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Some Things Should Stay in the Bucket…

I really have no idea where the term “bucket list” originated. I even Googled it and I’m still not sure who came up with it or exactly when everyone in the free world started using the term. However, I do know this – everyone has a bucket list of things they want to do before they die.

Thankfully, I’ve crossed several items off my bucket list already. For example, I’ve been to the top of the Eiffel Tower, I saw Elton John in concert, and I trained myself to stop saying “lawn more” instead of lawn mower, just to name a few. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of awesome adventures still waiting to be crossed off my list – things like writing a book, trying every cheesecake offered at The Cheesecake Factory, and going to Israel, but what I really want to talk about is my “Anti-Bucket” list.

What is an Anti-Bucket List? It’s a list of things I hope I never do before I die, or as some might call it, a “Stay In The Bucket List”. Here are a few of my top Anti-Bucket List items:

  • Own one of those scary hairless cats. They creep me out and I hope I never ever see one in person, much less own one. Hairless pets of any kind freak me out completely.
  • Run a marathon. My life IS a marathon. I also never want to place a 13.1 or 26.2 sticker on my rear car window. I’m AOK with my 0.0 sticker. I was built for comfort, not for speed. Besides, running jostles my innards.
  • Show up to a class or event without pants. I’ve dreamed it would happen for years. I just hope it never actually does.
  • Sew my own clothes. This is 2017, not the pioneer days. Why would anyone pay $80 to purchase sewing supplies and spend several hours making clothes that you can buy in a store for $20? And let’s be honest, nobody wants to see me wearing anything that I made by hand.
  • Swim with sharks. Why is this even a thing? I’m ready to meet Jesus when my time comes, but I pray that my life (and death) story isn’t highlighted on Shark Week.
  • Do a Tough Mudder or other similarly ridiculous race. I honestly have no idea why anyone would want to pay good money to run an obstacle course covered in mud with a couple hundred smelly, sweaty people you do not know.
  • Be featured on any TLC show, especially the show “I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant”.
  • Run with the bulls. I’d prefer to be on the news for a major accomplishment that does not include being gored.
  • Travel to lands with arctic temperatures. I spent a couple of days in New York City last Christmas and it was 34 degrees. I seriously thought I would die of hypothermia.

What’s on your Anti-Bucket list??

Happy August!

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Beth is a wife to Stephen, mother of 2 boys, and business owner who is passionate about Jesus. She likes the color orange, good grammar, and junk food; she detests misspelled words, laziness, and mouth noises of all kinds. She is also passionate about helping people create residual income by working part time from home.