Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bucket List (top ten)

If you don't know the term, a Bucket List includes all the goals you want to achieve before you die.We have dreams of visiting majestic places, to do something spontaneous or even try a new dish. I enjoy reading bucket lists, so here's a sneak peak of the great (and simple) things I hope to do someday :D

1. Write a novel

I posted in the Writer's Discussion Group on +Google+   that I am 16,300 words in my novel. My aim is 50,000 or 70,000. But the main concern is the content of the novel, and not how many words I can write. Congrats to those who are at 1.45 million. It's exhausting sometimes, but I love writing. I am not thinking about editing and the publication process just now. I have to write first!

2. Visit Paris

This might seem like a cliche wish, but I have read and heard that Paris is THE place for writers. I remember watching Midnight in Paris and felt a need to visit some of the historic sites and just get lost in the city, and write!

3. Get a closet Makeover and fill it with bohemian pieces

I am such a casual person, and I am always drawn to lightweight, effortless pieces. I love skinny jeans, loose pants and patterned tops. I would not call myself a bohemian/hippie. But I have always been interested in the culture and the fashion. Its so frustrating to be wearing clothes that I don't really like, but I don't have a wide range of choices in my country. Everything is so sheer or tight.

4. Live in an apartment in New York

This has always been a dream of mine, especially when I started writing. The atmosphere is full of driven people who are always on the go. I feel inspired when I observe people and  would love to lose myself in the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple.

5. Learn to bake

Now this may seem easy for some, but no matter how often or hard I try, I can never capture the art of baking. My products are either too hard, well they are always hard. My cookies are another story -_-

6. Go on a road trip

I live in the beautiful country of Jamaica, and as small as the country is, I have not even been around it once. I want to especially visit Negril and Portland. It would be great if I could take a trip with my family.

7. Meet a Caribbean Author

(Merle Hodge)

My favourite West Indian novels are Crick Crack Monkey and Annie John. You can read a review I wrote for Annie John HERE . I would love to sit with Jamaica Kincaid or Merle Hodge in a setting like that of the novel and talk endlessly about the writing process, their lives and anything about writing.

8. Go Vegan
( Essena Oneill)

I am currently a pescetarian, which  means my diet is primarily plant based, but I consume fish. I admire +Ela Gale ♡  and Essena Oneill on Youtube for their persistence and healthy lifestyle. I would love to go all natural and organic, but it can be a bit pricey.

9.  Do Yoga in Thailand

After doing the 90 minute Absolute yoga, I wanted badly to visit the Yoga camp in Thailand. Yoga has so many benefits for the mind and body. It helps to ease stress and gives you overall peace and stability. I do yoga for fitness and stress reasons, not the religious aspect.

10. And the big 1-0 is to  go on a mission. I used to present  the mission story at church and always felt a deep inclination to visit a country like Africa or Indonesia. It would be a joy to sit with children to read and play with them. How enriching would it be to immerse myself in a foreign culture.

**I would love to read some of your bucket lists, so please share them with me on my profile  +Renee J  or in the comments below :)

Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.


  1. Hi, I just wanted to say it's inspiring how motivated you are and dedicated to following your dreams! I personally find that motivation is key to getting what you really want out of life, and you're already on your way to success and happiness. I also wanted to become an author and go on a mission trip or two! It's great knowing someone who's unafraid to say what they want to do and go for it! I wish you the best and God bless you! May He see you through your journey forever and always :D

    1. Thank you so much for such an uplifting comment. Its hard work going after your dreams, but I certainly won't quit. God bless you too and I wish you all the best.

  2. Great list. Enjoy crossing things off!

    1. Thank you! I can't wait to do that!

  3. such a lovely list... 3 is my favorite too!!


    1. Thank you!...I checked out your blog, it's really clean and simple. I loved your soul sister post!