As the year draws to a close, we can’t help but look back at 2014. Was it all you hoped it would be? Maybe you had a particularly difficult year, or maybe you had dream-come-true moments that exceeded your expectations. Either way, many at this time will begin the process of compiling their New Year’s Resolution list.
I prefer to make a bucket list and focus on the great things I want to see happen in 2015. But before I do, allow me to share a few of my bucket-list accomplishments from 2014.
INSANITY. That’s right, insanity! Even at 51, I completed the INSANITY workout program. I didn’t think I could – and yes, it totally kicked my booty – but I did it!
Shaunti Feldhahn. I met the best selling author Shaunti Faldhahn. If you’re not familiar with Shanti’s work, one of her best books is For Women Only. She is an amazing speaker and writer. It was a highlight of my year to be able to talk with her.
Hell’s Kitchen. I was on an episode of the TV show Hell’s Kitchen. I tasted the mouth-watering risotto and was just feet away from the famous chef Gordon Ramsey.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, “How in the world are you going to top INSANITY, Shaunti Feldhahn, and Hell’s Kitchen?”
Well here goes. My 2015 Bucket List:
- I am going to get even more physically fit in 2015 than I did in 2014. INSANITY here I come again!
- I want to visit my brother. He’s one of my favorite people on the planet and I’m sad he lives in another state. I am going to get on a plane headed to my favorite brother!
- I want to meet Tyler Perry. (I know this is a long shot, but this is my list and I can write whatever I want!) I love Tyler Perry’s Madea movies and I respect his open discussions about loving Jesus.
- I want to use my time to invest in healthy and happy marriages by first investing in my own marriage and becoming the best wife I can be, then by helping others in any way God can use me.
- I want to learn how to be the best mother-in-law possible. We’ve all heard negative jokes and comments about mother-in-laws and I am determined to not add to those. I know one of the best gifts I can give my married children is to be a kind, loving, and gracious “mom” to their spouses.
Now it’s your turn. Even if 2014 was tearful, stressful, disappointing, or disastrous, you can turn it around. What’s on your bucket list for 2015?
I want to wish you a Happy New Year dear reader, and may your 2015 blow you away with an overabundance of love and exceeded expectations!