My bucket list

Today I’m participating in Mo’s Bucket List blogfest (and you should too), but first I’m going to announce the winner of the SAINT IGGY giveaway. Without further ado, the winner as chosen by random.org is …..

RACHEL SEARLES!!

Congrats, Rachel! I’ll be sending you an email later today to get your deets. Now, on to the blogfest!

My bucket list is actually pretty boring. There are only two things on it.

1. See my name on the cover of a book.
I’ve seen my name on the cover of things before. Well, a thing. I was the executive editor of a legal journal in law school, and I had an article selected for publication. When it came out, the journal gave me a copy of the full journal, as well as a number of professionally bound copies of the article itself, right there with my name on the cover. And I have a degree in journalism, so I’ve had my name in a bunch of bylines. But still …

… not the same as having your name on the cover of a book. Not even close. (Even though I put blood, sweat and tears into that journal article, and probably took as much time writing it as I did a novel.) But some day before I die, I will see a book of mine in print. That’s a promise to myself.

2. Travel. Here’s an embarrassing fact: I don’t have a passport. Seriously. I did have one, and it had many, many stamps, but then I got married, changed my name, life got busy, and I never got a new passport. I meant to. I went and got pictures taken and everything, but they turned out so terrible I decided there was no way I was going to subject anonymous customs officials to such a horrific photo that I threw them away and neglected to finish the application. I got married THREE years ago, so this is all quite pathetic.

Screw it, internet, I’m taking care of this TODAY. It’s been far too long. And then I will start crossing places off my “Must Visit Before I Die” list. A few places on that list:

  • India.
  • Africa. (Where I was supposed to go in 2005, but … [insert long story here])
  • China.
  • Chile.
  • Israel.

What about you? What’s on your bucket list? Head on over to Mo’s blog and sign up for the fest!

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10 Responses

  1. Trisha says:

    Well, it's good you've only got 2 things you really want and will be working towards! 😀 Makes it easier to achieve them I think!

  2. KO: The Insect Collector says:

    I need a new passport. It's on my list. I love your list- it's much like my own. Great minds…

  3. Mo says:

    Oh! Now I'm really curious about said Long Story! 🙂

    I like your list a lot.

  4. Chippy says:

    I'm with you on both items on your list – but I want to go to Italy – I'm currently saving up to do just that.
    And I want to see my name up there in print on the spine of a book!

  5. Rachel Searles says:

    Holy smokes, I was so surprised to open this post up and see my name! 🙂 Thanks so much, I'm really looking forward to reading it!

    I like your bucket list–right there with you on #1.

  6. Aleeza says:

    i love both of your must-do-before-die points!
    i would SO kill to travel the world, dude…chile and china sound awesome!

  7. Jen says:

    Keeping a passport is key! When I was younger I swore I'd never let it lapse, but I did for a few years in college. I have one now though! I want to be prepared in case anyone ever wants to whisk me away overseas! (Err, providing I want to be whisked by the person making the offer…)

  8. Marie Rearden says:

    Okay. Funny story. There was this contest when New Moon was being filmed. You had to make a video…long story short…if you won, you got a spot as an extra on the set in Vancouver. Well, I decided to be uber-confident and got my passport.

    Didn't even come close! 🙂 But, darn it, I have my passport. And I want to travel so badly! Everywhere, anywhere, all-where. Well, you know what I mean.

    I hope you can get through your list. Thanks for sharing!

    Marie at the Cheetah

  9. Annette Renee White says:

    Going to Africa is on my Bucket List too. A friend went and said it was amazing! Going to Belize this year, so may next year…fingers crossed!

  10. Alicia Gregoire says:

    Crap. My passport expires this year. It only has one stamp on it. Sad.

    Did you renew your passport?

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