“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
My mind is racing faster than Santa’s sleigh with ideas on how I want to adventure through life, yet I stare at my blinking curser with a blank mind and no thoughts on how to answer that question. I’m deciding, right here and right now, to put aside my fears and doubts. Because, let’s be honest: that’s the only thing holding me back from truly answering the question.
Here are my unrealistically big or maybe surprisingly small dreams and goals for my life. In other words, my Ultimate Bucket List. Some will say they are irrational or pathetic, I say they’re achievable with my God. I hope I can inspire you with my ambitions for my one wild and oh-so precious life.
- Have at least 5 kids. Well, maybe after the first one I’ll think that’s enough. But as for now, 5 and more!
- Name a nail polish or an eyeshadow. Wait, you…you don’t have this on your Bucket List?
- Learn how to play an instrument. Yeah, I played clarinet for a few years and I can chicken-peck keys on the piano. But those don’t count!
- Once I learn to play piano or guitar, I want to write a song. Don’t worry, Dad, we can harmonize (unless Dubstep is easier?).
- Write a book. It’s a dream, that’s for sure.
- Love better. There’s always room for improvement. Seeking God hardcore here.
- Start keeping a photo journal based off of my favorite memories and times I go outside of my comfort zone.
- Learn how to use a cyr wheel. This is my most recent and by far my most unrealistic. But hey, I’m still a teenager; who’s to say I won’t live another 81 years?
- Build a treehouse. I’ll tell my husband it’s for the kids…
- Visit Alaska for the glaciers, Jamaica for the accents, and Meghalaya for the living root bridges.
- Have a photoshoot in a sunflower field. Maybe during sunset too. It’d be nice to capture this on camera too.
- Meet someone famous. Like Lana Del Rey or Jaclyn Hill.
- Be featured on a podcast. A Ted Talk would be pretty cool too. Because I’m inspirational, duh.
- Build a school in Africa and teach in it. I can envision myself playing soccer with my students. Missions are everyone’s calling, dontchya know?
- Gastronomy, to some extent. To create something unoriginal with flavors, colors, and nutrients– not deep dish pizza, even though that’s an art of it’s own.
- Tour a factory of some sort. Spam, pencils, lipstick, whatever– let me know the inside scoop!
- Become a Level 3 Certified Deva Stylist. I could write a whole post on hair and healthy curls alone. Oh wait, my routine is here 😉
Well, friends, this post is finally coming to a close. I will admit, I only had about two of these dreams written out before writing this. I’m sure I could think of a new dream or goal every day. As for these goals, I would be disappointed if I didn’t strive for them. One thing I could’ve added: join the military. It’s something that’s been on my mind for a few years now, but I’m not sure I would call it a dream. This is an area in my life where I would be disappointed in myself if I didn’t strive for something in the similar to being enlisted in the military, but it’s just an experience I want to have. We all have those urges to just know what something is like. Maybe for you it’s living in China or eating a ghost pepper. An experience I want to have, but I know I couldn’t commit to the minimum four years.
You see, there are different ways of looking at life: you can dream about nice things and know you’ll never reach them, or you can dream about them and try to get there. Set your bar high and hold yourself accountable, practice positive self-talk and refuse rejection. Girl, you gotta want these dreams. Pray to God that He’s holding you up during these confusing and doubtful times.
“The starting point of all achievement is desire.” – Napoleon Hill