Saturday, November 23, 2013

Reverse Bucket List #Blogember

Hi! My blog every day in November challenge is winding down. I can't believe I have managed to post a blog every day for 23 days straight! Are you sick of me yet? Hang in there, only seven days to go! Today's writing prompt is to write about your reverse bucket list.

November 23: Reverse bucket list

I wasn't sure at first what reverse bucket list meant. A bucket list is a list of things you want to do before you kick the bucket (i.e. die), so what is the reverse of that? Things you want to do before you are born? No, that can't be it. Things you don't want to do before you die? Nah, no fun in that list. Things you want to do after you're born? Well, that would be I turned to trusty Google for the answer to this riddle.

Ahh...Reverse Bucket List: A backwards look at the things you've done in your life. That makes more sense.

This was a hard list for me to write. I have a tendency to put disclaimers after everything I've done. I want to say that I'd been to Hong Kong, but then add that it was travel for work. It's not like I'm a world traveler or anything. I want to write that I once finished a 10K in first place in my age group, but with the caveat that it was a very small race. I am not going to do that this time. I am going to tell you about the cool things I've done in my life and I'm not going to downplay anything, because I rock!

1. I've been to Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Taiwan.
2. I once finished a 10k first place in my age group.
3. I moved to Manhattan by myself when I was 21.
4. I met Isaac Mizrahi (the fashion designer), Tim Gunn (Project Runway), and I once shook Jack White's (the White Stripes) hand.
5. I ran six half marathons (maybe more, I've lost count).
6. Got out of debt and stayed there.
7. Got married on the beach.
8. Remodeled every inch of an old house.
9. Helped build a house with Habitat for Humanity (well, "helped" might be a strong word).
10. Ran a mud run or two.
11. Married my best friend.
12. Flew to Nashville by myself to meet up with online friends.
13. Started a business with my husband.
14. Started a blog (well, you already knew that).
15. Got paid to write.
16. Went to a blog conference.
17. Rescued a dog or two.
18. I ran a 25k at midnight in the summer.
19. I flew to another state to run a half marathon.
20. I flew to another state to go to a concert.
21. I held a plank for over seven minutes.

Big or small, these are the cool things that I have done in my life so far. I hope there will be many years ahead to add more to my list, and I am sure I will wake up in the middle of the night with one or two things I forgot!

What about you? Have you ever heard of a reverse bucket list? What is on your list? 

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  1. Absolutely love your list!! What a great way to look back on all the wonderful things we have done!

  2. That's cool. Does putting checkmarks by my bucket list accomplishments count? HA. Here via TWB

  3. #12...did you get funny looks from co-workers or family members? Sometimes it's hard for people to understand how important an online community can be to someone.

    1. Yes! LOL! Everyone thought I was a weirdo! ha ha

  4. I love the idea of a reverse bucket list!! Thanks for sharing yours!

  5. I really thought a reverse bucket list was a list of things you never wanted to do. This is much better. :)

  6. I have a reverse bucket list too--posted it on my blog maybe a month or two ago. You've had a pretty busy life!! And I laughed at the idea of a list of things you don't want to do before you die... that could get weird...

    1. ahhh. I went to your blog to try to find your reverse bucket list post because I really want to read it! But I couldn't find it! I did get sucked into quite a few other posts though - great blog you have there! Send me that link if you think of it. :)

  7. I love this concept! I think I'll give it a try for the end of December. Great list. :)

  8. Building a habitat for humanity home is on my bucket list!

  9. I've not heard of a reverse bucket list. I need to do that!

  10. Never heard of this but LOVE the idea. And a 7 minute plank. OMG.


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