Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bucket Lists

I have always wanted to have an "interesting" life. So far, so good, then. any number of the things I have already done could be placed on my personal "bucket list."

1. go overseas

a. have been to Europe 3 times (2 times for over a month each)
1st: France; Austria (4 wks); Italy; Switzerland (Germany, Liechtenstein)
2nd: Italy (6 wks)
3rd: England; Spain; Provence, France; Monaco; Italy; Greece

b. lived in S. Korea for 1 year; visited Japan (Kamakura; Fuji; Kyoto)

2. graduate from college with honor
undergraduate degree with High Honors in History; inducted Phi Alpha Theta,
international honor society in history

3. participate in an archeological dig
as part of a Trinity College summer programme in Italy, I was a part of an
archaeological dig north of Rome at an Etruscan site

4. earn a graduate degree
have earned 2 masters degrees: Public Administration; Library Science

5. act on stage
numerous parts in HS, college, and little theatre

6. learn ballet
took lessons as an adult and danced the part of the StepMother in Prokovieff's

7. learn piano and lute
have taken lessons -- need to take many more

8. learn how to sing
have taken 1 year of lessons -- need to take many more

9. learn various types of handwork and learn how to design knit; counted cross- stitch; embroidery; needle-point; beading; porcelain/ceramics
I do all of the above

The following are the things that I would like to learn/do in the future:

1. participate in a Regency re-creation in Bath, England (occurs in September)

2. take a trans-Atlantic voyage (at least 2: a round-trip)

3. continue my various music studies (voice; lute; piano; lyre)
piano goal: Kinderszenen ("Scenes from Childhood"), Opus 15, by Robert Schumann (can play "Traumerei"); Chopin: Raindrop Prelude
voice goal: JS Bach: Bist du bei mir

4. learn how to paint (acrylics/oils); sculpt (clay)

5. learn iconography; calligraphy; book-making; Gregorian Chant (also compose);
manuscript illumination (note: there are local classes)

6. learn Homeric and Attic Greek; brush-up on Latin
Goal: reading, speaking & writing

7. participate in the "Moby Dick" read-a-thon at Mystic Seaport

8. yes -- get a very nice tattoo (my Mother wanted one when she was alive)

9. write a novel

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