As I am now the ripe old age of 35 (plus 6 days), I’ve been thinking about how life is – whether you like it or not, a routine. Sure there’s the weekends where there’s abit of freedom, but with two children, part time working and a lack of funds to be super extravagant, time flies by and before you know it you’re just cruising along into the next 365 days.
I want to push out of my comfort zone and test my boundaries, so I’ve set myself a ‘bucket list challenge’ and depending how this year’s goes, I’d like to continue it year on year – I want to set goals and stick to them.
Some are little things, some are bigger things.
By the time I reach 36 in 2019, I want to have ticked off as many as these 36 ‘challenges’ as possible.
- Volunteer at a charity
- Complete at least 36 blog posts
- Go for a ski lesson at the Snowdome- or similar
- Set up and promote my new business venture proseccomumprints
- Learn how to make a crochet animal
- Go to a concert
- Watch a performance at the theatre
- Put aside £41.60 per month – this amount will total £500 and allow me to splurge on my 36th birthday!
- Read (at least) 12 books, to include Chimp Paradox and The Compound Effect
- Go on a spa day with friends
- Plan a girls weekend away
- Perfect the ‘outward French plait’
- Cook at least one meal a week – from scratch
- Take a city break
- Perfect the ‘flat lay’ [This does not involve anything sexual, just incase you’re reading mum]
- Do a ParkRun
- Get through at least half the year without going overdrawn [I’ve not achieved it so far in 35 years, but I’ve got hope]
- Go camping. Even if just for one night.
- Make Arlo’s 2nd birthday cake [I can’t do Sofia’s, she’ll be having her first party with new school friends – can’t risk food poisoning them all]
- Remain mindful and continue to concentrate on getting better about sickness anxiety
- Get involved with Sofia’s school as much as possible
- Visit Tom Kerridges ‘Hand and Flowers for a meal
- Get a tattoo
- Enjoy a day at the races
- Get an appreciation jar at home – open next year
- See the good in every day, no matter how shitty. Note it!
- Go to a drive-in movie, grease style!
- Give blood
- Be ‘less mobile and more mum’ – this is a big one for me, as I’m so guilty of half parenting/half scrolling
- Complete a Go Ape! course
- At least one day a week, wake up at 5.30am to write the weeks goals
- Go to a music festival
- Go to a food festival
- Get down to my goal weight and stay there
- Meditate every day for at least 3 minutes
I’m really looking forward to updating this list as I go. What’s on your bucket list?