12 down, 31 to go

Facebook is awash with a “25 Random Facts” meme, in which individuals are asked to write 25 random facts about themselves, and then tag a bunch of their friends to do the same. In case you want to read it, my list is here.

Item #22 on my list concerns a “bucket list” — a life-long to-do list, consisting of key goals to complete over the course of a lifetime. I created a rather modest list along these lines when I was 30; I say “modest” because I had completed everything on the list within 15 years! On my “25 Random Facts” notes, I ponder that perhaps it is time to create a new bucket list; one a bit more challenging.

So, with that in mind, I have joined the 43 Things social networking site, where everything is oriented around setting up a list of goals to complete. Tonight I came up with 12 initial goals. I’m sure I’ll add more as time goes on. Some of these goals are rather simple (“pray Compline every night”), others more challenging (“learn Gaelic”). At least one goal — to live in Asheville — I don’t expect to complete for at least another decade.

Anyway, here’s my list: http://www.43things.com/person/mccolman

If you’re on 43 Things, let me know. Perhaps we can join forces and help each other’s dreams come true!

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • http://buddhaofhollywood.blogspot.com/ buddha of hollywood

    I was browsing the blogosphere looking for like minded people interested in spiritual growth and I stopped to say hello!
    Wishing you love, peace and happiness!

  • http://www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com Stephanie

    I feel so blessed that I live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina in the city of Asheville….that my list of things to do with my life are all fulfilled by living in one place! Asheville is cosmopolitan enough to fulfill my desire for unique excellent restaurants, shopping, theater…yet I’m 5 minutes away from hiking on the most fabulous mountain trails and visiting amazing waterfalls! It if “kick the bucket” here, I have no regrets!