In the movie, Now is Good, 17-year-old Tessa has terminal cancer. Determined to live her life to the full, she writes a list of things she wants to do before she dies.
Normal teenage things. You know the ones you’re dreading your kids doing … loss of virginity, drug taking, shoplifting. And even though the movie made me realise how much of a middle-aged parent I’ve become, it is beautiful.
I wept. A lot.
And fell in love with love all over again.
So now I’m in my 40s, should I have a life list? (Let’s call it that. It’s so less morbid than bucket list). Why not?!
Here is a sampling of some of the things I’ve jotted down so far:
My Life List
Learn how to make curtains
Raise some serious cash for the MS Society
Take a cross-country family road trip in America
Eat a meal of fresh fruit and vegetables that I’ve grown entirely by myself
Go to the TED conference
Take a photography class
Visit Moscow and St Petersburg again
Make a stain glass window Inter-rail around Europe with my husband
Be the type of grandparent my grandchildren will like to be with
Teach all of my children to read
OK, so it may lack the drugtaking. But I can’t be that far way from HRT, can I?
Do you have a life list? Is it similar to mine? Donna’s talking one her of her life lists here, and it is an inspirational read.
Now Is Good (12) was released on January 21, and is available to purchase at Amazon.