The other day I was looking through the Notes App on my phone and discovered my "bucket list" from 2010. I apparently made it one day during the summer when I was earning my resident teacher certification. Clearly I was very engaged in my class....
I decided to update my list by putting a little star next to the things I accomplished. Seeing 8 out of 13 things done is a pretty great feeling. Looks like all I have left is to earn my Masters, cook Thanksgiving dinner, go back to Maui, take a cruise with my family, and visit a food and wine festival before kick the bucket, right?
I think wrong. My list needs to be redone now that I am at a different point in my life!
Do you think it's important to make goals for yourself? I have always liked making lists - especially when they are lists of things that I want to do someday. We can get lost so easily in our everyday routines. I don't want to be one of those people who wakes up 40 years from now and says, "Where did time go?"
I remember being in college and saying that by the time I was 27 I wanted to be married, living in my own house, and either have a baby on the way or already born. I can't believe that my dream is coming true.
It's funny because that wasn't just my dream though... B had dreams too. He told someone the other day how we made plans last year to move to Georgia, buy a house, and have a baby. Now, it's all happening as I type this! Very hard to believe...but we are blessed and thrilled that we have been so fortunate.
So I guess the next step is to ask myself, "Now what?"
What are some other things I want to accomplish in life?
Cook Thanksgiving dinner for my family
Teach Language Arts in middle/high school
Add a recipe section to my blog
Bring my baby(ies) to Destin and Cape Cod with our families for summer vacation
Visit a Food and Wine Festival
Pay off my student loans
Host a dinner party
Successfully pretend to be Santa, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy
Use an Elf on the Shelf
Earn my Masters
Take a Ballet or a Tap class
Have two children... or maybe three!
Do you like to make lists about things you'd like to do in the future?