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NEVER Too Old

What is it with people and bucket lists? I mean, I get it. Sure. You make this list of things you want to do before you die. You make a list of experiences you want to have, places you want to go, etc. I get it. But here’s my question: When do you actually start doing those things? At what point does your “bucket list” become your “to do list” for the week, month or year?  What is everyone waiting for that they have this bucket list? It seems odd to me that some folks feel they have to wait until they are “old enough” to start checking items off their bucket list. Other folks apparently reach a point where they feel they are “too old” to pursue some items on their bucket list. This dichotomy confuses me. Just think about it: You’re creating a list of things to do when you get the chance and then you’re too old to do everything on the list. WTF? Continue reading

You Don’t Have To Like It…

Army basic training taught me some really valuable lessons… although I have to admit that at the grand old age of eighteen I really didn’t appreciate the lessons.  Now, a bit later in life, I understand them more and therefore appreciate them – sometimes quite a bit.  One of those lessons learned is held in this quote: “You don’t have to like it; you just have to do it.”  One of my Drill Instructors said that to a recruit next to me when the recruit (very respectfully) asked why we had to do physical training (PT – exercise) every day.  The recruit didn’t LIKE doing PT.  As he was told: he didn’t have to like it – he just had to do it. Continue reading