I am not a Millionaire

March 31, 2012

I did not win the world record breaking $640 million Mega Millions jackpot. My odd’s were 1 in 176 million against it, but it’s always nice to dream. I would love to get the chance to test the idiom “Money can’t buy happiness”. I’m willing to bet I could buy a whole lot of happiness with that kind of money. First I’d buy some land. A ranch maybe. Then I’d put together a group dedicated to the rescue and care of animals. Of course I’d do the other things that everyone else says too. I’d buy my parents a house. I’d pay off my bills, and my family’s bills. I’d buy a truck. I’d  get a couple rescue dogs and cats. I’d go to all the bike rallies I haven’t yet been to. I’d start crossing off items on my bucket list, and start adding more. I’d give more, travel more, play more, sleep better, and live more. Would I be happier?

Damn right I would be.

I’ve heard you can’t win If you don’t play. Of course, even if you play, you can’t win unless you’re very, very lucky.

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My Bucket List Part 1

January 4, 2011

If you don’t know what a bucket list is by now, you’ve been living under a bucket. A bucket list is a list of  anything you’d like to do before you die or “Kick the Bucket”. An example would be “Go Skydiving” or “Travel to London”  or “reconnect with my brother, sister, cousin, son…”  Getting the idea? Great.

A bucket list can be a very personal thing and the thought of sharing it can be frightening. Be brave, someone you share it with may want to join you on one of your adventures. And life is much more fun with someone else.

I am constantly adding to my list so I’m just going to share a few of them here and save some of them for later. These are in no particular order.

  • Watch a Space Shuttle Launch
  • Visit Machu Pichu in Peru
  • See the Hoover Dam
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Sky Dive
  • Visit Mount Rushmore
  • Hear a sonic boom
  • Visit the WWII war ship memorial in Pearl Harbor
  • Take a boat through the Panama Canal
  • Go to Niagara Falls

When I first started, I was writing my list on scraps of paper. I now use my iPhone. You can write out a list or get an app for your smart phone. Either way you choose,  just start your list and live your life!

Welcome 2011!

January 3, 2011

Champagne

2010 was, well lets just say I’m not unhappy 2010 is gone.
So let’s try this again…
This year, 2011, I will find a steady job. I will continue to exercise. I will try to be more patient with my fellow humans. I will hide less and mingle more. I will continue to eat responsibly. I will give more, take less. I will clean my studio. And I will cross off at least one thing from my bucket list.
All doable…

Happy New Year