It's amazing how surprises and kindred connections can pop up in the most unlikely of places.
Last night I met with my writing group in Mantua, which happens to be one of my favorite spots in Utah. Not only is it beautiful--a small town sitting at water's edge--but a feeling of peace always seems to envelop me when I visit.
As a group, we always set goals for each other that need to be met during the two weeks that follow. While doing so, I mentioned one of my goals that I'd set for 2010, which was to learn the ins and outs of sailing. Turns out, going for a sail is on Claudia's bucket list for 2010, too. (She doesn't want to learn; she just wants to be a passenger enjoying the ride, which is all good.) And, to top that, Karen's neighbor has a boat and loves, loves, loves to take people out on it.
So, we came up with a 2010 bucket list for our writing group as a whole.
1. Go on writing retreat to Idaho cabin
2. Go sailing ... Mantua works! Time to look into boat rentals and such....Or, neighbors.
3. Go for a hot air balloon ride ... Park City, here we come!
4. Publish a book ... one for each of us!
It's a short list. Nothing too daunting, right? All we need is perseverance, and we'll get her done.