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Friday, February 20, 2015

Bucket List by Connie Vines. #Round Robin




Topic: If you have (or even if you don't have) a bucket list, what top priority thing(s) do you want to accomplish?

“Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” ~ William Ross

“The only people who fear death are those with regrets.” ~ Author Unknown

Thank you Rhobin for inviting me to be a part of February's Round Robin Blog Hop.

Traveling — it’s the single best activity that exposes you to new cultures, broaden your mind, move out of your comfort zone, allow you to meet new people, and experience the wonders of the world. 

While I have traveled extensively all over the United States, I have yet to experience an European vacation.  My bucket list would include a river cruise that would include  Prague and Bohemia in the Czech Republic.

And, obviously, number 1am on my bucket list, would be mastering a certain degree of the Czech language. (My Czech language skills currently include several nursey rhymes--spoken by my grandmother--and the names and ingredients of recipes.)

Many of the items on the usual, and often read, bucket lists are those I have experienced.  What I believe is the most important addition to everyone's bucket list is learning to experience joy, love, and laughter like we did as young children. And, for me, writing and weaving magical words into completed novels, novellas, and short stories is a way of remembering those emotions and sharing them with others.

Lepši jedno dnes, než dvoje zítra.
  • English equivalent: One today is worth two tomorrows.

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog.  I encourage to visit the blogs of the wonderfully talented authors listed below.

Happy Reading!

Connie



Skye Taylor  http://www.skye-writer.com/
Fiona McGier http://www.fionamcgier.com/
Marci Baun  http://www.marcibaun.com/
Diane Bator http://dbator.blogspot.ca/
Victoria Chatham http://victoriachatham.webs.com/
Anne Stenhouse  http://annestenhousenovelist.wordpress.com/
Beverley Bateman http://beverleybateman.blogspot.ca/
A.J. Maguire  http://ajmaguire.wordpress.com/
Rachael Kosnski http://rachaelkosinski.weebly.com 
Geeta Kakade http://geetakakade.blogspot.com/
Kay Sisk http://kaysisk.blogspot.com
Connie Vines http://connievines.blogspot.com/
Judith Copek http://lynx-sis.blogspot.com/
Rhobin Courtright http://www.rhobinleecourtright.com/

6 comments:

Rhobin Lee Courtright said...

Loved the sentiment "is learning to experience joy, love, and laughter like we did as young children" along with the others in your post including the William Ross quote. You'll make it to Europe!

darkwriter said...

Like Rhobin, I love the idea of learning to experience joy, love, and laughter like we did as young children. I have a friend heading off to do a river cruise in Europe next month. It sounds wonderful.

Diane said...

We all seem to have stuck on that same wonderful line! May you not only make it to Europe but experience joy, love and much laughter!!

Victoria Chatham said...

It is interesting that everyone has an ambition to travel somewhere!

Fiona McGier said...

Not everyone, Victoria. While I'd love to travel in the US, even that is an expense we can't afford yet. But the last of the 4 kids will graduate college in December, then all that will be left is the repaying of all that we borrowed to help them. Maybe THEN my bucket list will include travel.

whitefieldbb@gmail.com said...

Connie, had the grandkids two nights so couldn't get around to comments till today.
We loved Prague and you will too...the people are EXCEPTIONAL. I'm glad you said it so well...we can travel back to childhood in our thoughts and hold on to good memories as we try to create more.
So glad I know you and we can meet and talk about writing and everything else.

Geeta