Hello, and welcome to my new blog!!  I imagine somewhere there is an article that talks about the steps you should take when creating a blog.  I have to assume that step #1 is an introduction.  So here it is!

A few years back, there was a pretty good movie called "The Bucket List".  The story of a few old men who had put together a list of things they wanted to do during their lives.  I have thought about doing that for years.  So, now it is time for me to start it.  So, I have decided to take whoever will ready my blog (you) along with me on the journey.  

The amazing thing is that I haven't already created a bucket list.  My husband and I have moved to New Jersey and back to Minnesota, and now we are living in the Netherlands.  I have had the chance to check quite a few things off of my hypothetical "bucket list", but haven't even written them down.  Maybe that will need to be one section of my list:  things that are already checked off. 

Why do I want to do this?  I spend a lot of time thinking about stuff.  "Stuff?", you ask.  "What kind of stuff?"  Usually I am reflecting, per say, on my life to this point and how I can be a better person.  Not that I think I am a bad person.  I just think I could be more productive, set goals and realize them better (losing weight is always at the top of this list!), and just become a more well rounded person as a result.  

My hope is that by creating a bucket list (and recording the process on this blog) will help me feel more accountable for the list.  So often I become hesitant and make excuses for why I can't do things.  But if I have people checking in on me, I have to keep working on the list, right?? 

 Change is the essence of life.  Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”  

This is an anonymous quote (the first of many quotes you are sure to see her) I found, but it reflects what I am working on here.  This bucket list is going to be how I record the changes that I, along with my family, go through.  Hopefully other people can be inspired by or learn from my experiences.  I have spent a lot of time lately reading blogs, mostly by moms, that have inspired me to DO something.  Anything.  Something new and different.  And so I begin!

1 comment:

RachelM said...

hi jenny! i'm glad i found your blog...i love the idea of putting your bucket list out here for other people to see! what an inspiration! and a great way to be intentional for yourself, too. that was my reasoning, too, when i started a blog...i figured if i had somewhere to post things that i was doing/trying to do, then i might actually be inspired to GET THEM DONE! :)
i'm sure you'll be seeing more comments from me as i poke around more of your posts!

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