Ever since the movie “The Bucket List” people have been talking about things they want to do before they die. Ok, I’m sure people talked about this before the movie, but there’s nothing like some mainstream cinematic influence to get people inspired. I’ve always had a running list of things I want to do before I die, but after my divorce, I came up with a different type of bucket list. The realization that I almost spend the rest of my life sleeping with the same man and having really boring scared me. There were so many things (and people!) I hadn’t experienced yet.
You can call it a sexual awakening, or finding someone who actually knew what they were doing, but after I left my ex, I made a list of all of types of people I wanted to get to know (in the biblical sense) before I died. I repurposed Socrates’ claim that, “An unexamined life is not worth living” to keep my focus…and to feel better about the fact that I was more focused on having amazing sex than climbing the Himalayas before I kicked the bucket. Ancient Greeks were rumored to have mass orgies, anyway, so I figured Socrates wouldn’t mind me liberally construing his words.
I’ve already crossed some of these off my list and gave myself bonus points for doubling or tripling the criteria on a couple of them. As much fun as it would be to cross each of these men off my list separately, I don’t want to put too many notches on that bedpost!
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