Carolyn over at Forever Scarlet has nominated me to complete the Money Supermarket challenge of creating a bucket list, with both budget and extravagant items. What fun I thought! Who doesn’t have lifetime goals of achieving amazing things?
So here goes . . .
No. 1 on my budget bucket list is to write a romance novel. I can’t decide if I want to write an epic love story in the vein of one of my all-time favourite novels ‘The Horse Whisperer’ or if I would prefer to write a cheesy, sexy romp in the style of Mills and Boon?! I love to write but I wonder if I have the required dedication a novel would need? Am I a good enough story teller to keep the reader interested from beginning to end?
No. 2 on my budget bucket list is to work full-time in fashion. By day I am a communications professional and whilst I very much enjoy my job I would love to do what I do in a fashion-related environment. This blog is definitely helping me to fulfil some of my fashion aspirations as I have already had the chance to be a part of some great fashion events. I got into fashion and personal style towards the end of my school life, however, back then there was less opportunity to explore a career in fashion in Northern Ireland. Now I can see a lot more possibilities emerging here so maybe one day . . .
No. 1 on my extravagant bucket list is to visit cowboy country. As I’ve said above, one of my favourite books is The Horse Whisperer, where the story revolves around a ranch in Montana. I love reading stories set in the American mid-west, imagining the rugged and breathtaking views. I’m also a huge country music fan and in The West they like their country! Ideally, Phill and I would pack our bags and do a road trip around the different states of The West. I’m talking Texas, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. We could wear cowboy hats and cowboy boots without people batting an eyelid! I’d love it. If only money were no option . . .
No. 2 on my extravagant bucket list is to own a children’s bookstore. If you’ve watched You’ve Got Mail, you know what I’m talking about. Everyone remembers the books they read as children so I think there would be something magical about seeing children’s excitement at enjoying different books. I can imagine running a charming children’s bookstore, with twinkly lights everywhere and a little reading corner where I would read aloud to little kids. However, setting up your own retail business doesn’t come cheap, and could I really compete with the big bookstores?
Has my little list got you thinking about your bucket list? I really enjoyed pondering what I would most like to do. Now I have it forever in print to refer to. Here’s hoping I achieve one or two of them in the not-so-distant future!