Monday, January 4, 2010

My 2010 Bucket List

Get back down to my ideal weight, and STAY THERE.

(SLIGHTLY EDITED) Obtain three certifications/degrees. (I have two certifications so far...Office Administration and Bob Ross Instruction...working on the college degree now!)

Become a published author.

Be financially independent someday.

Collect postcards from all over the world.

Travel to as many places as my health and finances will allow.

Traveling will require me to get on an airplane, so flying has to be on my list too. (which will require someone to fly with me and hold my hand, no doubt) :-)

Create a fabulous portfolio of photographs, and not let a hurricane destroy them. (Darn you, Katrina)

Learn to draw.

Qualify to be a foster or adoptive mom.

Increase my charity and volunteer work.

Tour the Food Network Studios in New York.

Go to Disney World and Universal Studios.

Go to Mall of America in Minnesota.

Invest in Real Estate (or an RV…it’s a coin toss at this point).

Learn to sew with a sewing machine, and make pillows and blankets for charity.

Go to a spa, and let them pamper me like I've never been pampered before.

Learn how to DJ and do at least one show.

Learn to play a musical instrument.

Re-learn French.

Visit the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse.

See real snow, and play in it.

Ride on the back of a Harley Davidson (just a couple times around the block would be sufficient, thank you) :-)

Kidnap my brother Layton and attend an Alabama Crimson Tide game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The one that I get to cross off of my list: Have a booth at an Arts & Crafts Festival

Yaaaaaaaay! :D

So which one (or more) will I complete this year?

I'm hoping to have the money to treat myself to some spa pampering for my birthday in March. I've never been to a spa in my life because I'm so limited on funds as well as what I can physically handle - no massages allowed due to my neuromuscular disease, and I have extremely sensitive feet that I don't let anybody touch. I would like to go and maybe get a facial as well as hand treatment. I would consider paraffin and hot stone therapy on my feet, but would have to turn down the foot massage because my feet depolarize at the drop of a hat. I'd also consider a manicure but not a pedicure. I have a hard time justifying this splurge because it can get rather pricey, and I'm capable of doing most of this stuff myself at home, but I think I'm going to make this one exception for my birfday. :)

I obviously want to get back down to my ideal weight, and stay there. I figure that will stay on my bucket list's just one of those continuous goals.

I'd love to learn to play a musical instrument, but time is a huge factor. Between college and work, I don't know if I'll have time to really pursue this. Maybe during the summer, perhaps?

Same with learning to sew, although I'm really only wanting to learn how to make VERY simple stitches. Pillowcases and baby blankets...that's it. Should be a no-brainer, really, but I don't have the machine nor the time to invest in this right now. It IS on my agenda, though, so it WILL happen eventually.

I will be diving back into French this fall, and hope to redeem myself from the fiasco that was 9th grade French class. Freaking nightmare and I HATED it. Love the language, though, and want to learn it the RIGHT way this time around.

I'll continue drawing this year but I don't know when I will be comfortable enough to remove it from my list. I think it will be quite a while, honestly.

I would love some postcards from my peeps!!! If you can send me one, shoot me a message and I'll reply with a snail mail address. :) I lost all of my postcards in Hurricane Katrina, so I've had to start a new collection. I love postcards!

And finally...anybody gotta 2-seater Harley? :D


Too Many Hats said...

I'm getting back to my ideal weight this year and the stay there hopefully too :) Great list, very diverse. My daughter LOVES French. She is taking AP French this year as a high school junior.

GeckoGirl said...

Get in touch with mom . . . it would mean a lot to her to teach you how to use her sewing machine and she has TONS of fabric you can practice on :-)