Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Bucket List Swap

We've been so busy welcoming many new members that we almost forgot about our blog space! In case you were thinking that this penpal club was inactive, I wanted to let you know that it's definitely not! As I'm typing this very sentence, we have 510 current, active members!

Back in April, we hosted a Bucket List Swap. Participants were encouraged to write their bucket list in the form of a letter and exchange it with their partner. As members signed up for the swap they were asked this question:

"What is the most important item on your bucket list?"

Do you want to hear the responses?!? Good, because I want to share them with you...


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It was seeing Fleetwood Mac in Concert... Now it's going to be self publishing three books by the end of the year.

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Travel!!!

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Publish (or just print) a collection of original poems and photos.

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Writing a book.

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Travel... and a lot of it!

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Writing a complete book.

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Fall in love!

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Visit the Egypt pyramids!

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Travel! I want to travel almost everywhere!

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Getting my Bachelors!

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Do photography for the Special Olympics!

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Have another baby.

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It's not important, but the most pressing I'd say is to pass the driving test.

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The most important item on my bucket list, hmmmm, it's so hard to choose but one of the most important things is seeing the Northern Lights.

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To live my life to the fullest.

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Travelling.

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Love and be loved in return.

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Not actually on my list but my motto for it is: There are no excuses.

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Staying curious!

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Happiness.

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Going to Canada.

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Go back to Quebec and eat REAL poutine! 

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Seeing the world! I've traveled extensively in North America and the Caribbean, but it's time for me to visit other continents.

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Writing a dystopian novel.

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Travel!

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Traveling.

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A trip to Paris.

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Spend a month in Paris.

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Become a teacher.

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To go tour the UK.

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Visit my German penpal.

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Get a dog.

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I think be a mom. But there are so many things on there!

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Travel.

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Climb a 5.14 level rock climb.

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Knit up my entire yarn collection. However, that means I would have to stop buying yarn. Challenges, oh man! ha.

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Taking a culinary tour/trip of Italy to learn about the various regions of Italian cuisine!

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Write a book and have it published.

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Road Trip with my family.

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Trek to Everest Base Camp.

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Visiting every continent in the world (not sure about Antarctica, though).

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Travel around the World: specifically Ireland, Scotland, England, France, Hungary, Italy, Greece, Egypt, India, Japan, Ecuador.

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Mmmhh, I have not even started my bucket list. Therefore I really love this swap as it introduces me to something new and exciting. I have some vague ideas, so for now I think the most important item is spending one year concentrating on creativity (writing a novel, photographing for a whole year, learning how to paint). 

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Move back to Minnesota: completed August 2014. ;-)

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I would like to live in another country, preferably non-English speaking.

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And there you have it... the official unofficial bucket list compilation from members of the League of Extraordinary Penpals!

Our members do a fabulous job of hosting new and exciting swaps that come out in our newsletter each month. Aren't you excited to see what comes out in the July edition?

Peace,
Denise

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