Bucket List

Sunday, 25 August 2013


Okay, there are a number of things I have always wanted to do in my life. Honestly, most of them are things I just sigh and say 'maybe someday if I have the time/money'... You know the drill. 

Four stand out above the rest right now and with my 38th birthday only a few weeks away, I have decided its time to start ticking some boxes. What are these crazy four things? Well, they aren't really all that crazy.

1. I want my very own mini ocean (aka a nano reef fish tank) for my office. As a kid I wanted to be a marine biologist. Well, not at first, at first I wanted to be a mermaid (still do, lol). Unfortunately, I followed some well meant advice and went into the medical field. So, I'll have to settle for a marine aquarium.

2. I want to get back in shape. This isn't really a bucket list type goal, but still something I intend to start on ASAP. My hubby has put my treadmill back up, so I can get back on it! Also, I have decided to start the Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge. I'm actually looking forward to the cheap, easy meals.

3. I want to start brewing mead. This one may have to wait until Christmas, since the first one has cleared out my bank account. I've been wanting to brew and collecting reciepes (my magical realism WIP is even about the owner of a meadery) forever, but I'm willing to wait just a little longer. 

4. I want to finish a book-- or more accurately 5. Now, I'm not delusional. I know it takes time and I have to actually sit down and write (both of which are a struggle with two kids and two jobs), but I am going to do it. 

Okay, these aren't really 'before I die' sort of things. I'm thinking more along the lines of before I turn 39. And I am already hard at work to make them come true. I have been writing a chapter a week for a few weeks now, I have already worked out how to add exercise to my week, and last night I won a marine reef tank on eBay!

Are they things I need to do? Not really. But I am tired of thinking that I will be happy when we move home. Why should I wait? Hell, at the rate things are going, we may not get to go home. I've been putting off my happiness until a day that may never come. Not any more.

What is something you want to do that you have been putting off because of time or money?

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