The thought of a lifelong bucket list has always (and still always) seemed daunting. There are too many things for me to list! That's why I've decided to jot down what I really want to work on sooner rather than later. Who needs January for a resolution?
Run a 5k.
I've journaled all about my highs and lows with running. I really really want to like it. I figure giving myself a running-based goal will help me to feel more accomplished and not just super pissed off while I'm working out. My ideal goal is a half-marathon, but I need to be patient and try a 5k first.
Plan an ultimate fall/winter getaway.
Until I can live in a warm paradise year round, I have to make do with the inevitable winter that Philadelphia brings. My solution to almost all things/issues/problems is a trip, so why stop now? I want a mini cold weather vacation filled with a hot tub, snow tubing, a cutie woodsy environment, and an endless supply of hot chocolate (keep the marshmallows coming). Our anniversary trip to Cape Cod last fall was such a dream that I figure maybe I can stomach another cold weather getaway.
Learn to make a signature dish.
I'm going to be married for two years this November - eek! It's been completely awesome and I've learned a ton. However, I still haven't learned to cook one signature dish that I can make for my husband, bring to dinner parties, or binge eat by myself on a Friday night should I have a free Friday night. My husband is an amazing cook (hi, Chris, thank you for sustenance) and I can have personal cooking lessons whenever I want. For free. Yet I have not. I'm embarrassed that it's taken me this long, but better late than never, right?
Paint for ME...semi-regularly.
Alright, alright, I know you've read a post or two about me 'painting for me' already. How many pieces does Quinn really need to paint for herself? The answer is, I don't know, but all I know is that I'm not doing enough of it. I'll get sucked into work or custom orders or desperately needing to prioritize sleep and painting falls to the wayside. I'm going to make a giant effort to paint something that I get to keep.
Being my extroverted self means that I love to over-schedule my schedule. Did I mention my schedule? What does your schedule look like? Maybe we can fit each other in? Just kidding! I need to stop doing that. I get so excited about seeing people and things, but that is no excuse for not getting enough rest.
It felt apropos to end this list with 'sleep' after I mentioned a 5k, planning a trip, cooking, and painting. This may be the most Quinn-like post I have ever written. On that note, what's on your bucket list? xx