May 13, 2011

2011 Bucket List

Melissa's Year to LIVE

I had another blog but decided to close it down. I didn't spend enough time on it, and it was pointless to have. This blog and my baking blog keep me busy enough! I did want to snag this post from it before I deleted it forever!

Earlier this year a girl I was friendly with at work, one of my my few female friends quit. She hated life and work more than I did. I was SO excited for her. I must have hugged her a dozen times. The one good & bad thing about my job, you have plenty of time to just let your mind wander and contemplate life. I do that ALL too often. That day she quit, I thought about a lot.
What could I do to make myself happy at a time and place in my life that I am so unhappy? So, I made a list. Things this year I could do to strive for happiness, my "to-do" list this year.  I was going to concentrate on my happiness. I decided that this would be "My Year to Live. " I told my list to my husband over dinner, and he was very supportive. It is a very reasonable list. Nothing completely outrageous. Some stuff if simple, and some stuff isn't instantaneous. And, No.  i am not going to quit life and move to Iceland to meditate. 

This is a list of things I want to do this year. I may not be having a child this year, but hopefully we will have a child some point next year. This is my year to live, and do things I want to do before I have to put my wants on hold. I don't make New Year's resolutions ever, because I tend not to keep them. This is a list of goals, but if I do not complete them, I will be OK with it, it will just have to wait later in life!

My 2011 Year to Live List:
1. Snowboard more (4x so far!!)
2. Sell on Etsy
3. Use Sewing Machine More
4. Have child/get pregnant
5. Bake More, work on business
6. Find happiness in a job somewhere, even if it isn't in my job field.
7. Spend more time w/ family
8. Snowboard in New England or out West (02/12/11- 02/15/11)
9. Save more, Spend Less
10. Stay Active (Insanity!!!)
11. Work on Photography, save for Canon 60D Camera.
12. Hike more, do more exploring, A.T.
13. Places to visit:
      a. Maine (Mt. Katahdin, Baxter State Park)
      b. NH-White Mountains, hike Mt. Washington
      c. Washington State: Explore Mt. Rainer/Olympia Nat’ Park
      d. LA (visit sister-in-law)

14. Donate my hair to Locks of Love if it long enough  (02/10/11)
15. Participate in some athletic races (5k, 10k, fun races etc)
All the thing on my list are reasonable, and my husband said it was. Once something on my list is completed, i'll have a whole blog post on it and i'll mark it off on this this. I might have to save $ to buy a plane ticket, but these are things that I am doing. I told my husband he is more than welcome to come on my adventures and would love for him to join me, but if for some reason he can't go, I'll either go with a friend or just go by myself as long as I plan it reasonably. Either way, I am going. This is my year to live, and I can't wait! 

No comments: