One of the reasons I started this blog is to keep track of all the places I’ve been and things I’ve seen. It’s really just an online journal, and the readers help keep me motivated to work on it. As I learn new tricks and tools (or just remember old ones) I do my best to explain them to you. I also try to bring you in on the excitement when I use those tricks to take me on yet another adventure.
But what about the places I haven’t been? The restaurants I’ve only read about? Or the tricks I don’t have time to figure out? That’s what the Bucket List is for.
The movie got average to good reviews, and I agree with the critics, but the concept is a great one that was around long before. We all have things we want to do in life. I’ve been fortunate to already do a great deal more than most people, even by the standards of a first-world kid growing up in the Internet age. Although my computer looks clean and neat if you just scan the desktop, underneath there are folders within folders stuffed with notes and hundreds of bookmarks in my browser. Eventually I forget about them.
To try to keep that from happening, I’ve decided to sort through and share them on a new page in my blog that you will be able to find in the navigation bar above. Now they won’t be cluttering my computer, and hopefully I’ll take a look at them more often and remember what I had planned to do. (This is the same reason I purchase paper books and keep them in bookcases. I remember the stories and facts every time I glance at the spines, and the books are easily accessible whenever I want to re-read one.)
I got the idea for this project a while ago but haven’t made any progress getting it together. But there are TONS of people out there with amazing stories about things they’ve done or things they’ve read about and want to do. Sometimes I need a push, so I’d love to include some of your suggestions. Please send them in the comments below, or by email, and I’ll add them to the page by Sunday. Just a sentence or two is fine, but if you can include a link to a trip report or some news article to feed the imagination, that would be great!