually print them for the scrapbook, LOL
Help Kaylee and Ashley realize their dreams
GET A BOOK DEAL!!!
. . . So that’s all folks! What’s on your life list–inquiring minds want to know!!!