Ever since I can remember, I’ve loved bears. I imagine it began with a trip to Gatlinburg when I was knee-high to a grasshopper where, on a family stroll, we came across a bear. My mom, not heeding my dad’s advice to not move and stay calm, scooped up my brother and me and ran for her life. And I was there surely reaching out over her shoulder for the cuddly animal she so bafflingly was running from. That coupled with the fact that I was somehow coercing the daycare to send my favorite teddy bears home with me resulted in a life-long obsession with bears.
I love making lists. I love checking things off of lists. But I love lists that are never-ending. I like a list that always has something on it because, rather than being stressful that there’s still so much more left to do, it’s exciting that there’s still so much more left to do.
I can’t do everything, and that’s disappointing, but it’s also strangely comforting. I’ll never run out of new things to try. I’ll always have something left that I can do.
I moved to Atlanta for a job. My dad is originally from here, and his side of the family lives here, so I’ve grown up with Atlanta. But I still don’t feel like I’ve really seen Atlanta. I’m excited that I have this chance to finally get to know Atlanta, a city that I’ve loved from the outside my entire life.
I’m of the opinion that all great things begin with a list. And all great lists never end. But for now, we’ll start with just this simple Atlanta bucket list. Check back regularly to see my progress! Completed items will have links to my blog post about that specific trip so that you can learn more!
My Atlanta Bucket List:
What’s on your bucket list? Let me know in the comments!