Tuesday, January 19, 2010

10 in 10 update!

In late 2007 after I saw the movie The Bucket List, I was inspired. I realize we all probably have a bucket list in our heads, but most have never really stopped to try to put it down somewhere. I know mine has a bunch of stuff on it. It can seem overwhelming to tackle the whole list. So instead I try to be realistic and choose 10 things that I THINK I can accomplish in the next 10 years. It makes it a little less intimidating. I call it my 10 in 10 list. This is list is constantly evolving as new things are added or completed. In 2008 I was able to cross one of my top 10 off my list (having my second baby). In 2009 I was able to cross another one off my top 10 (renew my Vows for my 5th wedding anniversary) BUT, as I said there are so many things on my list than just 10. And guess what!? I was UNEXPECTEDLY able to cross 3 MORE things off my bucket list in 2009!! WOW! The items I have taken off my list are in green. The ones I plan on tackling in 2010 are blue.
  1. Have another Baby (2008)
  2. Renew my Wedding Vows (2009)
  3. Get really fit (2009/2010) (work in progress so staying on my list)
  4. Go Skiing for the FIRST time (2010- going this weekend!!!)
  5. Get on the Bone Marrow Donor Registry (2010- already in progress)
  6. Take my children to Disney (2010)
  7. Take some cooking classes (2010)
  8. Become a runner (2010)
  9. Run a Half Marathon (2011)
  10. Go to Europe (2011)
  11. Become a Brunette (2009)!
  12. Complete a Triathlon (2009)!
  13. Started a side-Business from home (2009)!
  14. Sky Dive
  15. Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride
  16. Work on a house for Habitat for Humanity
  17. Spend a weekend in New York City
  18. Renew my vows in Italy
  19. Volunteer in my community
  20. Take my kids to the Polar Express
  21. Scuba dive in Australia
  22. Island hop around Hawaii
  23. Visit Chicago
  24. Visit Seattle
  25. Go to Atlantis in the Bahamas... (the list goes on and on!)
Life is shorter than we think it is and too short to put these things off. Here is hoping you all scratch items off your bucket lists or 10 in 10 lists this year. I wish much love, prosperity, happiness and peace in your hearts to all of you in 2010. Wish me Luck on my own goals for 2010!

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea Jill, this is something we should all do.