What's On Your "Bucket List?"

Sundanceh
Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
Never let it be said that Sundance doesn’t occasionally throw some “lighter fare” onto the grill to satisfy our appetites. I thought this topic would still be thought provoking and provide some entertainment for us.

And it should be a good thread and give us a good barometer on what we feel is important for us and what we wish to accomplish, with the time we have been provided here.

So, what’s on your “BUCKET LIST?”

It’s a GIVEN that we all want to be healthy and free of cancer, for either ourselves or our loved ones, so this one does not count:) Let’s take your Top 5 “Wishes & Dreams.”

Without further delay, I’ll start this thing off:

Sundance Top 5

1. Write my book. (due to start in May or June 2011 when treatment wraps up)
2. Have my book published and available…initial date looks like the “12th of Never.” LOL!
3. Sing in public venue again…the Comeback Tour:)
4. Travel some before it’s too late. (gonna' take a little more time)
5. Meet as many of you as I can (those that are willing)

Ok, it’s your turn now – inquiring minds want to know:)

-Craig
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  • kuastoi
    kuastoi Member Posts: 63
    Anything and everything....
    that is, except the bucket
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    dream of diving with whales and dolphins again
    as i do my laps swimming i am often dreaming i am chasing dolphins.

    then i hit the wall and turn around and do another lap.

    dive with whales antartic
    dive with schooling hammerheads costa rica and galapagos islands
    dive liveaboard lombok
    dive off tuna fishing boats in tasmania while the orcas attack the schools
    dive with great whites in the great australian bite.
    win bbc wild life photographer of the year
    write my book and rejoin the mile high club

    i hope we all get our list. very cool topic.

    i don't share these plans with my wife or medical team as they would say whats the point of all this survival effort if after we beat his cancer he gets eaten, drowned or lost.

    pete
  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258
    Mine
    1. Travel, Asia or Italy
    2. Move to Hawaii
    3. Spend one full month with my father
    4. Drive a fast car on a real race track
    5. Ride in a hot air balloon
  • PhillieG
    PhillieG Member Posts: 4,866
    Bucket List
    to not kick it for a while...
    1- see kids graduate college
    2- see kids have their own kids AFTER college so I can watch the "payback"
    3- play some gigs (maybe open for Craig!)
    4- see more of the USA
    5- get out on a camping/kayaking trip with the kids
    6- get out and hoist a few with the boys

    *I'd say to see peace and harmony on this site but I want to pass away some day!
    ;-)

    it's more of the little things...
  • CherylHutch
    CherylHutch Member Posts: 1,375
    Good Topic, Craig!
    Overall, I have to say I am very pleased being where I am, doing the things I love to do... and being able to do them and enjoy as much as I have been since I was DX'd :) But, if I have to make a list of things that I'd like to see/do that I haven't been able to do...

    1. travel (wherever, whenever, just pack a bag and off I go on an adventure)
    2. produce an original musical that is written/directed/choreographed/musical directed by some of my talented friends, as well as acted by me hand-picking my talented acting friends :) It would definitely be a work of love!
    3. learn to sing properly
    4. work on my photography skills
    5. work with a miniature schnauzer rescue group

    (Pete... love your bucket list! How wonderful would all those things be?? And if a whale mistook you for a tuna... well, it would certainly be a once in a lifetime experience) :)


    Cheryl
  • lesvanb
    lesvanb Member Posts: 905
    thanks for starting this Craig
    I've been looking at a guided horsepacking trip in Alaska into the Wrangell/St Elias with old style Morgans who've adapted to living in that part of AK and Canada. Always wanted to travel there as we would pass the range on our way driving from Wyoming to Alaska to work in Prince William Sound and the Talkeetnas and the Brooks Range. Be great to have someone else do the horse wrangling and cookin' and just take pictures astride a good horse and kick back over dinner and lazily swat mosquitoes.

