The third item on my bucket list was to self-publish a book. Currently I have self-published TWO books!!! One is a book of poetry inspired by various members of my family. It is entitled Lyrical Legacy. The second is a book for middle grade students (5th-8th grade). It is a collection of short stories showing the transition from childhood to adolescence and is entitled Gossamer Bridges. In addition, I am working on a book called Flashes in the Night. It is a collection of flash fiction.
The second item for my bucket list is to take a trip to Germany. I went as part of a group in high school, and I told my teacher that I would return someday to walk through the Brandenburg Gate. She scoffed at me at the time because the Wall was still up.
I want to go back and walk through the gate, but I would also like to share all the tales I’ve told my daughter over the years with her. It was one of the most special things I’ve ever done, and I would love to see how things have changed since the Wall came down.
The Reunification was very important to me, as well. I was in college when it happened, and I watched the news coverage nearly non-stop. I have loved Germany since my first day there andwould love to revisit it.
I may be having weightloss surgery. That excites me because it will open my life up to a lot of new possibilities. That is motivating me to redo my bucket list. When the MS kicked back up, I saw how many things I couldn’t do. I’ve decided that I will post one thing to my list at a time on here.
My first goal is to get to 150. I’m not waiting for surgery to get me there, either. I’m starting that part of my journey NOW.
I first got the poetry writing bug in the fourth grade. I participated in a program that allowed students to take various classes during the summer. When it came to the poetry class, I wasn’t very excited. I took the class because I had already taken all the others.
We were introduced to poetry and were later assigned to try our hand at writing a poem. My poem was about daffodils, although I don’t remember the text, I do remember that was the moment I fell in love with writing poetry.