Friday, February 20, 2015


“If you have (or even if you don’t have) a bucket list, what top priority thing(s) do you want to accomplish?”

I’ve always had a bucket list.  It’s overflowing with ideas and I love the thought its there.  It's an idea bank, I can go to it, make withdrawals when I’m thinking ‘what next’?  I also feel good just knowing its there:  like a kid with a security blanket. 
As long as I have it, there’s no chance I’ll die of boredom.  Other things, for sure but boredom, never!

The first thing on the list is one I have no choice about.  It is to control my diabetes.  Meeting the daily challenges of testing, focusing on diet, exercise and rest, ensure I get a day pass to do what I would like to that day.  There are no exceptions to this routine, unless I want to have a ‘sick day’ or a couple.  Interestingly enough my experiences with diabetes are resulting in a cookbook to help others like myself.

The second thing on the list is completing my Dad’s memoirs.  He was in the British Army in the Second World War and fought in Burma, now Myanmar.  The journal keeping ways of the British rubbed off on him and his notes are imprinted in my memory.  I read them so often as a young adult.  The stories he shared of being a soldier, the war, India’s Independence, the painful partition of India and Pakistan and his transition into what became the Indian Army, were better than any book on the topic I could read.

The third thing on that list is my own memoirs.  Is it that time already?  Yes, it is. 
I have my own stories to share now of growing up in post Independence India and hopefully when others read these books my words will paint pictures of the world as I experienced it.

Last but not least is to find the right publisher for these books.
Know an editor interested in any/all the above projects?  I’d love an intro. 
In the meantime I’ll keep doing what I love best…dreaming and writing.

Rhobin, thanks for coming up with such a great Round Robin topic.
Now as I’m dying to see what the others have to say on the matter and gather a great deal more info along the way, lets check out this blog:

I’m listing the rest of the participants too, so you can get a really good overview of bucket lists.