I quite like this idea of a bucket list – all the things you want to do before you die.
I have lots of things that I’d really like to see and do. My bucket list items change over time as I tick things off and think of new things I’d like to accomplish. In the past couple of years I’ve completed a whole bunch of stuff.
I always wanted to have my own car and be able to drive. Tick.
I always wanted to own a diamond ring. Tick.
I dreamed of traveling the world. Tick.
And then there are the little things. When I first started skating, I imagined one day being good enough to speed skate in the public sessions. I really never thought I’d be good enough. But tonight, there I was, zooming around the rink with the wind whistling in my ears. I wasn’t the fastest out there, not by a long shot. But I was doing it, going as fast as I dare. What a great feeling.