Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Ultimate Bucket List Challenge

After reflecting on my own personal journey through life and realizing that my husband and I are not getting any younger we decided to venture on our own Bucket List Challenge. A Bucket List is a list made up of everything you have ever wanted to see or do before you die. Each individual Bucket List would be different and unique in their own way.

I've decided that I would create a Bucket List mini series and post our families experiences each time we see or do one of the items on our Bucket List. Maybe it will inspire you to do the same. Maybe it will make you think about how life is way too short and that you should go live in the moment of every day. Or maybe it will just get you off the couch and stop you from binge watching Netflix for just a moment so that you can go enjoy the sunshine or the rain or whatever may be on your list. Why not go dancing in the rain? There is no better time then right now.

Bucket List Challenge #1

I for one have always wanted to try Dom Perignon Champagne. It is one of if not the most expensive champagnes you can buy. An bottle may retail for approx. $280 CAN. So who can afford to simply "taste" such a champagne for that kind of price?

 My husband and I had to utmost privilege to spend this past New Years with our good friends who live next door. They had purchased a 1993 bottle of Dom Perignon back in 2002 for next to nothing overseas. They had meant to drink it on several occasions including when their two lovely girls were born but always forgot. They had a 23 year old bottle of Dom Perignon just waiting to be drank.

Midnight rolled around and "pop" went the top of that delicious bubbling golden syrup. All of the adults were able to try some and of course take a picture with the bottle since it's not every day you get to indulge in such luxuries. This gave me the perfect idea to start my Bucket List Challenge. I had always wanted to try Dom Perignon but knew I would never pay $280 for a bottle. Now I could say I tried it with the help of my friends.

But I started to think about all of the other things I secretly had on my invisible list that I wanted to do before I die. No time like the present I thought and I started writing down everything I'd ever wanted to do in my little blue book that I keep with me at all times. I continuously add to it every day but there is such satisfaction in crossing things off my list that I had always wanted to do but never got around to do. Life is too short, I want to show my kids that life is meant to be lived, experienced, and seen.

Every time I cross "another one" off my list I will share with you how I achieved it. Maybe you will do the same. I even challenge you to do the same. This blogger can happily say that she can cross the first one off her list. Comment and share what items are on your bucket list! Oh and stay tuned for our next challenge......

                        My husband and I enjoying the sweet smooth  taste of Dom Perignon

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