We all have desires, dreams and goals to fulfill in life, whether they range from the simplest things to the most difficult things to achieve and achieve. Normally we take comfort in doing them because we believe that life is usually long and there is a lot of time to devote ourselves to it, but it is not so. and next history what was done viral in social media thus confirms it.
laura carney is a freelance copywriter who has spent the past six years fulfilling a wish list It was written by her father in the year of her birth, and only discovered after he was tragically killed by a distracted driver when she was 25.
The torn paper was hidden in a brown suede bag along with her father’s driver’s license, a ring, and various trinkets. Laura looked at him. it was his late father’s wish list, written on three pages torn from a spiral notebook. Then she looked at her husband.
They both knew without saying a word: “I needed to get over this. This is what I have to do.”said Laura, 44. “She wanted to find a way to better understand her father. As soon as we saw it, it was immediately like, let’s do this.”said Laura’s husband, Steven Sieghman.
your father’s wish list
Laura discovered the treasure in 2016 13 years later After his father, Michael “Mick” Carney, was tragically killed by a distracted driver when he was 54. His brother, David, was the first to find out.
The list, Laura said, was written in 1978, the year she was born. I had 60 tasks, five of which were already checked in, including “To do a stand-up comedy in a nightclub” why “Watch World Series Game Live”, was marked as a “fail”, “pay my dad $1,000 plus interest”,
54 items left for Laura to complete. Five years and 11 months after the discovery, it finally marked the last element on December 27. “It was something I needed to do so that I could get back in touch with my true self”Told. “I was still carrying this pain and this trauma, and I didn’t know I was”,
The title of the list is “Things I would like to do in my life!” Work consists of relatively simple tasks, such as “Swimming Across a River” why “Growing Watermelon”For more complex tasks, such as “Maintain Correspondence with the Pope” why “being invited to a political convention”,
also listed various travel destinationsincluding visits to New Orleans, San Diego, Las Vegas, Chicago, Paris, London and Vienna, among other destinations.
Goal: Complete the list
At first, looking at the list was overwhelming, especially since many of the tasks seemed impossible: primarily, “Talk to the President”, Still, Laura didn’t panic and got to work.
Laura was 25 when her father 17 year old driver hit Who ran a red light while talking on a cell phone in Limerick, Pennsylvania. At the time, Laura was an aspiring writer living in New York City. She and her husband now reside in Montclair, New Jersey.
Soon after his father’s death, “I didn’t talk about it”laura said Washington Post, “I was actually somewhat ashamed of it, because it felt like such an indecent way to die.”,
Although a few years later, Be an activist for safe driving, writing articles on the subject, raising funds and giving talks and interviews. met a bunch of people “that they had become a more common way of dying trying to do something to solve”Carney said.
While he felt a sense of purpose as an activist, the trauma of his father’s death remained. For Laura, a freelance writer and editor, wishlist was an unexpected opportunity to relieve their pain and reunite with your father.
Initially, was given four yearsLooking forward to crossing out the final work for 2020. The coronavirus pandemic, which has quashed any attempts at travel, pushed his plans back by two years.
When he first got the list, he opened his calendar and drew up a tentative timeline. Most expensive items postponedLike going to the Super Bowl and touring Europe, as well as the article that scared her the most: “drive a corvette”,
“The first two I did systematically”explained Laura, adding that she had already signed up for a marathon, which allowed her to score “run 10 miles straight” of the list.
another item they accomplished from the start “Talk to the President”, He learned that President Jimmy Carter, who would have been president when Carney’s father wrote the list, taught Sunday school in Georgia. She went there to meet him.
On December 27, Laura checked off the last task on her father’s list: “Record Five Songs”, He chose his father’s favorites, including Jim Henson’s “The Rainbow Connection” and The Beatles’ “Good Night”. He recorded them in a studio and finalized them at home.
“My best memories of him are when he used to sing to us before we went to sleep at night”laura said Washington Post, “I felt like I was singing with her again”He concluded.
Realizing that her father’s wish list was the most satisfying experience of her life encouraged her to write her soon-to-be-released book: My Father’s List.
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