Friday, November 14, 2008


Our very first prompt is based on the movie "The Bucket List" with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. While I was watching this movie I was so moved by the two characters that i decided it is time to make my own "Bucket List" If you have not seen the movie you should...but be warned you will need a kleenex.

The Bucket List is a list of things you want to do or accomplish before you "kick the bucket"

What are some of the things you want to do?
It can be a list a mile long or just a few.
Can't wait to see what you come up with.

My suggestion is maybe make you a book (whatever size you choose is up to you) and keep all your forward progress prompts in one place. You can mix it up..just have fun with it.


My bucket list consist of things like
travel to all 50 states
travel Europe with my camera
tandem jump/skydive
finish college and get at least a bachelor's degree


My list consists of:
Own a Bakery
Learn to Play the Cello
Learn Sign Language
Visit Fiji
See Dave Matthews in Concert

I really hope that one day I can cross off at least one of these things! But hmm...which one? :)


Journaling (warning: it's long - I got deep on you all, lol):

I was reminded tonight how unpredictable life can be. That no matter how much we plan, we simply do not know our destiny. We do not know the course our lives will take, and we do not know how long we will be here. This reminder helped me to realize something when it comes to my bucket list – what I want to accomplish before I die. You see, there are plenty of experiences I would like to have in this lifetime…I’d like to finally go parasailing, travel through Europe, go back to Australia, go on many more cruises, own a boat and live on the water. But with the reminder that life is short and should not be taken for granted, my true desires for my bucket list have changed. Sure, I’d love to have those experiences I’ve listed above, but what is really important to me…. What is most important to me is the way in which I live the remainder of my life. Because although those big experiences are fun to strive for, they are not my every day. However, the person I am, the way I live my life… that IS my every day, and the type of person I am is what will be most important to me as I take my last breath in this world. I want to live a life of integrity. I want to have more patience. I want to be kind. I want to do more to help others, and I want to do my part to help the world. I want to continue to make genuine connections with people and surround myself with love and laughter. I want to be a good mother. I want to live a life of peace. I don’t know how much time I have left in this lifetime. I do know, however, that I want my life to have mattered.

here is my bucket list. i need a 6 & 7& 8! so i better get a move on it. as i am reading the other girls, it so cool to see the ones we have in common {apparently we all need to go to travel together} and that i want to do some things on their lists too! i want to learn sign language, i want go back to school and get my doctorate, and i want to be a better person too. I have learned so much from this, for sure.


Melonie said...

These are all fabulous pages ladies!! So inspiring. Great first prompt.

Jocelyn said...

Love the idea to do this! I have been wanting to sit down and so something like this, now I have the inspiration. Just need a few minutes to put my thoughts together! THANKS!

Stacey Michaud said...

So great you guys! Love the work and the prompt!

Audrey Pettit said...

Very cool, ladies! Love the whole idea of this and the DT projects are awesome.

Wendy Kwok said...

This is awesome. Love this prompt. Got me thinking.... let me see if i can scrap something...

Alecia said...

These are AMAZING ladies, loving this idea!!

Debbie ♥ ♥ said...

Beautiful pages ladies, and I love this prompt! I'm currently working on my own bucket list!

Darlene said...

This was a great prompt!

Here's mine:


Deanna said...

I totally just finished my layout and I will post and link tomorrow but I couldn't wait to tell you! I love it!

Deanna said...

Ok here is mine!
Thanks for a great challenge!

Deanna said...

Ok Greta... I added the list! Now don't judge! I kid, I know you would never!

Drea said...

I have been having a dry MOJO moment but I think this might bring me out of it!


Anonymous said...

Here's mine:

deana said...

Here's mine...

TFL & thanks for the inspo! :-)

Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

I posed my Bucket List here:

Jenifer said...

here is mine thanks for the push ladies

Groovy Deborah said...

Hey Greta, left mine at Fiskateers for ya :) Thanks for another awesome challenge!