February 1, 2011

30-something's bucket list: update

Remember my earlier posting last year?  I proclaimed to the internets to do these things before I turn 40.  Not so sure that was a smart move, but...

Why does this list seem way more accomplishable (word?) after 2 glasses of vino?

1.    Fit back into that stellar cocktail dress hanging in my closet.  (You know the one.  The one that’s been hanging there for 6 years because you dropped your entire net worth on it for that one special night and can’t bare to get rid of it).

2.    Make that trip to Costa Rica I’ve always wanted to do.

3.    Find that perfect slice of carrot cake (preferably heated and w/o nuts).

4.    Be a mom.  (Sans ideal man is fine too).

5.    Learn to do the Cha Cha and/or Rumba.

6.    Go camping without a tent and actually sleep under the stars.  (I loathe camping.  I mean really, really loathe camping.)

7.    Run 13.1 miles a 10K - consecutively.  (Let’s be real, 26.2 is just never gonna happen for me).

8.    Rescue another beagle.

9.    Purchase a pair of Jimmy Choo’s at full-price…just because I can.

10.    Rescue a chocolate lab.

11.    Paint a large canvass for my living room.

12.    Invest more into my IRA and ROTH IRA.

13.    Actually keep up with the stock market.

14.    Kiss a sexy Brazilian man…hot.  CHECK.

15.    Complete at least 50 Mensa problems.

16.    Purchase a fixer-upper home and actually fix it up.

17.    Attend a meditation retreat.

18.    Get published.

19.    Live off only one credit card.  CHECK.

20.    Try Botox.  Don't be a hater.

I'm AmericanBridget and  I officially have 5 and a half years left.  I better get a move on things. 


  1. Fortunately for you, 5 and a half years is quite a while. Many of these things would be on my list, as well . . . and I'm right there with you on fitting into clothes that are a wee bit too tight these days. Namely some beautiful dresses that have been . . . dormant in my closet for a while. I'm on day 8 of near-perfect eating and as much exercise as possible, and although I haven't weighed myself (don't have a scale), I feel good! But my trip to Orange County this weekend to visit friends might just screw the whole thing up. ha.

  2. Love this list! I want to do most of these things too. And can I join you on that Costa Rica trip?? ;)