Resolutions. I will turn 38 years old in 2012. In the spirit of welcoming the New Year, I have prepared a list of 38 tasks I plan to attempt to do or achieve during the next twelve months.
A note on resolutions: among the top five annual resolutions made by Americans are “lose weight” and “quit smoking”. As life-changing as both of these practices may be, my bucket list does not involve weight loss or smoking cessation, as at this time I believe they are unnecessary. Hooray!
Now a look at what (I hope) lies ahead. Please consider joining me for the journey!
My bucket list for 2012
- See a sunrise from somewhere other than my car.
- Teach our eldest son to ride a two-wheeler.
- Acquire first passports for boys.
- Use them.
- Run one half marathon that I’ve never run before.
- Watch Casablanca (again) at least once with husband.
- Reach out to bloggers outside of the United States.
- If the right moment and image presents itself, get another tattoo.
- Take something home hot & homemade to a new mom.
- Learn a Spanish lullaby.
- Sing it to my children.
- Photograph a rainbow.
- Secure a literary agent.
- Make paella. Or sancocho. Share with friends.
- Run more. Run often.
- Rid the house of all bottles and pacifiers.
- When the skies finally clear, stargaze.
- Vote for the incumbent!
- Renew my passport.
- Visit Canada for the first time.
- Cook something that my grandmother Irene used to cook (source: a special cookbook gifted to me by my Aunt Marie).
- Be more tolerant.
- Attend a meeting of the Oregon Beekeepers Association.
- Take boys to the top of the Space Needle.
- Do the Shred every day for thirty days.
- Soak in hot springs in the middle of the woods.
- Complete my book proposal.
- Camp in Mt Hood National Forest.
- Go to Yosemite National Park (before a close friend living there leaves).
- Meet my nephew expected to join the world in early May!
- Attend a meeting of the Compassionate Friends. Reach out to other bereaved siblings.
- Complete an open water swim of a challenging distance.
- Go on one meditation retreat, even if it takes place in my basement.
- Write a letter to the editor.
- Plan and execute an excellent five-year-old birthday party.
- Hike Silver Falls.
- Drag out the crock pot. Use it!
- Forgive someone.
What’s on your bucket list? Please consider leaving a comment below or sharing this list with a friend!
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