The 52 Lists (for Happiness) Project #16



List the experiences that have made you feel that you are living life to the fullest:

  • Giving birth
  • Moving to Beaver Island
  • Moving to East Lansing to finish college. I was thirty-four years old, newly divorced with two young daughters, and I’d never lived in a city before. And it was a wonderful experience!
  • Sailing from Beaver Island to Port Huron…on a 29′ sailboat…as part of a 3-person crew…in October!
  • Traveling to Grand Turk Island to work on an archaeological dig
  • Riding in a bi-plane as it performed dips and spins and barrel rolls.
  • Travel. There have been many memorable trips with family and friends. Some stand-outs: Chicago with my daughter, Jen. We ate at a wonderful Italian restaurant, went to a show of Jasper Johns work, and explored the city together, just the two of us; Florida with my sisters, the winter after my mother died. It was tearful and poignant, relaxing and fun, and oh-so-necessary for every one of us; Chicago with my sisters and a couple nieces for Mother’s Day weekend, the first Mother’s Day that our own mother was no longer with us. Connecticut with my daughter, Kate, and her family. We went to see my oldest grandson and his new baby. That alone would have been wonderful. Kate, though, is a good one to travel with: she researches and plans, leads side-excursions and detours, to make every single trip a memorable one.

About cindyricksgers

I am an artist. I live on an island in northern Lake Michigan, USA. I have two grown daughters, four strong, smart and handsome grandsons and one beautiful, intelligent and charming granddaughter. I live with two spoiled dogs. I love walking in the woods around my home, reading, writing and playing in my studio.

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    • Three of them ( the archaeological dig, the sailboat trip and the bi-plane ride) all happened in one year, about twenty years ago. I call it “my year of adventure,” and am still amazed at myself for my daring. That’s not usual in my life, but should be a bigger part of it. Thanks for reading, Karen, and for your comments!

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