Do not go gentle into that good night
May 8, 2012 9:59 AM Subscribe
What do I need to experience before I die?
posted by anonymous to Grab Bag (68 answers total) 133 users marked this as a favorite
I have been diagnosed with a terminal illness. I am physically healthy at the moment other than mild fatigue, but I may enter a swift decline at any point. I probably have two to five more years, hopefully most of which will be filled with relative health.
There is so much that I haven't experienced. I just turned 30. I've accepted that I'll never have a family or fall in love again. These were the two things I wanted the most. And with those off the table, I'm overwhelmed by everything I haven't done and I want to do as much as I can in the time that I have. But I don't know where to start.
I've always thought the idea of a bucket list was silly but now that my time left is so limited and I'm so young, I think I need one.
So where do I start? There is so much out there and I don't even know about most of it. I want to spend as much time experiencing the most beautiful, transformative, awe-inspiring and humbling things I can, and I need ideas. What have you done that you think I should do? This stupid world is so big and so beautiful and I am going to miss so much and I don't want to waste the time I have. There is so much I don't know. Tell me about the things I don't want to miss.