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October 20, 2014

My Bucket List / Blog Hop

Sherry Ellis at Mama Diaries and Susanne Drazic at Putting Words Down on Paper are co-hosting this fun blog hop to help us remember what's important in life, and to consider what we want to see or do before we "kick the bucket." Creating a bucket list is a great way to motivate us to accomplish our goals before we die. Writing our dreams down also helps us to stay focused.


My Bucket List:

1.    Get an agent and publisher for my supernatural-thriller series.

2.    Adopt a baby girl. (Ever since I was a kid, I have dreamed of adopting.)

3. Adopt a turkey. Click here for more details.

4.    Go to Ireland.

5.    Get married in the Fall.

6.    Go to a Thirty Seconds to Mars concert.

7. Donate to St. Judes Children's Hospital.

8.    Have my lyrics made into songs. (I write lyrics but I can’t create music or sing, so having my lyrics come to life—maybe by one of my favorite singers/bands—would be a dream come true!)

9.    Make my own perfume. (I actually know what scents I want to use, the bottle design, and the name. I dream big! *wink*)

10.    Go to a fashion show in Paris. (I love fashion and even design dresses.)

11.    Go to a Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb book signing.

12. See the Nutcracker ballet.

13. Make my own tea. (I love tea!)

14. See Celtic Woman perform.

15. Plant a garden. (I currently live in an apartment.)

16. Take my mom to Key West. (She’s wanted to go there for years.)

17. Take my nephews to Disney World and Sea World.



QUESTIONS: What's on your bucket list?

Have you done anything on my bucket list?


60 comments:

Jackie said...

I have #4 on my list, too. :) Love your #8!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Chrys. So many neat things on your bucket list. I have done one thing on your bucket list. That was to plant a garden.

Crystal Collier said...

Well if you do end up making it to Disney World/Sea World, give me a shout! This is my home turf.

Adopt a turkey? Now that's not something I've ever heard before. Interesting...

Optimistic Existentialist said...

LOVE the items on your list. I want to see Ireland too!! I saw the Nutcracker ballet two years ago and it was awesome :)

Chrys Fey said...

I have wanted to go to Ireland all my life! Thanks! :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Susanne. I tried to add practical goals and far-out-there goals. I'm jealous of your garden. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

Haha...I live in Florida, too, but I just haven't been able to bring my nephews to these theme parks. I've been to Disney World, but not Sea World.

I'm a vegetarian and I found out about adopting a turkey a couple of years ago when I bought tofurkey for Thanksgiving. :D

Chrys Fey said...

I have wanted to see the Nutcracker ballet since I was a kid!

Unknown said...

Chrys, we totally share some of the same things on our bucket list! I, too, want to take my mother to Key West and my niece to Disney World. These are two things I have always wanted to do, especially since my mom is no longer sick. I've seen 30 Seconds to Mars and I am telling you, you will love them!! One of the best concerts, besides Florence and the Machine=)
And I hope you get to adopt a baby girl someday. You would make such a fantastic mom!

KaTy Did said...

Ahh... loving the adopting a baby post. I'd work on that one. Once you do that everything else will fall into place. You can see the shows with her/him, Disney... the whole darn list can be done together. What a great life that would be!

Jenni said...

Love your list! I've seen the Nutcracker a few times, and I danced in a low-budget production as a snowflake when I was a kid. I got married in September. Fall weddings are the prettiest!
I share #1 with you. Number one on my bucket list right now is a trip to Scotland, although Ireland would be nice as well!

Sherry Ellis said...

Thanks for participating in the Bucket List Blog Hop! That is so cool that you want to make your own perfume. If it ever happens, let me know, and I'll buy a bottle!

Carrie-Anne said...

I saw The Nutcracker a number of times when I was a lot younger, at various of the performance venues in New York's tricity area (The Egg, Proctor's Theatre, etc.). Some were school field trips, some were probably for my birthday, which is in later December.

My parents have long had a garden, and my late paternal grandparents had a wonderful large garden for decades. Someday I'd love to have my own small farm on several acres of land, with vegetables, fruit trees, grains, and some animals (but not for meat).

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You have to do the Disney trip, as much for you as your nephews.

Lily Whalen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Fey. I like your list! I've been to Ireland and Disney World, was married in the fall, and have seen the Nutcracker Ballet. Would be cool to see Celtic Woman and/or Celtic Thunder!

Karen Wojcik Berner said...

Love your Bucket List, Chrys. Great ideas. I have done #5, get married in the fall. My husband and I just celebrated our 24th anniversary. It was a gorgeous autumn day. I missed Thirty Seconds to Mars when they came to Chicago. :( Love them!

Dawna said...

Nice
I've done 1 thing on your list. I've had lyrics made into songs, ( singer songwriter)
Adopt a Turkey? .. that's unique
( I've always wanted chickens myself :)

Ally Hayes said...

Love this post! I recently sent one of my characters to Greece, so now that's at the top of my list.

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, good list! I hope you manage to hit all of them! I love that you want to adopt.

Cathrina Constantine said...

