Friday, February 27, 2015

Bucket List

I'm not really sure why, but I started to thinking about bucket lists this week.  I used to have a bucket list.  I knew where it was and would add or change some of my goals.  But it's been a while since I have seen it, or even thought about it. I know, own a home and have kids where on my list. Thankfully I can check those off.  But, I figure if I put the list here....then I won't be able to lose it, right?!  I know some people have these totally extravagant lists....don't expect that here.  I'm not going to put crazy, insane, impossible things on my list.  What point is it to have a bucket list that you are never able to check items off it?!

1. Get to a healthy weight. 
         -----My kids deserve to have their mom around for a long time.  And they deserve to have a mom that can chase them around the yard and have fun with them.
         -----My husband deserves to have a wife he isn't ashamed of.  I'm not saying that's how he feels, but in my head, that's how I think he feels.  He should be proud to be seen with me.  I want him to feel attracted by me.

2.  I want to run a 5k with my sisters. 
     -----We have done a 5k together, but Lisa was the only one who was really able to run the whole thing....and I think I came in last place of the whole race.
     -----This goes along with getting to a healthy weight.

3.  Have a dream job that I love so much I will retire from there.
     -----I thought I had found my place at my last job.  But all of the sudden one day, the rug was pulled out from under me.  I found myself having to start all over again.  Here I am 2 months into a new "temp to perm" job and I'm feeling that same love  feeling.  I'm so scared to let myself feel that way, because really I'm just waiting for myself to screw this up somehow.

4.  Be a better wife and mom. 
     -----I don't always communicate in the best ways....ok....I'll say it....I'm a yeller.  When my family doesn't listen, I raise my voice.  It's one of my worst qualities.  I would really like to get that under control.
     -----I don't cook.  Like...ever....I want to. I like to. But by the time I get home from work at the end of the day, the last thing I feel like doing is standing in the kitchen for an hour cooking.  And then another hour cleaning.
     -----Keep better control of the clutter in my house.  My husband and I are both semi-hoarders....not a good combination.  Currently I have a spare bedroom that is only accessibly by my 2 year old son who somehow climbs up in the mountains of toys and boxes of clothes, so that he can jump on the bed, or find an annoying toy I threw in there 4 months ago.

5. I want to create traditions with my own little family.
     -----Combinations of my family traditions and Jacob's family traditions. Mostly at Christmas, when everyone gets so busy and stressed.  I want us to be able to have our own traditions to settle down to. But all through the year.  I want us to create memories of running to the yard to look at a full moon...playing in the yard in the snow...summers spent at the ball fields. 

I know, this may seem like the most lame bucket list ever.  But's what I can think of right now.  I'm leaving it so that I can add or edit as I think of other things. Feel free to share your bucket list in the comments, or in your own blog!  Let me know and I'll hook you up with a link!

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