Tuesday, October 9, 2012

31 in 31: My Bucket List for my 31st Year

Today is my birthday, yay!  I say goodbye to 30, which was arguably one of the hardest years of my life (only topped by 29, as we dealt with the immediate after-effects of The Accident).

I welcome 31, and the blessings that God is going to bring with it.  I can't promise that it will be a year without struggle, but it will be a year in which God leads our family in (yet another) new direction.  And along this journey called 31, I choose to focus on the blessings, not the burdens!

In an attempt to proactively focus on God's blessings, and intentionally spread a little joy (including a few sprinklings onto myself!) I created a list of 31 things that I would like to accomplish during my 31st year, before October 9th, 2013.

31 in 31 Bucket List My Life List 30 Before 30 The Colorful Ones

Without further ado, here's my 31 in 31 List:
  1. Write our love story.
  2. Get a new wedding ring that I'm not allergic to.
  3. Hit my goal weight of 150.
  4. Join the modern world and get an iPhone.
  5. Renew my vows.
  6. Connect on a deeper level with each one of "my girls" at church.
  7. Reach 100 blog posts on The Colorful Ones.
  8. Make quiet times in God's word a part of my daily routine.
  9. Avoid soda for an entire year (whoa - can I really do this?). not technically 'done' since it takes a whole year, but I've been soda-free since this post and have no intentions of breaking my streak!
  10. Visit a state that I haven't been to before.
  11. Take a fun mini-vaca with the family.
  12. Build (and maintain) an emergency savings fund.
  13. Surprise my husband with an amazing gift.
  14. Learn to shoot a rifle or shotgun (I already shot a handgun).
  15. Give like never before.
  16. Keep up a gym habit.
  17. Finish writing "The Accident" series, glorifying God for all He has carried us through!
  18. Get all of my old photo prints scanned.
  19. Leave a $100 tip for a deserving waitress.
  20. Make a heartfelt, handmade gift for someone special.
  21. Find & attend a new marriage conference (the one we love isn't happening this year, BOO).
  22. Join a church planting team.
  23. Do something that scares me.
  24. Save, and then spend, $1000 on something fun for our family.
  25. Paint accent wall(s) Hang colorful artwork in the new apartment that make me happy. (don't shoot me - I changed my mind... I want art and happiness all over my walls more than I want color!)
  26. Take Brianna on her first camping trip.
  27. Do a pinup shoot with Hilary Hope Photography.
  28. Create a home that is an oasis for my family.
  29. Ask Santa for an iPad (and get it!)
  30. Purchase a piece of furniture that we love and need.
  31. Get family pictures taken that I love!
As I check these items off over the next year I will strike them through, and when I blog about them I'll link up to share.

Do you have a bucket list, a 30 before 30 list, etc?  I would love to see what your goals are.  Leave me a note in the comments so that I can check out your life list!

1 comment:

  1. I'm mid writing my 30 at 30 list! Currently scanning Pinterest for a few more insprations and came across your list! Hopefully mine will be up soon :) www.PinThere-DoneThat.com