I feel good that I did some of those things on your bucket list. I wish I'd known about this hop --it's fun to read what everyone's dreaming about.

New Release Books said...

Loved this post! What lovely things you have on your list!

Chrys Fey said...

I have heard that their concerts are epic.

Thanks, Gina! That means a lot! :)

Chrys Fey said...

Your comment made me smile, KaTy! I would love to do all of those things with my daughter. :)

Chrys Fey said...

I wanted to do ballet when I was little, but I was coordinated. lol And Scotland would be a beautiful place to visit.

Chrys Fey said...

LOL! I will definitely let you know. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

You're so lucky! I would give anything to see the Nutcracker ballet just once.

Having a farm like that would be magical. :)

Chrys Fey said...

I know! I hope I'll be able to do it soon. Maybe next year?

Chrys Fey said...

Oh my gosh! You've done a lot of stuff on my list! I am envious.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Karen! And Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! It's always nice to find another 30STM fan. :D

Chrys Fey said...

Maybe you can tell me how you went about getting your lyrics made into songs. :)

I wouldn't actually get to have the turkey...it's more like sponsoring one from a distance. haha But what's funny is that my sister told me earlier today that she wants to get chickens. :D

Chrys Fey said...

Greece! Yes, that would be a great place to go to!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks, Hart!

Chrys Fey said...

Really? I wish I knew which ones you did. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you!

cleemckenzie said...

Loved reading your list. Had to chuckle when I read about your adoption plans--a daughter AND a turkey! Huge responsibilities.

Unknown said...

I've done #8. And one thing on my list is to go to Paris:)

Lisa Thomson said...

That's an awesome list, Chrys! I love that you want to make a perfume and you even know the scents and the bottle! That's so unique. I recently did check one off the bucket list, surfing in Tofino! A bucket list for real is something I should write. It would be a great exercise to focus, as you mention.

Heather M. Gardner said...

You DO dream BIG!
I love your list!
Especially #4 and #6.
I would love to see the Leto brothers in concert!
Best of luck!
Heather

Denise Covey said...

Whoa, what a long bucket list. You go girl! My number one at the moment is to get my first ms submitted/accepted! That'll do for now!

Kimberly said...

I love your list! Everyone has such great bucket lists! I need to add #10, #12, and #14 to my list. :)

Christine Rains said...

Fantastic list! For most of my life, I lived in places I couldn't have a garden. When I moved into my current house, that's one of the first things I did. Such a little plot and yet such joy in growing something. :)

J Lenni Dorner said...

#6 - Hi to Jared Leto!
#7- Yup, done that.
#8 - Oh good, it isn't just me with song words and no clue how to write musical notes. LOL.
#12 - Done!

I've been to Disneyland, but not Seaworld, so half of that one.

Great list. I wish you the best with it. And #1... yup, me too.

Felicity Grace Terry said...

Hi Chrys, Many thanks for stopping by Pen and Paper. I had such fun participating in this meme. It was great finding out what others would include on their list and of course getting to meet lots of new bloggers was the icing on the cake.

You really must get to visit Ireland some day, it's a beautiful country and the people are lovely. As for adopting a turkey, I've adopted several hedgehogs and love the letters I get from them.

Chrys Fey said...

HAHA! Yes, those are two huge responsibilities. :D

Chrys Fey said...

You've had your lyrics made into songs? How did you do it?

Chrys Fey said...

Surfing in Tofino! Wow! I can't surf...can be barely swim...but a couple of my characters do. ;)

Chrys Fey said...

YES I DO! :D

The Leto brothers are the best.

Chrys Fey said...

Is it long? Kind of. But I just have a lot of dreams. :) Good luck with your manuscript!

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks! And you should!! :D

Chrys Fey said...

I plan to move soon and planting a garden is going to be one of the first things I do, too. :)

Chrys Fey said...

I've been to Disney World, but my nephews haven't so I would love to bring them. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Hi Tracy! You're welcome! And thanks for stopping by my blog, too. I also enjoyed this blog hop. It's so much fun to see everyone's bucket lists. :)

I plan to go to Ireland. It's one thing I will definitely do.

Aw! Hedgehogs are adorable!

Pat Hatt said...

Great list indeed, first I ever heard of adopt a turkey though.

Chrys Fey said...

It's more like sponsoring a turkey on a farm. :)

Michelle Wallace said...

Very interesting list, Chrys!
I could help you with no.#8. A collaboration.
Your own perfume? You are smart. Very smart. As an artist/creator/entrepreneur, you need to extend yourself... think out-of-the-box... and branding is the name of the game! (...and then, since you're "dreaming big", we could create a jingle for the perfume advert...)
...don't know when last I watched a ballet...it's been ages...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I could write you a song, but I'm not famous...

Chrys Fey said...

Really? A collaboration would be neat! I definitely need to look more into getting my lyrics made into songs.

Chrys Fey said...

That would be cool, Alex!

Yanting Gueh said...

Like you, I want to write songs one day and adopt a baby girl.

Chrys Fey said...

That's great, Claudine! I hope you can! :D