What is one thing that you have not done that you really want to do?

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  1. pstraubie48 profile image81
    pstraubie48posted 11 years ago

    What is one thing that you have not done that you really want to do?

    What is holding you back? In my case it is economic issues. My one 'thing' is that I would travel the world to the highways and byways to meet the people and learn about their way of life after I have seen e v e r y thing in these United States.
    What about you?

  2. Suzie HQ profile image91
    Suzie HQposted 11 years ago

    I want to be earning $500 at least on hubpages!

    1. breathe2travel profile image73
      breathe2travelposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      a month? Yeah, me, too.  Actually, a day! smile A lil' elbow grease is in order for me. smile

    2. profile image0
      mariexotoniposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      wait.. I change my mind about my one thing.. If I made $500 a month, I'd be visiting South America!

    3. kathyjones1952@at profile image59
      kathyjones1952@atposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I would like to be making this much or more on hubpages, too.

  3. unvrso profile image83
    unvrsoposted 11 years ago

    I haven't travelled to other countries. The two countries I know is Mexico, where I live and the United States, where I lived for around 15 years. I would like to travel to Alaska since I love nature; Euroasia; Russsia; and Japan. I would like to cross the Atlantic ocean on a cruise ship, since I'm interested in ocean life.

    These are some of the things that I haven't done, and that I hope I can meet in the near future.

  4. Jackie Lynnley profile image84
    Jackie Lynnleyposted 11 years ago

    There is a novel I have written I want to actually hold in my hands and say, "Here it is!" EBooks are fine but I think anyone who writes understands what I mean! I put so much in it that it has become a part of me and with much of it being based on things in my life, it really is a part of me. I will be completely happy on that day.

    1. profile image0
      whowasposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I understand. If you've made it as good as you can, write a synopsis and send that out with the first three chapters, to all the agents that you think might be interested in it. Send it to one agent at a time and work your way down the list.

    2. Jackie Lynnley profile image84
      Jackie Lynnleyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.

  5. Radikum profile image60
    Radikumposted 11 years ago

    Skydive! I want to try it sooooo bad! If former president George. H.W Bush can do it at the age he is, I definitely can do it now. I just don't won't to do it alone.

    1. My Esoteric profile image87
      My Esotericposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      See my comment to Jaredbangerter, below.

  6. breathe2travel profile image73
    breathe2travelposted 11 years ago

    Travel our country and the world -- leisurely, able to take in the local scene, meet people, taste authentic regional cuisine -- speak "God loves you" in the native tongue of every place I go.

  7. tonymead60 profile image83
    tonymead60posted 11 years ago

    Skippered my own boat around the world...wow!

  8. profile image0
    jlcustompcposted 11 years ago

    I really want to get a nice location for our shop, I mean actually own the land and building and just BE a brand!

  9. d.william profile image75
    d.williamposted 11 years ago

    My one and only desire in this life is to leave a positive impact on humanity, if only  in a small way.  Helping to change humanity for the better, as a whole, is not something one can see, or take credit for, in their own life time, but possibly plant a seed in humanity that will grow exponentially in a positive way.

  10. jaredbangerter profile image75
    jaredbangerterposted 11 years ago

    Jessica Simpson. :]

    Nah, but seriously skydiving sounds pretty fun.

    1. My Esoteric profile image87
      My Esotericposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You have no idea much fun it is!  I did it about 20 times before running out of money in my late teens; almost better than sex.  At 64, I am still thinking about going again, now I can afford it.

    2. jaredbangerter profile image75
      jaredbangerterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Nice!  That's what everyone reports.  A lot of people say at first it's terrifying, but your nervous system goes numb and after the fear wears off, you are left with a thrill so intense it's almost like a high.  I envy you.  haha

    3. My Esoteric profile image87
      My Esotericposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      For my friend and I who started at the same time, we started out numb, didn't know what to afraid of.  By the 10th jump, we became terrified and almost quit.

  11. juneaukid profile image71
    juneaukidposted 11 years ago

    I would love to spend significant time in the Arctic, especially Greenland and arctic Canada. What is holding me back? Expenses of getting there.

