I have a bucket list. I never called it that before the movie, which I still haven’t seen, but I get the general idea. I’ve always had things I wanted to accomplish or do in this life.
Almost two years ago in November of 2008, my bestie Kelly ran her first marathon in San Antonio. I was running my first one in Dallas a month later and decided rather than doing my long weekend training run alone, I would jump into her race a few miles in and run with her a bit. I jumped in at 2 miles and planned to jump out at 22. I guess my plan had a 20 mile run scheduled, or I was an over-achiever (or over-trainer as it turned out). When we got to the 22, I had some energy left. Where did that come from?Where did it go?! Wish I could’ve bottled it for future use…like now! Anyway, I finished with her. We had 24 miles of talking about everything under the sun and one of the topics was things you wanted to do in your life. Running a marathon was on it for both of us and was a check-off in the making.
When I came upon today’s 30 Days of Inight question, it made me think of it again. I need to actually write it down, so I can get the pleasure of checking things off as I go. Check marks are near-impossible (I think they are impossible, but I’m sure someone much more computer savvy than me knows how) on the computer, so a hard copy old-fashioned pen to paper version is being created right after I type this.
Day 16- Something that you want to do within the next five years.
I know this does not include the rest of my life. Only the next five years. Let’s pump it up a bit, though, shall we.
Next 5 years:
- Have children. I’d like 2
- Become certified to teach yoga
- Become a certified nutrition consultant
In My Life:
- Machu Picchu
- Europe – anywhere
- Bora Bora – I want to stay in one of those over the water huts
- Gallapagos Islands
- New Zealand
- attend the World Cup
- own my own yoga studio
- ski the Swiss Alps
- safari in Africa
- learn a second language
- learn to make baklava (I’ve heard it REALLY hard)
- write a book (about what, I’m not sure)
Already checked off:
- run a marathon
- white water rafting
- scuba dive
- own a home
- go to a Red Sox game at Fenway (almost…we’re going in Oct.)
- marry the man of my dreams
- graduate college
What do you REALLY want to do?/ What’s on your bucket list?