Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Stuff on My Bucket List

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Some of topics over the last several weeks have been tricky ones, but this one is easy.

Red sandstone cliffs and red beach at Prince Edward Island.

By Fundamentaldan – Own work, CC BY 2.5,

One of the biggest things still on my bucket list is visiting Prince Edward Island. My curiosity about this province began when I first read the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery.

Someday I want to see their red roads, rocks, and beaches for myself.

Visiting the various real-life places that Montgomery fictionalized for her stories would also be amazing.

The interesting thing about this goal is that I rarely yearn to travel much in general! I usually prefer to stick close to home due to how easily I feel motion sickness on various forms of transportation.

I’d love to go back to school someday and get a Masters degree. My Bachelors degree was in Psychology, so maybe something related to that? I once dreamed of working as a therapist and still think that would be a rewarding line of work.

Learning how to enjoy jogging is something I’d also like to accomplish. I’ve tried several times and have never felt that runner’s high that some athletic people talk about. Maybe one day it will happen.

Becoming fluent in Spanish is the final big thing on my bucket list for the time being. Learning to speak a second language is a lot of work, so I dip in and out of practicing it as my time and energy levels allow for. I’d bet I could become fluent if I were more diligent about practicing. Can anyone recommend some good Spanish music or TV shows?


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29 Responses to Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge: Stuff on My Bucket List

  1. Good list. I taught high school Psychology and I loved it. Electives are dream classes because the students want to be there and learn the subject.

  2. Lydia, I have also been trying to get into jogging – I have been at it about 2 years now. I still can’t job that far but I do like the buzz I now get afterwards, so it is worth persevering with. 🏃‍♀️

  3. I would also very much like to visit PEI. It was on the short list of places we were considering for a vacation this summer, but … life.

    I have several colleagues with social work masters degrees, including one who recently switched to doing private counseling.

  4. Same on Anne & Prince Edward Island. I still remember how the writer made the location sound so magical!

  5. I always feel like I’ve been lied to about that runner’s high, all I ever feel is this runner is tired

  6. Fun list! Love the bookish traveling! I majored in Psychology for my undergrad also. But now I’m teaching 🙂
    I think running with a buddy would make running more enjoyable overall when you first start. I know that eventually it can be like a meditative personal thing, but when you first start and are exhausted and sore – a partner is helpful.

    My post:

    • Thank you.

      How did you get into teaching from psychology? I’m fascinated.

      And that’s great advice. I’ll see if I can find a running buddy after this pandemic ends.

  7. Mary Morgan

    My husband always talked about the runner’s high, but I never experienced the sensation while running. Great list, Lydia!

    Here’s mine:

  8. If you like crime, the Narcos series is predominately Spanish. There are some English-speaking scenes, but for the most part it’s en espanol. I most enjoy the channel Butterfly Spanish on youtube for lessons — the host engages with her audience like she’s teaching friends.

  9. Tammy

    You would be an excellent therapist.

  10. I’ve never understood the love of jogging other people have either. It just never really appealed to me.

    I haven’t tried any of them, but have you looked into Spanish shows for kids? It seems to me that shows aimed at children have a more accessible vocabulary, and also they speak slower, so that might be something worth trying out.

  11. I hope you get to visit Prince Edward Island. 🙂

  12. Getting a Masters and learning Spanish are great goals. I slightly regret getting my masters as early as I did – I was still in my undergraduate phase and didn’t do as well as I could have.

  13. Prince Edward Island looks beautiful! My sister got really into some Spanish thing on Netflix called Grande Hotel – which was a bit Downton Abbey-ish? Cable Girls I think is Spanish too.

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