  12. baronhertzog profile image68
    baronhertzogposted 11 years ago

    I too want to see the world! I got a taste of Europe for 4 whole months and I need more! Ultimately, I want to move to Germany to live out the rest of my days with a wife and family.

  13. Chen Suen profile image61
    Chen Suenposted 11 years ago

    It sounds like a common theme, but definitely travel.  I would love to go backpacking for 6 months throughout Europe.  I would love to travel to Machu Piccu, Maldives, and do a safari in Africa.  Travel, travel, travel!!

  14. My Esoteric profile image87
    My Esotericposted 11 years ago

    For me, it is travel into space, just a few times around the earth would be nice, I am not looking for much.  But, at 64, I suspect that isn't going to happen, even if I could afford it. :-(

    1. Alexander Mark profile image82
      Alexander Markposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't be too sure about that - private space companies continuing to forge ahead, I think we'll see commercial space travel soon enough.

    2. My Esoteric profile image87
      My Esotericposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      You give me hope; my heart is strong.

  15. Mike Marks profile image58
    Mike Marksposted 11 years ago

    first of all, let me address the answer you make to your own question.  During a portion of my life I believed I needed to accumulate a certain amount of money before I could travel.  Assuming you're single and childless, let me suggest to you that you can begin traveling right now, at least traveling the united states, as long as you are willing to work, and sometimes work the humblest of jobs, wherever you arrive.  Begin your travel after you have about one to two thousand dollars stashed in a debit account somewhere, but that should not be a big hurtle.  Check out things like "couchsurfing" on the net, have some skills at camping and so on, I'm not saying you can travel in the lap of luxtury right now, but you can see this country, experience its people, and you can travel beyond this country, right now.  I finally followed such a plan when I noticed I was getting older and could no longer wait to be richer before I began.  Now, what have I not done that I'd really like to do... 
    I suppose I shouldn't count things that I tried to do and had less success at than I would have liked, such as having a lot of children with a wonderful woman as my wife and mother to those children, or being an appreciated influencential well compensated artist, or even saving the human race and the planet.  Let's see, I suppose one thing that I have not done that I'd really like to do is... man, I'm surprising myself here, everything I can think of I've done or gave a good shot at trying to accomplish...
    ok, ok, I've got one, I wish I stuck with martial arts training and got a black belt. 
    Wow, this was somewhat theraputical, thanx for the question. 
    Oh wait, here's another:  I wish I had traveled the country/theworld in the lap of luxtury and didn't have to work wherever I arrived.

  16. maharg1956 profile image59
    maharg1956posted 11 years ago

    I like these 'bucket list' type of questions because, once you start to think about it, there are many, many things.

    I would love to have the chance to do some deep sea diving and see coral reefs and shipwrecks. That would be amazing. So would parachuting and hot air ballooning.

    I would also love to travel to Vienna and see Wagner's Ring Cycle performed.

    To see the places where jesus is said to have lived would also be an unbelievable experience.

    Another twist to this question, though, would be "What have you done that you will never forget" ?

    I was present at the birth of my daughter and then I was also present when her daughter was born. Not many men ever have that opportunity and ir probably stands out as my most memorable memory.

  17. Alexander Mark profile image82
    Alexander Markposted 11 years ago

    Start a business. Almost my entire life, others have dictated what to do with my time and energy, and I've put myself into those situations by not creating an independent income. So that's on my agenda.

    1. Brett Winn profile image82
      Brett Winnposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      My husband and I have a business ... not getting rich, but it is so much better than feeling like we're spending the best hours of each day making someone ELSE rich!

    2. My Esoteric profile image87
      My Esotericposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      There is nothing like it.  Personally, I am driven to it; even when I worked for others, mainly the federal government, I was always trying to start something ... it is just in the blood, I guess.

    3. Alexander Mark profile image82
      Alexander Markposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That is encouraging Brett, my sentiments as well. @Esoteric I feel the same way - there is no satisfaction except when you work for yourself.

