This year, instead of (once again) making a bucket list and (once again) barely crossing things off of it, my only stipulation is to do something new once a month (with a very loose interpretation of “new”). So far, so good!
Cross-country train travel
Paint and Sip art class
Residual Bucket List Items from 2012 and 2013 (never give up!)
Run the Boston Marathon DONE: April 2013
Run a race in a crazy costume
Run a Half Marathon PR DONE: January 2013 (Rock n’ Roll Arizona)
Organize all of our medals, bibs, and pictures into an impressive display
Volunteer at a race: DONE: May 2013 (Girls on the Run 5-K)
Run a race every month.
Buy a bike: DONE: July 2013 (Tandem, but whatever. It’s a bike)
Compete in an Olympic distance triathlon
Get 4-pack abs (6 pack abs is asking too much I think)
4. Be able to do 50 push-ups in a row
Hike up a 14er
Learn to swim.
Finish a Tough Mudder.
Pick a small town we’ve never heard of and spend the weekend there: DONE: April 2013 (Burlington, VT…I know, I probably SHOULD have heard of it before that) See another city during Christmas time: DONE: December 2013 (Orlando, FL) Spend the afternoon on a boat: DONE: July 2013 (Kayaks are boats!)
Explore 2 of New Mexico’s “must see” places (Carlsbad Caverns and Chaco Canyon)
Attend an out of town festival
Get Passport stamp #4
Go on a White Water Rafting weekend expedition.
Go to a live music festival.: DONE: JUNE 2013 (Taos Solar Music Festival featuring Mumford and Sons) Volunteer consistently for an organization: : DONE (Girls on the Run, New Mexico Music Guild)
Do one big random act of kindness
Watch 5 thought provoking documentaries
Take an art class
Study up on the history of Israel vs. Palestine
Read my way through Newsweek’s Top 100 Books of all time (the list and my progress is here on a sub page).
Do a massive house cleaning and reorganization.: DONE: OCTOBER 2013 (we moved, so…)
Take the GRE.
Figure out what in the world I’m doing with my life and take steps to get there.
Brew our own beer
Start a “house” savings account: DONE: OCTOBER 2013 (and we bought a house!)
At least once a month, choose a recipe and cook dinner with Aaron
Get a tattoo
Host a ridiculously over-themed Mad Men Party
Pay off credit card debt.
Ride in a hot air balloon.
Start dressing my age
Learn how to use my camera and take awe-inspiring photos.
Write a novel.
Win something (anything) in a radio contest.
Invest in a piece of artwork.
3) Send a birthday card in the mail to people on their birthdays.