Sunday, March 6, 2011

The Bucket List

Depending on who you ask, a bucket list may be the list of things you want to do in your lifetime, or the list of things you want to do but know you never will.  Mine falls somewhere in between.

Things I want to do but know my life will be complete if I never do these things?  Learn Spanish; learn to tap-dance, and learn to play the violin.

The one thing I was determined I would do in my lifetime?  Swim with dolphins. 

I'm happy to say I've now checked that off my bucket list!

On a recent trip to Cancun, we signed up for a swim with the dolphins session.  When we arrived, the front pool (1 of 4) had three different groups going at the same time, each with 6-10 people in it.  Somehow, Husband and I were the ONLY 2 people in our group (in addition to the trainer and 2 dolphins), and the only group in one of the larger pools.

We got to spend about an hour in the pool with the 2 dolphins, learning about them, petting them, giving them commands to do tricks, and swimming with them.  Husband got a ride by holding on to their dorsal fins, and I was pushed across the pool by each dolphin simultaneously pushing the bottom of one of my feet.

This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life!!

The thing about lists is that they only work if you are willing to do something about them.  Tell me what's on YOUR bucket list, and if you are doing anything to make sure those things get checked off!

Until next time....

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