    Leslie
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900

    Good Topic, Craig!
    Overall, I have to say I am very pleased being where I am, doing the things I love to do... and being able to do them and enjoy as much as I have been since I was DX'd :) But, if I have to make a list of things that I'd like to see/do that I haven't been able to do...

    1. travel (wherever, whenever, just pack a bag and off I go on an adventure)
    2. produce an original musical that is written/directed/choreographed/musical directed by some of my talented friends, as well as acted by me hand-picking my talented acting friends :) It would definitely be a work of love!
    3. learn to sing properly
    4. work on my photography skills
    5. work with a miniature schnauzer rescue group

    (Pete... love your bucket list! How wonderful would all those things be?? And if a whale mistook you for a tuna... well, it would certainly be a once in a lifetime experience) :)


    Cheryl

    but what away to go, stuff passing away in hospital with tubes!
    hey cheryl,
    we share a love for photography.
    have a peak at my site www.petertrayhurn.com
    Unbelievable lights, lines and reflections of clouds, boats, planes and buses on this very still night
    this is the view from our home.
    i was a whale before cancer, never again will i be confused as a whale.
    i am off to a 4 weekly 3hour naturopathy lectures whose focus fasting... and diet.
    the naturopath greg alexander has been described as extreme and passionate. should be interesting and thought provoking....
    starts tonight.
  • Lori-S
    Lori-S Member Posts: 1,277
    I just wanna
    Win the lottery .... that way I can set things up nicely to take care of my kids when I'm gone.

    Unfortunately this cancer has stolen that from them as I've had to use it all fighting this thing and I'd just like to be able to give it back to them. It sort of feels like I've stolen it but, in reality the cancer stole it all.
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900
    Lori-S said:

    I just wanna
    Win the lottery .... that way I can set things up nicely to take care of my kids when I'm gone.

    Unfortunately this cancer has stolen that from them as I've had to use it all fighting this thing and I'd just like to be able to give it back to them. It sort of feels like I've stolen it but, in reality the cancer stole it all.

    i hope you win the lottery
    lori,

    until then you are a great consolation prize for the kids.
    i am sure you know what the kids really treasure, it ain't money honey, its you.

    pete

    ps but i agree a lottery win would be awesome! but i'd swap it for seeing 100 candles on my cake and yours.
  • Patteee
    Patteee Member Posts: 945
    1. return overseas to
    1. return overseas to teaching and living
    2. walk the alps once again
    3. see my kids on their own
    4. retire to Florida
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    I'm embarassed to say.....
    I'm living it now...lol!

    With my 2 times in the lymph system cancers, and my beau's extremely bad heart, we are living the things we want to do now...for later, when we are in wheelchairs side by side, saying "Hey, remember when I froze in fear at the top of the Duomo in Florence, and you just kept taking pics because you thought I was kidding?"....

    I also make sure to love the people around me, and tell them so.

    As I think about it, the only thing I really still need to do is go thru my stuff stored in my mom's garage and get rid of anything I don't want or need, to make it easier on my daughter when I'm gone...lol...

    Hey, I love you guys!!!! (WHEW! I needed to say that!)

    BIG dutch hugs, Kathi
  • Patteee said:

    1. return overseas to
    1. return overseas to teaching and living
    2. walk the alps once again
    3. see my kids on their own
    4. retire to Florida

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  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624
    My top 5
    1. Watch my two children graduate from college
    2. Graduate from college myself
    3. Graduate from law school and pass the Bar
    4. Learn Italian
    5. Spend a lot of time in Italy with occasional trips to Spain, Germany and England

    Apparently I'm going to have to survive this cancer for a long time. I've set myself up for that quite well I think by having all my long term goals. LOL.
    Winter Marie
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331

    My top 5
    1. Watch my two children graduate from college
    2. Graduate from college myself
    3. Graduate from law school and pass the Bar
    4. Learn Italian
    5. Spend a lot of time in Italy with occasional trips to Spain, Germany and England

