Bucket List Item #2

For the better part of a year I had entertained the idea of submitting my poetry to the venerable New Yorker, but I chickened out each time. Recently, I decided that I was being a lazy piece of shit, and that if I didn’t submit something, then I would punish myself by eating a lot of junk food (it makes me break out). Not wanting to deal with the consequences, I took the few, simple steps necessary, filled out a simple sheet, pressed send, and voila. It was literally very easy.

I know that the New Yorker isn’t going to look at my poetry and say, Gosh. Would you, would – hey David come look at this poetic genius we have here! We must, nay, are obligated to publish this in it’s own seperate magazine!

I mean, obviously that won’t happen. (It is fun to consider though)

In any case, I did it, and it feels great! I could be published! I don’t even care that a trillion other people also submit for the poetry slots. If I didn’t submit, I’d have a 0 out of 0 chance of getting published. But now that I have, I have a 50% chance. Either I don’t get published, or I do!!!!!!!! HOW COOL.

So now I’ve crossed off another tiny item. But also a big item. Sort of one-small-step kind of deal, and I’m weirdly proud of myself for it.

Congrats, Me, for doing something productive and also crossing another item off your bucket list!

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My Bucket List

I’ve decided to make a bucket list. An unofficial one, I guess, but one nonetheless. So far its on sticky notes on my computer, and when I think of one, I put it up. So simple. Easy, breezy, beautiful, bucket list.

Like many, my bucket list includes a range of things I’d like to do. I don’t have a time frame yet, since I’m not sure how I’m organizing the list in it’s final form.

I have numbers like “get all A’s one semester” to “read all of Hemmingway’s works”, so you can see the scope in time needed. One I can do in a week (I’m joking. Two weeks), the other, a whole semester.

I’ll keep you posted, and maybe I’ll set up a side blog for this.

Wish me luck!