Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Summer #BlogChallenge August 8 - Bucket List

My Bucket List....

I'm going to go ahead and try to make a bucket list but when it comes down to it... I'm pretty happy and satisfied with my life. What is in the future will come.

So here goes!

  1. Get married.
    Call me silly and old fashioned but I love Kodiak. I want to marry him someday. (He knows this by the way... not exactly a shocker since we have baby Jilly!) I don't know about  a huge white wedding but something small and sweet and beachy probably would be awesome. Let's aim for within 3 years!
  2. Go to Hawaii (again).
    I went to Maui when I was 16 and adored it. But I spent a lot of silly teenage girl time on my brand new cell phone (running up a nice $800 bill - sorry Mom!) with my boyfriend back home. I would like to go back and enjoy it 100% this time. Less hotel time, more Maui time!
  3. Have more babies!
    I love Jilly. I adore her. I have always wanted to be a mommy and now that I am one I am excited for it to happen again... eventually! Preferably post- bucket list item #1!
  4. Learn to eat vegetables.
    I hate veggies. I am sooooo unhealthy. At some point I would like to learn to enjoy them and become more healthy... someday.
  5. Go back to school.
    In high school I was a slacker, it was so boring to me. I managed to graduate but I hated it. Then when I was 21 I went back to school and earned certificates for Medical and Nursing Assistants. To my surprise, I enjoyed learning and working for my grades. I would like to go back and become a midwife or maybe a lactation consultant. 
  6. Develop a better writing habit.
    This is kind of in the process since I've been working on this blog, but I would like to continuously work on my writing. Previously, I took writing classes so maybe I'll do that to get the writing bug back!
  7. Grow my hair out.
    Trichotillomania. Bad habit. I'd like to conquer it. Its kind of embarrassing and I don't enjoy it at all. I definitely don't want Jilly to pick it up from me!
  8. Learn to play... something.
    I am surrounded by musical people. Kodiak plays multiple instruments and for nothing else I would at least like to learn to play something. Guitar, piano, kazoo; whatever!
  9. Learn Spanish.
    In high school I took French. I remember about 2% of what I learned. I thought Fresh was romantic. French is useless in Los Angeles. 15 year olds should not be allowed to make decisions like this. I should have taken Spanish.
  10. Garden/farm.
    I give my Dad a lot of crap about his "farm" in my parents backyard, but I really would like to be able to grow some food for myself. 
  11. Scrapbook.
    Jilly (and future children) deserves a nicely documented childhood. I enjoy craftiness, but I am not necessarily excellent at it. I need more patience.
  12. Develop more patience.
    Enough said.
  13. Go "offline" for a week. Or two.
    We are so constantly connected, I would like to take a step back at some point and reconnect with regular not so ALWAYS GOING life.
  14. Date Kodiak again.
    Babies make life hard and you focus less on each other. Relationship revitalization is essential.
  15. Learn sign language.
    Working on this now with Jilly!
Now that I've started a list there is more I want to do but that's what the future is for :)

♥ Rissa


  1. A lot of our goals are the same. I'm going back to school in the fall and will {hopefully} have my BSN by May next year. I have thought about becoming an IBCLC after getting my BSN.

  2. Good list! I did an entire blog post on #12 a while back. Haha. If you want to see it...