    Apparently I'm going to have to survive this cancer for a long time. I've set myself up for that quite well I think by having all my long term goals. LOL.
    Winter Marie

    here it goes top 10
    1. get the lottery ,not for me but for the others!.
    2.Make happy to my wife and relatives.
    3.come back to Rio de Janeiro once more.
    4.Come back to Africa once more.
    5.Come back to Mexico once more.
    6.Come back to NY, once more ,my wife adores it.
    7. buy a house somewhere in the Caribbean and live in winter there!
    8.Get my stocks a bit higher,.LOL.
    9.peace&love all over the world!
    10. see the conservative party wining next elections here!( bloody socialists).
    may I ask one more? see Spain winning again world cup in 2014!
  • Buzzard
    Buzzard Member Posts: 3,043 Member
    pepebcn said:

    here it goes top 10
    1. get the lottery ,not for me but for the others!.
    2.Make happy to my wife and relatives.
    3.come back to Rio de Janeiro once more.
    4.Come back to Africa once more.
    5.Come back to Mexico once more.
    6.Come back to NY, once more ,my wife adores it.
    7. buy a house somewhere in the Caribbean and live in winter there!
    8.Get my stocks a bit higher,.LOL.
    9.peace&love all over the world!
    10. see the conservative party wining next elections here!( bloody socialists).
    may I ask one more? see Spain winning again world cup in 2014!

    Man, so many things , so little time.......Good one here Craig..
    1.......Spend more "quality" time with my children
    2.......Spend more "quality" time with my children
    3.......Spend more "quality" time with my children
    4.......Spend more "quality" time with my children
    5.......Spend more "quality" time with my children

    and in that order.........
  • chicoturner
    chicoturner Member Posts: 282
    My bucket list is sort of
    My bucket list is sort of short and is much like Buzzards:
    1) I want to spend a fun vacation with my kids and grand kids at Disney World
    2) Alaskan cruise with my family
    3) More fun time with my family
    4) time

    We are a family that loves Disneyland and haven't yet experience the Florida Experience!

    Thanks for starting this thread Craig! Jean
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028

    My top 5
    1. Watch my two children graduate from college
    2. Graduate from college myself
    3. Graduate from law school and pass the Bar
    4. Learn Italian
    5. Spend a lot of time in Italy with occasional trips to Spain, Germany and England

    Apparently I'm going to have to survive this cancer for a long time. I've set myself up for that quite well I think by having all my long term goals. LOL.
    Winter Marie

    ......And Holland?
    You know you always have a bed here in The Netherlands, as long as I am still breathing!

    Dutch hugs, Kathi
  • pepebcn
    pepebcn Member Posts: 6,331
    KathiM said:

    ......And Holland?
    You know you always have a bed here in The Netherlands, as long as I am still breathing!

    Dutch hugs, Kathi

    You mean me?
    Well holland is much easier than the other wishes but of course we are going to have a coffee one of this days somewhere in Amsterdam!
    Hugs!
  • KathiM
    KathiM Member Posts: 8,028
    pepebcn said:

    You mean me?
    Well holland is much easier than the other wishes but of course we are going to have a coffee one of this days somewhere in Amsterdam!
    Hugs!

    Cool! I'm here....
    Well, every 3 months for three months, anyway....ROFL!

    Dutch knuffels, Kathi
  • kristasplace
    kristasplace Member Posts: 955
    Big plans, too
    Hey Craig! Our bucket lists are similar, except the book i've written is fiction, and nearly finished. I've wanted to be a novelist since i was four years old, and could never concentrate enough, or get my mind organized enough to finish a whole book. Now i am only a chapter away from finishing the first draft, and will publish it sometime this year. I've started work on the next one already because i couldn't resist. It will be a compilation of short stories, and much easier to write than a novel.

    The next thing on my list is to go to Sandusky Ohio, where Cedar Point amusement park is, and ride some of the best rollercoasters in the world.

    I also want to meet all my CSN friends, soon!

    Next, on to Alexandria...i know, i dream BIG. lol