  18. stanwshura profile image70
    stanwshuraposted 11 years ago

    I'm going to take the liberty of responding to your explanatory elaboration (the "add details here" part.

    I need to preface my dream...no...my "I *AM* gonna &%#&!$ conquer this, *=!$-damn it!-goal with a disclosure that I have an alphabet soup of medical/neurological/learning (the full monty *L*earning, not just academics) disabilities, chief among them having to do with visual-processing, -awareness, -attention, -memory;  literal-mindedness, executive dysfunction, and parts-to-whole (and hence, remembering the parts from one to the next) relationships, and of course the crippling (sometimes that level even 'though medicated) anxiety, and...oh yeah...mabe one or two tiiiiiiiiiiiny issues with anger/frustration over a lifetime fighting and trying to overcome them.

    Ooops!  I just revealed my most urgent, desperate, pleaing and "by any means necessary" goal.  Stephen Hawking often ponders a theory of everything.  Maybe I should (in "yeah, right!" land) contact him, present my issues, and wait for our era's Einstein/Newton/Euclid to pause a moment and then tell me THE problem and THE solution!

    1. Mike Marks profile image58
      Mike Marksposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      thanx... some of us want to travel the world, others of us just want to have a healthy nervous system... thanx for keeping things in perspective...

  19. Sushma Webber profile image74
    Sushma Webberposted 11 years ago

    I have always wanted to learn to play the piano.

    1. stanwshura profile image70
      stanwshuraposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Live anywhere near Boston/south shore in MA?  wink  Been playing since about 5, and started teaching periodically on the side (my real job - privilige and joy! - is working with children with severe/multiple disabilities) since about '93. 


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    mariexotoniposted 11 years ago

    I want to travel to serene, private places. Beaches and waterfalls, preferably. Not just in the united states- I want to see the best waters in all of the world.  Of course, I am BROKE being a college student. Hopefully I can one day though... smile

  21. ThussaysNanaMarie profile image59
    ThussaysNanaMarieposted 11 years ago

    Do a detailed world tour without a care for the expenses or worry about my family. The other thing is to play the saxophone professionally

  22. Brett Winn profile image82
    Brett Winnposted 11 years ago

    Write a novel that fills me with the joy of self expression.

  23. Sethughes profile image89
    Sethughesposted 11 years ago

    Well I am but a mere college student but I would like to retire in the Irish countryside. Things holding me back include my youth, lack of money or reliable income, and probably anything else you can think of.

    Maybe one day!

  24. kathyjones1952@at profile image59
    kathyjones1952@atposted 11 years ago

    I used to travel a lot but one place I haven't been to is Alaska.  I think it would be very interesting!  I also have a cousin who lives up there and I would like to visit her smile!  Due to the fact that I'm living on SSI these days, I can't afford travel now!

  25. Kaili Bisson profile image95
    Kaili Bissonposted 11 years ago

    Climb Kilimanjaro. Can you imagine standing on top of the world? I was actually accepted as part of a group years ago to do the climb to raise money for charity. But my Mother became ill, and I knew that I would never forgive myself if something happened to her while I was away, so I bowed out and have just never gotten around to making it a major goal again...

  26. yoginijoy profile image65
    yoginijoyposted 11 years ago

    I have lots of goals and plans! Nothing is holding me back! I am working on the list bit by bit! When I cross off one activity on the list, I usually add another one. The list has at least 10 items all the time. Presently, I am working on book number two! Wish me luck!

  27. profile image0
    oceansiderposted 11 years ago

    I really want to see a lot more of the United States.  I live in California, and have been to Oregon, Washington State, Illinois, Indiana, West Virginia and New York.
    The states I am longing to see are Montana and Wyoming, the Carolinas and Tennessee, and also the New England states.  After seeing those states, I want to go to Europe, mainly to Germany, Austria, Italy, France and to Sweden and Denmark and Norway.

  28. Free2writ3 profile image60
    Free2writ3posted 11 years ago

    Live in a big condo near a beach all by myself..


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