Bucket List Meme

Hole In My Bucket
Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch!

My Twitter and blog friend Cathy Nelson tagged me for the The Bucket List meme which was started by Jeff Pulver and is based on the movie. It is essentially a list of things you hope to accomplish in 2008 before you ‘kick the bucket’. So here goes…

1. Be well. In mid 2007 my life turned to custard with my mother diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and after years of disregard for myself my knees gave in and I was on crutches for a time. I took a term off school to get things sorted out. Mum is now in rest home care nearby and I have undertaken a regime of healthy eating and exercise. I have lost 20kg since then and intend to loose a little more and continue on the journey.

2. Get on with it. I am one of life’s great procrastinators. I loathe paper work. This year I must make sure I use my diary and just do the paper work so it is out of the way.

3. Be successful at my new job. I have just one year to make a difference. As ICT facilitator for DiscoverIT Tasman I have the opportunity to share what I have learnt and help teacher’s find new ways of doing new things in their classsrooms.

4. Move out of my aggregator. I read and read and read blogs and rarely make a comment. This year I am going to try and join the conversations more- to say what I think. This will hopefully help me articulate more what I do actually think.

5. To learn how to share my learning publicly. I talk fast, I blither, I blush! Slow down, think about what I mean, say it clearly- just like I try and get my class to do- I am totally at home with a class of youngsters- now to try with the older set!

Now for the tricky part- these people are starting new beginnings. I wonder where their paths will lead…

Jane Nicholls

Chris Betcher

Paul Harrington 

Photo credit- Paul Cook Photography via Flickr.

4 thoughts on “Bucket List Meme

  1. This is great!! I also have the paperwork goal… Moving to a new class was a good chance to start this – When I moved I got rid of an entire black sack of paper recycling!!!! Why do we have so much paperwork anyway?!
    I hope these go well for you this year! 🙂

  2. Allanah that was wonderful! Thanks for participating. I really felt guilty tagging as who has tme for memes??? Thank you for sharing the personal as well as professional info. My toughts are with you and your Mom. I need to lose 20 myself : (

    As far as public speaking, I never thought I would be able to do that, but i got so tired of going to presentations and leaving thinking despite my lisp, I could do a better job. ( I lisp when I speak some, whistling out all those s’s despite years of speech therapy in school!) I have to make a concerted effort to speak slower and clearly. I even comfort students who are embarrassed abt speech therapy, sharing with any that I had to do it too…

    You have so much knowledge to sahre I only hope that maybe someway I can be in the audience. Maybe a Ustream?? Take care!

  3. I SO understand the paperwork thing. I lie in bed planning out lessons in my head and thinking about how to improve things but I am not always so good at getting them down on paper and this causes great stress in my life. Particularly getting all the work for the reading groups recorded!! I know that there is still good stuff happening in the room but sometimes my planner is a little sparse. It is one of the Ps that I hate about teaching:
    pushy parents

  4. Pingback: Life is not a race to be first finished » Blog Archive » Mememememe

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *