Gotta Hole In My Bucket
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
I think that's an old song....I'll have to research that when I get a chance.
A few days ago, Sparkcoach set the challenge of sitting down and making some big, long term goals....bucket list goals.
My first reaction? "Whoa Chris, not a bucket list kind of girl...forget about it!"
Of course you know, I am a good student. I try to do what is asked of me. I understand the value and the purpose behind this assignment, so it has been on my mind for days.
I thought I was not a bucket list person....I don't make New Years resolutions either.....But, I am and always have been a planner, a list maker and goal setter. It's just that I don't make those really ambitious travel the world kinds of wish lists.
You see, I am a reasonably happy person, married happily to my very best friend for 40+ years. We're healthy, comfortable financially, live in a house we love in one of the most beautiful settings. We've done some traveling (the kind we enjoy) and well, let's just say I feel very lucky and don't have any pressing desires to do some wild adventure. But wait, who says a person's bucket list has to be wild and exotic? So I keep thinking.
Looking ahead, what do I want?
I still want to lose those ten pounds...hey, they were on the goal list last year weren't they?
Either I didn't want this enough or the goal wasn't realistic. I maintained this past year...not all bad...I think I got about what I put into it. So let's say I lose a pound a month to get to that goal wt. by March of 2014. A ten month goal...a good start toward long term.
I believe I also wanted to learn Italian...and...I was going to become proficient at some new Italian dishes while I was at it. I still would like to do this. Let's give this one more time....How bout I get this one done by the time I turn 65. Four years...medium long term Chris.
Now the long long term. nine years from now when I am 70, I want to know what's next. By that time even if we continue to be healthy, it will be time to do some realistic evaluation of where we should live. We love where we are but it's pretty remote and as we get older living here will start to be inappropriate. I don't say that I want to move in nine-ten years...just that I want to have figured out the next step.
These are pretty mundane goals. My bucket isn't very full....maybe it's got a hole in it! LOL