I don't have a "bucket list" of things I want to do before I die. I mean, really- I have no desire to jump out of a perfectly good airplane, bungee jump, climb Mt. Everest, or have a 3-way with Antonio Banderas and Johnny Depp. Huh. I wonder if the Make A Wish Foundation could. . . . . . . never mind.
The main thing I want to do before I kick the bucket/buy the farm/cash in my chips/or go to the big beer garden in the sky, is to reconnect with my oldest and dearest. I need to see far away family members. I need to find all my life-long BFFs- we may not have seen each other in a long time, but our bond is soul deep. Joe, Bo, Junior, Carrie and my Shanny Girl. Linda, Teri, Letta, Cindy- we go way back. As far as actually doing things- well, I'd like to hike the Grand Canyon again. Play the guitar. Win the lottery. Get to know my sisters in law, Sandy and Shana- See my Boyo through high school, watch my grand baby grow up, and witness as my Girl takes over the world. Just regular, normal stuff. It's all I want.
Rico (being a musician) calls it my Farewell Tour. He's not far off, actually. (and he doesn't like it one bit- it pokes holes in his protective bubble of denial.) Life is so unpredictable- do your shit NOW. Call people NOW. Reconnect NOW. Forgive NOW. Love NOW.
We always think we have time. We don't.