With only 2 weeks remaining until I reach the big 3-0, I’m suddenly reminded of all the things I thought I’d get done that just didn’t happen. Otherwise known as the 29 Bucket List, I drafted these to-do’s as a final attempt to exit my 20s with a bang. I’m not ashamed to say I didn’t even get close. Why am I not ashamed of that? Well, I was too busy living out God’s plan for my life and tossing my own rulebook to the side. Truth is, I can plan and plan until the sun sets, but there’s a higher power in charge, and I’m learning to trust in HIM. I’m always amazed at how greater God’s plans are for my life rather than my own, miniscule ideas.
So how DID I do? Well….let’s take a look.
1. Read The Color Purple
2. Take a web design course
3. Zip line
6. Babysit a child under 5 years old
7. Go to Europe
8. Visit another state (not including Nevada)
9. Start writing a book
10. Make a new female friend
11. Dine in the dark
12. Ride my bike in Benicia State Park
13. Go camping
14. Go to Biscuit & Blues
15. Stay at the Sir Francis Drake in SF
16. Eat at the Tonga Room
17. Go to the movies by myself
18. Get a writing job
19. Write a poem
20. Row a boat
21. Visit a family member out of state
22. Have a family member visit me from out of state
23. Visit a lighthouse
24. Go back to HAWAII!!!
25. Drive a snowmobile
26. Boost Credit Score 100 points
27. Visit a dermatologist
28. Introduce myself to a stranger
29. Give back to my community
Anything physical (about half of the list) was immediately null and void due to my nasty fall down the stairs back in April. I spent most of the summer either on crutches, in a boot, with a cane or in physical therapy. I’ll never take my health for granted AGAIN.
The rest of the list, while important, cannot surpass the awesomeness that did happen; like going back to New York, traveling alone for the first time, getting engaged, or moving in with the S.O. I’m so impressed with 29 that I just know 30 will be even better. Bucket list? Nah! I just don’t need it anymore.