Saturday, January 1, 2011

Bucket List

I don't know about resolutions. I think its good to have a business plan for your life... and keep it updated regularly. Its strange to me that theres all this pressure to, like, make a list of all your shortcomings that you intend to improve on just because its January 1 and you're supposed to.

I do, however, think self improvement is ALWAYS a good thing! Its hard to make a list of things you want. Theres that weird pressure when its in writing... like you're on the hook to follow thru! Its kind of scary and dangerous... at least that's what I'm telling myself. So here are a few new items for my list of life goals this year.

I want to do a triathlon. I will probably hate it and do only one, ever. I don't swim. I don't like it at all, its icky and creepy and cold. But I will follow the girls I roll with right off a cliff... and they tend to jump off some pretty steep ones. The crazy thing is, I find myself enjoying the fall right along with them! I would never have dreamed this would be any ambition of mine, but thanks to Bethany and Kari... I can honestly say I want it. Even if it means I have to swim (gulp!). I am going to start with a sprint distance and go from there. I haven't officially signed up yet for any yet... stay tuned~!

I want to learn to play the guitar. Before Im 30. I have awhile to go... but I have a pretty full plate. Its going to take me some time. Its just something I've always felt like I needed to be able to do, but never got around to making it a priority. Funny thing how nobody just hands you time and money and materials and says "OH, did you want to do this?! Here you go!" So ya. I want to do that. Part of it is for me, but the bigger reason is my kids. I want them to see that its never too late to try something new. I want them to not be intimidated by new experiences, but be interested and challenged. Even if its not the guitar. I just want them to know that if you want something bad enough, make it happen. And I want to know that myself too. Its a small thing, but I think it will be a good thing.

I really really need to get better at technology. Am I the only 27yr old woman on the planet who doesn't know how to load her own Ipod or burn a CD? As you can see... I changed my blog background. It was an accident. I can't fix it. The tech department is a little backed up around here and... ya, basically its just ridiculous. I need to learn to do these things. I don't want to, I have no interest in it... but I think my kids will laugh at me, and I may become socially obsolete before my time if I don't join the rest of my peers in the 21st century. Dang it.

So yah. Those are a few things Im thinking about in terms of self improvement this year. We have a wild agenda in 2011... looking ahead we have a family trip to Disneyland planned in February, A wedding in the Springtime (Carly's gettin hitched!!), A class reunion this summer, our baby girl going to kindergarten in the Fall... Tyson is turning THIRTY!!!!, and by golly... WE ARE going on some kind of honeymoon for our 10 year Anniversary in September. Yep, thats right. I said 10 years. I can't believe it either. And I can't wait.


Kayla said...

I have a bucket list of "to-do" stuff before 30, as well. And one of them is to play guitar, too! Last Christmas my dad bought me a guitar and a how-to manual and....there they sit. I learned a couple chords but I really need to get back into it. I just find that picking stuff up now is a little harder then it used to be and I get frustrated.

Go, Beth!!

Christina said...

Awesome goals, Beth!

Btw, I LOVE swimming, and I'm super interested to see how you learn. {:

Beatrice Blount said...

why not? without goals, you are just floating through life. although, floating does sound kind of nice...