Lather, rinse, repeat.
My life in the last few years has felt a lot like that. Day in and day out, the same thing. No excitement, no sense of purpose that would truly make me jump out of bed in the morning. I had a job that seemed to give me more headaches than anything and a new roommate who, even though we had been best friends for years, as soon as we moved in together it was like world war 5.
Negativity, repetition, and boredom seemed to now control my life.
Every morning, my alarm would go off and I would instantly dread the idea of getting out of bed only to sit at a desk for 8 hours at a job I hated. Once 4:30PM hit, I could not get out of there fast enough. I got into the habit of calling my girlfriends on the way home, only to complain about my day. By the time I made it home, I would be in such a negative state thinking about my life, that I had no energy to do anything exciting with my evening. I would go to bed early and then start this whole process the next morning.
HENCE, Lather, rinse, repeat.
And then, one day, a few years later I had one of those “A HA” moments Oprah kept talking about! It was one that probably seems obviously to pretty much everyone, yet it took me so long to really get. I finally realized that I was in control & had the power to change all of that. If I wanted to live one of those exciting lives that I kept seeing on Instagram, I could have it, I just had to put in the effort.
I realized that I had wasted so much time being negative and throwing myself one heck of a pity party (streamers & all) when I could have been truly loving life!
In the last few years, bucket lists seemed to be all the craze. There were movies made of it, constant social media posts about people creating lists of things they wanted to accomplish before they died.
To me, coming up with a list of things I wanted to do before I died didn’t seem super practical. I was likely to spend time making a fancy list, only to lose it.
Why not create a bucket list, but instead of giving myself a lifetime, narrow it down to only one year! I decided to come up with a list of 100 things I wanted to do in the next 365 days. I have to say, my life has seemed a little more exciting since I started this!
Since starting my year long bucket list, I’ve checked off ….
#3 – Get lip injections
#14 – Lay under the stars
#30 – Visit a winery (me & my bestie cycled to all the local wineries – definitely earned every glass of wine we drank)
#33 – Be a tourist for a day
#34 – Go on a vacay (NBD we ended up going to Hawaii a few weeks later)
#37 – Go to a fair
#38 – Swim in the ocean
#43 – Watch the sun rise/set (in Hawaii!)
#49 – Hike the Hollywood sign
#57 – Bake a cake
#73 – Get a tattoo
#75 – Eat at a food truck
#96 – Go to Niagara on the Lake
#97 – Ride on the back of a motorcycle
If you were going to come up with your own year long bucket list, what kinds of things would you want to do?
Thanks for reading and until next time,