I usually try to steer away from all things bucket listy.
I get pretty anxious when I think about committing to things long term.
I don't like the whole, "I could potentially let myself down," thing.
I would rather not hold myself to an unreachable standard, or set myself up for failure... you know?
At the same time... there are things that I should have already done... and what better time than right now?
As in... the beginning of my 29th year.
Tomorrow I am turning the big 2-9... Gahhh.
I feel weird about it, only because 29 sounds so freaking old... and I don't feel like I am old.
I guess that is what everyone says.
Anyway, I thought a lot about this whole bucket list thing and decided that I should do things that I have never done before.
So, not like a bucket list at all really... more like a 29 things I will do in my 29th year list.
Long name, good concept.
This is not a list of things that I cant do once I turn 30... there is no rule against doing fun shit in your 30's... I hope.
Okay, here goes.
29 Things in My 29th Year.....
1- Waterski (I attempted this endlessly as a child and could never stand up on those bloody skis).
2- Sing karaoke in a bar.
3- Watch the Wizard of Oz. (I have never seen it start to finish. I know.)
4- Eat Sushi.
5- Back squat 200 pounds.
6- Do a strict pull up.
7- Plant a garden (and not kill it).
8- Fly in a plane with sky divers (I will not be diving). (I am nervous just typing that)
9- Write letters to my children for them to open on their 18th birthdays.
10- Go on vacation with my husband... just the two of us.
11- Sew a dress for my daughter.
12- Have my writing published... anywhere.
13- Learn to decorate cakes.
14- Take a shot with my Husband.... in almost 5 years of marriage, and 10 years together... we have never done this.
15- Get real henna on my foot.
16- Eat lunch at a Vineyard with my Mom, sisters,and sister in law... actually try a sip of wine.
17- Make homemade ice cream with the Bugs.
18- Make a stepping stone with my family... put it in the garden that I am not going to kill.
19- Re-learn all the continents.
20- Learn the states in alphabetical order.
21- Go up in a stunt (like I did as a high school and college cheerleader...)
22- Learn how to use the grille; cook something on it.
23- Take Lovebug on a Ferris Wheel.
24- Take the Bugs on a Ferry ride (my first).
25- Take a trapeze class.
26- Make a ginger bread house with the Bugs (my first).
27- Learn how to mow the lawn on a tractor.
28- Go snow skiing (I used to do this as a kid, but stopped well by age 8).
29- Play 9 holes of golf, drive the cart.
You may be rolling your eyes at some of these... but rest assured making this list took me roughly two hours.
If only I had put, "Make a list of things I should have done by now in my life," on my list...
I'd be able to cross something off right now,and then I'd feel better about this whole commitment thing already.