Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bucket List

After two months of marriage, Zac and I decided to make a bucket list of things we want to accomplish in our future life together.



From merriam-webster.com;
 Definition of BUCKET LIST 
: a list of things that one has not done before but one wants to do before dying

Origin
: from the phrase kick the bucket (die)

I recognize that this post has some what of a morbid undertone, but in all earnestness, reflecting on your life by calculating the things you have done but mostly the things you have yet to do has created a void. When people say that life is so short, it truly is a blip in eternity. Even if we live until we are 100 years old, practically 1/4th of it we'll never get back. We've done a lot together. . . but not enough! A 'bucket list' has all the sudden given me (and Zac, of course) a direction of where and how we see our life developing.

Travel is a common theme on our list. We haven't gotten much travel under our belts, especially together. I've been to England & Canada, but that's about it in regards to foreign destinations. Zac has never left the country. We've both visited different states and cities, but nothing past the Mississippi River, and nothing really together!

I've also realized that while we both really enjoy REALLY nice things, materialism is far from on the paper we wrote our list on. Owning a home is surely something we want to accomplish, but that's it for physical purchases when we think of goals. I won't pretend that at this point in my early 20s I don't love my diamond rings, jewelry, purses and etc. but for the future with my husband, I am sure that happiness and memories are all that will matter in the end (yeah, sorry with morbidity again!). Now don't get me wrong, I am sure I will still like nice things, but it won't be what living is all about, which does mean a little selfishness while we only have each other is ok (IN MY OPINION). One thing making a bucket list together requires; compromise! There are things Z likes to do that I'm not completely interested in (and vice versa), but in order for it to be OUR bucket list, it's a lot more "give" than "take"!

Here it goes. . .

1. Graduate from grad school (of which, Zac has already done! Now it's my turn. . .)
2. Vacation in Mexico
3. Own a home.
4. Have three kids (closer to 30 & God willing!).
5. Go to different college football games (Clemson, LSU, Oregon, OK, UT, Michigan, FSU, Army- Navy, Tennessee, USC, PSU and Alabama). Zac played college football, and it's one of his passions, so although he won't be playing or coaching, it'll be nice to continue it by being a spectator!


6. Become an active member in the church and community.
7. Visit cities ; NYC, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, New Orleans, Austin, Napa/Sonoma/San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland
8. Go on an Alaskan Cruise!
9. Get all of our kids to college (what they do from there, is up to them).
10. Pay off student loans.
11. Lose weight/ be healthy/ stay healthy!
12. Visit countries; England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Croatia, France, South Africa, Egypt.
13. Visit all the major art museums in countries listed prior.
14. Have a garden (flowers / vegetables).
15. The less technology, the better.

As of now, that's what we have, and it'll surely change as we change and get older.
 It's evident that we have lots to accomplish, but I can't wait to get started.

What's something on your bucket list?

Thanks a million for reading!

XO

Anna


2 comments:

  1. Brittany SekingerJuly 17, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    You inspired Jason and I to do the same thing :)
    Such a great idea!!!!!

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  2. I am so glad you and Jason are going to start one! It'll be a great 'lifetime' project, that can be done TOGETHER!

    XO

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