I Must Confess…My Bucket List

First of all, I must confess that I am so proud and happy at how the linkup is developing.

I’m loving the sense of cameraderie and fun that is growing each week as we learn more about each other.

I’m enjoying the sight of bloggers becoming regulars and I’m also excited to see newbies joining in too.

This is exactly how I envisioned I Must Confess to be and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for helping to make it a reality. Thank you. You all rock!


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Now, that I have got the mushy stuff out of the way, it’s time to confess what’s on our bucket lists.

I must confess I have never really had a bucket list as such. I’ve also never aspired to have a 30 before 30 list or a 40 before 40 list either, probably because I’m afraid I just won’t get around to doing the things that I want to do. There’s nothing more tiresome than setting a list that is too easy or too hard to achieve!

While I haven’t ever had a set bucket list I have had some dreams for some time that I hope to become a reality before I do kick the bucket. So these are going to become my bucket list for my confession today.

My Bucket List: Things I Want to Do Before I Die

1. I want to learn the bass guitar. I really do want to rock out and play some of the funky bass lines that makes my soul sing whenever I hear them. I used to play the double bass in the school orchestra so I do have some experience in bringing the deep tones of the bass to life. In particular I want to play the bass line to this song – I just know I would totally rock this if I actually knew how to play the bass guitar!

2. I want to attend every Grand Slam tennis tournament around the world. I have already been to the Australian Open on two occasions but my dream is to get to Wimbledon, the French Open and the US Open as well. It seems as good an excuse as any for justifying an indulgent jaunt to Europe and the US, doesn’t it?

3. I want to be in a choir or musical theatre society. I was quite musical when I was younger and yearn to feel the power of music and melody pulsing through my veins again. When I have time and opportunity I would love to join a choir or join a musical theatre society. I would die of embarrassment at having to sing in front of others but I’m hoping it would fill a rather large creative hole in my soul and satisfy my latent desire to be a performer.

4. I want to have a dog of my own. I grew up in a dog family and loved the simple and loyal companionship that a dog can provide. Circumstance has prevented us from having a dog so far but I am hopeful that moving into our new house will see us finally in a position to become responsible dog owners. For the record, I would love a pug and a bulldog and I would call them Elvis and Daisy – seriously, how could you resist these gorgeous faces?

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5. I want to make a difference in some way. This probably sounds really wanky but I do want to have made a difference to someone, somewhere, before I die. I want to know that my life mattered. Does that make sense? I don’t mean being famous or universally recognised, I mean making a mark on those who know me or love me. I would love to know that I have done something in some small way to make something better. Who knows if this is achievable or not but it is something I aspire to.

So that’s my bucket list. What’s on yours? Or do you have something else to confess to this week? I would love for you to join in if you have something to share. Sharing is caring, after all…

The Rules…

I must confess with My Home Truths

Eternal thanks to the wonderfully generous Rhianna from A Parenting Life for working out how to show the code for my button. Thanks Rhi, there is no way that my technologically challenged self would have ever worked that out on my own!

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23 Responses

  1. Finally on topic (well almost). Thanks again for hosting. x
    Mystery Case recently posted..I must confess….there’s a hole in my Bucket List!

  2. Zita says:

    I LOVE your No. 2!! That would be on mine wish list as well! I can check off Wimbledon, celebrated my 32 birthday at Wimbledon, sitting there all by myself in the rain waiting for play to start, sounds miserable but it was the best day ever! Got to see so many of my fave players but a bit sad I didn’t see my all time fave….Novak!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Zita recently posted..to check the bucket list…

    • Kirsty says:

      I can definitely believe that would have been an awesome day Zita – Wimbledon is the ultimate for me. I really hope I can get there someday – maybe you will get back there and see Novak too. Thanks for joining in this week!

  3. Nicola says:

    I have done every open except the French! It was an awesome experience.

    Bucket List:
    A Wellness Retreat (hopefully many)
    Stand up paddle boarding
    Swimming with dolphins

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m so jealous Nicola – I would count myself lucky just to get to the Australian Open again! I love your list too – sounds peaceful yet exhilerating. I hope you do get to experience all these things one day!

  4. Janet says:

    I love the “I Must Confess” linky, I find it a great stimulus for posting on my blog on a Monday :-).

    I don’t really have a bucket list, but I’m with you on the last point – I would really like to make a difference!
    Janet recently posted..Wardrobe Malfunctions

  5. Ness says:

    Nice list Kirsty. You are already making a difference, with this blog, I hope you know and you rock too! x

    P.S. I’d love to hear you play bass guitar, hope you vlog that oneday.
    Ness recently posted..I Must Confess: My Bucket List (And Fuck It List)

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks so much Ness. I can’t promise that I’ll ever get to play the bass guitar but if I do I’ll have a go at vlogging it (for confession purposes, obviously!) BTW, I loved your list this week!

  6. Cathy says:

    I would say you already have made a difference to many people’s lives and you haven’t even realised it. Hosting this linky is one way you have touched people and allowed them an outlet. My confessions have been very tame but I know some people have really poured out their hearts. And I’m sure your family love you beyond words – your life matters to them! xxx
    Cathy recently posted..Flashback Friday – Debbie v Britney

  7. I really hope you can get your dream dogs when you move Kirsty – how awesome would that be. And I know what you mean in regards to making a difference, however, I have to say that you are making an amazing difference to your children and their upbringing – and if that’s the least we do then it’s pretty bloody cool I reckon. Em
    Didn’t have my act together to link this week – boo x
    Emily @ Have a laugh on me recently posted..I know what I did last Saturday!

  8. Lisa says:

    Another great linkup Kirsty!I hope you get your bucket list dreams ticked off soon.
    Lisa recently posted..Confessing and Listing Monday…

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks Lisa. Hopefully they will happen someday, but I’m happy to wait a bit longer – they should all be well worth the wait!

  9. Rhianna says:

    What a great list Kirsty. I would love to learn the piano and travel round Australia with the kids. Thanks as always for hosting.
    Rhianna recently posted..I must confess I acted like a baby, but did I mention I have fabulous hair?

    • Kirsty says:

      Travelling would be awesome. I have always thought that it might be beyond us but I read something today that gives me hope that we might be able to take the leap and introduce the kids to the delights of the world one day. Thanks as always for linking up Rhi!

  10. Jo Tracey says:

    Love your list! And making a difference isn’t wanky at all.
    Jo Tracey recently posted..I must confess…bucket lists…

  11. Kirsty says:

    Thanks Jo. My list was nothing compared to all of yours but I’m hopeful I will get to them all one day. Especially my puppy dogs! 🙂 Thanks for linking up again!

  12. Jules says:

    I struggle with bucket lists.

    I hope you get your Elvis and Daisy. 🙂
    Jules recently posted..I Must Confess…My Bucket List

    • Kirsty says:

      I’m impressed you perservered with the list despite your struggles! I will get get Elvis and Daisy, one way or another…thanks so much for linking up again this week.

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