Oh hey, Erin’s 35!! Already?
Yup. Time flies, my friends.
So, in honor of her impending mid-life crisis, she created a “Beforty” Bucket List. Seven things she wants to get done before she hits the big 4-0. Here’s that list, let’s keep her accountable!
1. Learn to Climb
I’ve been wanting to climb my entire life. Not sure why I waited so long. I suppose because it feels intimidating to someone who likes staying home playing video games. Or maybe I’m just a giant scaredy cat …. also lazy. Okay! I think I’ve got those excuses dialed in. Anyway, I joined a climbing gym, The Front in Salt Lake City, and actually attempted bouldering in front of a gaggle of clearly pro 20-year old climbers. Seriously, you should see some of these people dance on the wall. It’s gorgeous. Thankfully, it was inspiring watching them and not at all intimidating. Maybe a little intimidating, but I’m gonna push past that! By next summer, I hope to be almost half as good as they are.
2. Kings Peak, Timpanogos and Mt Olympus
Living in Utah, my goals are going to be largely related to mountains. Kings Peak is the highest summit in Utah, so it’s an obvious choice. Timpanogos is the 7th highest and it’s kind of a Utah right of passage climbing this beauty. Same can be said for Mt Olympus which doesn’t make the top 100 highest summits; however, it’s by far the most recognizable peak here on the Wasatch Front. Honestly, these could all be done in one month. I like to make attainable goals.
3. Sell Something I Made
I love being creative. I love the freedom and feeling of magic that accompanies artistic endeavors. My goal here is turning that passion into profit. Not all the time. Just at least once. I’m a decent photographer and artist, and my sewing skills are coming along. It would be a dream come true to have someone believe that my work is worth having.
4. Visit 3 New Countries
Travelling is my life. Or, it would be if I had the time. Money, I could find; time always seems elusive. I’m that annoying friend who’s always late. Always. Visiting three new countries is another easily attainable 5-year goal. I thought any more than that might be pushing it, since I plan on revisiting some places as well. Top on my list of new-to-me countries are Croatia, Denmark, Vietnam, Argentina, New Zealand and Ethiopia.
5. Visit 5 New National Parks
I can’t believe I’ve never been to Yosemite. It’s closer than other parks I’ve visited, and there’s so much to do there. Annie has a free pass to all National Parks for the next year and Canada has made all their parks fee-free for 2017! That makes this goal easy-peasy. Right now, the only one on my list is Yosemite. Time to start some Google Map action.
6. Take Sean to Hawaii
Look at this man. He and his floppy hat totally need a tropical vacay. Annie and I have both been to Hawaii (although not together, what?) and Sean insists he has no interest in going. I aim to change his mind. The ideal goal is for all three of us to visit Kaui.
7. Write a Novel
Hello cliché Bucket List item! Glad to see you made the cut. Do you want a sports car to go with that?
There we are. Feel better? Good.
What’s on your bucket list? Do you make incremental ones like I do? Sweet. Let’s talk about it! Leave a comment or visit us on IG @ooskadoodle.