Greetings! Happy MLK Day! We are celebrating here in the States with a long weekend and some fun family time. But today's also special because Jamie Ayers is celebrating the upcoming release of her new YA, 18 Things!
In honor of her release, she's having an 18 Things Bucket List blogfest, and wants to know what's on our list. You can still enter and do your own post, just click on the picture below to get to Jamie's blog. But first, keep reading for more on mine.
Before I get to my list, it's also the last day of clues for my own contest, in which I'm offering the winner an Out of Print tee shirt of their choice.
In order to win, you must collect all five clues from previous posts. But I won't make it that hard. You can find the other three clues by going here and here, and here. Simply find the clue words next to the asterisk and use them to figure out the answer. (Take a gander at the awesome new releases while you're at it. ) Email me with all five clues and your answer. If there's more than one winning entry, I'll have random.org select a winner. But you'll also have a chance to win one of the eBooks that have been featured.
Have you seen how cool the Out of Print tees are?? I have a couple myself and they are high quality and one of a kind. I've seen they have a brand new Pride & Prejudice print that is tres chic. Think I'll be grabbing one of those myself along with the winning entry. ;)
And here's your final feature and clue:
Now back to my Bucket List ...
Actually, if you've seen the movie, I've been privileged to do a lot of what's featured there already. I've mentioned before in previous posts, that working for an international airline for over fifteen years has afforded me a LOT of travel opportunities. Things like the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, riding an elephant through the jungles of Thailand, gondola riding in Venice, etc...
Honestly if I died today, I'd have seen more places than a lot of 80 year olds. Becoming a mom was number one on my list, and God blessed me with two amazing children. Selling my book with success would be nice, but since that's not really in my control, I'll simply keep striving toward it.
BUT as my fortieth birthday quickly approaches (not til November) I really want to accomplish something else from my bucket list. And here's where you come in.
I don't have 18 things here, but there's plenty to choose from. I'm taking your suggestions, and whatever I end up doing, I'll have mega pictures and blog posts documenting the journey so I can share it with you.
* Skydiving in New Zealand
* Tour of the Holy Lands in Israel
* Trek up to Macchu Picchu in Peru
* Visit to Nepal to see Mt. Everest (not climb it lol)
* Dive the Great Barrier reef of Australia
* Dive trip to Palau in the South Pacific
* Round-the-world trip with brief stops in select cities in a full globe trot
* Shopping in Prague
* Great White shark expedition off coast of South Africa
* Dive trip to Greece
Those are the main contenders, but I just can't decide. What would YOU do? Any suggestions?? Don't forget to hop over and visit Jamie and congratulate her new release. :)