Audra Krell

On Purpose

A Hole in My Bucket List

In January I saw the fabulous movie The Bucket List starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.  It’s about two terminally ill men, at a crossroads, who want to spend the rest of their lives doing everything they ever wanted to do.  They become friends along the way and I held back tears, the entire movie.  It is wonderful and inspiring. 

I don’t want to be in a rush someday to create my Bucket List, so I decided to start now.  One of the things on my list is to "fix the things that need fixed."  I’m not talking about leaky faucets and rusted pipes around the house, but I have to physically fix myself so that I am fully capable of doing the Bucket List.

Ever since I have been dedicating my time to praying, writing and reading, my body has been slowly falling apart.  I get this pinched thing happening in my shoulder blades on a regular basis.  It got to the point where it was putting me out of commission.  Another side affect is the way my tendons snap against the muscles that are pulled too tight in my neck.  That has been really getting worse lately.  At the writer’s conference, in a moment of silence, I turned my head just so, and the most horrendous cracking occurred.  A woman turned around to stare at me, she didn’t enjoy my creepy cracking neck.  Hey, she should try living with it.  No one really wants to make sounds like that.  Okay, maybe some guys do, but I don’t know too many women that think it’s an attractive sound from anyone.

So yesterday I decided it was time for some massage therapy.  I got a 90 minute neuro-muscular massage, or the top half of my body was run over by a car.  Truthfully, today I feel like the latter.  I have to say though, that in many ways I am better than I have been in months.  As long as no one touches me or my body doesn’t have to touch anything, it’s all good.  It’s a little difficult to sleep, drive, etc, but I will be good as new soon, I just know it!  Go to Healing Touch Spa if you need anything from relaxation to a major tune-up.  They are very professional there and extremely knowledgeable.

Get your bucket list going.  If there are any holes in your bucket, get those fixed too.  You never know how long you’ll have to really start living.  In the words of Tim McGraw, we all have to "live like you were dying."

Love, Audra 


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