Saturday, 27 April 2013

My Wish List

The thing that has always kept me going after failed IVF attempts and realising that we won't be able to have children is to focus on the things that we can do and the reasons we are lucky. I have an amazing husband who is my best friend, a lovely house, a fantastic job which I love and a little dog who isn't a substitute for a child (as some people think!) but he does really enhance my life and I am so glad we have him.

We spent a lot of energy and time, putting our life on hold waiting to find out if we could have IVF, then having 2 attempts at it, in fact after we got married nearly 7 years ago it had dominated our lives.

This week we have just finished turning the room that was being saved to be turned into a child's bedroom into a craft room for me,and actually it feels great to be doing things that I really like.

I may not have children but I am going to have an amazing life I have compiled a list of all the things I've always wanted to do and I hope to do its not a bucket list because I don't want to focus on things to do before I die but it's more a ' to do' list its not going to have a limit because I want to keep adding to it. It will have a smaller things as well as bigger things otherwise I'd be bankrupt!

  1. Do a walking challenge 
  2. Skydive
  3. Ride in a hot air balloon
  4. Sell some of my crafts 
  5. Take a helicopter ride 
  6. Go to New York
  7. Go to Italy
  8. Visit a Greek island and Athens
  9. Go to the Christmas markets in Germany.
  10. Go to Hawaii
  11. Go to Barcelona
  12. Watch a formula 1 race live
  13. Try horse riding
  14. Learn to knit cables
  15. Learn to knit fair isle
  16. Build a campfire and make s'mores
  17. Visit Sark
  18. Make a recipe book of family favourites 
  19. Make a photo book of each year me and Matthew have been together
  20. Watch the sunrise
  21. Learn to make cocktails
  22. Go wild swimming
  23. Have a proper picnic
  24. Grow my own food
  25. Fly a kite
  26. Make a dress for myself
  27. See the northern lights
  28. Do a painting  to go up in my house
  29. See a film at an open air cinema
  30. Walk behind a waterfall
  31. Visit Olympic Park in London
  32. Go to London with Matthew
  33. Ride an elephant
  34. Visit an far east country
  35. Ride on a dog sled
  36. Visit the Giants causeway, Ireland
  37. Visit Portmerion
  38. Try skiing
I have already started to plan for some starting with booking flights to Berlin for the weekend before Christmas to see the German Christmas market, one thing we wouldn't have been able to plan so far in advance before now and it feels good to be able to now.

I will keep you informed on how I get on.
Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. I think that is great you have made a wish list! My sister had three rounds of IVF and decided not to try anymore, it took over their lives and they have decided to focus on being happy now. They bought a little dog who is loved lots, he goes everywhere with them (and us!) She is the best aunty to my three children, it sounds like you are the same to your nephews. Thank you for sharing your story, it is a brave thing to do and I am sure others will take lots of positive things from it. I'm looking forward to seeing you ticking things off this wish list. :)