To write a series I must consider my likes and dislikes. It must be something I do fairly often and won’t get tired of. I’ve considered a cooking blog, but I’m no Julie Powell cooking my way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking. There’s too much sugar in her recipes for Danny’s health psyche anyways. I could write about bike riding, but there are no words to describe its amazingness. I could write about travels, but I already do, and I can’t afford a vacation every week. I could make a workout blog, but that would bore me and everyone who reads this blog besides Danny, to death.
Something that never bores me to death is list making. I’ve always loved lists. Short lists, medium lists, and life lists. I enjoy grocery lists, honey do lists, workout lists, calorie intake lists, and Christmas lists. I often make check lists for just an average day. I probably don’t even need reminding of the tasks at hand, but it feels good to write them down on some polka dotted paper and cross them off one by one. An example of a very boring daily list that I would need no reminding of looks something like this:
There is no need to worry, I will not be blogging about my daily lists. I will be blogging about my list of life goals. I have decided to make a bucket list. Not a morbid, I’m going to die soon list, but a happy goal making list!
There are so many things in life I want to achieve, and so far I’m doing pretty well with those things. I think a little encouragement from cyber space will give me the extra push I need to accomplish my goals. Plus it will be exciting to write about all that is involved in checking off the items on my list.
So here goes.
Jessica’s Bucket List
Run a 5k
Hike Half Dome
Go fly fishing and wear those goofy pants
Knit a hat
Get a master’s degree in some sector of nursing
Travel to Paris
Learn to make Sushi
Deadlift 200 lbs
Travel to New York
Kayak in the ocean
Backpack the Ohlone Trail
Own a chinchilla
Sew my own dress
Eat a lobster roll in Maine
Ride bikes across the Golden Gate Bridge
Obviously there are other things in life that I would like to accomplish like have children, own a cranberry bog, and live on a small ranch with some farm animals, but I don’t want to set myself up for failure. I also have professional goals and more personal goals in life. However exciting those parts of my life are to me, writing about work is not what I intended this blog to be about, and no one wants to hear about how much I want my 401k to be worth when I retire.
Bucket list rules are as follows:
As I am continually inspired by life, I can always make additions to my list.
If something disastrous happens like I contract a horrible debilitating disease ... or it turns out I am allergic to chinchillas, then I can take away from my list.
I will put forth great effort into accomplishing these goals and any additions I make before life passes by…
If anyone has any exciting suggestions that are bucket list worthy, leave a comment and perhaps I will add it to my list.
Wish me luck!