On February 27th, 2010 I posted that I was making a list of 101 things I wanted to do in the next 1001 days. 1001 days is roughly 2.75 years. As inspiration on this blog weaned I forgot about the list. perhaps I was discouraged about how stagnant I was feeling or perhaps I wasn't ready.
Well as I approach my 30's (my students say that means I am ancient), I was inspired by a friend to live 2017 as a year of 30s. To prep for that I dug out my bucket list, and that list of 101 things I wanted to do. Now, almost 7 years later I looked at the list and was encouraged. Perhaps that's an odd thing to say about a list. But from the perspective of a 22 year old, those were things I wanted then. I wasn't willing to wait, so I was going to make them happen.
Looking at that list things like "purchase a home," "help plan a wedding," and "start my master's degree" are all things that can be checked off. There are over 40 of them.
Then there are things like "buy flowers for myself every month" where I wonder why I don't do something like buy myself flowers. Which is quickly followed by laughter when I see that I wanted to "put 25% of paycheck into savings." Girl, you have bills to pay, you can't afford to put that much into savings.
So I continue to work on my lists of 30, reflect on where I am in life, and where I want to be. And, I think maybe, just maybe, those to things are coming closer together.
There are many things in life that can wait,
but crossing things off your list,
and The Sunset Won't.