As adults, and parents I think it’s hard for most of us to find time for ourselves and live a little.
Life is all about responsibility and bills, and a major lack of sleep.
In a nutshell it’s hard.
Sure it’s life, and what makes it pretty amazing is what you make of it.
I know I am guilty of spending way too much time stressing over things I can’t control and letting them get in the way of me living.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately in light of all the tragic deaths and accidents in the world, (and because I turn 25 next year!)
Would I feel like I lived if something happened?
I’m not being morbid I promise.
But I don’t feel like I would have felt I lived before.
Don’t get me wrong, being a mom has always been what I wanted but even before becoming a mom my life lacked adventure and purpose.
Now I have both. Not just because I’m a mom but because I’m living.
A quote from the wise superhero The Flash:
“Life doesn’t give us purpose. We give life purpose.”
I have been trying to live this way for some time now.
I want Karter to know achieving your goals and making yourself happy is just as important as anything else in life.
So I created a bucket list for myself. Sure it may be cliche, but it lets me see how much I have achieved in such a short time. And how much more I have to look forward to. You know the YOLO no regrets kinda thing.
Some things on my personal bucket list include:
- Write a blog (I’m working on it, its not great but it makes me happy!)
- Disney world (sure I’ll bring Karter but it’s totally for me)
- Swim with Manatee’s
- Learn to Surf
- Surf in a Hawaiian ocean
- Travel to 5 different countries
- Compete in the New York Marathon
- Finish a Mud Race (which I get to cross off this month)
- Go on a road trip
- Ride the London Eye
Then I have simpler things like,
- Read all the books on my book list
- Sleep in till noon on a Sunday (rebel I know)
- Take contemporary dance lessons
- Take an art class
- Take a photo everyday for a year (which I have basically done a few times)
My list is long I’ll save you from the rest of it.
But the point is to maybe stop going through life with only stress and regret. I get it majority of the things you’d put on your list cost money so it requires you to be stressed and work. But take it little by little, I won’t get nearly half these things crossed off my list before I’m 50, but it gives me hope. I’ll be lucky to get them all crossed off in my lifetime.
But I think if I even got a quarter of it crossed off I’d feel more fulfilled on a personal level.
It also lets my child see that I am living for myself and him, not just a mundane life where I’m cussing at the world everyday for something. (I’ve had to stop doing that)
Do you have a bucket list? What’s on it?
If not, will you make one?