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Tuesday, October 7, 2008
I made one when I was much younger, but I've sort of outgrown it. I can't find it, but I recall that I did several things on the old list, and lost interest in others as my priorities shifted. The point, for me, of a 50 things list, was to add joy to my life, and to push me in the direction of creating a more perfect personal 'world.' Maybe encourage me to take those measured risks that are necessary to most things worth having. Last time I took a scatter-shot approach and didn't prioritize, so it was hit and miss, but it did help push me in the direction of doing some things I'd always wanted. I did some traveling, I took a chance on love, I snorkeled with manatees, took dance lessons, things like that.
This time, I thought I'd use a different method, and decide what should be done first. Fully aware this time that, as with many of my lists, there is the very real possibility that I will find myself stuck on the first item.
Life is made up of changes and choices. I used to think that my perfect world would include a husband, a partner, at least a really good guy friend, someone who would both limit and expand my options, but it doesn't look like that will be part of my karmic balance. I know that no matter where I place the priorities on my To Do list, they are subject to change, and so I reevaluate them from time to time. For every possible choice, there are always going to be the pluses and the minuses.
Any perfect world I can imagine now includes living near my grandchildren, so that tops the list for now. At least until they no longer jump up and down and shout grandmagrandmagrandma when they see me. At least until they stop saying "I really love you," and giving those sweet and freely offered hugs. At least until I am no longer part of silly games and sillier giggles.
And so #1 on the list is still, to sell my house and move (shiver) north -- economy , crashing real estate market, and cold-phobia be danged. The marvel about grandchildren is that they make me wonder, now that I have them, how I could ever have wanted 50 things. Still, I will give it some thought and, no doubt, I will add new things as time goes on.
What about you? What things do you have left to do, things that will make you feel that you have more fully lived? Things that will help you pass on to the next great adventure without regret? Or are you one of those people who has lived with no regrets, and no unfinished business?