On my drive home after dinner last night with an extraordinary bulging stomach, it dawned on me how thankful I am for this upcoming year of life. For the past 2 months, I dreaded my birthday and the thought of turning another year older. Along the way, I must have vocalized it enough or my friends and family are that much more keen on how I'm feeling because there was an outpour of love I felt yesterday! From texts to phone calls (my parents sang happy birthday to me from Korea!) to emails and messages, friends from near and very far reminded me that they were thinking of me on this unimportant day in most lives.
For the past month, I've been drafting a bucket list of things I want to do in my new year of life. I figure, why wait until January 1 when I can just start it now. Maybe I'll have a better chance of following through on some of my resolutions if I start it now. There's no real rhyme or reason, but I thought I'd make some goals and see if I can accomplish them! So here goes!
a 15k | cheating on this one bc I already signed up for an upcoming one in Nov. Exercise!
new things, especially foods that I normally have an aversion towards.
things on my own – eat a restaurant, visit a museum, maybe take a trip?
a pin that's on my PINTEREST board on a weekly basis | share what works and what doesn't!
handwritten notes: birthday cards, thank you notes, just because, thinking of you notes. [I know snail
mail is nearly dead, but I love getting a piece of handwritten mail!]
something new – like a language or how to change the oil on my car (I would probably never do this,
but it might be nice to know?)
delicious meals at least once a week
more because so many causes could use an extra hand. [more on this to come]
& use up some of my gajillion craft supplies
one book a month.
And I've already started. The photo above is from dinner last night and I tried raw oysters! I think my face says it all, but at least I tried!
Here's to another amazing year of life! Like the One Republic song says:
Oh, this has gotta be the good life
This has gotta be the good life
This could really be a good life, good life