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May 18, 2017

Top ten items on my bucket list

Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck on the Spanish Steps in Rome in the film 'Roman Holiday'
I did write a bucket list of sorts a while back but somehow I lost it so here's some random things that I want to do:

01/ Write/finish those novels/illustrated books — I've been putting them off for a long while now and I doubt I'll ever finish so it's pretty much on all of my lists

02/ Visit the places Audrey Hepburn had been in her films — I don't like to travel but if I do happen to want to travel one day, I would go somewhere where Audrey Hepburn had been especially the places in the movie 'Roman Holiday' like the Spanish Steps in Rome (see above photo) or even ride a motor bike

03/ Create my own art studio — not just for art but blogging and writing but anything that is classified as not sleeping; the studio would have two doors that will open toward the outside so I can enjoy being outside without going outside

04/ Ride a bicycle — I love them but I don't know how to ride them, okay, maybe this is a bit lame and frankly, it doesn't bother me much that I can't ride

05/ Run a tea cake cafe — where people can relax and sip tea and enjoy some quiet time with a dessert or two

06/ Walk all the NYC parks — I've walked a couple of them but I guess this is the kind of goals that you can't finish no matter how much time you have

07/ Own my own book store/library — part book store, part library where you either sign up to rent books for free or buy new editions

08/ Go on a book tour — no chance of a book of mine would be published considering I can't even finish a first draft & I'm not quite into meeting strangers who lines up just to get a book signed but I kind of like the idea of promoting something I've done

09/ Climb a fake wall — fear of heights makes me avoid a lot of things so I think climbing a fake wall sounds like an accomplishment

10/ Get a hair cut at a salon — I never had my hair cut in a salon before so this is on the list, not really something I would put on a bucket list but I guess doing anything that I've not done before might be considered something for a bucket list

What's on your bucket list?


21 comments:

  1. Always great to have that list!

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    1. yes, it's always good to a list of goals, isn't it?

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  2. I've truly never sat around and thought about it. I pretty much just take one day at a time. I would love to travel somewhere really lovely, but have no funds for travel. Would love for hubby to learn how to waltz or two-step with me. Wouldn't matter if we did it in our kitchen. 😉
    Faith: #TheWordonWords at Life & Faith in Caneyhead.

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    1. travel is good but I'm more of a home person but I like to imagine the places I'll go some day but not really.

      perhaps you can learn to waltz with your hubby someday, you could convince him...

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  3. Those of us with publishing aspirations are many, it seems. I have a bunch of stuff parked, needing edits/rewrites. Some day, yes? ☺ Rome is absolutely magical. Everybody should go there, at least once. Love that movie, too. Your art studio sounds lovely. I always wanted a den/library, but the house is too small. Hate getting my haircut! You do it yourself? That takes guts and talent. I finally found a hairdresser I trust and followed her when she moved to a different salon. Good thing it's not far.

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    1. I think there is a writer in all of us so having publishing dreams is normal.

      Rome would be one place I would go if I have this sudden urge to wanderlust...

      yes, I cut my own hair but it's always super straight and a bit fluff up but I don't think it look too bad though I'm not sure how the back really looked.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  4. I like your list. Although I don't recommend the hair salon one - waste of money, and they hardly ever do a good job. On my list is run a teahouse/bookshop combination. :-)

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    1. yes, I think book shop/tea cafe combination would be nice, like right next to each other, though I really don't like it when people get food on books though...

      I'll probably never go into a salon even if I keep saying I would...

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  5. OK, I am curious, where do you have your hair cut?
    You may combine the café with the book store / library - an alternative to Barnes & Noble / Starbucks.
    What a cool idea, travel to Audrey Hepburn's movie locations! For what it's worth, I live in Europe, and I have never been to Rome. It's not even on my travel bucket list??!!
    Also: Work on your book, and the book TOUR is the next logical step!
    Good luck, start with small steps, how many words a day can you write?

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    1. I cut my own hair, have been for years; I haven't been writing at all so I guess my process is rather slow.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  6. Hello Lissa,

    #2 makes me wonder if you have always lived in the city you live in?
    #3 sounds wonderful. mine is in my living room. Sometimes I think about turning my kitchen table into my art space.
    #4 how about training wheels. also riding around cars is not fun for me.
    #5,6,7 all sound wonderful. I hope you do at least one of them.
    #10 you might as well go do that. find someone who loves their salon and go.
    I have only done that a couple of times.

    I would have to think on my list. I just usually do the things I want to do. Like soon I will be putting a new floor in my cabin. I have been thinking on it for years.

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    1. #2 - I haven't been outside the U.S. , so yes, I've lived in the same city practically all my life.

      #3 - any space is art space whenever you create at

      #4 - I don't know about training wheels. I don't like to ride cars either.

      I don't know if I'll ever get to any of these on the list but I'm sure I'll do at least one of them some day.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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    2. Wishing you a lovely day too!

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  7. I agree with Tamara, bookstore/cafe sounds perfect - my friends and I used to have a dream of opening one of those. I love the idea of your art studio and you definitely need to put that near the top of your list as it could be a bit of a sanctuary as well. Agree with you on the Audrey Hepburn places - I'd love to do the Roman Holiday spots as well - maybe we'll run into each other somewhere in the world someday. Have a great week Lissa.

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    1. I could open a cafe with an art studio/library/book store? like a big sanctuary that allows visitors and such.

      maybe we could all meet in Rome one day? such a nice dream.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  8. Love this list! Two things we could definitely do together - own a bookstore, and visit the places Audrey Hepburn has been. She seemed like such an amazing woman! Hugs...

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    1. oh yes, everyone should own a bookstore and visit any Audrey Hepburn places - Paris and Rome sound pretty good.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  9. Number 8 really made me chuckle, Lissa! hahaha.

    I love your list here. I did not get what you meant in no 3 though. Is a word missing there? It does not make sense entirely. "...as not sleeping with two doors that will open toward the outside...so I can enjoy being outside without going outside"?? Huh? I'd like to get what you mean here. you on

    I am so with you on the teacake shop or bookstore idea. Love it.

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    1. #3 - just picture a room with two doors & those two doors could be open in full view of a yard- so that would be the outside - and if you sit near the doors, you're both outside & inside.

      I think people often work all the time so in a way, sleep is the only thing that is not consider work, hence the statement about sleep not count as work.

      thanks for stopping by & reading & leaving comments. have a lovely day.

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    2. p.s., I believe I should do a little more editing on #3, the structure is a bit off, going to fix that now

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  10. OK, I totally get it now with the addition of "would have." Thanks! I like that idea too.

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