Four years ago, around the time I graduated college, I wrote myself a Life List: a list full of places I want to see and things I want to do before I die. I was pretty proactive about crossing things off my list shortly after I wrote it and for a couple years after, but once I moved home from South Korea in March 2012? I stopped focusing on my Life List. Instead, I started focusing on my career and my finances. You know, adult stuff. In fact, I’ve lost focus on my Life List so much to the point where I recently realized I only crossed off one thing on my list in 2013: my trip to Vegas.
Well, now that I’m very employed and making a decent income, I want to start focusing on crossing things off my Life List again. I’ve already updated it, now I want to choose a handful of things on my list to complete. Here’s what I’m hoping to accomplish during the rest of 2014 while simultaneously working on my career and finances:
Run a half-marathon. Ever since I ran my first 10K, I’ve been thinking more and more about signing up for a half-marathon. Running a half-marathon is something I’ve been wanting to do for the last couple years. It’s also something I know I can do since I enjoy running– I just need to sign up for one, train, and do it! I want to run a half-marathon this year because I’ll be 29 soon, and I think this would be something really cool to do during my last year of my twenties.
Visit Yosemite National Park in California. Can you believe I’ve lived in Northern California basically my whole life and have never been to Yosemite? I’m hoping to remedy this over the summer by planning a weekend visit.
Visit New York again as an adult/Visit Washington DC so I can tour the White House and see America’s Monuments. I’ve never been to DC, but I want to go. I’ve been to New York, but as a poor college student, so I’d love to go back. Lucky for me, Chris wants to go to New York, too, so we’re currently planning a trip there for our belated honeymoon in September. I even convinced him that we need to go to DC for a couple days since we’ll be on the East Coast anyways and who knows when we’ll be there again?
Do you have a Life List/bucket list? Have you crossed anything off your Life List/bucket list recently?