9 Things I Want To Do Before 2019 Ends

I have a confession to make. I’m a list making addict. If you’ve been following my blog for a while this comes as no surprise but I thought I’d give a heads up to the new readers or whoever has stumbled across this post. One of my favorite types of lists to make is my annual bucketlists. Each year I pick a certain amount of things I want to do/try/experience before the year is over. This year is no different. Some of these things are leftover from last year’s bucketlist and others are from sheer curiosity or wanting to challenge myself to something new.

Here’s my 2019 Bucketlist:

  1. Run an entire 5K without stopping to walk
  2. Have a photo-shoot at 7 Magic Mountains
  3. Try 5 new Vegan restaurants
  4. Travel to a city I’ve never been to before
  5. Go to a Soul Cycle class
  6. Hike a new trail (or 3)
  7. Find a cute coffee shop to study/write in
  8. Become 50% fluent in Spanish on Duolingo
  9. Stay in a cabin with a fire place somewhere snowy

I didn’t accomplish everything I wanted to last year due to not knowing how to balance all I had going on in life and having no real strategy to achieve everything. This year, I know where I messed up last year and I will plan around that silly mistake. I’m excited to experience all of these things. Hopefully I’ll even be able to blog about some of them too! I’ll definitely keep you all updated.

What’s one thing you have on your bucketlist for this year? Let me know in the comments below!

My Bucketlist for 2018

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know that I’m planner obsessed and love making list. I especially love making bucketlists. I believe that keeping a bucketlist is a good way to constantly find inspiration for getting out of your comfort zone. While I think it’s harder for me to keep an overall bucketlist, it is easy for me to keep a bucketlist of things I want to do before each year ends. I wrote one last year and I didn’t really get to accomplish half of it because I forgot about it until December due to my studying for the LSAT (no regrets though, I got a 160 and scored in the 80th percentile! Woot woot!). Well this year my bucketlist is a little longer (10 things instead of 6) but I want to at least make sure that I am doing one thing from my bucketlist each month. I feel this system will be more manageable and I will be able to tell that I haven’t gotten out of my comfort zone in a while. Here are the things I have on my 2018 Bucketlit. I’ve broken them down into categories because they’re easier to track that way.

Bucketlist For 2018 Blog

Blogging:

  • Have at least one of my posts go viral
  • Reach 100 subscribers

Bucketlist For 2018 Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness:

  • Take a kickboxing class (leftover from last year)
  • Run an ENTIRE 5K (leftover from last year)
  • Collect a 5K medal each month
  • Hike a new trail

Bucketlist For 2018 Travel

Travel:

  • Travel to a city I’ve never been to before
  • Sleep in a cabin in the mountains with snow and a fireplace

Bucketlist For 2018 Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas:

-Explore more of Las Vegas (shows, local restaurants, activites)

– Go to Seven Magic Mountains and have a photo shoot

Bucketlist For 2018 Misc

Miscellaneous:

  • Go to a shooting range (leftover from last year)
  • Eat at more vegan restaurants

 

These are just some things I hope to do before we are in the end of December 2018. I didn’t do any of these in January so one month I’m going to have to double up but I think that will be easy to do with some of these activities. This list gives me something to look forward to each month and will definitely be a way to add some excitement to my life as I start trekking through adulthood. Who knows? I might discover a new hobby I love, a new place to frequent, or even meet some new friends. Whatever happens I’m glad I have this lit to refer to when I need something new to do. You know if I do it I’m going to blog about it so look forward to some posts about my adventures!

Do you have a bucketlist? If so, what’s on it? Let me know in the comments below! 

Things I’ve Checked Off Of My Yearly Bucketlist So Far

At the end of every year I set out to ensure that I try new things in the upcoming year by creating a bucketlist and last year was no different! My bucketlist this year was small due to the fact that I had so many non-bucketlist goals I wanted to achieve. So far I have checked off 3 things on my Bucketlist for 2017.

1. Take a pole dancing class (aka channel my inner stripper):

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This year I turned 24 and I wanted to celebrate by doing something I had never done before. While I did do the go out to eat during the day and get hella drunk cliché thing, before all of that my friends and I took a “Stripper 101” class and it was quite the experience. Let me just say 1. I wish I was drunk for this. I probably would have been a little loose and able to do more. 2. Being a stripper is fucking hard. Like seriously, shoutout to all the strippers because that class was not easy. Even with all these things I still had a blast with my friends.

2. Bought my own domain

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This is something I needed to do sooner rather than later because I’m trying to be a successful blogger and develop my personal brand. The .wordpress.com got too be too much to tell people when sharing my blog with them so I finally just bit the bullet and did it. I’m happy I put this on my bucketlist because I was lowkey putting it off for a long time. Procrastination and I are in an on and off again relationship so it’s good I got this out of the way.

3. Participated in a paint and sip class

This was honestly one of the best things I’ve done this year! It was so relaxing and fun. I took my mother for her birthday and we both had such a good time! The wine was great, the instructor was hilarious, and I got to paint something I would have never thought was possible for me prior to going to the class. I highly recommend that everyone does this at least once to see if it’s something you love.

These three things were great to experience. However, I still have other things I want to do before the year is over. Here are the most important things I want to do before the year is over.

1. Go to a kickboxing class

I went to a turbo kickboxing class when I was in undergrad and I loved it but I’ve always wanted to go to a legit kickboxing class where there are gloves and the whole nine. This is definitely something that I MUST do before the year ends or I will be upset.

2. Go to a shooting range

There is something about being able to shoot a gun (without hurting myself) that sounds so invigorating! Hahaha. Honestly, I can just picture myself embracing my baddassery as I fire a gun and hit my mark on a target. I eventually want to get a gun license so going to a gun range is the first step.

3. Run an entire 5k

One of the things I’ve wanted to do for a while is run an entire 5k. I’ve walked in many 5Ks in the past and always wanted to be one of the people who run past everyone. As someone who has never excelled at running long distances, running one would be a huge accomplishment for me. This would prove to me that any of my fitness goals are possible. I hope to run one on New Year’s Eve so I’ll start training sometime next month to make sure I’m ready. Wish me luck.

These are the majority of things on my Bucketlist for 2017. Some of these things are things I’ve always wanted to try and others are things that will get me out of my comfort zone. I feel that everyone should have a bucketlist each year to encourage themselves to try new things and live life to the fullest! It’s not too late if you haven’t made one for this year; we still have a few months left. Who knows, you might find a new hobby you love and enjoy.
Have you ever had a bucketlist? What’s on your bucketlist? If you don’t have one will you think about making one now? Sound off in the comments!