Today I turn 36.
For some reason, this age feels huge to me. I’ve never had a problem with getting older. Thirty five was easy but now I’m on the other side, getting closer to 40.
How did I get this old?
In my teens, I thought people in their 30s were ancient history. Now I don’t think “old” is till you at least hit 75.
It’s funny how we put so much emphasis on age that somehow we magically will feel older the day of our birthday. I’ve never felt any different on my other birthdays so I suspect I won’t today, either.
Since I’ve already shared with you life lessons learned from running and my reverse bucket list, I thought I’d go about this year a little different with a bucket list of things I’d like to accomplish in my 36th year. A birthday bucket list of random things that I’ve been meaning or wanting to do. Nothing is too tiny or huge. Most are easily achievable with a couple of bigger dreams.
The passing of the years are inevitable but each year holds lots of potential.
Here goes nothing on making this year marvelous…
36 for 36 Years
- Do a proper handstand.
- Take my kids camping.
- Find my knitting needles again and finish a project.
- Make the perfect hard boiled egg.
- Get a new bed.
- Get a manicure/pedicure at least 3 times.
- Run another marathon.
- Start a journal.
- Rent a house at the beach for a week.
- Try oil pulling.
- Lift heavier weights and more consistently.
- Be present.
- Get more freelance writing gigs.
- Run a 24 hour relay.
- Master baking bread.
- Be more spontaneous.
- Get at least 6 massages. More when in marathon training.
- Register for Yoga Teacher Training.
- Print pictures rather than hoarding on my computer.
- Send cards just because.
- Spend an entire weekend with NO social media. No Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, the blog.
- Swim in open water.
- Submerge my whole body in the Atlantic (i.e. freezing New England Atlantic Ocean).
- Learn to frost a cake without tearing the cake into pieces.
- Read 12 books.
- Try SUP Yoga
- Don’t sweat the small stuff.
- Extended family vacation.
- Trip to NYC.
- Save more.
- Attend at least one concert in the park this summer.
- Take the kids to the aquarium and the children’s museum.
- Hike Mt. Washington.
- Master making the perfect omelette.
- Live intentionally with a smile on my face everyday.
Have you ever done a Birthday Bucket List?
What would you put on your list?