Sunday, October 17, 2010

Bucket List

The Full House "Hill"

If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page. Mark Houlahan

As a little girl I was obsessed with Full House.  I had every episode taped and stacked against my wall.  So it comes as no surprise to those that know me best that seeing the "painted ladies" in San Francisco was a very cool thing for me.  It is included on the beginning credits of all the Full House episodes.  I hear that this is probably the most photographed place in San Francisco.  Personally, I think it is probably second to the Golden Gate Bridge.  However, its a pretty awesome site and in so many television shows and movies that it draws crowds from all over the world.  Those poor people that live there most certainly can never walk around without their blinds and curtains closed and they surely can't walk around in their underwear, bummer!

I have always wanted to visit San Francisco, and I would be lying if I didn't tell you that it was partly because Full House was set (not filmed) in San Francisco.  Sound silly?  Probably, but I don't care.  It was a big part of my childhood and wonderful memories with my family and friends.  Don't believe me?  Ask my mom, she still watches the episodes, as do I, well I do when my husbands not home to tell me they are stupid....

My unborn children, they will watch the episodes too :)  

I think it is very important to have goals in life.  And I am not talking about life goals as in the type of person/profession, etc.  I am talking about living life, setting goals, and achieving them.  Life is meant to be fun.  It is a journey that we are in charge of.  It is a destiny that we control with every decision we make and person we meet and let into our life.  As I have gotten older, I have come to realize the importance of having a mental "bucket list."  I find it to be beneficial to my overall well-being, especially the mental aspect of it.  Having a list of things to do, sites to see, and goals to achieve helps me to really appreciate the little things in life.  Why?  I'm not really sure, but I think it has to do with the memories that are formed while doing these things.  Sure San Francisco was an amazing city filled with so many wonderful sites, but without my husband to experience it with me, it wouldn't have made the same impression on me that it did.  I believe that having this "list" of things to do with the people you love most is what is most important in the gist of things.  Living life and making memories, those things can never be taken from you.  It is something you will always have in your heart to look back on and appreciate the little things in life...having fun with the people you love most...nothing can compare to that!

By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Mark Victore Hansen

What's on your bucket list?

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