Bucket Lists

4 Jun


This post is dedicated to Lindsay and Sarah.

When I was in India a few summers back on a summer-teacher-sabbatical with two friends who also happened to be colleagues, I remember sitting in our room during a home-stay trek we were on.  We were in the top floor of the one-house ‘village’, listening to the monk chant in the other room, and playing with the ‘village’ child.  From our room, we had a view of Stok Kangri, the highest mountain in Ladakh and later watched the moon rise above the mountain.  It was a crystal blue day, one of those high alpine days that make me love the mountains.

Not sure how or why we started, but we each started to make a life list.  You know, the things you jot down that you hope some day you will do.  The big dreams.  Now, 3 years later – I realize that all 3 of us have been able to manifest many of our dreams.  This upcoming year I will be living so much of my life list (trek in the andes, climb a 20,000 ft. peak, travel for 6 or more months, trek in the himalayas, learn Spanish by immersion).  And the really fun think about bucket lists?  There’s always more to dream.

What’s on your life list?

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3 Responses to “Bucket Lists”

  1. Aunt Maria June 26, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    Aurora — You are inspirational! I want to learn more languages and make my own documentary. How many years do I have? I’m a lot slower than you are, my dear.

    • planetaurora June 27, 2011 at 1:42 am #

      maria —
      not sure how you would consider yourself slower?! all your travels and adventures have been inspiration for me!
      can’t wait to see your documentary!

  2. Stephanie Guzman July 10, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    That sounds amazing! Wish I could have tagged along. Love you! Take care and lots of pictures. Your favoritest crew member ever!!
    -Stephanie

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