Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Bucket List - 40 Before 40

Several years ago, I wrote a short, "Bucket List".  Some of the items on it were goal and some were experiences I would  like to have.  I had a major health scare this summer, and I returned to my list to see what I'd checked off and expand on it. 

1. Run a Half Marathon   February 2015 Princess Half Marathon
2. Run a 10k February 2015 Enchanted 10k
3. Complete a runDisney challenge  February 2015 Glass Slipper Challenge
4. Visit Walt Disney World with my family  February 2015
5. Take a weekend get-away with my husband once a year  March 2014 & April 2015 Banff ,AB
6. Continue my education - I would like to complete my University degree using distance education  **I am working towards this goal and have completed one glass
7. Run a marathon
8. Run a race in Toronto's Scotiabank Waterfront race weekend
9. Take my sons to visit Dr. Greg Ryan with a donation for Mount Sinai's high-risk pregnancy program (the Doctor who performed the surgery that saved my sons life)
10. Attend a Toronto Blue Jays MLB game
11. Visit Prince Edward Island and Green Gables
12. Earn my runDisney Coast to Coast medal
13. Volunteer with a nation wide charity
14. Write more on my blog/continue to make online connections
15. Create and chair an event in my community to raise funds for a non-profit organization
16. Run a raise for a charity  February 2015 Glass Slipper Challenge for Chilren's Miracle Network
17. Visit Nashville
18. Host/create a 5k race in my community
19. Get a dog for my children
20. Visit the west coast of Canada (Vancouver or Victoria)
21. Travel to Hawaii (preferably Aulani :))
22. Visit the mountains  Banff, AB
23. Try skiing again
24. Take a family vacation in the summer - This is sort-of done because we did take a bit of a vacation this summer, but I'm not going to count it
25. Spend a day at a spa
26. Design/build a deck for my backyard
27. Connect with other bloggers from my province/surrounding provinces
28. Attend a blogging conference in Canada
29. Explore the idea of pubic speaking
30. Work on self-development
31. Show appreciation for friends and family around me each day
32. Coach my children's ball team/begin a ball team in my community Started a team and coached 2014 & 2015
33. Write a letter to each of my children to give them when they turn 18
34. Visit New York City
35. Run a race in New York City
36. Run a 5k with my daughter  CIBC Run for the Cure October 2014
37. Run a Disney 5k with my daughter
38. Run a Disney 5k with my husband and all three children
39. Run a Disney 5k with my husband while on a "adult-only" trip

I know I may not probably won't do all this things before I turn 40, but I would like to try.  I am 34 now, and have already crossed many items off the list (because I wrote it a few years ago).  I may not get all the items completed, but if I set a goal to do so, I will certainly come closer than otherwise.  For some reason, I can't come up with #40....I suppose that means it will stay blank until I find something else I would really like to see/do.  The other reason I would like to attempt to this all before 40; because we never really know how long we have.  I don't want to take my list of things I would like to see and constantly put them off.  My health scare taught me that we never know what will happen and we need to live for each day.  

Question of the Day: Do you have a bucket list?

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