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Have you made your bucket list? Now’s the time — write about the things you want to do and see before you become dust in the wind.

Now I have the song “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas stuck in my head, I shouldn’t complain, it is a beautiful song. I haven’t made a bucket list as of yet. I don’t remember hearing about bucket lists when I was little; it seems to me that the concept of a bucket list is fairly recent.

If I were to start one; the number one item on my bucket list would be to Finish My Novel. I will get to it, I will. While I was driving today, my husband was writing e-mails and making phone calls, I had a flash of exactly the mindset that I was looking for, for my character while she gets to know New York. That is what had me stuck for the longest time; I was so very comfortable imagining myself in 1925 Paris, but I was clueless as to how to feel in 1926 New York, a stranger in a strange land, because I know New York so well, I was having the devil of a time getting out of my intimate knowledge of present day New York and climbing into a tourist/new comer frame of mind from another era. But today I think my spontaneous flash of insight will go far in getting me back into the saddle of writing fiction.

Other items for my bucket list would be all about travel. I know that one of my first posts was about three places that I would visit if I could; Istanbul Turkey, Portugal and Thailand. This list hasn’t changed but if I had to expand on it, I would love to have a chance to revisit Greece. Traveling is one of my favorite things to do and I am so very lucky to have been able to travel as much as I have throughout the years. One of the first things that I would do if I were fortunate enough to travel to Istanbul, Turkey would be to visit the Sofia-Haggia museum, the Blue Mosque and after that I would love to take a cruise down the Bosphorus River and I would go across the river and visit the Green Mosque. I would spend days visiting the bazaars and eating all of the goodies that Turkey is known for; it would be marvelous. Needless to say, I would employ the same strategies when I went to Portugal and Thailand, first visit the museums and places of interest and then explore the market places, finally indulging in my culinary curiosity.

I have to say planning a bucket list is fun.