a traveling Wife: It's My Birthday

It's My Birthday

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Today I am going to take it easy because it is MY BIRTHDAY. Don't get me wrong, I will be partying hard with the couch and a bottle of champagne later!

Over the last few weeks, I have reflected about my life. Where I have been. Where I am now. Where I want to be. What I have accomplished. What is left to experience. That got me to thinking about a things that are really important or just fun to accomplish. There will come a time that I will no longer be able to celebrate my birthday on this earth and I want to make my bucket list a priority.

1. Go to Europe
2. Go back to Europe
3. Go to Africa
4. Learn a different language
5. Get a tattoo
6. See the Northern Lights
7. Go Sailing < this partially happened in Costa Rica on a catamaran 
8. Ride in a hot air balloon
9. Name a dog Bob (or Anderson Pooper)
10. Buy my dream home
11. Flip a house for profit
12. Learn sign language
13. Test drive a car I cannot afford
14. Go 3 days without social media
15. Learn to play the guitar
16. Get over my fear of needles
17. Run a half marathon
18. Jump off a cliff into water
19. Work (and get paid) for a non-profit organization
20. Paint a canvas
21. Be a contestant on a game show (I would settle for an audience member too)
22. Get a collage degree
23. Read a book/novel in one day.
24. Pay it forward - purchasing someone's meal, groceries, etc. 
25. Try an exotic food (i.e. horse, insect, puffer fish)
26. Master forearm stand pose
27. Get married
28. Run a half marathon in a different country
29. Try snowboarding
30. Set foot in North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa

I have already completed a few items on my bucket list, but I have a lot more to go. What's on your bucket list?


  1. Happy Birthday!!! Number 9 might by my favorite :) Anderson pooper it should be! Traveling to Vietnam is on my list and I will be spending my 29th bday in Feb there, can't wait!

    1. Thank you, Christina! I don't know why I didn't think of that dog name sooner. My little Roxi could have been Anderson Pooper!

      That trip to Vietnam sounds awesome. Spending birthdays traveling really are the best. Enjoy!!

  2. i think your bucket list is the best one i've eve seen! I feel like a lot of the things you list would be on my bucket list as well. i hope you get to do something that allows you to get one step closer to crossing off another piece! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    1. I am still working on checking off some of those items, but thank you for the kind words. I love bucket lists and life goals - helps to keep me focused.


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