As part of an exercise I did last January, I wrote a list of things that I would like to do before I die.
Don't worry, I'm not being morbid nor have a received any bad news of late. It's an exercise that anybody could do, although it does feel more loaded now than it would have before I was diagnosed with cancer.
I re-read my list today and was surprised by it, even though I only wrote it two months ago.
The list contains things I feel I ought to do and things I fantasize about doing, things that are achievable (and that I will do) and things that probably fall under the category of pipe dream.
This is what I wrote, through stream of consciousness and completely uncensored:
Finish my queen-sized bed spread.
Write a novel.
Organize my house.
Travel with my kids.
Go back to school.
Run a marathon.
Participate in flyball or agility with a dog and my older son.
Get the message out re living long and well with metastatic cancer.
See the midnight sun again.
Go to Australia.
Become a soup-making expert.
Get more writing published.
What would be on your list?