What’s On Your Bucket List?

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I’ve been blessed to have a career in education and sports. Recently, I designed and began teaching a women in sports leadership class. Teaching at the college level and writing have always been two of my goals. Today, I’m putting the final touches on a third book chapter.

The last two years have literally flown by as I’ve transitioned from corporate America to entrepreneurship. Teaching and writing got me to thinking about the other things I want to accomplish during my lifetime. I often reflect on what I tell the athletes with whom I work, “Your sport is what you do, it’s not who you are.” It reminds me that life is short and each day is not promised to anyone.

I’ve been blessed to travel to many parts of the world, receive an outstanding education at the finest institutions in the land and be a part of the most successful brands in sports. So, there should be no surprise that most of the items I’ve come up with for my bucket list are related to sports – attend an Olympics, Superbowl, professional baseball game and learn how to play golf.

I want to travel to Africa, Italy and visit Mount Rushmore. I want to host our family’s first reunion of all my nieces and nephews because a few of them don’t know each other. I want to learn how to speak Spanish. It doesn’t make sense to live in Texas and not be able to. Now that I control my own time, I’m sure there will be a few other items to add to my bucket list ?.

I’ve shared my list with you to remind you that your job is what you do, it’s not who you are. What’s on your bucket list?

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3 Responses

  1. My sports bucket list is comprised of two things: attend a Summer Olympics and a Women’s World Cup. As for a general bucket list, Italy & Mt. Rushmore are also on mine. I would also add Japan and England to that list as well. There are also a lot of World Heritage sites and museums that I wish to get to at some point in the years to come.

  2. Sounds like a cool list to me Nathan, thanks for sharing! Now, go find that sports gig that can get you to those destinations for free! 🙂 Keep me posted on Italy and Mt. Rushmore. Whoever gets there first, owes a post :-).

    1. Sounds like a cool list to me Nathan, thanks for sharing! Now, go find that sports gig that can get you to those destinations for free! Keep me posted on Italy and Mt. Rushmore. Whoever gets there first, owes a post :-).

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