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Life is short, and waning by the moment. As a woman in her mid 40's its becoming more apparent to me that there are many things yet to be done on my "bucket list"
The goal here is to make my life my own again, to stop living for my job, my mortgage, my bills and my aging parents approval. This life is mine, my gift to use as I please. Game on!




Acheive my ideal body weight
2010 is the year that I've decided to really take my health seriously, no more mucking about. To that end I've really stepped up my exercise, and try watching my food choices more carefully. The goal....
[search Health: Weight Loss]
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updated: May 15, 2010
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Find the love of my life and seal the deal (Get married)
Obviously, the goal is not to get married just for the sake of being married. I have made it this far on my own, and although it's not been a bed of roses, it hasn't been horrific either. Let's face....
[search Romance and Courtship]
[search Wedding and Marriage]
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updated: May 16, 2010
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Go on an African safari
This goal has been on my "bucket list" for years. I have been saving my vacation time at work for years saving up for a trip like this. . . now the key is to save up the funds to pay for it all.
[search Travel: Africa]
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updated: May 15, 2010
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Learn Italian and return to Bella Italia
I've been to Italy several times. It is a beautiful country steeped in tradition, culture and phenomenal beauty both natural and built. Next time I go back, I want to speak the language. It is so beautiful,....
[search Language]
[search Travel: Europe: Italy]
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updated: May 16, 2010
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Learn to Ballroom Dance
I've never learned how to "touch dance" as my mother calls it. God forbid, I'm asked to do so at a wedding or something. I have a modicum of rhythm, so I think, given some time and practice, I can pull....
[search Dance]
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updated: May 15, 2010
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Learn to tango
This goes hand in hand with learning to ballroom dance. How wonderful to be so expressive with one's body, and the tango is a beautiful outlet for this. I'm looking forward to completing this one.
[search Dance]
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Make love beneath a field of stars with someone I love.
C'mon does this one need any further discussion? Self explanatory if you ask me. If it's on a boat, even better.
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updated: May 16, 2010
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Orbit the earth
I'm not sure this will be available within my lifetime at a price I can afford, but if that should change, sign me up! This planet is so amazingly beautiful, seeing it from orbit would be one of the....
[search Space Tourism]
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updated: May 16, 2010
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Re-Visit Australia
My last to visit was in 2001 and I found the country to be absolutely beautiful, with some of the warmest people I've ever met. Three and a half weeks isn't long enough to experience a country that size.
[search Travel: Australia/New Zealand]
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updated: May 15, 2010
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Re-Visit Paris
I've been to Paris a couple of times, most of them spent "seeing the sites". I'd really like to just experience the City this time, see the Eiffel Tower glittering in the night sky, enjoy exploring the....
[search Travel: Europe: France]
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Scuba dive the Carribean, Madagascar and the South Pacific
Although I learned to scuba dive here in the PNW, diving in Australia spoiled me for cold water diving. The warmth of the water, the visibility, the wildlife are all beyond compare. Cancun, Turks/Caicos,....
[search Travel: Other]
[search Scuba Diving]
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See the Northern Lights
I've often wanted to see the awesome beauty of the Aurora Borealis. Luckily, my dear friend Lisa recently married a native Alaskan and moved to Anchorage. I think this one is well within my reach.
[search Natural Wonders]
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updated: May 15, 2010
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Skinny Dip in warm tropical waters
This is one of those activities that would likely be better with a significant other, but if that doesn't happen, I'm fully capable of taking this one on myself. Dusk or sunset would be preferable, don't....
[search Swimming and Diving]
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updated: May 16, 2010
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Take up Skiing again
Back in the day, I used to ski frequently, and have many wonderful high school memories of skiing the slopes of Europe. Although I was never a "hot-dog", I miss the rhythym of schussing down the slopes....
[search Winter Sports: Downhill]
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Visit Churchill, Manitoba and visit the Polar Bears
These magnificent creatures are on the brink of extinction. To share their space is something I really want to do while I can.
[search Travel: Canada]
[search Animals]
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Visit Cozumel
A visit to Cozumel was initially inspired by a dive instructor discussing the incredible diving that exists in this area of the world, but when I learned about the adjacent area Tulum, I knew I really....
[search Travel: Mexico]
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updated: Nov 18, 2010
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Visit Egypt, and see the Antiquities
I've been fascinated by the ancient Egyptian culture for years. To walk the places inhabited by these people would be a phenomenal experience. The Valley of Kings, Temple of Luxor and Karnak, and the....
[search Travel: Ancient World]
[search Travel: Middle East]
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Visit Madagascar
Much like Australia, most of the plants and animals in Madagascar live nowhere else on the earth. The landscape offers tremendous variety, and I want to experience it first hand!
[search Travel: Africa]
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Visit New Orleans
I have wanted to visit New Orleans for years. The culture, the food, the architecture, the people, it's all appealling to me. I hope to have enough time to just explore it, ride the street cars, and....
[search Travel: US: Southeast]
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updated: May 16, 2010
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Visit NYC and see a Broadway show
I'd really love to see something completely campy, such as Spamalot, Young Frankenstein, Little Shop of Horrors, or Mama Mia.
[search Arts: Stage and Screen]
[search Travel: US: New York]
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updated: May 15, 2010
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Visit Tahiti
Since an acquaintance went to Tahiti years ago, I've been dying to go visit this melting pot of French and Polynesian culture. The food, the culture, the amazing natural beauty, I can't wait.
[search Travel: Pacific]
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Visit the Carribean
I have no particular place in mind, just lots of turquoise water, warm sun, fresh tropical fruit and sailing through the water accompanied by a school of dolphins. Scuba would be a part of any trip to....
[search Travel: Central America/Caribbean]
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Visit the Cherry Tree Blossom Festival in Washington DC.
These trees are so unbelievably gorgeous here when they blossom, I cannot fathom how beautiful it would be to see 3000 of them in full blossom.
[search Travel: US: Northeast]
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Visit the Galapagos Islands
This destination is inspired by my love of special and unique places that exist nowhere else in the world. The animal species that live on these islands are found nowhere else in the world. That they....
[search Travel: South America]
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updated: May 17, 2010
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Visit the Island of Greece
In college, I studies many of the ancient developments in the golden crescent. The Palace of Knossos on the island of Mykonos was a particular favorite. Again, to stand in the place of these ancient....
[search Travel: Europe: Greece]
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Visit the Maldive Islands while I can
The Maldive Islands are on the brink of extinction due to Global Climate Change, specifically a change in sea level. The Conrad Hilton Rangali Islands even boasts an underwater restaurant that seems....
[search Travel: Asia]
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Witness an Asian lantern Festival
I've heard much about the Bon festival in Japan or the Loy Krathong festival in Thailand. Either would be a feast for the eye.
[search Travel: Asia]
[search Celebrations/Events]
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updated: May 16, 2010
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