Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Do You Have a List?

Beautiful Newport, Oregon

I am sure everyone knows what a Bucket List is, but in case you have lived under a rock I will attempt to explain what a Bucket List is with minimal sarcasm.

A few years ago there was a movie and this person wrote a list of everything he wanted to do before he died, so he wrote a list. He did what was on the list. He died.

I never have put together a list and driving home from work yesterday I was thinking of one. I thought of what I would add to my list and as the list grew I knew that it was unattainable without funds. I thought about those Facebook bucket list posts of 'being at the Taj Mahal at sunset with my soul mate' which immediately had me mentally stabbing said person. In the eye. With my pen.

This year I turned 49 and as 50 looms I am thinking of ways to celebrate. In Nubian fashion the celebration will encompass the entire year and not only with family and friends, but by myself, exploring and reflecting.

So instead of a Bucket List I have come up with the Fuck It List. The Fuck It List is short because come hell or high water I will achieve what is on the list. It may not be anything exotic and it definitely won't be the Taj Mahal at sunset with my soul mate, but it will be meaningful to me, which as we all know is all that matters.


  1. I'm not a fan of Bucket Lists. The idea of making a list of all the things you want to do before you die just doesn't sit well with me. Especially the idea of completing the list and then being required (I think) to die! I love the name Fuck It List. I'd make mine... things I'm thinking of doing; some will happen; some might not; so, Fuck it! I hope you get to do everything you intend to do and then keep adding to the list for the rest of your life.

  2. Cost-effective, not corny ANNNNND I get to say "Fuck it"? I like it! Sign me up!

  3. You may not have a bucket list but you have done a lot if great things and have seen some beautiful places in your time
    P.S. I love your blogs... keep em' coming :)

  4. I finally log into Blogger after a million years and look what I see? Yay! I'm going to start making my list. Many awesome things will be on it.


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